Thursday, May 26, 2022

Murcia

Crafty burglars use sticky tape trick to identify empty Costa Blanca homes in Spain

A home robbery gang used sticky tape on front doors to highlight potential targets in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas. The four-strong Georgian crew...

Sucked dry: How water theft to irrigate farmland is draining Spain’s precious wetlands and causing irreversible ecological damage

Environmentalists have sounded a harsh warning over illegal water extraction that is threatening to drain Spain’s wetland reserves and cause irreversible ecological damage.

COVID-19 passports for nightlife are approved in Murcia area of Spain

COVID passports have been approved for use in Murcia's nightlife venues by the regional Superior Court. The green light was given this Friday after the...

Spain’s Murcia region reveals when they hope to start COVID-19 vaccinations for the over-70s

THE Murcia region says it hopes to start offering COVID-19 vaccinations for people aged between 70 and 79 in the second half of April. Jaime...

Jellyfish flex their tentacles in annual return to Mar Menor beaches in Spain’s Murcia region

PORTUGUESE man o'war jellyfish have been sighted for the first time this year on beaches around La Manga and the Mar Menor in Murcia. Though...

Girlfriend on trial accused of killing son of mafia boss in cold blood in Spain’s Murcia

A WOMAN is on trial for the murder of a mafia boss’s son who was gunned down in Murcia.  Cristina Elena T faces more than...

Record Easter for tourist bookings claimed by Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is claiming a record high for Easter tourist accommodation bookings, following two years of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Regional President, Fernando Lopez Miras, said: “Preliminary...

The new edition of Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – here’s where to get your...

THE 36th edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South and Murcia is out now. From the Mar Menor to Gran Alicant and...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

Motorist killed after driving down wrong side of busy dual carriageway in Spain’s Murcia region

AN elderly motorist died after driving five kilometres down the wrong side of a Murcia dual-carriageway. He collided head-on with a car with two people...

Angry driver, 62, runs over police officer who gave him a parking ticket in Spain’s Murcia region

AN irate motorist drove over a Murcia policeman's foot after being fined for parking in a no-waiting zone. The driver, 62, parked up his car...

IRRESPONSIBLE drunk driver flips his car and then assaults paramedics in Murcia area of Spain

A drunken motorist caused a commotion in Alhama de Murcia last Saturday night(May 15) after crashing his car and attacking paramedics that tried to...

Serial burglar breaks into dozens of homes within a few weeks in Murcia area of Spain

A serial burglar targeting Murcia City homes has been hit with 70 robbery charges. The Policia Nacional have also thrown in three fraud charges against...

Charred body discovered in burned-out Porsche in Spain’s Murcia area

THE Guardia Civil is investigating the gruesome find this Thursday of a charred body in a burned-out Porsche sports car. The high-end Maccan-branded vehicle was...

Burglar steals over 40 antique workday items from an exhibition in Spain’s Murcia

A burglar stole over 40 antique items dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries from a Murcia City workshop-exhibition. The 40-year-old man even took...

Residents in Spain’s Murcia region shaken awake by earthquake

PEOPLE living across the Murcia region report being shaken awake when an earthquake measuring  3.3 on the Richter scale hit the area. Residents report being...

Boy, 13, dies as his triplet brothers survive horrific motorway crash in Spain’s Murcia

A horrific motorway accident in Murcia killed a boy, 13, one of triplet brothers travelling with their parents in a car. His mother, an Alicante...

Three dead including baby in car crash on Murcia motorway in Spain

THREE people, including a baby, died after two cars collided in the Mar Menor area of Murcia on Sunday evening. Emergency services were called at...

From Murcia building site to war zone: Expat living in Spain joins Ukraine resistance

AN EXPAT Ukrainian has abandoned his construction job in Murcia southern Spain to head to Kyiv to join the resistance against Putin’s invading forces. Sergio...

Curfew start-time to be rolled back this week in boost to bars and restaurants in Murcia region of Spain

MURCIA'S Health Ministry is to relax the night-time curfew from Wednesday(April 14), as it pushes back the start by an hour to 11.00 pm. The...

No COVID passports yet for Murcia region of Spain as five areas slash indoor bar and restaurant limits

FIVE areas in the Murcia region will cut indoor hospitality capacity this week due to rising COVID infections, but there are no imminent plans...

Woman chokes to death on a piece of octopus at a Murcia restaurant in Spain

A diner choked to death while eating octopus at a Murcia region restaurant. The tragedy happened on Sunday on a terrace in Santomera's Plaza de...

Murcia to close indoor nightlife as coronavirus cases continue to surge

INDOOR nightlife will soon be banned in Murcia as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.  The Covid Monitoring Committee of the Region of Murcia met on...

Massive human chain formed around the Mar Menor lagoon in Spain to protest against environmental disaster

THOUSANDS of people formed a human chain around the Mar Menor on Saturday(August 28) in protest over tons of dead fish washing ashore. Residents and...

Jewellery thieves arrested in road chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca after robbing homes in Murcia and Valencia

TWO jewellery thieves who took watches, rings, and bracelets worth over €116,000 from four homes in the Murcia and Valencia areas have been arrested...

SCHOOLGIRL FOUND DEAD IN SPAIN: Body is found in storage just 24 hours after 17-year-old reported missing

THE lifeless body of a missing 17-year-old was found stashed in a storage room just one day after her disappearance was reported to police. The...

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