Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Murcia

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.

WEEDED OUT as police raid British-owned marijuana farm in Murcia region of Spain

FOUR British people have been arrested in the Murcia region for using a Jumilla area farm to grow marijuana. A high-tech cultivation system was used...

Angry man mimics Basil Fawlty by thrashing a police car with a branch in Murcia region of Spain

A police car was given the 'Basil Fawlty' treatment when an angry man attacked it with a branch. In a scene that was almost a...

Expats unite with crack legal team from Andalucia to address planning abuses in Spain’s Murcia

FOREIGN residents from blighted urbanisations in Gea y Truyols, Murcia, have united for a potential solution to the planning problems suffered so far in...

Rape charges dropped against Afghan students accused of assaulting American sisters in Murcia area of Spain

THREE Afghan men have had rape charges dropped against them by Murcia's Provincial Court. The local students were accused of assaulting three American sisters in...

Operation Overdose uncovers 8 tonnes of drugs as 6 arrested at narcotics factory in Spain’s Murcia

ONE of Spain’s first dedicated hashish factories has been dismantled in Murcia, with six arrests. The results of Operation Overdose were presented by the general...

Teenage Spanish flag burner faces fine of up to €30,000 for incident in Murcia City centre

A teenager has been arrested for setting fire to a Spanish flag in the centre of Murcia City. The man, 19, was detained by the...

Car hire firms defrauded by gang who sub-leased vehicles to criminals in the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol...

A gang defrauded Spanish car rental companies by hiring vehicles and then leasing them out to criminals who wanted to stay anonymous. 12 people have...

Partido Popular ousted from running Murcia City Council in Spain for first time since 1995

THE Partido Popular(PP) has been removed from running Murcia City Council after 26 years of control. A censure motion was passed by just one vote...

Saga to demolish an eyesore La Manga hotel dating back to 1974 continues on Murcia’s Mar Menor

PLANS to demolish an unfinished La Manga hotel continue to be in limbo as a structural survey says the building has not yet reached...

BILLS GALORE as Cartagena’s desperate hospitality trade plead for help outside Murcia’s parliament in Spain

BOXES of bar and restaurant invoices were dumped by struggling businesses outside the Regional Assembly building in Cartagena this morning(January 29). The symbolic act was...

Ten tasty regional specialities to discover in Spain’s Murcia 

TYPICALLY overshadowed by its more touristy neighbours Valencia and Andalucia, visitors to Murcia may be surprised to discover the wealth of regional gastronomic delights...

Hundreds fined for border breach attempts during first weekend of towns’ perimeter closures in Spain’s Murcia

DURING the first weekend of perimeter closures in the region of Murcia, 225 fines were issues for attempted breaches. National Police and Guardia Civil carried...

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...

Male paraglider escapes with broken bones after crash-landing on Costa Blanca-Murcia border in Spain

A male paraglider escaped with just an ankle fracture and wounded pride after crashing yesterday evening(June 14) on the Murcia-Alicante Province border. The unnamed man...

FAMILY MAN dies trying to help struggling swimmer at tourist spot of La Manga in the Murcia region of...

A man died in front of his wife and daughter after trying to help a swimmer in the popular Murcia tourist area of La...

Mobile phones cloned in Murcia-based scam emptying out bank accounts across Spain

A Murcia man has been arrested for running an international SIM card cloning gang that stole at least €400,000 from online bank accounts. The Policia...

Social gatherings banned between people not living together in Spain’s Murcia region

THE ENTIRE Murcia region has banned social gatherings between non-cohabitants, from today, January 14. Meetings of any sort will only be allowed with people that...

Amazon’s autumn opening for big distribution hub in Murcia covering south-eastern Spain

A new Amazon logistics centre will open in Murcia City this autumn with 1,200 jobs set to be created over three years. The 160,000 square...

Hospital doctor brands teenager as being ill with ‘homosexuality’ in Murcia area of Spain

A gynecologist at a Murcia hospital is in trouble after claims that he wrote down that a teenage patient's current illness was 'homosexuality'. The 19-year-old...

Prosecutors to force Murcia’s government to investigate companies polluting the Mar Menor in Spain

THE Murcia government will be taken to court to force it to investigate ten companies who are accused of polluting the Mar Menor, one...

Living in Spain but still have a UK based financial adviser?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Chorus Financial are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from those of you living in Spain...

CLASSROOM ON THE SAND as youngsters hit the local beach for COVID-safe lessons on Spain’s Mar Menor

A MURCIA school has moved its classes to the beach in a truly COVID-safe environment. The Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente school has taken desks...

Nervous truck driver exposes his hidden 103 kilo marijuana stash to police in Murcia area of Spain

POLICE in Murcia have intercepted a truck with over 103 kilos of marijuana concealed in a hidden compartment. Drugs were also found in a car...

Ryanair resumes UK flights this week to Murcia area airport in Spain

RYANAIR is resuming UK flights to Murcia's international airport from this Friday(May 21). The first service to Corvera will be from Manchester, followed by flights...

British fugitive wanted for historical family sex abuse is arrested in expat area of Spain’s Murcia region

A British man wanted for historical sex offences against his daughter and other family members has been arrested by Murcia's Guardia Civil. The 72-year-old fugitive...

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