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Mass arrests over scam for immigrants to obtain Spanish residency in Murcia and Zaragoza areas

A gang who charged €4,000 for fake papers used to apply for Spanish residency has been broken up by the Policia Nacional. 48 people have...

Home teleworker dies after falling off chair during video call in Spain’s Murcia

A Murcia area home teleworker died after he fell off a chair during a video chat on Monday. The man, said to be in his...

Woman swindled out of €20,000 in online romance scam by bogus doctor in Spain’s Murcia region

A conman swindled €20,000 out of a woman looking for love as he pretended to be a 'prestigious' South American doctor. The 34-year-old Nigerian trickster...

Oil giant Repsol is constructing Spain’s first advanced biofuel plant in Murcia region

CONSTRUCTION of Spain's first advanced biofuel plant has started in the Cartagena area of Murcia. The €200 million project is being undertaken by Repsol at...

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...

Thief uses dating app to meet victim and ties him up in ‘role-play’ game before knifepoint robbery in Spain’s...

A cunning criminal lured in a victim by getting to know him via a dating platform before going to his Murcia home to violently...

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...

European MPs end fact-finding visit to polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain ahead of drafting crucial report

A three-day fact-finding trip to the Mar Menor area by European MPs has ended with one of the delegation stating that the pollution problems...

Mother confesses to burying deceased baby under rocks in Murcia area field in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is investigating the circumstances behind a deceased baby found buried in a field in Aguilas, Murcia. Medical examiners believe it was not...

Cybercriminals in Spain’s Costa Blanca area send bogus text message to steal €23,000 from bank account

FOUR people have been arrested in Alicante and Cartagena after stealing over €23,000 from a bank account via a 'smishing' scam. The thieves swindled a...

People smuggling boat service between Spain’s Murcia and Algeria intercepted before picking up first passengers

FOUR Algerian men have been arrested in Murcia after plans to smuggle in people on boats from North Africa were rumbled by the Policia...

Gang ‘short-circuited’ gaming machines with screwdrivers for jackpot wins in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

SIX people have been arrested for manipulating gaming machines in gambling saloons in the Murcia and Costa Blanca areas. The young gang struck in Torre...

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...

Spain’s government launches web portal dedicated to Murcia’s polluted Mar Menor lagoon

A Spanish government website has launched a section dedicated to Murcia's Mar Menor lagoon and the pollution issues surrounding it. Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera,...

Tobacco shop robbers use stolen cars as battering rams during ‘moon-landing’ crime spree in Spain’s Murcia

A Murcia robbery gang who used stolen cars to ram tobacco store windows has been brought down in a joint Guardia Civil-Policia Nacional operation. Eight...

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...

Irish teacher stabbed in back by teenage student at prestigious private school in Spain’s Murcia area

A 13-year-old student at a Murcia City bilingual private school knifed his teacher in the back during a lesson this Wednesday morning. Reports described the...

Water thieves use 12 kilometre-long pipe and pumping gear to illegally supply farms across Murcia area of Spain

A gang who hooked up an illegal water supply from a Murcia region well to irrigate farms has been busted by the Guardia Civil. Three...

COVID passports and virtually all restrictions are scrapped in Spain’s Murcia region

COVID passports will cease to be used in the Murcia region from Wednesday. There will be no capacity limits for hospitality and nightlife businesses, with...

War on wild boars declared in Spain’s Murcia in special ‘hunting emergency’

WILD boar numbers have risen to such a level in the Murcia region that the government has declared a 'temporary hunting emergency'. It means the...

Telecoms firm in Murcia probed over pirated TV football matches beamed to bars and homes in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is investigating four people from a Murcia-based telecoms company for illegally distributing football matches to bars and restaurants as well as...

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...

Police raid illegal Vietnamese Pig farm and seize 12 animals in Murcia area of Spain

A dozen Vietnamese pigs have been seized from an illegal breeding farm in Aguilas, Murcia. Officers from the Guardia Civil's environment division, Seprona, raided the...

Dance floors reopening next week if COVID-19 cases continue falling in Spain’s Murcia region

DANCE floors in Murcia region nightclubs and concert venues are likely to reopen next week if COVID-19 case rates continue to fall. Infection rates have...

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...

Scientists at Spain’s Murcia University say a simple saliva test can detect severe cases of COVID-19

SCIENTISTS at Murcia University(UMU) have found evidence that a saliva test can detect severe cases of COVID-19. The inexpensive and easy test has been successfully...

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