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Ruthless thief stole bank cards from elderly foreigners in shops across Spain’s Mar Menor and Murcia region

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a Costa Blanca-based pickpocket who travelled up and down the coast to steal from elderly foreigners. The 57-year-old Romanian was...

Police sweep school for a bomb in Spain’s Murcia region after threat is sent to teachers and pupils

LESSONS at a secondary school in Spain's Murcia region were delayed this morning(April 15) due to a bomb threat. Juan Manuel Sanchez, the head teacher...

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...

Multiple earthquakes strike in the north-east of Spain’s Murcia region

NINE earthquakes hit the north-east of the Murcia region this morning(April 14) within the space of five hours. The strongest tremor was the first in...

Convicted Icelandic paedophile is arrested over eight sex assaults on children in Murcia region of Spain

AN Icelandic paedophile has been arrested in connection with eight sexual assaults on children in the Murcia region. He is said to have approached his...

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...

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...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

EXPLAINED: What expats need to do to get Covid-19 vaccine in Spain

SINCE first embarking on its vaccination programme last December Spanish authorities have always been very clear that jabs will be available to everyone living...

‘HASTY’ VERDICT from Spain’s Murcia region over Pedro Sanchez decision to end State of Alarm on May 9

MURCIA'S president, Fernando Lopez Miras, has branded as 'hasty' yesterday's announcement by Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, that he plans to end the State...

Ultra right-wing extremists blamed for Molotov attack on Podemos HQ in Spain’s Murcia region

AN explosive device was thrown last night (April 1) into the Cartagena office of the far-left Podemos party and slogans daubed over the front...

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...

Bee thief gets buzz out of stealing hives in Spain’s Murcia region and selling off their occupants around the...

A Caravaca de la Cruz man has been arrested for stealing bees from their hives in the Murcia region and then selling them around...

Man accused of domestic abuse dies after apartment window leap in Spain’s Murcia region

A Murcia man leapt to his death out of an apartment window as police arrived to arrest him for domestic violence. The 36-year-old died in...

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...

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...

First case of ‘highly contagious’ Brazilian COVID variant is reported in Spain’s Murcia region

THE first recorded case of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 has been announced in the Murcia Region. Murcia's Health Minister, Juan Jose Pedreñó, said: “Tests...

Spain orders slaughter of cattle after months stranded in terrible conditions on ship at sea

SPAIN has ordered the slaughter of 1,610 young bulls which have been stranded aboard a livestock ship since December. The agriculture ministry on Monday said...

RIDDLE of two naked bodies discovered after car crash on AP-7 motorway in Spain’s Murcia region

POLICE are investigating the bizarre discovery of two male naked bodies on a Murcia motorway after a car crashed into the back of a...

WATCH: Endangered sunken wreck from pre-biblical times to be rescued from seabed on Spain’s Costa Calida

A PHOENICIAN ship that sank off the Murcian coast will see the light of day again after some 2,700 years. The wreck of the Mazarrón...

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...

CROWN IMPERIAL as Bronze Age burial area in Murcia suggests that women could have ruled ancient Spain

AN ancient burial site in the Murcia region suggests that women may have ruled the roost in the early Bronze age. That possibility is being...

THE POWER GAME as Murcia’s Partido Popular president Fernando Lopez Miras overturns next week’s likely ousting

A move to oust the Partido Popular-led Murcia government next week has unexpectedly collapsed this morning(March 12). Today's shock development came after three Ciudadanos members...

Balearic Islands among regions of Spain removed from coronavirus risk list by Germany

GERMAN travellers will now be able to visit some regions of Spain without the need for quarantine on their return, authorities in Berlin announced...

JIHADIST RECRUITERS in Spain’s Murcia cajoled fellow prisoners to join extremist terror groups

THREE prisoners who tried to get fellow inmates in a Murcia jail to join the Daesh/Islamic State terror group have been arrested by the...

No Way San Jose: Spain’s bans travel over Father’s Day bank holiday weekend

SPAIN has banned travel between regions over the March 19th long weekend, a bank holiday for Father’s Day that is observed in some, but...

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