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Spanish army sergeant dies after parachute exercise over the coast of the Mar Menor’s La Manga in Murcia

A Spanish army sergeant died after parachuting over the waters of La Manga in the Murcia region. Rafael Gallant Martinez was involved in a special...

Yacht was camouflaged as a fishing boat to smuggle tons of drugs into a Costa Blanca port in Spain

TWO-and-a-half tons of hashish was found on a yacht moored at Santa Pola, leading to the detention of a Murcia and Costa Blanca-based drugs...

British pilot dies after plane crashes into the sea off Cartagena in Spain’s Murcia region

A British pilot died on Saturday morning(May 8) when his light aircraft crashed into sea some 500 metres off the coast of Cartagena. The accident...

Million euros of meth seized as human trafficking gang snared in raid on Spain’s Costa Calida

A GANG of 24 people traffickers operating in Costa Calida have been arrested for smuggling people from Algeria. As well as the 23 men and...

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...

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...

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...

Kidnapped man forced to hide drugs in his genital area during trip from Spain’s Murcia region to Valencia

A 34-year-old man from Monovar in Valencia Province has been charged with kidnapping a man and forcing him to pay him around €1,000. The coercion...

Teenagers attack police as agents break up illegal early morning beach party in Spain’s Murcia region

TWO police agents were injured as an illegal beach drinks party in the Cabo de Palos area of Cartagena in Murcia. The botellon involved around...

Policia Nacional bust human trafficking ring that smuggled sex slaves into Murcia’s Cartagena during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

POLICIA Nacional have rescued five women while dismantling a 15-strong human trafficking gang in the Murcia town of Cartagena The criminals also smuggled drugs into...

Foiled by fruit – tardy pair of Costa Calida criminals impeded by booty of ‘berries

POLICIA Nacional arrested a pair of serial thieves fleeing from a Cartagena bar, last week. Observant locals had contacted police after witnessing a fruit shop,...

People power prevails as Costa Calida councils make good muddy Mar Menor

FOLLOWING a series of high-profile protests by businesses and citizens around the Mar Menor, one council is taking action in time for the Easter...

Costa Calida group threaten to move ‘heaven and earth’ in Mar Menor protest, demanding ‘respect and dignity’

RESIDENTS at the southern end of the protected Mar Menor lagoon have planned a peaceful march in protest at the conditions of the beaches...

PEOPLE POWER: Alleged burglar arrested after parking poorly in Costa Calida town

LOS NIETOS residents identified an alleged burglar as he attempted to retrieve his car from a tow truck on Saturday. The man was arrested by...

Flu epidemic in Spain’s Murcia region sees 150 extra medics drafted in to cope with ten-fold increase in cases

EPIDEMIC levels of influenza have been reached in Murcia according to the regional Department for Health. An extra 150 medics are being drafted in to...

Over a dozen authorities call for instant action against mosquito plagues in Spain

PLAGUES of mosquitoes are causing havoc across Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, from Alicante down to Cartagena. Council representatives right across the region have met...

Migrants intercepted off Costa Calida as ‘steady flow’ resumes following respite from gota fría storms

GUARDIA Civil have apprehended four unauthorised migrants that reached the municipality Águilas on Tuesday night. Eleven more were caught as they landed close to Cartagena,...

Body of Irish woman found in southern Spain

The remains of the woman were discovered floating in a cove just a few metres from the shore in the village of Isla Plana in Cartagena

Spain’s €1 billion S-80 Plus submarine doesn’t fit in its naval base

PROBLEMS surrounding the state-of-the-art Navy vessel have resurfaced after issues with its weight and size. The S-80 plus submarine - which cost more than double...

STEPPED IN IT: Dog poo bank robbers busted in southern Spain

A GANG of robbers who used dog poo to distract bank staff in a series of heists has been busted in southern Spain.  Police arrested...

Baby snatching ‘nurse’ arrested in Spain after five abduction attempts

A woman has been arrested after trying to steal five babies from two different hospitals

Spanish man fakes own kidnapping and holds parents to ransom

The police launched a search for the man, after the 'kidnapper' told his parents that their son would have his 'legs chopped off'

Body of British diver recovered from Murcia shipwreck

His body was recovered from a 99-year-old shipwreck

Boat seized in search for missing girl Agnese Klavina

Police fear she may have been murdered and thrown overboard from a motorboat

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