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Infamous ‘ghost’ hotel in southern Spain will finally be destroyed – 50 YEARS after construction began

WORK is scheduled to begin this Thrusday to demolish an unfinished La Manga hotel dating back to 1974. Taking down the 12-storey Lagomar Hotel eyesore...

15 sand dune areas will be restored with natural vegetation in La Manga area of Spain’s Mar Menor

15 SECTIONS of La Manga del Mar Menor's coast will see over 117,000 m2 of sand dunes restored in a €1.06 million project announced...

The Waterboys among star-studded performers at 2023 San Javier International Jazz Festival in Spain’s Murcia

SAN JAVIER in Murcia will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first staging of the San Javier International Jazz Festival this summer. The event which...

Plan for artificial reefs outside marinas to protect fauna of Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

THE MAR MENOR may be getting a network of artificial reefs in its waters to protect the lagoon's marine ecosystem. The reefs can be made...

€5 million energy efficient street light project starting soon in Spain’s Mar Menor area

A €5 MILLION renovation of street lighting will take place in San Javier with old lights replaced by energy efficient LED bulbs. San Javier council...

Traffic lights with loud sound to help visually impaired pedestrians introduced in Spain’s Mar Menor area

SPECIAL boxes have been installed at traffic lights to help visually impaired pedestrians cross La Manga's Gran Via. The enhanced lights are at pedestrian crossings...

Water taxis replacing Spain’s Mar Menor ferry which has not sailed since December

SAN JAVIER council has replaced the grounded Mar Menor ferry service with a fleet of water taxis. For reasons unknown, the popular ferry between Santiago...

Tragic discoveries of seven drowned migrants on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches in Spain

SEVEN bodies of North African migrants who may have shared the same capsized boat have been discovered on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches. One...

Demolition of infamous ‘ghost’ La Manga hotel on Spain’s Mar Menor could begin this autumn

MURCIA government permits have been granted to dismantle an unfinished La Manga hotel. Work on taking down the Lagomar Hotel could start this autumn, subject...

Human trafficking gang planned fleet of charter boats for dangerous sea trips to Spain’s Murcia coast

FIVE members of a people trafficking and drug smuggling gang looking to expand in the Murcia region have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Four...

Thief takes surfboard-style La Manga sign from Mar Menor area of Spain and posts video of it in Madrid...

THE Guardia Civil is looking for a Madrid man who stole one of the iconic surfboard-style kilometre signs from the Mar Menor in Murcia. The...

Cash injection for La Manga resort in Spain’s Murcia

MURCIA'S La Manga is to receive a bumper investment from a developer. La Manga Properties is fronting €3.5 million for a new housing and shopping...

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...

Boy joyrider took mum’s car keys for regular overnight spins around La Manga area of Spain’s Mar Menor

A 15-year old boy went on an early morning joyride on around La Manga on Murcia's Mar Menor coast after taking his mother's car...

Why the Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s saddest example of environmental vandalism

THE Mar Menor in Murcia is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon but also one of the continent's saddest stories over the ravages of pollution. It's an...

New restrictions for bars and restaurants in parts of Spain’s Murcia region as COVID-19 cases double in a week

BARS and restaurants in 13 Murcia region municipalities will cut indoor capacity by 70% to 30% from tomorrow(July 14) due to rising COVID-19 cases. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘FLY HIGH COMRADE’: Pilot killed in plane crash in sea off Spain’s La Manga

He had more than 2,000 hours of flight experience in different squadrons of the Air Force

PICTURED: Andalucian soldiers killed in Air Force plane crash in Spain’s Murcia just WEEKS after fellow pilot died same...

The two soldiers were taking part in a training flight, before an engine fault saw the pair attempt to land on La Manga

Spanish government announces 21 measures to cut pollution in Murcia’s Mar Menor to ‘zero’

SPAIN’S Ministry for Ecological Transition has announced 21 measures to reduce pollution and runoff into the Mar Menor to ‘zero’. The measures will tackle dung...

Murcia’s La Manga Golf Resort to welcome new visitors thanks to new BA flights

The airline will now fly twice-weekly to Murcia, making one of Europe’s most popular golf courses more accessible

Catch me if you can: Britain’s most wanted Mark Acklom traced to Murcia in Olive Press investigation

A lifetime of deception is finally catching up with notorious conman Mark Acklom, with the Olive Press joining the hunt for Britain’s most wanted

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