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Police simultaneously raid six indoor marijuana farms in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia

AN investigation spanning several months has culminated in simultaneous raids on six indoor marijuana farms in Alicante Province and Murcia. 2,181 plants were removed by...

Drone catches out British owners of remote rural marijuana farm in Spain’s Murcia

A drone caught out two British men who ran a marijuana farm in a remote area of the Murcia region. The Brits, aged 48 and...

Franco-era general responsible for 45,000 executions quietly exhumed from basilica in Seville

THE REMAINS of a Franco-era general were removed from the Macarena basilica in Seville last night, an exhumation that was carried out as part...

Boy injured in classroom stabbing at Murcia region school in Spain

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the back at the Alfonso Escamez secondary school in Aguilas on Monday morning. The young attacker went back to...

Police chase drug smugglers around beach after unloading five ton hashish stash in Spain’s Murcia

FIVE tons of hashish was intercepted by the Guardia Civil after officers stumbled upon a boat unloading the consignment at a Murcia cove. Four traffickers...

Books: 12 essential Spanish literary works that are NOT Don Quixote

WHENEVER iconic Spanish literature is mentioned, the first and sometimes only work that comes to mind abroad is that of Miguel de Cervantes. And that’s...

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...

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...

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...

Survey names the cities in Spain under the biggest threat from major earthquake damage

MURCIA and Alicante are the most vulnerable cities in Spain to possible earthquake damage, according to an Alicante University survey. Researchers have examined the probability...

10 things you should know about Federico Garcia Lorca, killed 85 years ago during Spanish Civil War

THE playwright and poet Federico García Lorca was arrested and killed on the orders of rightwing military authorities led by General Francisco Franco in the early...

Spain’s south-east Murcia region sizzles to a new high to beat 1994 record

MURCIA logged record high temperatures yesterday(August 15) to beat figures recorded 27 years ago. The Alcantarilla Air Base hit 47 degrees Celsisus to overtake the...

TENTH ANNIVERSARY of Spain’s biggest earthquake since the mid-fifties to be commemorated in Lorca

LORCA will commemorate the tenth anniversary this Tuesday(May 11) of an earthquake that took nine lives. The Murcia region town will hold a memorial event...

Man jailed over drugs ‘revenge’ execution of woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Murcia couple have been arrested after a woman was fatally shot in the head at a Torrevieja property. Two people from Lorca were detained...

Phase 1 return discussed in Spain’s Costa Calida as Mayor admits ‘nothing is ruled out’

LORCA, in the Region of Murcia, is suffering such a spike in Covid-19 figures, that it has refused to rule out a return to...

Migrant saved from gruesome death as he stowed in back of Costa Calida dustcart

A KEEN-EYED pedestrian saved an African migrant from a likely gruesome death in Lorca, 20 miles from Spain's Costa Calida coast. The 44-year-old had taken...

Why you shouldn’t write off Algeciras just yet

If Lonely Planet authors had been passing through during Algeciras Entremares earlier this month, they’d be in a flurry to update

DIVIDED: Experts and locals on digging up dictator Franco from the Valley of the Fallen in special Olive Press...

Spain is a country still divided between those nostalgic for the Franco days and those who abhorred El Generalisimo

Late Leonard Cohen’s 40-year love affair with Spain

After nearly four decades touring in Spain, Leonard Cohen’s love affair with his ‘second home’ ran as deep as his musical poetry, writes Chloe Glover

New dig for murdered Spanish Civil War poet Federico Garcia Lorca begins near Granada

Team hopes to uncover answers to one of Spain's greatest mysteries

Spanish festival in Minack-inspired amphitheatre gears up theatrical summer

Theatre festival heads to Granada for its encore

How to escape Spain’s midsummer madness: Head to Almeria and the Cabo de Gata

Fancy escaping the queues and hassle of the Costa del Sol this August, take Jon Clarke’s advice and head to hauntingly stunning Cabo de Gata

Wildfires see thousands evacuated and roads cut off in Spain

Already 12000 hectares destroyed this year in Andalucia - well over the average

New Lorca centre in Granada opens without manuscripts

The architects of the Federico Garcia Lorca Centro de Granada are fighting with the Garcia Lorca Foundation to prove that the conditions of the library are suitable to house the manuscripts

Poet Lorca named one of seven most important Spaniards in contemporary history

Fuentes Vaqueros receives award for Lorca's selection to list of seven top Spaniards

The show must go on for Andalucian amphitheatre

Time is running out for the revolutionary theatre project

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