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Seven-year stretch for Catholic priest for grooming and sexually abusing boy in Spain’s Murcia area

A Catholic priest who sexually abused a boy has been sentenced to 7 years and 9 months in prison by the Murcia Provincial Court. Antonio...

Builder in Spain cons elderly Mar Menor home owner out of €7,000 via new bank account

A builder scammed an elderly Mar Menor client by stealing €7,000 from a new bank account that he helped her to open. The Guardia Civil...

British councillor announces resignation from Mar Menor council in Spain for health reasons

ILL health has forced a British councillor to resign from Los Alcazares council after being in post for just 13 months. Jo Scott filled a...

Far-right ‘ultras’ charged with hate crimes after tearing down gay ‘rainbow’ flag from public square in Spain’s Mar Menor...

TWO far-right extremists have been charged with hate crimes after tearing down and trampling on a gay 'rainbow' flag hoisted in a Los Alcazares...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Record Easter for tourist bookings claimed by Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is claiming a record high for Easter tourist accommodation bookings, following two years of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Regional President, Fernando Lopez Miras, said: “Preliminary...

Streaming giant Netflix signs ground-breaking deal in Spain

INTERNATIONAL streamer Netflix has signed its first-ever collaborative deal with a Spanish council which will see it support future TV and movie makers in...

Supermarket sweep as serial robber is caught shopping after police spend months trying to catch him in Spain’s Murcia...

AN eight-month probe to capture a serial robber has culminated in his arrest in a Murcia region supermarket. The Guardia Civil swooped on the shop...

Costa Blanca start-ups grow algae that doesn’t pollute water with nitrates as in case of Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

TWO new Alicante companies have joined forces to cultivate algae that stops nitrate pollution in water, as infamously seen over recent years at Murcia's...

‘Highly specialised’ Costa Blanca and Murcia robbery gang plundered dozens of homes and shops in five provinces of Spain

FOUR members of a Costa Blanca and Murcia-based gang have been jailed over 35 robberies in five Spanish provinces. The seven-strong crew, with previous arrests...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Police reveal extent of water theft problem with 133 arrests and more than 1,500 illegal wells detected in drought-ridden...

A POLICE operation to clampdown on illegal water theft saw the arrest of 133 people and the discovery of more than 1,500 illegal wells. The...

COVID-19 passports and early bar closures extended in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S current COVID-19 restrictions will be maintained until February 4. The region's Superior Court has approved the extension of the measures which were due to...

Fury after minister claims meat from mega farms is causing the ‘end of Spain’ – but is he right?

SUSTAINABLE meat production is dominating headlines after Spain's minister for consumer affairs claimed livestock mega farms are causing the ‘end’ of the very country. Alberto...

Violent knife-wielding youths commit 21 robberies in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

TWO youths committed 21 robberies in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas without hesitating to beat up anybody that stood in the way. The violent...

Hospitality and non-essential businesses ordered to close each night at 1.00 am starting on Christmas Eve in Murcia area...

THE Murcia region has rushed in a new set of restrictions ahead of Christmas which results in all non-essential businesses having to close between...

Toxic bacteria is polluting several reservoirs in Alicante and Murcia areas of Spain

FIVE reservoirs in the Alicante and Murcia regions are suffering from pollution caused by increased levels of harmful algae. The Segura Hydrographic Confederation(CHS) says algae...

Elderly man loses arm after being trapped in overturned ambulance in Mar Menor area of Spain

A Mar Menor man, 79, had to have an arm amputated after getting trapped in an overturned ambulance that was taking him to hospital. The...

Quick COVID-19 passport U-turn over legal fears in Murcia area of Spain

THE Murcia government has done a fast flip-flop over its COVID passport plans by reversing a decision to use it for hospitality venues. On Tuesday,...

COVID-19 passport will have to be used to enter bars, restaurants, and clubs in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA is bringing in COVID-19 passports to follow suit with regions like the neighbouring Valencian Community. Murcia's Health Minister, Juan Jose Pedreño, announced this Tuesday...

Judge reveals evidence of ‘environmental crime’ in Mar Menor pollution investigation in Spain

A Murcia judge says there is evidence of an 'environmental crime' in his probe of 38 agricultural businesses accused of illegally dumping 5.9 billion...

No COVID passports yet for Murcia region of Spain as five areas slash indoor bar and restaurant limits

FIVE areas in the Murcia region will cut indoor hospitality capacity this week due to rising COVID infections, but there are no imminent plans...

Bars and restaurants demand COVID passports to avoid new restrictions in Murcia area of Spain

THE Murcia hospitality and tourism association, HoyTu, says COVID passports should be introduced 'in all public life' to stop new restrictions on bar, restaurant,...

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