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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...

Former girlfriend arrested after ex-partner is killed and dumped in burning car in Spain’s Murcia region

A Murcia region man is suspected of killing his girlfriend's ex-partner and then putting the body into a blazing car. Two people have been arrested...

Spain’s government refuses ’emergency’ status for Mar Menor lagoon despite dead fish washing ashore for over a week

SPAIN'S government will not declare the Mar Menor an 'emergency' area as it continues its war of words with its regional counterpart. Madrid's refusal follows...

Thousands of dead fish and marine life wash onto beaches of the polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

PROSECUTORS will investigate a new incident of dead fish washing onto Mar Menor beaches yesterday(August 16). In October 2019, swathes of oxygen-starved fish washed onto...

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...

Costa Blanca-based opticians in Spain get robbed for the fourth time this year by the same gang

CROOKS have robbed a store owned by the Alicante-based chain, Optima Optica, for the fourth time in six months. They took at least a hundred...

How this luxury beachfront home on Spain’s La Manga Strip could be yours for only TWO euros

LA MANGA strip has long been a destination for holiday-makers and homeowners, alike. But now, a front-line apartment on the stunning Esparto-Venezional beach, could be...

Surge in COVID-19 cases among young people sees new rules on alcohol sales and social gatherings in Murcia area...

A 70% rise in COVID-19 cases in the last week has forced the Murcia government to ban alcohol sales in shops after 10.00 pm. They've...

Armed men suspected of ‘starvation’ robbery at a Lidl supermarket in Mar Menor area of Spain

TWO men brandished a gun at a Lidl supermarket in San Javier this morning(July 15) to steal a full trolley of food items. The duo...

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...

43 companies face court summons over Mar Menor water pollution in Murcia region of Spain

A judge investigating the illegal dumping of improperly-treated water into the Mar Menor has been given a new list of potential polluters. Judge Angel Garrote...

Teenage runaway infected with COVID-19 forces bus passengers into quarantine in Murcia region of Spain

AROUND 60 bus passengers are in self-isolation for COVID-19 after an infected teenage girl skipped confinement from a mental health facility. Cartagena Policia Local...

Police make 43 arrests as poorly paid foreign farm workers are exploited in the Murcia area of Spain

EIGHT people have been arrested for exploiting foreign workers on a Murcia region farm. The Policia Nacional swooped on a Torre Pacheco finca and discovered...

Young boy hit by air rifle shot fired from moving car in Mar Menor resort area of Spain’s Murcia...

A child was injured in the leg after shots from an air rifle were fired out of a car in the San Pedro del...

‘RAISE A GLASS’ as bars and restaurants in the Murcia region of Spain get an extra hour of late-night...

BARS and restaurants can stay open later from this Wednesday night(June 16) in the Murcia region. The regional Ministry of Health has decided to extend...

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...

Warning of €450 million summer losses if UK tourists can’t go to the Mar Menor and Costa Calida areas...

MURCIA'S Tourism Minister says the region's tourist sector could lose up to €450 million this year if British people do not come for a...

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...

EXTENDED OPENING this week for bars and restaurants in Murcia region of Spain

BARS and restaurants in the Murcia region will be able to stay open until 1.00 am from this Wednesday(June 2). The decision to allow an...

COVID-19 cases rise by 30% in a week in the Murcia region of Spain

CURRENT health restrictions in the Murcia region will not be relaxed after a 30% rise in COVID-19 infections over the last week. Health Minister, Juan...

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...

Prosecutors to force Murcia’s government to investigate companies polluting the Mar Menor in Spain

THE Murcia government will be taken to court to force it to investigate ten companies who are accused of polluting the Mar Menor, one...

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...

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...

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