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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,...

Disastrous 2019 floods caused €2.3 billion of damage in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

THE September 2019 floods that hit Alicante Province and Murcia were Spain's costliest natural disaster in a five years period. The annual report of the...

Lower costs and more ‘visibility’ to boost passenger numbers at Corvera airport in Spain’s Murcia region

A new agreement has been struck to improve finances at Murcia's Corvera airport and persuading more travellers to use it. The COVID pandemic severely impacted...

Tragedy averted as passengers are rescued from sinking pleasure boat in icy waters off Spain’s Murcia coast

A popular tourist boat, the Ole catamaran, sunk off Cartagena on Sunday afternoon with 33 passengers, including six children, on board. A Red Cross rescue...

‘Most-wanted’ European fugitive is arrested on popular expat urbanisation in Murcia area of Spain

A Latvian man, branded as one of Europe's 'most wanted fugitives' has been arrested on a Torre Pacheco urbanisation in the Murcia region. The ENFAST(European...

Conman in holiday rental scam tricks unsuspecting customers in Mar Menor area of Spain

A holiday rental home scammer pocketed deposits for Mar Menor apartments that were not available to let. The man has been arrested by the Guardia...

Chef Jose Andres tells rival politicians to join forces to stop pollution in the Mar Menor in Spain

INTERNATIONAL chef and philanthropist, Jose Andres, has told rival Spanish political leaders to come together to stop pollution in the Mar Menor. Asturias-born Andres won...

Big government plan to fight pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon is announced in Spain’s Murcia region

A plan to combat pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon has been unveiled in Murcia this Thursday by Spain's Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera. The...

‘Excellent’ waters off Spain’s Orihuela Costa contrast with polluted Mar Menor only miles to the south

THE BEACHES of Orihuela Costa have “excellent” water quality, despite being less than 10 miles from the polluted and poisonous lagoon of the Mar...

Sucked dry: How water theft to irrigate farmland is draining Spain’s precious wetlands and causing irreversible ecological damage

Environmentalists have sounded a harsh warning over illegal water extraction that is threatening to drain Spain’s wetland reserves and cause irreversible ecological damage.

Pig farm slurry discharges may be causing Mar Menor lagoon pollution in Spain

A big rise in intensive pig farming may have played a significant role in pollution suffered by the Mar Menor lagoon in recent years. Environmentalists...

Drug smugglers caught loading four tonnes of hashish from Mar Menor fishing boat onto a lorry in Spain

CUSTOMS officers pounced in San Pedro del Pinatar as a fishing boat cargo of 4.3 tonnes of hashish was being unloaded. A refrigerated lorry pulled...

Massive demonstration over Mar Menor pollution sends message to Murcia government in Spain

PROTESTORS hit Murcia City's streets on Thursday evening(October 7) to call for action to stop pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon. No official attendance figures...

Mother arrested for forcing her two sons to live homeless on the streets of the Mar Menor in Spain

A Los Alcazares woman has been arrested for child abandonment after throwing out her two sons from her home to 'teach them a lesson'. Their...

Green ‘buffer zone’ could be created to fight Mar Menor lagoon pollution in Spain

A green 'buffer zone' of 390 hectares has been suggested in a bid to reduce pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The proposed...

Massive human chain formed around the Mar Menor lagoon in Spain to protest against environmental disaster

THOUSANDS of people formed a human chain around the Mar Menor on Saturday(August 28) in protest over tons of dead fish washing ashore. Residents and...

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