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OPINION: Spain’s Mar Menor shows us why it’s time we cleaned up our act

Martin Tye of Mariposa Energia explores what's gone wrong at Spain's Mar Menor

Burglar steals over 40 antique workday items from an exhibition in Spain’s Murcia

A burglar stole over 40 antique items dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries from a Murcia City workshop-exhibition. The 40-year-old man even took...

Baby fractures skull in Murcia hospital incubator fall in Spain as parents only get €1,420 in compensation

THE parents of a newborn Murcia baby who rolled out of a hospital incubator and suffered a skull fracture have been given €1,420 in...

Man, 86, holds girlfriend captive and rapes her over two days in Murcia area of Spain

AN 86-year-old Murcia region man has been arrested for kidnapping and raping his partner. The Caravaca de la Cruz resident kept her tied to a...

Sabadell Bank announces major branch closure plans for Costa Blanca area of Spain

SABADELL Bank plans to close 215 branches later this year on top of 105 offices that shut in July. Reports suggest around a hundred branches...

Angry nightlife businesses in Spain’s Murcia region fume over indoor closures being maintained

A Murcia hospitality group is angry that sizeable gatherings will be allowed in the region but nightlife traders still can't welcome indoor customers. Hoytu association...

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...

Tiny inflatable boat crammed with tons of drugs nearly sinks in Murcia waters of Spain

AN inflatable boat could barely stay afloat off the Murcia coast as it struggled to carry its clandestine cargo of over two tons of...

Crafty burglars use sticky tape trick to identify empty Costa Blanca homes in Spain

A home robbery gang used sticky tape on front doors to highlight potential targets in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas. The four-strong Georgian crew...

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...

Tanker with three dead crew members poisoned by gas arrives at Cartagena port in Spain’s Murcia region

A chemical tanker docked in Cartagena this morning(August 26) carrying three deceased crew members, including the captain, who were poisoned by a gas leak...

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...

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...

Gold shop owner melted stolen loot for home robbers in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A home robbery gang operating across Costa Blanca and Murcia has been arrested by the Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional. The six detainees included a...

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...

Scammers rented out non-existent homes in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A San Javier-based letting agency that rented out non-existent properties has been brought down by the Guardia Civil. A father and his two sons scammed...

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...

Frail old lady assaulted by thief who steals €6000 she had withdrawn from a Costa Blanca bank in Spain

A frail 87-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and had €6000 stolen that she withdrew from a Callosa de Segura bank. The 38-year-old assailant...

Bogus prostitution gang made violent threats to extort cash from ‘clients’ across Spain

THREE blackmailers have been arrested for extorting money out of people who thought they had arranged a hook-up with a prostitute. The meetings never happened...

Dog owner drowns in ‘rough’ sea trying to save his pet on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Murcia man drowned when he went into the sea to save his dog. The 57-year-old was on holiday with a friend in Campoamor on...

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...

Lottery store manager stole a customer’s winning ticket worth over €55,000 in Murcia area of Spain

A Cartagena lottery shop manager has been convicted of defrauding a lucky ticket holder of a €55,733 prize over two years ago. Murcia's Provincial Court...

Nervous truck driver exposes his hidden 103 kilo marijuana stash to police in Murcia area of Spain

POLICE in Murcia have intercepted a truck with over 103 kilos of marijuana concealed in a hidden compartment. Drugs were also found in a car...

People who don’t live together will be banned from sleeping together overnight in Spain’s Murcia

PEOPLE who don't live together are banned from an overnight 'hook up' under a new 'soft' COVID-19 curfew announced by the Murcia government. Murcia's Health...

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