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Tragic discoveries of seven drowned migrants on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches in Spain

SEVEN bodies of North African migrants who may have shared the same capsized boat have been discovered on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches. One...

Teenager dies after lifeguard tower partially collapses on Mar Menor area beach in Spain

AN 18-year-old man died on Tuesday after a late-night drinking session on a San Pedro del Pinatar beach turned to tragedy. Up to a dozen...

Mass vehicle test scam sees defective cars getting ‘pass’ certificates in Spain’s Mar Menor area

A massive scam has been uncovered at San Javier's ITV vehicle testing station in the Murcia region, with defective cars sailing through road safety...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Self-proclaimed young anarchist from Spain’s Murcia region gets jailed for Picasso attack in London

A 20-YEAR-OLD student from the Murcia region was jailed for 18 months after he vandalised a Picasso painting at London's Tate Modern gallery. San Javier-based...

Olive Press reader captures dramatic pictures of van “exploding into flames” on motorway in Spain’s Murcia.

OLIVE PRESS reader, Pauline McGonigle, sent us these dramatic pictures of a vehicle catching fire on the RM19 motorway between San Javier and...

Caught red-handed: Costa Blanca car thieves arrested while going equipped

CREVILLENTE Guardia Civil have arrested two Algerians, suspected of a spate of robberies throughout Costa Blanca South and Murcia. Investigations began when vehicles had been...

Campaigners slam ‘squandering of public money’ as Murcia’s trouble-ridden Corvera Airport celebrates its first anniversary

MURCIA region’s ‘new’ airport, Corvera, celebrates its first anniversary today, after an auspicious opening in January 2019. Although the hi-tech replacement for the much-loved and...

WATCH: Police catch drug smugglers at gun-point in dramatic Costa Calida raid

GUARDIA Civil have dismantled at gun-point a drug smuggling gang in the Mar Menor region of Murcia. https://youtu.be/Xzv5Q_83yHo Investigations began in September, when the number of...

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