Architects recommend putting the brakes on the construction of 2,000 homes around the Mar Menor
25 proposals to protect the Mar Menor have been submitted to the Murcia government As the regional government of Murcia continues to work on drawing up the new legislation which has been promised..

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Lorca woman arrested after leaving her dog home alone for a fortnight
The woman was not traced for a month after the severely undernourished pet was rescued A woman has been arrested by the Policía Nacional in Lorca for leaving her pet dog abandoned at her home..

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Parts of Sierra Espuña closed to the public for 6 months to protect golden eagles
Popular walking routes will remain open although areas near them will be out of bounds As occurred in the early part of 2019, the Nature Protection department of the regional government of Murcia..

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Over 150,000 passengers fewer so far this year at the new airport in Corvera
The November figures show a decrease of 8,000 compared with the same month last year There can be no disputing the fact that despite the great optimism at the opening of the Region of Murcia International..

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UN to investigate the deterioration of the Mar Menor
The president of the Murcia government blames the condition of the lagoon on society as a whole The UN has accepted a request from Ecologistas en Acción to investigate the deterioration of the..

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23 degrees in Mazarrón just 2 weeks before Christmas!
Warm weather in the Costa Cálida to continue at least until the weekend Mazarrón came close to appearing in the list of the ten warmest places in Spain on Monday with a top temperature of 23...

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Cartagena-Vera ghost motorway escapes national toll charge increases
Tolls on the AP-7 were cut by up to 40 per cent in January of this year The same motorway becomes toll-free north of Alicante on 1st January It has been announced that the charges payable on..

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Thousands of dead cockles reported on the beach of Los Urrutias
Tests will determine whether the death of the molluscs was due to poor water quality in the Mar Menor Further concerns were raised over the deterioration in water quality in the Mar Menor during..

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Christmas lights switched on as the festive season gets under way in Cartagena
A host of free events in the city centre over Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Christmas and the festive season are now officially under way in the city of Cartagena after the lights decorating..

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One dead and one seriously injured in accident on the Fuente Álamo-Las Palas road
The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning A tragic weekend on the roads of Murcia continued on Sunday morning with an accident which left one person dead and another seriously..

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Motorcyclist dies on the Águilas road just outside Mazarrón
The victim collided with a car on the RM-322 A 20-year-old motorcyclist died on the RM-332 road between Mazarrón and Águilas on Saturday afternoon after a collision with a car close to the junction..

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21 degrees in Murcia with the Christmas lights already on!
Bright and sunny weather returns to the Costa Cálida As the Region of Murcia returns to work after a long holiday weekend the weather in the Costa Cálida is set to live up to its reputation for..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th December 2019
Anger in Los Alcázares and fears of more deterioration in the Mar Menor as the second gota fría storm of autumn 2019 brings more flooding At this time of year it would be customary to report..

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Two arrested while driving in Murcia with 600 marijuana plants in the back of a van
Suspicious behaviour led officers to stop and search the vehicle during a routine check Two men aged 28 and 30 were arrested in Murcia by the Policía Nacional on Monday and found to be transporting..

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Electric scooters to be banned from pavements in Spain
Traffic authorities introduce regulations for the use of personal mobility vehicles Scooters, electric scooters and segways have become an increasingly common sight on the streets of cities throughout..

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More evidence of slowdown in Spanish property market as prices rise by just 4.7 per cent
A sharp fall in the rate of appreciation of housing in the Region of Murcia Further evidence that the recovery of the Spanish property market may be experiencing a significant slowdown was provided..

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Petrol station strikes for Thursday and Monday called off
Industrial action had threatened long weekend travel plans in Spain The strikes which had been threatened by unions representing workers at petrol stations all over Spain on Thursday 5th and Monday..

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Murcia snow plough fleet at the ready for the winter
10 snow ploughs are prepared to keep major roads open in the event of snow and ice The Region of Murcia is rightly preoccupied at present with the heavy rain which caused flooding on Tuesday in..

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Clouds clearing gradually in Murcia as the gota fría recedes on Wednesday afternoon
Blue skies expected to return to the Costa Cálida for the long holiday weekend After the heavy rain of Monday night and Tuesday brought flooding to towns on the coast of the Mar Menor all weather..

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Indignation and anger in Los Alcázares amid concern over the future of the town
The latest flooding adds to concerns over tourism in the Mar Menor area As the streets of Los Alcázares disappeared beneath muddy floodwater on Tuesday the range of emotions felt by residents..

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First AVE high-speed train arrives in the Region of Murcia as tracks are tested
Passenger services are expected to reach the city of Murcia in mid-2021 After many years of waiting trainspotters finally had an opportunity to see one of the AVE high-speed trains in the Region..

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Tinsa report November rise of 3.7 per cent in Spanish property values
Falling sales figures dampen optimism over continuing rises in market value in the near future The leading Spanish property valuation firm Tinsa published its latest batch of monthly data regarding..

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Unemployment in Spain rose by another 20,000 in November
The jobless total in Murcia has fallen by over 4 per cent in the last year The seasonal nature of the job market in Spain is almost always responsible for a rise in the number of people out of..

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Environmental concern for the Mar Menor following the second gota fría of the autumn
Tons of soil and harmful substances washed into the already fragile marine environment As residents and council workers begin the clean-up operation in towns on the inland shore of the Mar Menor..

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Aemet maintain rain and wind alerts in Murcia as the gota fría storm recedes
Residents of Los Alcázares return to their homes to begin clearing up after another flood Despite more rain falling in various parts of the Region of Murcia on Tuesday afternoon it appears that..

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