Murcia contracts the services of Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra
Kobra is creating a 200-metre mural at the Puertas de Castilla cultural centre in Murcia Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra, one of the leading figures in the world within his field, has been..

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Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen
The cross worn by the Virgen de la Fuensanta was stolen in 1977 As of Thursday 27th April the museum of Murcia cathedral will be displaying the 18th century cross and 19th century necklace which..

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Puerto de Mazarron men arrested after a dozen burglaries
The burglars slept and ate in some of the Mazarron homes they targeted Two men have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in connection with a series of burglaries in Puerto de Mazarrón, following..

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Portman residents worry over regeneration project budget
32 million euros have been set aside to remove steriles from the bay of Portman After three decades of campaigning for action to be taken to regenerate the bay of Portmán in the municipality..

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900,000 people see the Entierro de la Sardina in Murcia
Murcia hotels enjoy their best Easter and Fiestas de Primavera in recent years A little piece of history was made at the spectacular burning of the sardine (Entierro de la Sardina) in the city..

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Drowning at Percheles beach in Mazarron
Medical staff were unable to resuscitate a 74-year-old bather at Percheles It is an unfortunate side effect of the arrival of warmer temperatures in southern Spain that the news inevitably features..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 21st April 2017
Corvera airport bidding process provisionally suspended..........but Murcia continues to enjoy a stunning spring It will not have escaped the notice of anyone visiting the city of Murcia this..

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Further delay in Corvera airport opening
A complaint by Aena has resulted in a provisional suspension of the bidding process This week the project to open Corvera airport has once again run into delaying tactics, as Aena, which operates..

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Allergy misery this spring in Murcia: help is at hand
The winter rain and warm spring have raised pollen levels in the Costa Calida The relatively heavy rain which fell in the Region of Murcia during the winter has led to the countryside being unusually..

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Caravaca security staff overwhelmed by weekend Jubilee Year visitors
The Mayor of Caravaca requests extra policing to deal with crowds of pilgrims José Moreno, the Mayor of Caravaca de la Cruz, has confirmed that the Town Hall has again requested help from the..

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Mazarron set to cut Town Hall electricity bill by two thirds
Low consumption street lighting to contribute to a saving of 800,000 euros per year in Mazarron The latest municipality in the Region of Murcia to undergo an energy efficiency audit in collaboration..

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Mar Menor green filter contract opened to bidders
There is guarded optimism regarding water quality in the Mar Menor this summer The regional government in Murcia continues to make progress in its plans to halt the environmental deterioration..

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Giant sardine parachutes into the centre of Murcia
The sardine is now in place for the Entierro de la Sardina on Saturday night As the two weeks of Easter and spring fiestas near their close in the city of Murcia the stage is now set for the..

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8 arrested after over 100 A-7 motorway service area thefts from foreign tourists
The robbers targeted foreign vehicles from Murcia in the south to Tarragona in the north Eight people have been arrested and two others placed under official investigation by the Guardia Civil in..

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Aguilas students take part in beach clean-up
The students were made aware of the importance of posidonia sea grass at the beaches of Aguilas The ongoing spring clean-up of the beaches of Águilas continued on Thursday with a volunteers&..

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Jumilla farmer dies under overturned tractor
There have been at least three tractor deaths in Murcia so far this year The dangers of using tractors on hilly land were underlined once again on Thursday in the municipality of Jumilla, in the..

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Bumper Easter as hotel occupancy reaches 97 per cent in the Mar Menor
Tourism in the Costa Calida is being boosted by more visitors from abroad The Easter holidays just ended were a bumper period for tourism in the Costa Cálida, with the later timing of the festivities..

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High-speed rail link to Murcia a step closer to reality
Work to re-route the tracks underground in Murcia will begin soon Another small step towards the long-awaited arrival of the AVE high-speed rail network in the city of Murcia appears to be in the..

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Corvera airport website re-launched
The Corvera site contains information directed at potential management contract bidders The new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera may not be functional as yet, but a small step forward..

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San Javier schools adopt ecological approach to classroom ventilation
Ceiling fans rather than air conditioning units for primary schools in San Javier As summer looms many of those living in the Region of Murcia will soon be relying on their air conditioning units..

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Kamikaze driver detained on the A-7 near Lorca
One injured as drunk driver causes terror outside Lorca It is a source of constant surprise that instances of people driving in the wrong direction on motorways are fairly common in Spain - even..

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Mammoth Murcia street cleaning operation completed after Bando de la Huerta
The city of Murcia is spotless after 87 tons of rubbish are cleared in one night As is the case every year, the city of Murcia’s big day out provided plenty of overtime for the municipal..

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Aguilas takes preventative measures against the tiger mosquito
Public awareness is a key weapon in the fight against the troublesome insect At present there is no reason to be especially alarmed by the threat of the tiger mosquito in the municipality of Águilas..

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Murcia Town Hall installs vertical garden for Urban DNA project
The Plaza de Europa in Murcia is to be redesigned by the residents of Santa Eulalia The Town Hall of Murcia is currently striving to regenerate and inter-connect different areas of the city and various..

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Mar Menor and Las Moreras instructed to tighten up bird flu precautions
Various cases of bird flu have been reported this year in northern Spain The Town Halls of Los Alcázares, Cartagena, Lorquí, Mazarrón, Molina de Segura, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and..

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Jumilla removes Francoist coats of arms from local schools
The Town Hall of Jumilla implements the Historical Memory Law It is now almost ten years since the Spanish government passed the controversial Historical Memory Law, one of whose clauses stipulates..

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Isla Plana residents complain about stubble burning
The local primary school in Isla Plana has had to cancel PE classes The eastern end of the bay of Mazarrón, which contains the villages of Isla Plana and La Azohía, is best known these days as..

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New findings show that metallurgy in Cartagena dates from 4500 years ago
Heavy metals are present in sediment from the Almarjal lake in the north of Cartagena A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the archaeological museum of Cartagena and the universities of..

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Mortgage fraudsters arrested after targeting foreign buyers in the Costa Calida
Victims have come forward in Los Alcazares, Fuente Alamo and Balsicas Two Dutch nationals have been arrested by the Guardia Civil on charges of committing at least 15 crimes of fraud by offering..

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San Javier passenger numbers rose by 3.9 per cent in March
82 per cent of passengers at the Mar Menor airport were on UK flights The increase in the number of flights available to and from Murcia-San Javier airport this year was matched by rising passenger..

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Portman regeneration project making visible progress
The first of three drying pools for sterile substances in Portman is already complete It has been a long time coming, but 27 years after the last harmful sterile substances were dumped into the..

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Bats and drones to combat tiger mosquitos in Murcia
More mosquitoes are expected in Murcia this summer following the wet winter The arrival of warm weather this week has coincided not only with the Semana Santa celebrations in the city of Murcia..

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British man arrested after attacking ex-wife with crowbar
The attacker from Puerto de Mazarrón is behind bars while his ex recovers in hospital A 69-year-old British man was placed under arrest in Águilas on Tuesday by the Guardia Civil after an episode..

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George Benson tops the bill at the 2017 San Javier Jazz Festival
The 20th edition of the San Javier festival runs from 30th June to 29th July The organization committee of the San Javier Jazz Festival presented the poster for this year’s event on Tuesday..

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Cartagena archaeological museum presents star exhibit for the spring
The Taracea de Langon will be on display in Cartagena until the end of June On Friday the Museo Arqueologico Municipal of the city of Cartagena presented the 18th-century marble mosaic known as the..

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Timetable changes on Cartagena-Alicante bus service
The route includes stops at San Javier, Los Alcázares and other Mar Menor locations On 3rd March 2017 the concession to operate the bus service which runs along the coast from Cartagena to Alicante..

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