Cold weather and rain to return to Murcia at the end of this week
Temperatures are expected to drop by around 10 degrees in 48 hours The forecasters at State meteorological agency Aemet are warning that as of Wednesday afternoon temperatures in the Region of Murcia..

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Swedish hang-glider crashes on lemon grove in Alhama de Murcia
The man was taken from the Sierra de la Muela in Alhama to the Arrixaca hospital A 43-year-old Swedish man was rushed to the Arrixaca hospital in El Palmar on Tuesday afternoon after suffering a..

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Mass death of sea cucumbers in the Mar Menor attributed to weather
Scientists believe the episode is caused by strong winds and high atmospheric pressure The sudden appearance this week of thousands of dead and dying sea cucumbers along the shore of the Mar..

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The wettest winter in Murcia for 76 years ended on Monday
Rainfall was around three times the historical average in the Costa Calida The winter which ended on Monday morning was, according to the State meteorological agency Aemet, the wettest in the Region..

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Great egrets spotted in the Mar Menor
This species of heron is a rarity in the Region of Murcia The officials monitoring conditions in the Mar Menor received a pleasant surprise last Friday when in the course of their work they spotted..

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Lucky escape for driver in Puerto Lumbreras lorry crash
The spectacular collision in Puerto Lumbreras resulted in only minor injuries The driver of a car which collided with a lorry on the westbound carriageway of the A-7 motorway in Puerto Lumbreras..

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Lorca police offer free dog walking classes
Dog training and walking classes from the canine experts in Lorca It might be assumed by many that walking a dog is not a difficult or dangerous task, but this is not always the case (a lot depends..

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85-year-old woman killed by tractor in Santa Cruz
The incident occurred in the huerta outside the city of Murcia An 85-year-old woman died on Tuesday morning when she was struck by a tractor in Santa Cruz, a small village which stands in the farmland..

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One dead in car crash between El Algar and La Union
The injured driver had to be cut from the wreckage on the N-332 One person died and four were injured in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the car in which they were travelling crashed..

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Burning car extinguished at the heliport of Santa Ana in Cartagena
The heliport was taken out of service by the Spanish military in 2002 The fire brigade of Cartagena had a busy day on Monday, when after carrying out the rescue of an injured walker during the morning..

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Cartagena firemen rescue injured walker in San Gines
The man fractured two bones on the hill of San Gines de la Jara A walker who fell on Monday while rambling on the hill of San Ginés de la Jara, alongside the dual carriageway which leads from..

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Butane gas bottle price goes up again on Tuesday
The official price of gas bottles has gone up by 20 per cent since last July This Tuesday the latest bi-monthly price review concerning butane gas canisters comes into effect, with another 5% increase..

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Caravaca man arrested in connection with Calasparra wild fires
Two fires in February affected over 4 hectares of countryside in Calasparra A man has been placed under official investigation as a result of the Guardia Civil’s enquiries into two..

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640 tons of oranges collected from the streets of Murcia
The oranges which adorn the streets of Murcia are not edible One of the things which most strikes first-time visitors to the city of Murcia is the use of orange trees as decoration in the streets..

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San Javier primary school becomes mural art museum
The school in El Mirador prepares for its culture week dedicated to painting The appearance of the El Mirador primary school in San Javier underwent a drastic transformation during the weekend..

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Tickets on sale for Lorca Easter processions
The first of the biblical processions in Lorca is on 7th April this year Tickets go on sale on 27th March for the first of this year’s spectacular Easter processions in Lorca, which are..

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Lorca Excolegiata reopens almost 6 years after the earthquakes
The Excolegiata de San Patricio is the second most important church in the Region of Murcia The Excolegiata de San Patricio in Lorca, the second most important place of worship in the Region..

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Volunteers protect amphibian pond life in the Sierra de la Pila
Over 100 help improve habitats for frogs and toads in central and northern Murcia northern Over 100 volunteers turned have contributed during the winter to a project to increase the suitability..

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Bus route inaugurated between Lorca hospital and Aguilas
The new route makes it easier for people in Aguilas to visit relatives in hospital As of Monday 20th March a new bus service is operating between the town of Águilas on the Mediterranean coast and..

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Murcia health authorities declare flu epidemic over
Over 15,000 cases reported as the flu season ends in Murcia The annual flu epidemic in Murcia is now officially over, according to the department of Health in the regional government, with only 446..

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Success in combating processionary caterpillars in Murcia pine woods
The caterpillar season is over in the Costa Calida but nests still pose a threat The regional government of Murcia reports that there has been a considerable reduction in the number of processionary..

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Murcia government still on target to restore Mar Menor beaches by Easter
Funding of 7.7 million euros is being received from the national government Adela Martínez-Cachá, the minister for Agriculture, Water, and the Environment in the regional government, reassured..

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65-year-old arrested over Archena Town Hall bomb hoax
The Town Hall of Archena was evacuated on 23rd January this year A 65-year-old resident of Archena has been arrested in connection with the bomb hoax which resulted in the evacuation and inspection..

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Suspected murder investigation under way in San Pedro del Pinatar
Signs of violence surround the death of a 71-year-old woman in San Pedro The body of a 71-year-old woman was found on Sunday in her home in San Pedro del Pinatar, with the first signs being that..

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Spring arrives in Murcia but more winter weather is on the way
The first week of spring will see temperatures drop in the Costa Calida After what is generally agreed to have been one of the harshest winters in recent years in the Region of Murcia spring officially..

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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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Excess desalinated water granted to farmers
Murcia remains on drought status despite the winter rain The regional government of Murcia has announced that an agreement has been reached with the Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura and the..

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Cartagena university thesis confirms Mar Menor green filters will work
Phosphates and nitrates are eliminated by microorganisms with the help of the right soils and plants The strategy of creating “green filters” in the Campo de Cartagena to..

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Moorish Murcia now visible to the public in the Plaza de San Esteban
Fences are being removed from around the remains of the 12th century city of Murcia This Thursday the Town Hall of Murcia began the process of removing the metal and vinyl fences which for the..

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CHS and Masa decline to appear before Murcia parliament Camposol committee
All parties accepted a recommendation that former Mayors should be asked to attend a hearing of the parliamentary committee The Camposol development in the municipality of Mazarrón has been at the..

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11 Dutch drug traffickers arrested after raids in Lorca and Puerto Lumbreras
Arrests were made in Sevilla and Malaga as well as the Region of Murcia The Policía Nacional have arrested a group of Dutch nationals at various locations in the provinces of Murcia, Málaga and..

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Aguilas seed bomb scheme under way to reforest the mountains of the area
The Aguilas scheme educates and involves schoolchildren and scouts An innovative and socially inclusive scheme has been launched in Águilas by which an attempt is being made to re-forest areas..

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Two arrested for insurance fraud in Lorca
The couple received cash-payment for non-existent car insurance policies in Murcia The Guardia Civil have arrested two people in Lorca on charges of selling fraudulent car and vehicle insurance policies..

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Unions call another demonstration to save San Javier airport
Trades unions reaffirm their support for workers at Murcia-San Javier Just a day after the regional government of Murcia confirmed that the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia..

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Murcia immigrant advisory council to be created by PP
The party aims to encourage “new Murcianos” to integrate and participate The national congress of the PP political party is expected to give its approval this coming weekend to..

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Dead body found in Cartagena harbour could belong to 65-year-old Irishman
The body was spotted near the Escala Real in Cartagena on Wednesday morning The body of a man who was originally believed to have been aged approximately 80 was found floating in the harbour of Cartagena..

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Murcia government optimistic over Corvera tender process
800,000 more tourists expected in Murcia in the four years after Corvera opens After months of deadlock it has been decided this week by the regional government of Murcia that the new management..

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Beach restoration programme continues in Murcia despite latest weather setback
Regional authorities are working to restore order as the Easter deadline approaches As the Easter deadline for restoring the beaches of the Costa Cálida approaches, the job faced by the Costas..

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5 hours of work and 10 kilos of paint stripper to remove graffiti from Murcia church
The Iglesia de los Pasos de Santiago is one of the oldest churches in Murcia The municipal graffiti office in Murcia has removed the offensive slogans which were daubed onto the walls of the church..

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Murcia government finally ready to put Corvera airport contract out to tender
Bidders will not know whether San Javier is to remain open As had been announced a few days beforehand, on Wednesday the regional government of Murcia backed the putting out to tender of the new..

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Relocated Ceuta illegal immigrants sent to Murcia
12 arrested in Murcia this week for exploitation of irregular immigrants The overcrowding in the temporary immigrant internment centre in the north African enclave of Ceuta this year has led..

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Archena school evacuated after earthquake fright
The tremor measuring 2.3 Richter caused alarm among pupils in Archena A minor earthquake which occurred in the vicinity of Archena on Tuesday resulted in classes being temporarily suspended for first..

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Cartagena Town Hall urged to invest into promoting outlying districts
Los Urrutias and Estrella de Mar call for more investment in social and economic growth as well as more promotion It is one of the stated intentions of the local government in Cartagena to ensure..

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Lorca police dogs to provide therapy for the disabled
Visits will also be made to encourage social skills at primary schools in Lorca The Town Hall of Lorca and the Canine Unit of the local police force have reached an agreement by which chats will..

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Gale force winds dying out in Murcia on Wednesday
Residents across Murcia count the cost of flood and wind damage After the torrential rain and flooding which hit the Region of Murcia on Monday, Tuesday was scarcely any better in terms of the weather..

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Mazarrón roads cleared of debris after Monday storms
Landslides in the mountains partially blocked the road through the Mazarron mines Work is ongoing to clear the roads of Mazarrón of the debris which was strewn on them by the torrential rain and..

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San Javier pilgrims reach the castle of Javier in Navarra
The pilgrimage is an annual event in honour of the man after whom San Javier is named Every March in the town of Javier, in the northern Spanish region of Navarra, thousands of pilgrims flock to..

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Lorca man arrested for trafficking in protected species
A stuffed lion and elephant tusks were among the items confiscated in Lorca The Guardia Civil have confiscated around 200 items taken from animals belonging to protected and endangered species, including..

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Aguilas Town Hall improves access on hilly central streets
Staircases and handrails in the narrow streets of Aguilas The Town Hall of Águilas has completed work in Calle Sicilia in the north of the old town centre, with a view to improving accessibility..

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Alhama indoor swimming pool reopens on 27th March
The pool has been closed since wind damage on 3rd March Work has started this week to repair the damage which was done by strong winds to the municipal indoor swimming pool of Alhama de Murcia..

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Three arrested in Bullas for burgling Town Hall-owned premises
The keys to local schools and libraries were recovered from the arrested Three individuals have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts in Town Hall-owned premises in the municipality..

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The giant sardine will arrive in Murcia by parachute this year!
Alcantarilla parachutists will bring the emblematic fish into the centre of Murcia Sometimes the world of Spanish traditions and fiestas is a difficult one to fathom out for the uninitiated..

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New underwater weaponry room at Museo Naval in Cartagena
The Spanish navy museum in Cartagena expands its exhibition space The Museo Naval (or naval museum) in Cartagena has opened a new room dedicated to exhibits related to underwater weapons, showing..

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San Javier opens first official dog park
The new facilities in Parque Universidad are part of an ongoing park improvement program in San Javier The first area reserved specifically for dogs in the municipal parks and gardens of San..

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Green belt to encircle Aguilas from Calabardina to Calarreona
Aguilas takes part in the Life Adaptate initiative with Cartagena and Lorca The municipality of Águilas in the south-west of the Region of Murcia has been selected, alongside those of Cartagena..

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Aena refuses to be rushed into San Javier airport closure
Bidders for the Corvera management contract may not know if San Javier will remain open After months of apparent stalemate in the attempts to move towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia..

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British visitors send San Javier airport passenger numbers up by 91 per cent
UK flights accounted for over 80% of all passengers at San Javier in February While passenger numbers continue to increase at Spanish airports, due principally to the ongoing boom in the international..

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Widespread flooding and wind damage across Murcia
Winter returns with a vengeance to the Costa Calida The Region of Murcia plunged back into winter on Monday morning, as cold and extremely wet weather swept across south-eastern Spain bringing..

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San Javier motorway speed gun is the fifth most productive in Spain
Almost 30,000 drivers fell foul of the speed trap in Balsicas last year Statistics published last week by the AEA European motorists’ association show that the radar speed gun which is..

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Corvera airport management contract to be put out to tender this week
Murcia government puts pressure on Aena to accept San Javier closure terms Progress in recent months towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has been slowed..

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New March temperature records set in Murcia and Alicante
At Alicante the maximum last Friday would have made it the eighth warmest day in the whole of 2016! The extraordinary heatwave which affected south-east Spain over the weekend produced new March..

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Mula and Moratalla drumming festivals move closer to World Heritage status
The Easter tamboradas in the north-west of Murcia are on the UNESCO shortlist The massive Easter Week drumming events known as “tamboradas” which are held every year in Mula and..

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Mazarron recognizes efforts of foreign residents in International Women’s Day presentation
Expats make a valuable contribution to charity work in Mazarron The “Mujeres Extranjeras” collective of Mazarrón, which includes various different associations of non-Spanish..

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Jumilla tractor joyriders arrested after 14 vehicle thefts
The youngsters stole tractors for races in the Jumilla countryside Six young people aged under 18 have been detained by the Guardia Civil in Jumilla, in the north of the Region of Murcia, following..

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Murcia government reports progress in beach restoration project
The most urgent work is in the Mar Menor but elsewhere progress is already visible As the efforts continue to restore the beaches of the Costa Cálida in time for Easter following the damage inflicted..

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18 kilos of illegally caught octopus seized in Cartagena
The legal limit for amateur fishermen is 5 kilos of octopus per day The Guardia Civil have reported a fisherman to the authorities after seizing 18 kilos of octopus which he had caught without the..

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Political battle over San Javier airport closure continues
San Javier airport salvation proposal presented to Spanish parliament The differences of opinion over air travel and airports in the Region of Murcia have occupied a large proportion of the regional..

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Temperatures of over 31 degrees in Murcia this weekend
Early March temperature records set to tumble in the Costa Calida After a week of increasingly warm spring weather the Region of Murcia is set for an early March heatwave during the weekend..

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Murcia welcomes 23 exchange students from Dorchester
The exchange scheme is with the IES Mariano Baquero Goyanes in Murcia 23 pupils at the Thomas Hardy Secondary School in Dorchester, in the UK county of Dorset, were welcomed to the city of Murcia..

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January property sales in Murcia up by 15 per cent
The monthly average is back up to 1,000 after 6 years The number of residential property sales recorded by the Region of Murcia’s property registrars during January rose by 15.4% in comparison..

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Murcia opposition leaders agree on end of March deadline for vote of no confidence
Disagreement over whether to call another regional election in Murcia if the vote prospers Following the refusal of Pedro Antonio Sánchez, the president of the regional government of Murcia, to..

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Murcia regional MPs voice their opinions on Camposol during Parliamentary investigation
PSOE and Podemos MPs criticize the Town Hall of Mazarron The regional parliamentary committee investigating the situation regarding infrastructures in the Camposol residential area in Mazarrón has..

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Camposol water treatment plant to undergo million-euro overhaul
The water treated at Camposol will be reused by farmers in the area The regional government of Murcia has confirmed that just over a million euros are to be spent on improving the waste water treatment..

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3.5 million euros for drainage improvements in San Javier
The work in San Javier is designed to reduce flooding and protect the Mar Menor The regional government of Murcia has confirmed that almost 3.5 million euros is to be spent on improving water and..

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Thousands take part in Women’s Day demonstration in Murcia
Marchers demand an end to gender violence and equality in the workplace The city of Murcia was among the many in Spain where marches and demonstrations were held on Wednesday to commemorate International..

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Murcia wildlife park welcomes new otter
There are now four European otters at Terra Natura Murcia The Terra Natura wildlife park in Espinardo, in the northern outskirts of the city of Murcia, is the new home of an otter which has been..

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Murcia property prices rose by 0.7 per cent last year
Murcia is close to the rear in the two-paced Spanish property recovery The recovery in property prices throughout Spain continued during 2016, but at very different rates from region to region, according..

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The sun shines on the restored beaches of the Costa Calida
Everything ready for the Easter tourist season on the coast of Murcia It is the stated intention of the regional government of Murcia to ensure that the beaches of the Costa Cálida are fully..

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Alhama-El Berro road undergoing 34,000-euro repairs
Safer driving conditions in the foothills of Sierra Espuña Work is under way in the foothills of Sierra Espuña to prevent the formation of large puddles during wet weather on the RM-C25 road..

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Temporary high-speed rail track to be laid in Murcia in May
Still no date for the opening of the AVE line in the Region of Murcia The long-awaited arrival of the AVE high-speed rail network in the Region of Murcia is gradually becoming closer, and this week..

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16,000 Murcia mortgage foreclosures placed on hold
Foreclosures halted pending EU legal decisions The PAH platform group which represents homeowners affected by mortgage foreclosures celebrated a triumph in Murcia on Tuesday, when Judge Lorenzo Hernando..

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Murcia basks in the sun as temperatures reach the high twenties
Top temperature of 27 in San Javier on Tuesday, and going up by the weekend That’s more like it! After an uncharacteristically cool and wet winter in the Region of Murcia, this week..

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San Pedro del Pinatar running school offers courses and workshops
The new cross country running track aims to promote a healthy lifestyle in San Pedro del Pinatar The Municipal Sports Center of San Pedro del Pinatar has recently inaugurated new facilities to promote..

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22nd March Madame Butterfly at the Teatro Romea Murcia
One of the best known operas by Puccini at the Teatro Romea in Murcia The Moldovan National Opera Company present this performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, which was first..

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