Two injured in Totana car crash
The car careered off the exit road from the A-7 motorway Firefighters had to cut two people free from a car alongside the RM-609 on Sunday evening after the vehicle in which they were travelling..

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2,000 residents march to demand flood protection for Los Alcázares
Angry locals make themselves heard after three floods along the shore of the Mar Menor in four months Over 2,000 people are reported to have taken part in a march and demonstration on Sunday in..

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1.5 million euros for floodwater drainage network in Los Alcázares
The Town Hall is drawing up an 80-million-euro plan to protect the town once and for all Agreement has been reached between the regional government of Murcia and the Town Hall of Los Alcázares..

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235 extra flights diverted to Corvera airport this month!
Problems at Alicante-Elche give the airport in Corvera a chance to show its potential After two eventful weeks at Alicante-Elche airport and the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera..

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Flu epidemic spreads with 700 new cases a day in the Region of Murcia
There is still time to get your flu vaccination at health centres or pharmacies The number of flu cases being diagnosed in the Region of Murcia continues to increase as the epidemic of the winter..

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Another sharp upturn in Murcia property mortgage activity during November
Increased lending lies behind the continuing rise in sales figures the Costa Cálida Earlier this month statistics were published which showed that property sales in Murcia rose by 1.2 per cent..

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ECB reports 22 per cent rise in fake banknote detection
Only 20 out of every million are believed to be fake, most of them 20- and 50-euros notes The European Central Bank reported last Friday that during the second half of 2019 the number of fake banknotes..

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Air quality alerts lifted throughout Murcia as Saharan dust cloud drifts away
Murcia Town Hall report a 3-ton decrease in CO2 emissions due to free public transport on Friday! The air quality alert which led to the Town Halls of Murcia and Cartagena establishing free bus..

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Fine weather returns to Murcia as temperatures head up towards 20 by Tuesday
Conditions are set fair in the Costa Cálida for the last week of January After the trials and tribulations of last week, when snow, strong winds and torrential rain brought chaos to the roads..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th January 2020
Snow and flooding return to Murcia as Storm Gloria leaves 13 dead across Spain It is very rare for one single topic to dominate the news in Murcia almost completely, but that was the case this..

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Águilas and Mazarrón activate contamination protocols
Air quality is classified as poor throughout Murcia as the Saharan dust cloud lingers As air quality measurements continue to cause concern in most of the Region of Murcia more Town Halls are implementing..

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Fish farm enclosure washed up on the beach in Cabo de Palos
Enclosures were torn free from their moorings as 5-metre waves battered the coast on Monday Storm Gloria has finally abated in Spain leaving almost half of the country to count the cost of the..

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Mar Menor fishermen call an end to the eel season after surprise bumper December catch
Image: dead eels on the beach of San Pedro del Pinatar in October The eels appear to have survived the episode of anoxia in the lagoon in October The fishermen’s guild of San Pedro del Pinatar..

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Murcia researchers make advances in canine leishmaniosis diagnosis
Up to 35 per cent of dogs are infected with the disease in some parts of Spain Researchers at the faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Murcia are making encouraging progress in their..

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The climate emergency is making intense torrential storms more frequent in Murcia
Image: cars washed into the Mar Menor during the storm of September 2019 Aemet warn that events like Storm Gloria are becoming less exceptional Following the third instance of widespread flooding..

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Cartagena joins Murcia in providing free bus services while African dust pollution episode lasts
PM 10 particle levels dropped on Friday morning but are still in excess of the alert threshold After the air quality dropped dramatically on Wednesday and Thursday as a cloud of mineral dust from..

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Showers on Saturday as the weekend begins with grey skies in Murcia
Sunshine is forecast to return to the Costa Cálida on Sunday After the torrential rain and heavy snow of the first half of this week the relatively grim weather in the Costa Cálida looks set..

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Alinghi flying on the Mar Menor
The TF35 training camp is curently underway on the Mar Menor Video footage of the team training this week. The Mar Menor, the largest saltwater lake in Europe,  provides fantastic training conditions..

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Free bus and tram travel in and around the city of Murcia while the contamination episode lasts
Every effort is being made to encourage the use of public transport In the face of the soaring levels of PM10 particle air contamination in the city of Murcia the Town Hall has announced that bus..

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Maximum air quality alert in Cartagena
Lorca also activates emergency protocols as PM10 readings soar all over the Region of Murcia The cloud of mineral dust from north Africa which caused the city of Murcia to activate its Level 2..

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Two rescued from snowbound property in Moratalla
Families isolated in rural parts of north-west Murcia after the heavy snow earlier in the week Two people who were trapped by the snow earlier in the week have been rescued from their home in the..

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Level 2 contamination protocol activated in Murcia as African mineral dust cloud arrives
Lorries are being diverted away from the main motorway around the regional capital The level of PM10 particles in the municipality of Murcia shot up on Wednesday to almost 300 micrograms per cubic..

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Medieval city wall collapse closes road leading out of Lorca
Rubble cannot be cleared from the road to La Parroquia and Vélez Rubio because the wall is an item of cultural heritage The RM-701 road which leads out of the city of Lorca towards La Parroquia..

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Semana Santa in Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Jumilla promoted at the Fitur fair
The Costa Cálida stand in Madrid also highlights the gastronomy of the Region of Murcia The 2020 edition of the annual FITUR tourism fair, one of the largest events of its kind in the world, began..

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The official British population in Murcia and Spain increases
The Murcia figure stands at over 14,000 after a 4 per cent increase The central statistics unit of the Spanish government published its definitive summary of the 8,131 local “padrón” population..

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