Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 13th December 2019
Good news and bad news at Corvera airport as the UN announces an investigation into the deterioration of the Mar Menor After a couple of months in which gota fría storms and the deterioration..

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Hacienda ladies bring surprise Christmas cheer to MABS Mazarrón
The Hacienda Ladies Association provide friendship, entertainment and support throughout the year on the Hacienda del Álamo Golf Resort in Fuente Álamo A surprise early Christmas present was..

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Bring a smile to a child this Christmas; annual toy collection campaign underway in Cartagena
The Town Hall of Cartagena collects gifts for children in need over Christmas Annual campaigns to collect toys as Christmas presents for children in need are operated by many municipal councils..

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Campaign to protect feral cats lowers speed limits in La Unión
Old rubbish containers will be recycled to provide cat shelters The town of La Unión is set to become the first in Spain to introduce a new design of road sign during January, with drivers being..

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2 millionth visitor welcomed at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Plans are being drawn up for more excavation at the most visited museum in the Region of Murcia A gentleman from Miranda del Ebro, in the province of Burgos in northern Spain, received a surprise..

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Esparto grass museum opens in Águilas
The grass was one of the pillars of the local economy in Águilas for centuries A new museum has opened in Águilas in recognition of the importance of esparto grass growing and weaving in the..

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Schools evacuated as 3.6 mbLg earthquake hits the Lorca countryside
Alarm in La Paca and Zarcilla de Ramos as residents recall the damage of a previous tremor in 2005 Pupils at the primary schools in Zarcilla de Ramos and La Paca, both in the municipality of Lorca..

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17 arrested as police raid cannabis clubs in Murcia
Premises managed by users associations are found to be involved in selling drugs 17 people were arrested by the Policía Nacional in the city of Murcia on Wednesday during another of the sporadic..

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October property sales in Murcia again buck the national trend and rise slightly
The level of activity in the Costa Cálida real estate market is close to its highest for 9 years This Friday saw the publication by the government’s central statistics unit of the residential..

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Mazarrón disabled centre users make Christmas trees for local shops
Almost 100 trees made by young disabled people have been delivered to ACOMA Users of the day centre for the disabled in Mazarrón have delivered almost 100 homemade Christmas trees to shops in..

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Yellow alert on Friday for strong winds in northern Murcia but 20 degrees forecast for the weekend
Temperatures set to top 20 in the Costa Cálida on Saturday and Sunday Wintry weather has returned to many parts of Spain for the weekend, with the warnings for bad weather reaching red alert..

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Seven arrested in connection with at least 10 burglaries in San Javier
Six Moroccans and a Spaniard face chargesafter a long investigation Seven people have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in San Javier in connection with a series of burglaries in various parts..

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Large firearms stash found in hidden basement in Bullas
The owner is suspected of manipulating weapons to make inoperative firearms usable A man has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Bullas after he was found to have created a hidden basement in..

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Corvera-Barcelona flights to begin in March
Catalunya will be just over an hour away as Vueling connect Murcia with the north-east of Spain It has been confirmed by the president of the Murcia government, Fernando López Miras, that Vueling..

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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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