Medics advise drinking plenty of water as the heat stroke season reaches its peak
Most of the 80 heat strokes per year in Murcia are reported in July and August As those in the Region of Murcia continue to endure the heat and humidity which are typical of the summer the meteorologists..

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Totana prepares for Tour of Spain with road repairs
Part of the road between Aledo and Totana is to be improved prior to 29th August Following last week’s announcement that the 2017 edition of cycling’s Vuelta a España, or Tour..

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Controversial nudity ban comes into force at the beaches of San Pedro Del Pinatar
The new municipal by-laws have come under scrutiny in the Spanish national press This Monday the new local regulations governing what is considered acceptable behaviour at the beaches of San Pedro..

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Murcia researchers discover new zika treatment drug
The molecule has been 100 per cent successful in tests on mice Researchers at the Catholic University of San Antonio in Guadalupe, in the north-western outskirts of the city of Murcia, have discovered..

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Arson suspected behind weekend wild fires in Calasparra and Moratalla
Fires affected almost 15 hectares of woodland in the north-west of Murcia A series of fires dominated the news in the north-west of the Region of Murcia over the weekend, causing considerable environmental..

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Summer dig begins at the Neanderthal site of Sima de las Palomas in Torre Pacheco
The Sima de las Palomas site contains remains from over 60,000 years ago Fresh from the latest annual archaeological dig at Cueva Negra in the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz, Professor Michael..

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Playa Paraiso included on Cartagena-La Manga bus route at last
Residents will no longer have to travel to Playa Honda to catch the bus The regional government of Murcia has announced that after many years of waiting the residents of Playa Paraíso at the southern..

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Location of speed traps in the Cartagena municipality 24th to 30th July
These are in addition to the fixed speed controls across the Region Cartagena police operate a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipality every week with their mobile ''multa..

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Wild fires close to built-up areas in Molina de Segura and Calasparra
Helicopters join ground staff to minimize the effect of the Murcia fires Two more wild fires broke out in the Region of Murcia on Thursday, underlining once again the need to dispose of cigarette..

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Murcia farmers emerge from the courgette crisis into the bimi boom!
The Murcia-grown super-vegetable is proving a runaway success in Spanish supermarkets It looks very like broccoli, and the taste is not dissimilar, but the flowers are rather less extravagant and the..

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San Javier police on beach patrol for the summer
Extra summer police duties in Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga With the summer tourist season now in full swing the local police force of San Javier have reinforced their presence at the beaches..

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Two tons of paint to make school entrances safer in Lorca
Two tons of paint to spruce up zebra crossings in the city of Lorca The summer may only just have started for many people but in Lorca the Town Hall is already preparing for the start of the new school..

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Aguilas switches dog beaches and makes a special exception for guide dogs
The Cala de Mijo next to the Matalentisco beach in Aguilas welcomes dogs this summer There has been a forced alteration to the location of the designated dog-friendly beach in Águilas this summer..

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Murcia couple drown at Guardamar del Segura beach
The red no bathing flag was flying at the Playa de Tossals in Guardamar It was reported on Tuesday by the lifeguards and rescue services of Spain that 246 people have lost their lives through drowning..

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Desalinated water brings good and bad news for Murcia and Alicante farmers
Output at the Torrevieja plant is to be tripled while those receiving water from Valdelentisco are fined Farmers in Murcia are continuing to suffer the effects of the ongoing three-year drought..

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Jumilla farmer crushed by tractor
The death in Jumilla followed another fatal crushing in Molina de Segura A 46-year-old man died on Thursday morning when his tractor overturned and crushed him in La Perlita, in the countryside..

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Arguments rage on over Cabo de Palos lighthouse
Contrasting suggestions for a hotel or a visitors centre at the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos The debate over proposals to make alternative uses of the building which stands beneath the imposing..

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Águilas to repeat as venue for Spanish triathlon championship
Sports events provide out-of-season boosts for the tourism sector in Aguilas One of the ways in which the tourism authorities in the Region of Murcia are attempting to reduce the sector’s..

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80-year-old survives 5-metre fall in Cieza
The victim eventually completed his intended journey to hospital! A man aged approximately 80 was fortunate to escape with his life on Saturday when he was rescued by the Guardia Civil of the Region..

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Flood prevention dam for Rambla de las Moreras in Mazarron
Water accumulating behind the dam will be distributed to Mazarron farmers It was confirmed on Tuesday by Alicia Jiménez, the Mayoress of Mazarrón, that State-owned hydrological management company..

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Part of Jumilla-Yecla motorway officially opened to traffic
The rest of the Altiplano motorway road will be open by the end of 2017 The western end of the new A-33 motorway between Jumilla and Yecla in the northern “Altiplano” area of the..

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Bullas burglars arrested in connection with eight robberies
The burglars took food and clothes as well as electronic goods and jewelry Three people have been arrested by the Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia in connection with a series of at least eight..

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Positive signs of recovery continue in the Mar Menor despite the heat
Concerns over the effect of heatwaves on the marine environment prove unfounded so far The delicate health of the water in the Mar Menor remains a cause of serious concern, but this Tuesday at the..

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Illegal rabbit traps confiscated in Santomera
Farmers in Murcia must use licensed rabbit traps to prevent damage on their land The Seprona wildlife protection wing of the Guardia Civil report that 26 unlicensed rabbit traps have been confiscated..

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Waste water treatment plants in Murcia to be powered by solar energy
Water re-usage in Murcia becomes doubly ecological in cost-cutting exercise Among the greatest environmental successes so far achieved in the Region of Murcia is the network of waste water treatment..

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Murcia agriculturalists fear the arrival of olive tree ebola
The devastating bacterium has already spread to the province of Alicante The last few years have seen the disastrous spread of a number of destructive insect pests through the Region of Murcia..

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Rhinoceros and bison bones found at Caravaca archaeological site
The Cueva Negra site contains the oldest evidence of Man taming fire in Europe The 38th annual dig at the Cueva Negra archaeological site in Caravaca de la Cruz has now come to an end, and Professor..

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Cycling: Tour of Spain returns to Murcia for Caravaca Jubilee Year
The Vuelta a España visits Caravaca de la Cruz, Alhama, Lorca and Águilas in late August The 72nd edition of cycling’s Tour of Spain, one of the three major European road races which dominate..

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Murcia and Spanish weekly news round-up week ending 21st July 2017
Summer festivities in full swing in the Costa Cálida as environmental and agricultural issues dominate the Murcia news Despite the unusual weather forecast this Friday, with rain reportedly on..

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Mazarrón beach fishing restrictions in force until October
Temporary ban on angling at Blue Flag and Q for Quality Mazarron beaches Following the decision to relax restrictions on fishing at the beaches of Mazarrón in early 2016 a new set of regulations has..

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Fully recovered shelducks released into the Mar Menor
The ducks were taken into care in May after being found in Calblanque One of the many activities and events being held this summer to raise the awareness among youngsters of the need to regenerate..

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Murcia property sales soar in May but fail to reach the peak of last year
Activity in the Costa Cálida property market remains close to 1,000 sales per month May is traditionally one of the more active months in the Spanish property market, with few public holidays..

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8 rescued from sinking boat off Mazarron coast
The boat was half a mile from the lighthouse of Mazarrón The maritime rescue services were called into action off the coast of Mazarrón on Saturday afternoon, when a small boat was reported to be..

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Murcia loses Spanish temperature record
Montoro in Córdoba tops the 47.2 degrees recorded in Murcia 23 years ago The Region of Murcia has been enjoying relatively cool temperatures over the weekend, a situation which is forecast to..

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Positive air traffic stats for Murcia and Alicante airports boost tourism sector
Both Murcia-San Javier and Alicante Elche delivered positive results during the first six months of 2017 Monthly statistics produced by Spanish airports operator Aena show that the positive tourism..

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Murcian President in Brussels to defend Murcia against Brexit
Brexit could be bad news for Murcia, but the regional president says the region has the tenacity to seek other markets if the UK doesn't play ball in the negotiations The Murcian regional president..

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Naval explosives experts called into Calblanque
A flare was safely deactivated on Calblanque beach A team from the Navy's Countermeasures Diver Unit (UBMCM), based in Cartagena, was called out to handle the discovery of a phosphorus flare on..

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Murcia school year dates for 2017-18
The first pupils return to class in Beniel and Murcia on 5th September As children throughout the Region of Murcia near the end of the 2016-17 school year in sweltering classroom temperatures 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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