Over 2,500 tortoises taken in at the Wildlife Recovery Centre in El Valle since 2015
Ownership of tortoises is illegal in the Region of Murcia: any pets should be delivered! On 30th March 2015 the ownership of pet tortoises in Spain became a crime rather than merely an offence..

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Dogs banned from Calblanque beaches to protect loggerhead sea turtles
The hope is that loggerheads will lay eggs on the beaches of the regional park this summer As restrictions come into force for the summer on the number of motor vehicles allowed access to the..

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Tourism feeling the Brexit effect more in Murcia than in the rest of Spain
Sales to UK nationals down by 4.7 per cent in the Costa Cálida according to Exceltur A study carried out by the national tourist quality body Exceltur finds that around half of the businesses..

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Showers on Monday and Tuesday as unsettled weather remains in the Costa Cálida
Yellow alert for Force 7 winds on the coast on Tuesday afternoon The exceptionally heavy rain which fell in the Region of Murcia over Easter weekend appears to have moved away, but the sky remains..

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Heavy rain and flooding in the bay of Mazarrón over Easter weekend
Couple rescued from motor home after parking for the night in the Rambla of La Azohía Such was the extent of the generalized rain which forced the cancellation of almost all of the major processions..

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Worst April storms in 50 years as Murcia Easter celebrations are rained off
Over 100 millimetres of rain as flooding disrupts road traffic throughout the Costa Cálida Sweltering sunshine, sunbathers in public parks and soaring ice-cream sales over Easter weekend as temperatures..

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Work halted at the Portmán bay regeneration project
Concerns over marine pollution and contract awarding irregularities delay the Portmán project Recent reports that the work to regenerate the bay of Portmán on the coastline of the municipality..

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British expat population in Spain rises despite Brexit uncertainty
The figure in Murcia rose last year by 4 per cent to over 14,000 Thursday saw the publication by the government’s central statistics unit of the final data related to the number of people registered..

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Politicians hit the campaign trail all over Spain
In Murcia as elsewhere the fight to win over voters looks like being an aggressive one Friday 12th April marks the start of official campaigning for the general election which was called following..

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Inflation in Murcia the second lowest in Spain
Only the Canaries has seen prices rise by less over the last 12 months During the first two months of this year the inflation rate in Murcia was the lowest in any of Spain’s 17 regions, but a..

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February property sales figures in Murcia up by over 15 per cent
The level of activity in the Costa Cálida is 77 per cent higher than 4 years ago! The publication of the February property sales figures on Friday by the government’s central statistics unit..

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Walker rescued after collapsing in Sierra Espuña
The woman was airlifted to safety first to Totana and then to the hospital in Lorca An airborne mountain rescue team was called out on Thursday to the Collado del Pilón, in the part of the mountains..

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Notaries report minimal February rise in Spanish property prices
Sales figures continue to reach a plateau across Spain The latest set of data regarding the residential property market to come from Spain’s notaries was published on Wednesday, reporting year..

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200,000-euro subsidy for San Javier to boost aeronautical tourism
The municipality seeks to compensate for the loss of visitors caused by the closure of the airport While meeting in San Javier on Wednesday the members of the regional government formally approved..

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San Javier Mayor calls for tunnel to replace El Estacio bridge in La Manga
The scheme would end disruption to maritime and road traffic, says José Miguel Luengo Coinciding with the regional government holding its weekly cabinet meeting in San Javier on Thursday, the..

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Access restrictions come into force for Easter at the unspoilt beaches of Calblanque
Vehicle numbers restricted until the bus service begins in late June In recent summer there have been restrictions in place on access for motor vehicles to the wild and unspoilt beaches of the..

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Third mortar shell in six months found at Lorca waste treatment plant
Staff at Barranco Hondo are getting used to the emergency evacuation protocol! For the third time in six months the waste treatment plant in Barranco Hondo, in the municipality of Lorca, was evacuated..

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Improvements planned at seafront promenades in San Pedro del Pinatar
The facilities are to be modernized at Villananitos and La Puntica A plan has gained approval from the council of San Pedro del Pinatar to invest 110,000 euros in the drawing up of a project to..

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Murcia Town Hall bans under-15s from riding electric scooters
Proposals to reduce speed limits in cycle lanes are also favoured Amid increasing concern over the safety of the electric scooters which are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to..

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Three taken to hospital after eating marijuana cake in Cabezo de Torres
As the drug has a delayed effect when ingested people can be lured into overdosing Three young people received emergency medical treatment in Cabezo de Torres in central Murcia in the early hours..

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Desalination plants to be connected to region-wide water distribution network
Until now production has been destined only for local farmers and consumers The guaranteed supply of water for both agriculture and domestic consumption is a source of constant concern in the Region..

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Cuatro Calas beaches in Águilas protected against influx of Easter tourists
Efforts to protect native plant life at the four south-westernmost beaches of the Costa Cálida As the beaches of Águilas in south-western Murcia prepare to welcome an influx of visitors over..

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Top Easter holiday destinations for reckless drivers in Spain: hospitals, prisons and cemeteries!
An aggressive campaign by the Spanish traffic authorities to reduce Semana Santa road accidents With the Easter holidays about to start a large proportion of the population of Spain will be embarking..

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Bus routes and taxi information from Corvera airport
Last updated April 10th 2019. CLICK ON GALLERY IMAGE TO ENLARGE Corvera airport basic information including taxis, public transport, parking and car rental Airport parking at Corvera airport..

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Summer bus routes from La Manga, La Manga Club, the Mar Menor and golf resorts to Corvera airport
Presentation at the airport of the new routes which were inaugurated on 1st April Coinciding with the start of summer flight schedules at the beginning of this month the number of bus services..

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Another study suggests Murcia property prices are beginning to rise
Average asking prices are lower than a year ago but have risen in the last 3 months An interesting study regarding the market value of property in Spain was published by the Idealista portal on..

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Summer bus routes from Águilas, Mazarrón, Camposol and golf resorts to Corvera airport
Presentation at the airport of the new routes which were inaugurated on 1st April Coinciding with the start of summer flight schedules at the beginning of this month the number of bus services..

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100 flights and 6,000 passengers lost at Corvera airport in March
The late Easter may be a contributing factor but figures rose elsewhere in Spain Following the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on 15th January, when existing flights..

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Murcia government promotes flights to Corvera airport in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow
Efforts are being made to guard against any possible negative Brexit effect With the summer flight schedules having started at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera the Department..

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Drivers warned to be suspicious of notification of speeding fines by email
The Guardia Civil are warning of a phishing scam concerning fake speeding fines The Guardia Civil are warning members of the public to exercise extreme care if they receive notification by email..

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Mazarrón woman charged with faking the theft of her car
The woman claimed to have been drugged in her sleep while burglars made off with the keys A woman faces charges of falsely reporting a crime in Mazarrón after she alleged that she had been drugged..

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Illegal dog breeders face charges in La Unión
Thoroughbred puppies were being offered for sale online The local police force of La Unión have located four unauthorized dog breeders in the municipality along with three cases of clothes being..

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3.6 mbLg earthquake in Bullas
No damage reported but a scare over breakfast in the north-west of Murcia! Various residents in and around Bullas in the north-west of the Region of Murcia were startled by an earthquake at 8.33..

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Deficiences in Sabina Golf development to be rectified after ten years
645,000 euros to make good shortcomings in sewage and other infrastructures Ten years after receiving the keys to their homes, the residents of the Sabina Golf development in La Unión have learnt..

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1.5 million euros for improvements on access road to Espacio Mediterráneo
The roundabout at the entry to the Cabezo Baeza estate is to be modified The Ministry of Development has provisionally approved an investment of 1.56 million euros in improvements to the access..

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Dramatic drainpipe escape bid during drugs raids in Murcia
A man clambered up to the apartment above his before being arrested The Policía Nacional arrested 31 people in the La Fama and La Paz districts of Murcia last Wednesday in connection with drug..

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Totana bee-keeping unit ready to tackle spring bee swarms
Members of the public should leave swarming bees well alone The arrival of spring and the flowering of fruit trees brings an abundance of colour to the countryside of Murcia, but as nature adapts..

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Regional holidays for 2020 agreed
Check which long weekends are in store for next year! This week the government of Murcia has confirmed the dates of the five regional holidays during 2020, and although there are no surprises this..

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Col Romanesco in Murcian markets now
Is it broccoli or cauliflower???? This marvellous mountain of green peaks and spikes is incredibly versatile and excellent value. Shoppers at the region's street markets may have seen this peculiar..

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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 The Nature Protection department of the regional government of Murcia has announced that paths and tracks..

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Local and bank holidays in the Region of Murcia and Spain 2019
Check now to find the long weekends on the calendar for 2019! Local holidays in all 45 municipalities of the Region of Murcia Although the official list of public holidays seldom contains any..

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Joining a Universidad Popular course can help with integration and new skills
There are courses all over the Murcia Region which will resume in the autumn The Ed's personal account of attending an esparto weaving course. If you live in the Murcia Region and would like to..

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Meaty Melva is an ideal fish for Mediterranean cazuelas and guisos
Pepita’s Cazuela de Melva Empanada is a local recipe from Isla Plana Melva is just one of the environmentally sustainable fish species which can be used for this family recipe. Much has been written..

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Wild tortoise ownership in Murcia and Spain: illegal but surprisingly common
How to get back on the right side of the law if you own a tortoise in Murcia Many members of the public are unaware of the fact, but since 1st July 2015 it has officially been illegal in Spain..

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Bonfire licences and disposing of garden rubbish in the Region of Murcia
Regional laws prohibit the lighting of bonfires in urban areas For expats moving to Spain one of the aspects of rules and regulations which it is very difficult to learn about is the issue of bonfires..

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The long shadow of Alicante-Elche looms large over Corvera airport
Fears over the viability of Corvera as the Spanish government continues to invest in growth at the airport in El Altet Mariano Rajoy, the president of the Spanish government, announced on Thursday..

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Important security alert: Protecting your system against the latest cyber threats, Spectre and Meltdown
Just what are Spectre and Meltdown, the latest cyber threats, and how can you protect your device? Recently, two new cyber threats, known as Spectre and Meltdown, were brought to light by cyber..

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Discover the link between Corvera airport and a gastronomic speciality of San Javier!
The rival airports are connected through one of the most illustrious families in the modern history of Murcia The 10th January 2018 marks the 95th anniversary of one of the major achievements of..

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Cueva del Arco in Cieza, prehistoric art and a site which was occupied by in Neanderthal times
The Cieza caves may help explain how and why the Neanderthals died out The Cueva del Arco in Cieza is a spectacular rock formation where a large arch has been formed by erosion, hence its name..

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Understanding water and the drought in Murcia and the Segura basin
Where our water comes from, what it is used for, and why there isn’t enough In late 2017 the Region of Murcia and the rest of the Segura basin are facing one of the most serious droughts in recent..

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Reminder: depositing rubbish in the bin before 9pm is illegal in many areas
Bin abuse can lead to nasty fines It’s hot, it’s August and the higher temperatures inevitably lead to fresh fruit and veg going off quickly if damaged and the rubbish bins emitting an unpleasant..

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Corvera International airport articles
After a decade of controversy Corvera airport is on course to welcome its first flights in January 2019 The idea of a new airport in the Region of Murcia first began to be taken seriously in the..

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