Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 1st December 2017
Runway clearing for take-off for the Aena management contract bid at Corvera airport Speculation that the new airport in Corvera could be opened as soon as next year sparked back into life this..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th November 2017
Injustice on Camposol darkens Black Friday The "season to be jolly" is almost upon us again, but before that consumers must navigate first Black Friday and then the pre-seasonal festivities..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 17th November 2017
Water supply top of the agenda as the Murcia president meets Rajoy in Madrid Image: Photograph using a slow shutter time, in which several leonids (meteor shower) from the Comet Tempel Tuttle can..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 10th November 2017
A surplus of blue sky and sunshine in the Costa Cálida as Camposol and the Barbary sheep hit the headlines A reminder: Remembrance Day on Saturday, special services in Camposol and elsewhere..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 3rd November 2017
Corvera airport appears closer to opening in Murcia while Catalan separatist leaders are jailed It is now over a month since the simmering conflict between the national government of Spain and..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 27th October 2017
Murcia basks in unbroken sunshine and the heat is really on as Catalunya declares independence But in Murcia the glorious weather has negative implications as irrigation restrictions are announced..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 20th October 2017
The Catalunya crisis remains the overriding issue in Murcia and the rest of Spain It is a shame to report that the main news in Murcia is not the wonderful weather which brought flocks of tourists..

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Murcia and Spanish news round up week ending 13th October 2017
A sunny and patriotic long holiday weekend in Murcia as the Catalan independence saga still dominates the news At a time when nationalist feelings are running high in this country as a reaction..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 6th October 2017
Catalunya is the main talking point all over Spain while Murcia rail station is out of action as high-speed rail protests risk backfiring  It's not that there hasn't been any news in Murcia this..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 29th September 2017
The best ever international tourism figures in Spain are pushed out of the headlines by the Catalan independence referendum The week ends with the publication of figures which show that in August..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 22nd September 2017
Cartagena conquered successfully by the Romans but media interest remains firmly focused on the Catalan independence referendum The summer ended on Friday at precisely 22.02, shortly after Cartagena..

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Murcia and Spanish news round up week ending 15th September 2017
Murcia property sales running at highest level for almost six years as 90% of improved San Javier traffic is from the UK The first half of September ended on a high in Murcia as far as the weather..

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Murcia news round-up week ending 8th September 2017
Back to business in Murcia: after two months of summer holiday the Costa Cálida returns to the mundane routine of fiestas and ferias! Image: regional president Fernando López Miras visits schoolchildren..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 1st September 2017
Corvera airport adjudication continues, best foreign tourism figures ever for Murcia and positive news for Brexit expat pensioners As September begins the traffic authorities in Murcia are warning..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 18th August 2017
Spain in shock after death toll in Catalunya terrorist attacks rises to 14 Spain was abruptly jolted out of its August holiday mood on Thursday afternoon when the appalling news broke that an IS..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 11th August 2017
The week of the "phantom storm" precedes the last extended weekend of the summer in the Costa Cálida Image: The sun rising this morning over the Mar Menor courtesy of Los Alcázares..

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Murcia weekly news round-up week ending 4th August 2017
Murcia medics issue heat alert as summer tourist activity moves into top gear The first weekend of August is now upon us and the weather has provided a reminder of exactly why the coastline of..

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Murcia news round-up week ending 28th July 2017
The Costa Cálida prepares a very warm welcome for August visitors! As the last weekend of July begins there are certain things which can be taken for granted in the Region of Murcia, for example..

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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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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 7th July 2017
Image: Jumilla town hall Extraordinary weather heralds the start of the summer season as plans for Corvera airport get back on track We are now a week into July and the weather across Spain..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 30th June 2017
Summer starts here in the Costa Cálida! You'd be forgiven for thinking that today was the start of the Easter holidays, not the summer holidays looking at the images of the torrential hailstorm..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th June 2017
The heat is on as the Costa Calida prepares for a long hot summer The heat is on Although the heat has been the main talking point of the week, the heat is also on worldwide to deal with the..

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Murcia and Spanish weekly news round up week ending 16th June 2017
Tragedy averted as giant ficus tree collapses in the centre of Murcia during the June heatwave For much of the last week, while environmental matters continued to occupy a large proportion of the..

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Murcia and Spanish weekly news round-up week ending 9th June 2017
Environmental news hogs the headlines in Murcia this week but will the UK election result affect all of us living here in Murcia? Although the top talking points for expats have revolved around..

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Murcia and Spanish weekly news round-up week ending 2nd June 2017
The Mar Menor takes centre stage as the summer season looms in the Costa Cálida Lead image: Jellyfish nets being laid alongside the San Pedro del Pinatar coastline of the Mar Menor this week..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th May 2017
Water quality improving in the Mar Menor as the government invests more in regeneration In a week when it seems that summer weather has arrived to stay for the next few months it is perhaps appropriate..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 19th May 2017
Summer weather settles in as whales are spotted off the Murcian coastline As we enter the second half of May there is a sense that the summer is almost with us in the Region of Murcia, and as..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th May 2017
The Mar Menor takes centre stage, San Javier flight statistics continue to improve and property sales in Murcia are booming! The issue of the water quality in the Mar Menor is often in the news..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th May 2017
A new regional president and new faces in the cabinet, but the arguments continue over Corvera airport and the Mar Menor This week saw the official swearing-in of the new president of the regional..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 28th April 2017
Umbrellas may be more useful than suncream as we head into the Bank Holiday weekend and the Crosses of May The British expat community in Murcia shrank by 5 per cent last year, and the Region..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 21st April 2017
Corvera airport bidding process provisionally suspended..........but Murcia continues to enjoy a stunning spring It will not have escaped the notice of anyone visiting the city of Murcia this..

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What's on round-up for the Murcia Region
Lots of events on offer as the Murcia Region celebrates Easter WeeK CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHAT'S ON ROUND-UP FOR THE COMING WEEK

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Murcia and Spain weekly news round-up week ending 7th April 2017
Easter is upon us as Murcia awaits the investiture of a new president Easter falls relatively late this year but at last Semana Santa is now with us, coinciding in the Region of Murcia with the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 31st March 2017
The regional government crisis sparks debate nationwide as the Costa Cálida prepares for Easter For many of us the real news this week is that the weather seems to have settled down a bit and..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th March 2017
Environmental issues take centre stage as the Mar Menor regeneration project advances Image: Winner of the El Berro photographic competition promoting the Sierra Espuña This week saw the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 19th March 2017
The Corvera airport saga dominates the Murcia news along with weather extremes at the end of winter There's no doubt about it, there have been two main talking points in the Region of Murcia over..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 10th March 2017
Murcia basks in record early March temperatures as San Javier airport wins another global award After an uncharacteristically cool and wet winter in the Region of Murcia, this week has finally..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 4th March 2017
Murcia president refuses to resign as spring weather makes a tentative appearance in the Costa Cálida It's astonishing that anyone has even managed to do any work this week in Murcia given the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th February 2017
The San Javier and Corvera airport debate hogs the headlines as Spain prepares for Carnival weekend All over Spain this weekend there will be outrageous costumes and partying in the streets to..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, week ending 17th February 2017
Airports and the Mar Menor dominate the Murcia news but the court case involving Princess Cristina dominates the national headlines Few topics in the Murcia news arouse such interest, and so..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 10th February 2017
Corvera and San Javier airports are back in the news as spring blossom dots the Murcia Region The Corvera airport news front has been quiet for the last couple of months – too quiet, some might..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 3rd February 2017
Courgette crisis was just tip of the iceberg, fake plumbers hit the elderly and regional president may be forced to resign There’s no doubting the biggest story of the week in the Region of..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 27th January 2017
Courgette chaos, bomb scares, unexploded Civil War mortars and record waves.....a normal week in Murcia! As normal weather conditions return to the Region of Murcia following the heavy snow and rain..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 20th January 2017
Snow, snow and more snow as the Costa Cálida receives its heaviest falls for decades This week we make no apology for concentrating on the severe winter weather which has affected the Region..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 13th January 2017
Cold weather on the way as Corvera airport and Los Alcazares flood damage hog the headlines The government pledges to restore the Mar Menor beaches by Easter The Costa Cálida is unlikely..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 23rd December
The weather totally dominated the news this week Images 1 and 2 courtesy of Richard Angell showing Roda Gold during and after the storm It may be the festive season, but the big story in the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 16th December 2016
Rain, rain and more rain this weekend As predicted, a major episode of rain has assailed the Murcia Region over the weekend and is forecast to continue for the remainder of Sunday and into Monday..

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Weekly Murcian and Spanish news round-up 4th December
This week the weather has once again been unsettled, and although the rain was heavier at the end of the week, Murcia largely escaped the torrential downpours either side of us which left one dead..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 27th November
Murcia regional government to sue former Corvera airport concessionary It’s only a month since southern Spain was sweltering in unusually high autumn temperatures and bathers were still swimming..

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Murcian and Spanish news round up week ending 18th November
Spain finally has a government, Aena continues to invest into San Javier airport and temperatures set to fall next week This week began with a superb “Supermoon”, the largest and brightest..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up W/e 11th November
Corvera airport, the Mar Menor, drunken drivers and fraud in the news this week This week Murcia has cooled a little as a cold front settles over Spain, although there have been plenty of hot..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up W/e 30th October
Spain finally has a new government The week concludes with news that at last a new national government will finally be in place next week – see below for details – as after 10 months of bickering..

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Murcian and Spanish Weekly news round-up W/e 21st October
Bullfighting ban in Cataluña overturned, Corvera airport maintenance contract out to tender, yet more British TV crews giving free promotion to Murcia after reading articles on this site! Image..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up W/e 16th October
Mar Menor algal row continues, traffic falls at San Javier airport and Brexit bashes standard of living for expats This week the story which will have the most impact on all of those who live, work..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 7th October 2016
British tourists spent 306 million euros in Murcia during the first eight months of 2016 The British account for 42.1% of all foreign tourism revenue in the Murcia Region Tourism expenditure..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 23rd September 2016
Environmental issues to the fore in Murcia as the Gota Fria storms hold off The autumn officially began in mainland Spain at 16.21 on Thursday afternoon, but although the beaches are now substantially..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, week ending 18th September 2016
Lack of rain pleases beachgoers but frustrates farmers Ed's note: Apologies for late delivery of bulletin. Technical problem with the mailing system now resolved. Thank you for your patience!..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up week ending 11th September
Record temperatures for September, Mar Menor update and Spain is still without a government It has been an unusual week for the Spanish and Murcian news, with the politicians taking a back seat as..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 2nd September 2016
Spain continues without a government as the summer holidays end There has been a distinctly end-of-summer feel to a lot of the news in both Murcia and Spain over the last week, with the August holidays..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th August 2016
Murcia is ready to enjoy the long August holiday weekend This weekend is lengthened for many people by the national holiday which falls on Monday 15th August to coincide with the feast day..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 29th July 2016
The Murcia tourist sector prepares for the busiest month of the year As August approaches the temperatures in the Region of Murcia are expected to reach the high thirties over the weekend, and..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 15th July 2016
The Murcia tourist sector is in full swing as the first heatwave of the summer approaches As we reach the midway point of July and the number of people on the beaches of the Costa Cálida continues..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 8th July 2016
Temperatures started to climb this week and in spite of uncharacteristically strong winds and even a storm or two, the region started to settle into the normal pattern of mid 30's temperatures by..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 3rd July 2016
Image: San Pedro del Pinatar in the Mar Menor starts lifeguard services for the summer Murcia government wary of Brexit The dust shows few signs of settling just yet in the world of UK politics..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 24th June 2016
Brexit, Bregret, Breflection and Spain votes for a new government The last few days have been momentous to say the least, with the Brexit vote sowing uncertainty for the expat community and the Spanish..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 17th June 2016
A pivotal week in Spanish and European history This coming week is a pivotal one in both Spanish and European history as the UK goes to the polls to vote on whether Britain remains within the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 10th June 2016
The Isaac Peral sails again but will Corvera ever get off the ground???? Residents of the Costa Cálida will need no telling that this week saw the start of the first heatwave of 2016, with the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 3rd June 2016
Murcia beaches ready for summer, new minister takes responsibility for Corvera airport New minister takes over responsibility for Corvera airport This week saw the official appointment on..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, week ending 27th May 2016
Temperature rises as the Region of Murcia prepares for summer Temperatures are once again rising and on Friday several areas of the region recorded 30 degrees plus as the summer gets underway..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 20th May 2016
Summer heat turns on, mozzies, BBQ's and all change at Corvera airport again The PP government of the Region of Murcia will undertake a forced ministerial reshuffle over the next few weeks, following..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 13th May 2016
Murcia largely escapes the rain in Spain and Barca win La Liga Summer is knocking on the door, although this week has witnessed a mixed bag of sun and storms, with Murcia largely escaping the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 6th May 2016
Record blue flags for Murcia, Brits spent 22 million euros in Murcia during March and more news about Corvera Corvera airport and tourism news The members of the regional government committee..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 29th April 2016
Crosses, Cruisers, Cathedrals, Cockfights and of course....Corvera, a week in Murcia Corvera airport and other infrastructures Ana Pastor, the Minister for Development in the caretaker national..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up w/e 22nd April
Work continues to open Corvera airport, and Spain on the verge of calling a new General Election Airport news As is so often the case in the Region of Murcia, the news at the end of another..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up w/e 17th April
Positive air traffic for Murcia, but still no government for Spain This week there’s finally been some good news for businesses in the Murcia Region as the flow of tourists starts to increase and..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up, week ending 8th April 2016
Positive property figures for Murcia and British tourists have spent 1.3 billion euros in Spain so far this year The sun is out again this weekend and glorious spring weather hints of the summer..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 1st April 2016
Busy week for Murcians: Burying and burning sardines, eating meat pies and dressing up in regional costume This week has seen a lull in the news regarding the Region of Murcia, as the Easter celebrations..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 25th March
At last the regional government has control of Corvera airport Thursday and Friday are Bank Holidays in the Murcia Region, so this week a shortened bulletin is being sent reflecting three days..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 18th March 2016
The Semana Santa celebrations dominate the Murcia and Spanish news This week the Region of Murcia has been preparing for the Easter holidays, with the first Semana Santa procession in Spain having..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, week ending 11th March 2016
Spain still without a government, property sales on the up and snow blankets northern Spain Another week of talking and Spain is still without a government as politicians continue talks to try and..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 4th March 2016
The battle of the breakwaters ends in victory for the residents of Los Urrutias 45 million euros of European funds have been earmarked for improvements in and around the Mar Menor, one of the key..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th February 2016
Tourism booms, Sterling wobbles as Brexit debate begins and art goes bananas Now that Carnival is well and truly over, the final act having been completed with the Águilas Drag Queen Gala last..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 19th February
Spain still without a government as cold snap spreads down to Murcia Once again the weather and agriculture have hit the news in Murcia this week, with drought warnings and unusually high temperatures..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th February 2016
The warm dry weather boosts tourism but worries Murcia farmers But never mind.....we've got another weekend of Carnival ahead!!!!!! In a part of Spain where the economy is so heavily reliant..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up W/e 7th February
Another week and still no new prime minister in sight for Spain, prompting the king to cancel his state visit to the UK Never mind....it's Carnival time! The last seven days have been rather..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up W/e 31st January
A quiet week in Murcia before Carnival begins Maybe it’s the rather grey late January weather, or maybe the Murcianos are gathering their strength for the forthcoming Carnival celebrations, but..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up, w/e 24th January 2016
Venice-style taxis for La Manga and a buyer for the hotel in La Torre Golf Resort as Murcia shows off its wares in Madrid In the week of the huge FITUR tourism fair in Madrid it is appropriate and..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, w/e 15th January 2016
Temperatures drop this weekend in the Costa Calida but property sales keep rising! Midway through the month of January it appears that at last winter may have arrived in the Region of Murcia, with..

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What’s on for Three Kings in the Murcia Region
Cabalgatas, Kings and Royal Pages for Epiphany in Murcia In Spain the 6th January, or Epiphany, is even more important than Christmas Day, as traditionally, presents were brought by the Three Wise..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up week ending 18th December 2015
Six degrees above December average heading into Christmas, contract awarded to clean up Portman Bay, Spain votes for new government on Sunday Murcia Today weekly news round-up News is updated..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 13th December
Murcia news round-up This week news in Murcia has been very thin on the ground to say the least, most of the news relating to the forthcoming Christmas celebrations and the imminent elections. News..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round up 6th December
Christmas lights are on as Murcia prepares to party It may not quite be Christmas yet, but the Spanish holiday calendar is such that early December is marked by a pre-festive break which includes..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up
Saharan sand, more dog friendly beaches planned and save yourself a few grand! Lead image: Los Alcázares tourism board, showing the beautiful Mar Menor as the sun rose on Wednesday morning..

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Murcian and Spanish news weekly Round up 22nd November
More evidence of Spanish property recovery, Torre Pacheco oust former Mayoress and 2 days of chill ahead! The Mediaeval market is still open today in Lorca as the castle capitulates on the final..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 15th November
No getting away from Cataluña this week, Spanish solidarity for Paris murders and Spanish property prices rising once again A nip of Autumn assailed the Murcia Region this week, the office window..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 7th November
Politician potty talk as elections approach, property sales boosted,and sale of Ciudad Real airport falls through yet again! To Start: Were recruiting. We are looking to employ a full time..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 25th October
26 million euro claim against Mazarron council over Camposol, Corvera airport concessionary appeals court verdict and Aer Lingus shore up winter schedules Murcia news round-up This week temperatures..

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Murcian and Spanish news weekly round-up 18th October
Flu jab season begins, regional budget gridlocked by mayorial indictment and Murcia property sales back on a positive course This week began with a Bank Holiday on Monday and although most of Spain..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 4th October
British tourists spent 72 million euros a day in Spain during August, Corvera airport one step closer, Catalan president indicted This week has been a busy one in the Murcia Region, the news..

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Murcian and Spanish News Round up W/E 27/09/2015
Regional parliament investigates Corvera airport, Paramount park office to close, Corvera Golf Resort unlikely to become Syrian refugee camp After another glorious week of 30 degree temperatures..

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Murcian and Spanish weekly news round-up 20th September
Spanish property prices rise, three private airports in the spotlight and Catalonia prepares to go to the polls This week the storms have passed and Murcia has enjoyed the glorious late summer..

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Murcia Today Weekly News Round up W/E 13/09/2015
Murcia Today weekly news round-up Torrential downpours on Monday signalled a rather wet start to the week, but although the Murcia region was given another good wash-off on Monday it escaped the..

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Murcia Today Weekly Murcian and Spanish news round-up 6th September
Murcia Today weekly news round-up To start with, welcome to the new-look pages! It’s been a pretty heavy summer, but at last the new-look Spanish News Today page has gone live this week, joining..

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Murcian and Spanish News Round up W/E 02/08/2015
Hailstones the size of golf balls, record tourism expenditure and Spain goes on holiday This week Spain officially “broke up” for the summer holiday period, with politicians heading en-masse..

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Murcian and Spanish News roundup 26/07/2015
Mucho calor in Murcia and Spain keeps sizzling It’s been hot, hot, hot this week and although Sunday has provided some blissful respite, Monday is set to sizzle again, with temperatures forecast..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up 19th July
Improved traffic at San Javier airport, tourism arrivals continue to boom and heatwave kills Murcia regional news round-up This week temperatures have finally eased off slightly following the..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up 05/07/2015
Camposol constructor seeks bankruptcy protection, more women than men in new Murcia government and new build property prices increase Murcia regional news Well at last we have a new regional president..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up W/e 28th June
Terrorist alert level raised, puppies drowning in tar and the heat is on! In Murcia the heat is on! Today half of the region is sizzling in 40 degrees of orange alert sunshine, while coastal areas..

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Murcian and Spanish news round/up W/e 21st June
Temperatures rising, Chinese investors buy Murcia real estate and a PP president for Murcia again Summer is officially underway as of today and this week the weather provided a number of important..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up W/E 14/06/2015
Murcia Regional News This week the media has been dominated by the last acts in the municipal elections: the vote for the Mayorship of each of our 45 municipalities, which yesterday changed the political..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 5th June 2015
Record spring temperatures,Mediterranean property prices start to recover and chaos reigns as councils negotiate pacts to form a government The start of June has brought with it the onset of genuine..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, week ending 29th May 2015
Cartagena Mayoress resigns, Corvera airport must start licencing process again and Brits continue to spend the most in Spain The long—running saga of the new regional airport at Corvera continued..

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Whats on round-up weekend of 29th to 31st of May
Classic cars, free visits to military vessels, fiestas and free concerts This weekend there are a number of interesting entertainment options on offer with something for everyone. As the Murcia..

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Murcia Today news summary, week ending 22nd May 2015
Snow in the Pyrenees, flag fever in Cataluña and a sense of relief everywhere as electioneering comes to an end Well thank goodness the elections will be over by 9pm tonight and the insistent..

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What’s on round-up 23rd and 24th May
Free world music at Murcia Tres Culturas, interesting Geological walk in Calblanque and not a lot else This week it’s more a case of what’s not on rather than what’s on as the region grinds..

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Murcia Today Weekly News round-up16th May
Heatwave hits Murcia, San Javier passenger numbers increase, 44% of properties sold to foreign buyers last year were to Brits This week things have been hotting up in the region, as the state meteorological..

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Whats on round-up weekend of 16th and 17th May
This week there are dozens of free concerts with the Noche de los Museos and Fiestas of San Isidro This week the Noche de los Museos brings a vast selection of free concerts and activities in museums..

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Murcia Today weekly news round-up W/e 10th May
Polaris assets up for sale, exchange rate improves following Conservative victory and Brigitte Bardot on the warpath over Cartagena feral cats NB: What’s on bulletin sent separately on Friday morning..

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Murcia Today What’s on Bulletin for weekend of 9th and 10th May
Free concerts, artisan fairs, fiestas and festivals in the region this week Murcia just never seems to stop partying and this weekend the region launches into another round of festivities, with Fiestas..

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Murcia Today What’s on Bulletin May weekend
Too much to do in the Region of Murcia this weekend This weekend the Region of Murcia celebrates May Day and the May Bank Holiday, with a ridiculous amount of events to choose from for those lucky..

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Murcia Today Whats on round-up weekend of 25th and 26th April
This weekend there is plenty of activity in the Murcia Region as we head towards the May Day Fiestas next week. Follow the recent reader survey, work has begun to prepare the programming to change..

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Murcia Today Weekly news round-up 25th April
Paramount Park promotor denies bankruptcy, Corvera airport latest and fur flies in Mazarrón NB. “What’s on in Murcia this week” was sent separately this morning as part of the first stage..

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Weekly Today weekly bulletin 18th April
The Daily Mail claims youll NEVER want to eat a bag of salad from these fields again The week in Murcia began with the educational authorities opening the period for those with children to secure..

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Murcia Today weekly news and whats on round-up 11th April
Unemployment falls, bankruptcies fall and as Murcia buries the sardine, thousands of tourists arrive for budget holidays To say that news has been thin on the ground in the Region of Murcia this..

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Murcia Today weekly round-up 3rd April
Summer flight schedules underway as Murcia hits 30 degrees at the end of March The population of the Region of Murcia has been immersed in Semana Santa processions this week, thousands are in Los..

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Murcia news and whats on round-up  27th March 2015
Don´t forget to move clocks forward on Saturday night! As this week ends the Easter holiday season begins, and throughout the Region of Murcia the streets are about to be taken over by processions..

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Murcia Today weekly news and whats on round-up 20th March
Murcia news round-up, week ending 20th March 2015 As both residents and visitors in the Region of Murcia take advantage of the San José holiday weekend there is one topic which dominates the conversation..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin, week ending 13th March 2015
Mazarrón Mayors indicted, San Javier air traffic continues to fall and temperatures hit 30 degrees in March! Your feedback Many, many thanks to all those who have taken the trouble to complete..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 07-03-2015
Musical chairs in Murcia regional government, Brits boost tourism spending for January and we need your input! Questionnaire: Future of the Murcia Today bulletin This week we’ll be sending..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 01-03-2015
Sterling-Euro rate hits 1.37, new driving licence regulations explained and could Pauls Tractor Beer be heading for a bar near you? It’s been a turbulent week in Murcian politics as uncertainty..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 22-02-2015
San Javier air traffic 81% down, tourism figures impressively up and Spanish property sales on the increase Region of Murcia news Carnival has been the biggest news in the media right through..

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Weekly bulletin update
Carnival, Corvera and increased property sales This week we start with an apology for the late bulletin and disruption in loading material towards the end of the week. A growing readership ( more..

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Murcia Today weekly news and whats on round-up 7th February
Crime down, waiting lists up, Corvera airport all over the place! The news this week in Murcia It’s been an odd news week this week, as the topics which have been obsessing the Spanish media are..

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Murcia weekly bulletin 24th January
Aena to close San Javier airport, Euro-sterling exchange rate hits 7 year high, optimism in Spanish property sector following ECB injection and Bárcenas is out of jail The week began with a..

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Murcia Today weekly round-up 17th January
Massive fall in San Javier passenger traffic, euro-sterling rate makes Spanish property cheaper, hospitals under pressure as temperatures drop and increased police presence following terror attacks..

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Parade times for the Three Kings processions on the 5th
There are also several Autos on the 6th as well The last major event of the Spanish festive season looms large as families prepare for the biggest night of the year: Three Kings. Although Christmas..

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Corvera airport contract rescinded: Murcia Today bulletin 24th December
Corvera airport unlikely to open before 2016 The working year has concluded with resolution of a situation which has dominated headlines for the last 12 months: the future of Corvera airport...

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Region of Murcia news round-up, week ending 12th December 2014
Calibration flights at Corvera airport, Russia honours ex-pat war veteran and British Consul leaves Alicante This week the ongoing fight to open Corvera airport next Spring continued and as of the..

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Murcia Today Weekly Round Up 6th December 2014
Fishing frenzy, lots to do over bank holiday weekend and Corvera uncertainty continues As the Region of Murcia and the Costa Cálida prepare to welcome an influx of visitors over the long holiday..

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Region of Murcia news round-up, week ending 28th November 2014
Drama at Corvera airport, Bethlehem burns and the bulldozers demolish more expat homes Murcia Region news round-up This week the dominant story in Murcia has concerned developments regarding the..

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Murcia Today weekly news and whats on round-up, 21st November 2014
Murcia becomes Mu&cia, Corvera continues to obsess the Spanish media and Paramount 16€ million subsidy will come from Spanish taxpayers, not the EU As it has done for the last four years, the..

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Region of Murcia news round-up, week ending 14th November 2014
Cooler weather removes Gota Fría risk and Corvera chaos continues It may not seem like good news to many readers, but the arrival of colder weather over the last week has come as something of a..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 8th November
New Corruptópolis board game: will the players buy themselves out of trouble or will they get their just deserts? This week in Murcia fall-out from the corruption scandals which are dominating Spanish..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 1st November
Paramount Park in Alhama receives EU financing subsidy, Portmán Regeneration project collapses again,  corruption rocks the region This week has been action packed for the Murcia newsdesk as corruption..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 25th October
Tourism booms, new logo for Murcia, Corvera uncertainty continues and first Spànish ebola case recovers This week tourism and its many facets has been a common theme of the Murcian regional news..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 18th October
The hazards of collecting snails, safety checks at Corvera airport and ebola alert continues in Spain A busy week in Murcia, with several major themes emerging. Starting in the Mar Menor, the..

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Murcia Today weekly news and whats on round-up, 11th October
Ebola dominates Spanish news as the rows over Corvera airport continue in Murcia This week Spanish national news has been totally dominated by the Ebola outbreak and the situation regarding the first..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 04/10/2014
Another spanner in the works for Corvera airport, Camposol clean-up continues and British Ambassador visits the region It’s been a busy week for news in Murcia with a number of topics jostling..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin September 27th Camposol hit by Gota Fría
Weather has been an important topic all week as autumn storms hit Spain It had been a fairly quiet week on the news front in the Murcia Region until teatime on Thursday, when the largely expatriate..

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Murcia news and whats on round up 19th September
Euro-sterling currency exchange rate climbs after no vote and analysts predict Spanish property prices will remain low The bulletin begins with the national Spanish news as the main stories dominating..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 12th September
Spanish property could be on the road to recovery as positive figures continue This week has been an interesting one, mainly because of the statistical figures released by official bodies and the..

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News and What’s on bulletin 5th September
Spanish house prices rise for the first time in 6 years, while Spanish inflation remains below zero Summer clings resolutely on and this week has continued to be hot, hot, hot, after the state..

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Murcia Today news and whats on round-up 29th August
Spain heads back to work, but in Murcia the party is only just beginning…. This weekend  the Region of Murcia begins to empty as the Spanish holiday season ends and Spain heads back to work, leaving..

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Murcia Today weekly news round-up, 2nd to 8th August 2014
This week its time to hang the donkey in Perín as Hacienda hangs out Real Murcia to dry During the month of August news is traditionally thin on the ground, as residents do their best to keep out..

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Murcia Today weekly news round up, 26th July to 1st August 2014
Portmán, Paramount and People Power hit the headlines as the Region of Murcia heads for the beach What has generally been a quiet week for news in the Region of Murcia ended with something of..

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Murcia Today news round-up, 18th to 25th July 2014
Temperatures up, unemployment down and hope for the Tallante pea-flower As Spain gradually emerges from the economic crisis which has affected the country for the last few years it’s a pleasure..

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Region of Murcia news round-up, 11th to 18th July 2014
Fiestas, fish and football are in the news as the first heatwave of this summer hits the Region of Murcia The population of the Region of Murcia is currently in full summer mode, with a host of exhibitions..

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Murcia Today news and whats on round-up, 4th July 2014
Could EU money revive the Paramount project? The summer may traditionally be slow in terms of news, but the start of July has been just the opposite in the Region of Murcia this year as a raft of..

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Murcia Today Weekly News and Whats on round-up, 27th June 2014
Hailstorms greet the start of the summer and its demolition time for the Santa Ana Urbanisation in Jumilla It happened again! Just when it seemed that it might never rain again in the Region of Murcia..

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Murcia Today news and what’s on round-up, 20th June 2014
Weekly news round-up, 20th June 2014 This week we have no choice other than to start with the Spanish national news…….. To say that it’s been an unusual week for the news would be understating..

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Murcia Today news and what’s on round-up, 13th June 2014
Weekly news round-up, 13th June 2014 Summer weather arrives amid fire, skin cancer and swimming-pool warnings Monday 9th June was a holiday in the Region of Murcia, and for the rest of the week..

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Murcia Today Weekly News and Whats on round-up 6th June 2014
A Republican flag flies at Murcia Town Hall and Corvera airport saga rumbles on Region of Murcia news round-up, 6th June 2014 The news throughout Spain this week has been dominated by the abdication..

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Murcia Today news and What’s On round-up, 30th May 2014
An events diary ranging from motorbike tours to bobbin lacemaking, while politics and the weather dominate the news What’s On in Murcia, 30th May to 6th June Although as usual there are a variety..

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Murcia Today news and What’s On round-up, 23rd May 2014
Diverse events this weekend, drought and drugs in the news, and expats make Spanish bowls team What’s On in Murcia, 23rd to 30th May This weekend the European elections have resulted in the..

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Murcia Today News and What’s On round-up, 16th May 2014
Wide range of free concerts for the "Night of the Museums" and Corvera airport continues to occupy column inches What’s On Murcia Region This weekend in the Region of Murcia presents..

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Murcia Today News and Whats on Round-up 9th May
Portman Bay Regeneration contract awarded, hottest April in Murcia for 74 years, and Fiestas of San Isidro begin Murcia What’s on This weekend the region continues to celebrate the last events..

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Murcia Today, Weekly News and Whats On round-up 2nd May 2014
More spring fiestas in Caravaca, Cartagena and Alhama, while the weather and the economy dominate the rest of the news This week sees another round in the seemingly endless series of spring holidays..

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Murcia Region Weekly News and Whats on Round Up 25th April
Running of the Wine Horses, Los Mayos and The Burial of the Sardine It’s a breathless time of year in the Region of Murcia, as the intensity of Semana Santa gives way to celebration and the season..

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Murcia news and whats on round-up 11th April
New President takes over the region, Semana Santa begins, dry winter causing problems for farmers Don´t forget, Thursday and Friday are Bank Holidays next week in Murcia, so everything will be closed..

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Murcia news and whats on round-up 4th April
President Valcárcel resigns, big changes to regional government and Semana Santa begins in Murcia region This week the news story which will affect most of us in some way, shape, or form took place..

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Murcia Today News and Whats On Weekly Bulletin 28th March 2014
Portmán Bay Regeneration licensed, ex-pats must register all vehicles with Spanish plates, evidence found of Roman invasion of Cartagena This week one of the most important pieces of news which..

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Murcia Today News and Whats On Weekly roundup 21st March 2014
The Murcia watermelon case in court, Corvera airport latest, burglaries down and tourists up in Murcia Will Corvera airport open in 2014? Not according to the regional press, who started the week..

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Murcia Today Weekly News Round up 14th March 2014
A new regional president for Murcia, good air traffic figures, property prices at lowest since July 2003 This week the most important news for the region is the appointment of a new regional president..

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Murcia Today news and what’s on round-up 7th March
Accusations of bribery leave Murcia short of presidential candidates This week there has been no new news relating to the Corvera airport situation, other than a report published by economists in..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 28th February
Carnival, Corvera and rebellious residents What’s on Murcia this week Throughout this weekend and next, the region celebrates carnival, with parades in most towns and communities across the..

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Murcia Today News and Whats On Weekly Bulletin W/E 2nd March 2014
Corvera airport opening further delayed, ecologists unhappy over Paramount environmental report, Rosell emergencies unit to remain open and Carnival begins Corvera Airport news More delays for..

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Weekly Bulletin W/E 23rd February 2014
Property sales in Murcia increase, politicians unite to open airport, burglars arrested after mass robberies Passports The week begins with a message from the British Consulate to advise residents..

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Weekly Bulletin W/E 16th February 2014
Corvera airport and San Javier will both compete for business, thousands lose BBC channels, burglaries rise in Murcia Corvera airport update This week there is no hiding from the story which has..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin W/e 9th February
Candelaria, San Blas and could Corvera airport open in September? Murcia What’s On This weekend the region celebrates the festival of the Candelaria, ( 2nd February) which marks the purification..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 2nd February 2014
Voting in European elections. European elections are looming and the government has issued guidelines for all those who would like to exercise their right to vote in these elections. Camposol..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin w/e 26th January 2013
Intense negotiations about Corvera airport, Paramount Park featured at Fitur, Brit facing homicide charges after drink drive death Murcia Today Last year saw a huge step forward for Murcia Today..

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Murcia Today weekly Bulletin W/e 19th January 2014
El Gorguel, Portmán Bay regeneration and have Spanish property prices hit rock bottom yet? What’s on Murcia Having poured all their efforts into frantically promoting their commercial centres..

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Three Kings parades on 5th January
The Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos is the most heartwarming event of the year Three Kings is bigger than Christmas in Spain and on the evening of the 5th January, Cabalgatas take place right across..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 29th December 2013
Murcia government takes on Corvera airport loan, Christmas in Murcia Murcia What’s on. This weekend Murcia winds down for Christmas, with the holiday season starting today. The main celebrations..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 15th December 2013
Big discounts on offer for unwanted Spanish airport, giant toboggan opens in Murcia, Mediaeval Market in Caravaca de la Cruz Murcia What’s on This weekend Spain celebrates the Puente de la Constituci..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 8th December 2013
Mediaeval market in Cartagena, Christmas pastries in Bullas, inaction at Corvera airport What’s on Murcia This week the major event which may interest expats is the Mediaeval market in Cartagena..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 1st December 2013
Mediaeval markets, cycling in the Salinas and prize draw for a job. What’s on in Murcia this week With the weather cooler there’s never been a better time than to warm up with hot roasted..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 24th November 2013
What’s on Murcia This week the pre-Christmas run-up has begun and there are lots of opportunities to acquire hand made gifts across the region in a flurry of artisan fairs this weekend. Totana..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 17th November 2013
Falling crime figures, falling property prices, falling construction companies..... Lead story: Reader query: Is it true that the IRM group have gone bust? Rumours have been spreading through..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 10th November 2013
This week the Paramount Park, Corvera airport, record tourism, electronic cigarettes and hanging greyhounds Lead story : Paramount Park Alhama de Murcia awards construction contracts, Premursa says..

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Weekly Bulletin week ending 3rd November
Lead story : Spanish cigarette sales in freefall, but is Gibraltar border smuggling really to blame as the media claim? Click for our good weekend read, Cigarettes in freefall. Murcia What’s on..

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Spanish property sales to non resident foreigners rise by 43%. Murcia Today weekly bulletin W/E 20th Oct 2013
Lead Story: Spanish property sales to non resident foreigners rise by 43% What’s on Murcia This weekend Spain celebrates the festival of the Virgen del..

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Murcia Todays Weekly Bulletin W/E 27th October 27th
Headline story : Homes of two British nationals demolished this week Murcia What’s on. This next week there are plenty of activities for residents to enjoy, heading up to another spate of activities..

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Paramount Park Land Clearance, work starts on site. Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin W/E 20th October 2013
Headline Article: Paramount Park land clearance, work starts on site. What’s on Murcia This week the region celebrates the Fiestas of the Virgin del Rosario..

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