The last FREE Murcia today Weekly Bulletin
During the last week the world has become a different place. For those of us here in Spain the lockdown began a week ago and this morning it has been announced that the period of confinement will be..

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The last ever FREE Murcia Today news bulletin - a Coronavirus special
What a life-changing week. We all watched the spread of Covid-19 in China on television, but somehow it didn´t feel as though it was of any relevance to our own lives until cases started to appear..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Coronavirus special for Murcia and Spain 12th March 2020
Murcia prepares for lockdown as Spain reacts to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic with over 3,000 cases The last few days have been a period of dizzyingly rapid change in the Region of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 6th March 2020
Coronavirus cases rise sharply although Murcia remains unaffected by the epidemic – so far… There is just one topic dominating the news in Spain at present, and it is one which is repeated..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 28th February 2020
Another air force plane crashes into the sea off La Manga as the coronavirus scare escalates in Spain The sun is shining, the sky is blue and temperatures have been up into the high twenties in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 21st February 2020
Murcia gridlocked as protesting farmers bring the city to a standstill The week in Murcia is ending with traffic in the regional capital gridlocked as the Gran Vía and other main streets are filled..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 14th February 2020
One-off circumstances lead to a sharp rise in Corvera airport passenger numbers and San Javier proposes a new water and wildlife park But let's start with a Happy Valentine message fom the Costa..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 7th February 2020
28 degrees in Murcia in early February heatwave but concerns grow over the Mar Menor After Storm Gloria and Brexit is comes as something of a relief to report a relatively quiet week on the news..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 31st January 2020
Image: banksy (instagram) And so this is Brexit – but the difficult part starts now as negotiators seek to define the future implications not only for trade but also for our everyday lives. As..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th January 2020
Snow and flooding return to Murcia as Storm Gloria leaves 13 dead across Spain It is very rare for one single topic to dominate the news in Murcia almost completely, but that was the case this..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 17th January 2020
Snow and rain on the way to the Costa Cálida to end a week in which fire gave Corvera airport its best traffic figures to date! The dry, sunny start to 2020 is finally forecast to come to an end..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 10th  January 2020
A new year brings new resolutions in the Costa Cálida for 2020 with the Mar Menor top of the list More flights at Corvera and the promotion of tourism are also targeted as the Three Kings bring..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 20th December 2019
Another Water War breaks out between Murcia and the national government as tragedy strikes in a pre-Christmas motorhome fire in Puerto de Mazarrón Christmas is about to get under way in the Costa..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th December 2019
Anger in Los Alcázares and fears of more deterioration in the Mar Menor as the second gota fría storm of autumn 2019 brings more flooding At this time of year it would be customary to report..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 29th November 2019
Another gota fría storm could be heading our way, raising fears of flood damage and further disaster in the Mar Menor The British are often portrayed as being obsessive in constantly talking about..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 22nd November 2019
Wintry weather fails to distract attention from the urgent need to protect the Mar Menor Another week ends with the weather foremost among current affairs in the Region of Murcia with official..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 15th November 2019
Winter weather arrives in Murcia and the rest of Spain as left-wing parties attempt to form a government by Christmas after the general election a week ago Never mind the general election, the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 8th November 2019
The Mar Menor remains in the spotlight as the general election campaign ends and wintry weather reaches the Costa Cálida The last seven days have seen an abrupt change in the weather as cooler..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 31st October 2019
A historic demonstration in Cartagena as Murcianos demand Mar Menor protection measures As a working week which is shortened by the national holiday on Friday 1st November comes to an end in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 25th October 2019
Murcia escapes a second gota fría storm as the Mar Menor and the exhumation of General Franco hog the headlines During the early part of the week all eyes were on the sky in the Costa Cálida..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 18th October 2019
Forecasters warn that another potential gota fría storm could form over the eastern coast of Spain Tons of dead fish removed from the beaches of the Mar Menor and violence returns to Catalunya..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 11th October 2019
Temperatures could reach 33 degrees in Murcia this weekend as the gota fría storm continues to occupy the headlines after a month It is now almost exactly a month since the Region of Murcia and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 4th October 2019
The aftermath of the gota fría storm dominates the news as normality gradually returns, at least on land… Town Halls count the cost, long-term flood prevention measures are sought, some Mar..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 27th September 2019
Sunshine after the rain in the Costa Cálida as beaches re-open and normality returns to Murcia The longer-term effects on the marine environment of the Mar Menor are still a source of concern..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 20th September 2019
7 dead in the worst gota fría storm in at least half a century as the big clean-up goes on Tragedy in the Mar Menor as an air force trainer plane crashes off the beach of Santiago de la Ribera..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 13th September 2019
Murcia seeks “catastrophe zone” status after disastrous gota fría storm brings widespread flooding There is no doubt about the one story which has dominated the news all week in the Region..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 6th September 2019
Good news for the Mar Menor at last as a government protection and regeneration plan receives the green light The news in Murcia this week has not provided the drama to match the events of the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 30th August 2019
Pilot dies as fighter jet crashes into the sea off La Manga, minesweeper runs aground during the search and salvage operation, and the first Gota Fría storm of the autumn The last week of August..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 9th August 2019
The Costa Cálida swelters in a 40-degree August heatwave As the middle of August approaches it hardly comes as a surprise that the main talking point in the Costa Cálida this week has been the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 2nd August 2019
Tourist season in full swing as holidaymakers are joined in the Costa Cálida by loggerhead sea turtles, whales and a ray fish! As August starts the annual influx of visitors to the beaches of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th July 2019
Another hot weekend ahead as Murcia at last has a new regional government – but Spain could be heading for yet another general election Another hot weekend lies ahead in the Costa Cálida, with..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th July 2019
Another week, another heatwave in the Costa Cálida... It seems to be the case in recent weeks that the warmest weather in the Region of Murcia is being held back for the weekend, and yet again..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th July 2019
Another heatwave this weekend as the Costa Cálida enters the peak summer season With the first week of July coming to an end the Costa Cálida finds itself in a similar situation to the last week..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 28th June 2019
Murcia set to sizzle in 40-degree heat over the weekend! There is little doubt about the hottest topic in the Region of Murcia and the Costa Cálida as the arrival of the first heatwave of the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 21st June 2019
The summer starts here as a deal appears to have been struck for a PP-Ciudadanos coalition government in Murcia The summer of 2019 officially begins at 17.54 on Friday 21st June, although with..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 14th June 2019
Temperatures up to well over 30 this weekend as Corvera airport passenger numbers continue to invite debate With temperatures beginning to top 30 consistently in the Region of Murcia there is an..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 7th June 2019
A long weekend in Murcia as summer brings more flights to Corvera At this time of year it really begins to feel as though the summer has started in the Costa Cálida, with the regional holiday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 31st May 2019
Election fallout as summer weather sets in following a historic win for the PSOE in the Murcia regional elections With temperatures set to climb up to 30 degrees again over the weekend and more..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 24th May 2019
Local and regional elections on Sunday with major changes likely in Town Halls and the Murcia government The news in Murcia and the Costa Cálida this week has been dominated, understandably, by..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 17th May 2019
Elections dominate the news as the Costa Cálida prepares for summer Much of the news in Murcia and the rest of Spain this week is understandably concerned with campaigning for the local, regional..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 10th May 2019
July heat in mid-May as Murcia prepares for the regional and local elections Following the wettest April for 43 years the Costa Cálida has been basking for the last few days in temperatures more..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 3rd May 2019
More spring fiestas in the Costa Cálida in a week dominated by the dramatic general election results In a week where the news has been dominated by the outcome of last Sunday’s general election..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th April 2019
The worst April storms for 50 years and the continuing fiestas distract attention from Sunday’s general election! This has been a rather unusual week in the Region of Murcia, as despite the fact..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th April 2019
The Easter holidays begin after a disappointing month at Corvera airport An unusually long wait between Christmas and Easter has at last come to an end in the Costa Cálida, with schools breaking..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th April 2019
The Costa Cálida prepares for Semana Santa as British visitors boost Murcia tourism figures With just a week to go until the Semana Santa celebrations begin throughout Spain it might be imagined..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 29th March 2019
The start of summer time coincides with the arrival of winter weather! The winter officially ended in the northern hemisphere just over a week ago, but the impression that summer is on the way..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 22nd March 2019
Brexit and climate change in the spotlight as the driest winter on record in Murcia comes to an end On the day after a brief extension to next week’s Brexit date was granted to Theresa May by..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 15th March
Murcia teenagers join global climate action strike in a week full of reminders of the dangers of pollution and global warming This Friday it is estimated that one in five secondary school pupils..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 8th March 2019
Springtime in Murcia as International Women’s Day and pre-electioneering dominate the news In a week dominated by International Women’s Day, which falls on Friday 8th March, and the jostling..

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