Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 13th July 2018
186 days and counting down: more progress towards the opening of Corvera airport as Murcia sizzles in the July sun The week ended with a glut of news regarding the latest progress towards the opening..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 6th July 2018
Probable Ryanair strikes threaten travel plans as Terminator, wild fires and a July heat wave hit the headlines in the Costa Cálida A threat to summer travel plans for visitors to the Costa Cá..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 29th June 2018
Corvera airport another step nearer opening as ancillary service contracts are put out to tender The opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera moved another step closer to..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 22nd June 2018
35 degrees, school holidays starting, San Juan bonfires this Saturday - it must be summer in the Costa Cálida! As the summer officially begins (on Thursday at 12.07) and schools break up for over..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 15th June 2018
Prepare to bake on the beaches of the Costa Cálida: the summer starts here! After an unsettled spring there is a definite feel of summer in the air in the Region of Murcia this week, with temperatures..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 8th June 2018
A pig farm next door to Camposol, an opening date for Corvera and a new Spanish government While the headlines in Spain have focussed almost exclusively on Pedro Sánchez’s first week as Prime..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 1st June 2018
A tumultuous week with an abrupt change in the Spanish government Lead image: A new day dawns in Los Alcázares........ Well, what a week in Spain! As recently as last Friday it was breaking..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 25th May 2018
Summer campaign begins in the Region of Murcia On Friday the Murcia region launched its national summer advertising campaign, targeting domestic tourists under the banner of “The Costa Cálida..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 18th May 2018
The Pope’s Lamborghini and the mud of Los Urrutias grab the headlines in the Costa Cálida this week It’s not often that a summary of the Murcia news contains information about the Pope and..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 11th May 2018
Thunderstorms steal the headlines but the week ends in sunshine as the beaches and marinas of Murcia prepare for the summer  Lead image: Los Alcázares; calm returns after the storms. For many..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 4th May 2018
A spring public holiday and fiestas in much of Murcia as Corvera, the weather and the drought hit the headlines As the spring continues to bring a mixture of sunshine and showers to the Costa C..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 27th April 2018
Seats on flights to Corvera airport go on sale as the mood of optimism regarding tourism in the Costa Cálida strengthens Click on the blue links to read the full stories or go to the home page..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 13th April 2018
Whale death after swallowing plastic places Murcia in the spotlight of the campaign to save the world’s oceans One of the most important concerns facing the Earth at the moment is the contamination..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up, week ending 6th April 2018
Seagulls at San Javier airport, elephants on the motorway and a whale killed by litter in the sea as animals hit the headlines in the Costa Cálida The week after Easter has provided a variety..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 23rd March 2018
Semana Santa starts and the clocks go forward this weekend as spring weather arrives a little late! As of Tuesday this week spring is officially under way, and although for much of the week the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 16th March 2018
Unsettled weather for the long weekend, and Arnold Schwarzenegger could arrive at Corvera airport before the first passengers ! For most of the Region of Murcia it has now been over two months..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 9th March 2018
Image: Tourist office Los Alcázares Sunny spring weather in the Costa Cálida as Corvera airport already brings signs of new investment to Murcia! Spring is most definitely on its way in the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 2nd March 2018
The sun rising over the Mar Menor this week in Los Alcázares. Tourism Los Alcázares Murcia was the place to be this week, escaping the extreme weather after the 2018 opening of Corvera airport..

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Murcia and Spanish weekly news round-up week ending 16th February 2018
Spring cleaning in the Mar Menor as warmer weather arrives in the Costa Cálida Lead image: Los Alcázares on the shores of the Mar Menor. In a week when daytime temperatures climbed back above..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 9th February 2018
The Hairy Bikers boost publicity for the Mar Menor as water quality improves during more cold weather  Lead image: BBC Once again the weather has been one of the main talking points in the..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 2nd February 2018
Snow in the Costa Cálida, Mar Menor protection measures stiffened and further progress towards the opening of Corvera airport The wintry weather which had been forecast duly arrived in Murcia..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th January 2018
A January heatwave, the return of snow and a possible Gota Fría storm in a week when Corvera airport inched closer to opening  An extraordinary week for weather in the Costa Cálida began with..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 19th January 2018
Corvera airport expected to bring Costa Cálida tourism boom and Lidl puts all its eggs in the free-range basket! The never-ending fiestas in Spain continued on Tuesday with the feast day of San..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th January 2018
The year’s news begins with Corvera airport, the drought, the Mar Menor and the flu epidemic dominating the headlines If the first two weeks of 2018 are anything to go by, then the news in the Region..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 22nd December 2017
Murcia and San Pedro del Pinatar get lucky in the El Gordo Christmas lottery! Christmas joy for lucky lottery punters in a week when Corvera airport moved significantly closer to opening! It..

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Murcian and Spanish news round-up, week ending 15th December 2017
Christmas is coming, the streets are alight with seasonal cheer, but not everyone is in a festive mood as rain refuses to fall Over the last few days the atmosphere in the Region of Murcia has..

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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 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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