Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 10th July
This week the numbers of new Covid cases being recorded in Spain and the numbers of outbreaks have started to unsettle our regional governments. On Saturday Catalonia (Cataluña) announced the confinement..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 3rd July
This week the tourism season has begun, and no-one is under any illusions that the season is going to be complicated here in Spain as uncertainty continues to cloud the issue of flights and Covid..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 26th June
On Wednesday we move into July, bringing increased tourist traffic to Spain and an uncertain and atypical summer ahead with the shadow of Covid hanging over us. Businesses have no doubts that they..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 19th June
This week there has been a significant amount of frenetic activity as Spain counts down to the end of the state of emergency which concludes at midnight on 21st June, meaning that as dawn breaks..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin June 5th 2020
This week the number of Covid cases continues to fall across Spain and by Monday all of the country will be in either phase 2 or phase 3 of the e-escalation process, looking to emerge into the &..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 29th May 2020
The beginning of the week was somewhat frantic as the Murcia Region moved into phase 2 of the de-escalation process and major announcements about the decision to allow foreign tourists to first..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 22nd May 2020
Illegal immigrants testing positive, 305 kilo tuna,260 people  in a bar, Ryanair....here we go again...read on, it's been a busy week! Image 1: The sun rising over the Mar Menor courtesy of..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 15th May 2020
As is to be expected the principal news stories continue to revolve around the Covid crisis this week following a first week in phase 1 de-escalation.   It's been an interesting week as the..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 8th May 2020
This week the Covid crisis has continued to dictate the course of the news in both Spain and Murcia, the principal themes of the week being first the political battle to extend the state of emergency..

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Murcia Today weekly bulletin 1st May 2020
This week the Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news, not only in Spain, but also in the Region of Murcia, although there are definite signs that the lockdown is finally yielding results..

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Murcia Today weekly news bulletin week ending 24th April
Region of Murcia cases (NB: days relate to the day on which the figures were published) Lead image: A bit of fun from Cartagena council in a difficult week! Saturday 18th : 1647, 22 new cases..

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Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin week ending 17th April 2020.
To recap: When the last bulletin was sent on Wednesday 8th April, the Covid-19 situation in Spain was as follows: 6,180 new cases, total 146,690 757 fatalities, total 14,555 48,021 recoveries..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin 12th June
This week Spain is preparing to move forward to the "new normality" and with just one more week to go before the state of emergency concludes, the topic of mobility and what follows midnight..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia Today weekly bulletin 8th April 2020
Easter weekend begins with Spain still under lockdown for at least another fortnight This week’s bulletin is being brought to you earlier than usual due to the Easter weekend holidays, which..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia Today weekly bulletin 3rd April 2020
Easter Week begins with all events cancelled as the coronavirus death toll nears 11,000 As the coronavirus lockdown in Spain reaches the end of its third week much of the population is now getting..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia Today weekly bulletin 27th March 2020
Tighter lockdown a possibility after 5 days in which 36,000 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Spain and another 3,000 people died When Murcia Today last published a news bulletin just five days..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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