Over 2,500 tortoises taken in at the Wildlife Recovery Centre in El Valle since 2015
Ownership of tortoises is illegal in the Region of Murcia: any pets should be delivered! On 30th March 2015 the ownership of pet tortoises in Spain became a crime rather than merely an offence, and since then it is reported that the number of members of the Testudo graeca species, also known as the spur-thighed tortoise, taken in at the Wildlife Recovery Centre in El Valle, in the mountains..

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Heavy rain and flooding in the bay of Mazarrón over Easter weekend
Couple rescued from motor home after parking for the night in the Rambla of La Azohía Such was the extent of the generalized rain which forced the cancellation of almost all of the major processions during the second half of Semana Santa in the Region of Murcia that even in the bay of Mazarrón there was widespread road traffic disruption, and once again the residents of the Bahía area in..

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Walker rescued after collapsing in Sierra Espuña
The woman was airlifted to safety first to Totana and then to the hospital in Lorca An airborne mountain rescue team was called out on Thursday to the Collado del Pilón, in the part of the mountains of Sierra Espuña which lies in the municipality of Totana, and successfully airlifted to hospital a woman who had collapsed while walking up towards the peak. A call was made to the 112 emergency..

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Third mortar shell in six months found at Lorca waste treatment plant
Staff at Barranco Hondo are getting used to the emergency evacuation protocol! For the third time in six months the waste treatment plant in Barranco Hondo, in the municipality of Lorca, was evacuated on Wednesday due to the discovery of an explosive device in the rubbish arriving at the centre. On this occasion the object which caused the alarm was a mortar grenade, and as soon as it was..

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Desalination plants to be connected to region-wide water distribution network
Until now production has been destined only for local farmers and consumers The guaranteed supply of water for both agriculture and domestic consumption is a source of constant concern in the Region of Murcia, and in this context there have been two positive pieces of news in the first half of the week. The first was the approval given to the transfer of another 38 cubic hectometres of water..

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Cuatro Calas beaches in Águilas protected against influx of Easter tourists
Efforts to protect native plant life at the four south-westernmost beaches of the Costa Cálida As the beaches of Águilas in south-western Murcia prepare to welcome an influx of visitors over Easter the four beaches of “Cuatro Calas”, close to the boundary with Andalucía, are protected against damage by motor vehicles and careless walkers after a campaign funded by the regional government..

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Summer bus routes from Águilas, Mazarrón, Camposol and golf resorts to Corvera airport
Presentation at the airport of the new routes which were inaugurated on 1st April Coinciding with the start of summer flight schedules at the beginning of this month the number of bus services to and from the Region of Murcia International Airport has increased, and the official presentation of the new routes was held at the terminal building on Tuesday. One of the most important innovations..

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Mazarrón woman charged with faking the theft of her car
The woman claimed to have been drugged in her sleep while burglars made off with the keys A woman faces charges of falsely reporting a crime in Mazarrón after she alleged that she had been drugged by burglars who then stole her car, a television and a mobile phone while she slept. On investigation of the incident, the Guardia Civil found various indications which contradicted her version..

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Totana bee-keeping unit ready to tackle spring bee swarms
Members of the public should leave swarming bees well alone The arrival of spring and the flowering of fruit trees brings an abundance of colour to the countryside of Murcia, but as nature adapts to the warmer weather there are also problems to be tackled, and in Totana the bee-keeping unit of the local Protección Civil group is ready to deal with any unwanted swarms of bees or wasps which..

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Parts of Sierra Espuña closed to the public for 6 months to protect golden eagles
Popular walking routes will remain open although areas near them will be out of bounds The Nature Protection department of the regional government of Murcia has announced that paths and tracks in parts of the regional park of Sierra Espuña are to be closed to the public from January to June 2019 in order to help preserve endangered species, particularly golden eagles, during the mating and..

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Why is a Camposol resident standing for election to Mazarrón council in May?
Why would anyone want to enter the fraught world of politics instead of enjoying a peaceful retirement in the sun? Most ex-pats who choose to retire to the sun anticipate a peaceful retirement enjoying the many, many advantages of a life in Spain, and here in the Murcia Region the warmest mainland region of the country, there are certainly plenty of benefits for those who choose to enjoy their..

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Special deals for the municipal gym and swimming pool in Alhama de Murcia
Prices cut to try and persuade more young people to pursue sporting activities Alhama de Murcia possesses excellent sporting facilities, amongst which is a well-equipped municipal gym and an indoor swimming pool. In order to encourage a larger number of younger people and adults to take up regular exercise, the council has launched new tariffs which are valid until June 2019. These offer..

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