Aguilas Carnival Drag Queen and Chirigota competition tickets available now
Tickets go on sale for the events at the Águilas auditorium in March As of 16.00 on Monday February 6 tickets are on sale to attend two of the most popular events during the famed Carnival celebrations in Águilas (click here for full schedule), the annual Drag Queen and Chirigota (comic musical groups) competitions. The 19th Drag Queen gala takes place on March 4 at 21.00 in the Auditorio..

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Official opening of new water treatment plant in the Mazarron village of La Majada
The bulk of the water treated will be used for crop irrigation in the Mazarrón countryside The Mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, was present on Wednesday at the official opening of a new water treatment plant in the village of La Majada which will be capable of purifying 22 cubic metres of water per day. The plant has been installed at a cost of 592,000 euros and 95 per cent of the treated..

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Camposol 2025 group collect warm clothes and bedding for victims caught in Ukraine conflict
Residents of Camposol and surrounding area generously donate to  those caught in the ongong conflict in Ukraine As the conflict in Ukraine nears the end of its first year and the bitter winter temperatures take hold, volunteers from the Camposol 2025 group reinstated the collection point at the Camposol social centre for the month of January to support the people of Ukraine and collect items..

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Lorca park undergoes major refurbishment
More than 120 trees have been planted at at La Salud park in the hamlet of La Hoya and furniture has been given a new lease of life The Parque de La Salud, in the hamlet of La Hoya, Lorca, has undergone improvement and refurbishment works over the last few months in preparation for La Candelaria (Candlemas) fiesta on Thursday February 2.   Some 120 pine trees and two carob varieties..

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Lorca sets hearts fluttering with massive Valentines Day give-away
Participating businesses in Lorca will offer customers the chance to win prizes worth 500 euros The deputy mayor of Lorca and Councillor for Commerce, Francisco Morales, has presented a new campaign for Valentine's Day 2023 that aims to greatly boost local businesses while getting residents well and truly in the mood for love.   “Valentine's Day is approaching and the best way to celebrate..

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Mazarrón Council receives questions for the open meeting regarding Camposol on February 8
An open meeting has been confirmed for February 8 at Marianos Restaurant, Sector A, Camposol An open meeting is scheduled by the council of Mazarrón for February 8 at 16.00 at Marianos Restaurant on Sector A of Camposol, and meeting will be focused on answering questions and explaining future plans for the Camposol urbanisation. Anticipated Council participants at the meeting are Mazarrón..

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Dutch woman, 55, arrested in Murcia for growing 300 cannabis plants behind false wall in her property
The indoor marijuana plantation was discovered at a rural house in Lorca National Police in Murcia have arrested a 55-year-old Dutch woman after an indoor plantation of more than 300 cannabis plants was found at a rural property belonging to her in Lorca.   Officers discovered that a warehouse had been fitted out as a carpentry workshop with a "false mobile wall" behind which..

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Lorca makes major changes to town planning and noise pollution laws
Casinos, bars and other commercial buildings in Lorca will be subject to tough new regulations Lorca City Council has this week approved changes to its General Municipal Planning that will ensure that gambling and betting shops aren’t situated within 500 metres of schools and that commercial premises are no longer used as residential properties. In addition, places of worship will have to..

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Ambitious and extensive plans for remodelling the Parque de La Cubana in Alhama
Over the next year, work will begin to transform the Parque de La Cubana into a green, central social hub Alhama Town Council has presented its project for the massive and comprehensive remodelling of La Cubana park, which will become a large green space of 30,000m2 in the centre of the municipality, right next to the central Plaza de la Constitución.   The plan includes multiple areas..

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New gynaecology consultation service for Mazarron Health Centre
A specialist will travel to Mazarrón from the Santa Lucía Hospital once a month A new gynaecology consultation service has been added to the facilities at Mazarrón Health Centre which will greatly improve care for women in the Murcia municipality, who will no longer have to travel to the hospital for this kind of medical attention.   The service won’t be full-time, but a specialist..

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The Paco Rabal Interpretation Centre opens its doors in Aguilas
The contemporary museum celebrates the life and works of one of the Region of Murcia’s most famous actors and film-makers The ultra-modern and interactive Paco Rabal Interpretation Centre in Aguilas was inaugurated on Friday January 27 in the presence of the local hero’s children, Teresa and Benito Rabal, the Mayor of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno, and the Councillor for Culture, Maido Sim..

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Percheles beach turf war set to end as Mazarron Council takes ownership of private land
51,000m2 between the beach of Las Chapas and Parazuelos will become Mazarrón municipal property After more than four years of conflict and altercations, Mazarrón Town Council will grant the initial approval for the expropriation of 51,000 square metres of land around Percheles beach that is currently privately owned. Through the process, the municipality will take ownership of around 3 kilometres..

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Joint winners of Mazarron tapas route 2022 revealed: find out which bars have the best tapa
The 'Ruta de la Tapa de las Fiestas de la Purísima' was held last December alongside Mazarrón's annual fiestas Eleven hopeful bars and restaurants took part in Mazarrón's 'Ruta de la Tapa de las Fiestas de la Purísima' vying for the top spot and best dish in the gastronomic competiton held alongside the town's annual Fiestas Patronales last December.   And on this occasion, not just..

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Council spraying Camposol public roads and pavements to reduce weed growth
Mazarrón Council is in the process of spraying the public roads and pavements to reduce weed growth The small tractor vehicle spotted touring the Camposol development is part of the municipality-wide weed prevention project aimed at reducing the amount of unwanted vegetation, which not only looks unsightly but can also cause damage to roads and pavements if left untreated. The vehicle is equipped..

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Robberies at 2 petrol stations in Mazarron investigated by Guardia Civil
The thieves used staff vehicles as getaway cars in both robberies to escape with ill gotten gains Mazarrón Council is asking the public to be vigilant after two petrol stations were robbed in the municipality The Guardia Civil is investigating the robberies at two petrol stations in the Mazarrón municipality that occurred on consecutive days this week. The first took place around 10pm on..

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New underground car park announced in Aguilas as part of plans to revitalise the port area
The Town Council will put out to public tender a project for a 9,000m2 car park in the Robles Vives, Alfonso Escámez and Antonio Cortijos squares A public tender is due to be put out very soon for the construction of a new underground car park just in front of the port in Águilas.   The Mayor of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno, and the Councillor for Public Works, María Dolores Simó, have..

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150,000-euro agro-ecotourism centre being built in the Alhama village of El Berro
The local school in El Berro was closed four years ago and is now being put to use to support local wine, honey and almond producers Work is under way in the Sierra Espuña village of El Berro, in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia, to create a new centre of Agro-ecotourism training, with the project expected to be completed within a few months. The new “Centro de Formación Agroecoturí..

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Miki Nadal to give inauguration speech at Aguilas Carnival 2023 on February 18
The TV comic opens proceedings prior to the Battle of Confetti Eggshells in Águilas The Town Hall and the Federation of Carnival Troupes in Águilas have announced that the opening speech at this year’s Carnival, the biggest and best-known in the whole of the Region of Murcia, will be given by comic Miki Nadal. Miki Nadal is a popular Spanish comedian, actor and TV presenter, and has released..

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Improvements completed on the road up to the lighthouse in Puerto de Mazarron
A 7-metre containing wall has been built in Puerto de Mazarrón to prevent further landslides on the steep hill Work has been completed in Puerto de Mazarrón on the improvement of the road which leads up to the lighthouse, a popular destination among visitors seeking out some of the finest views over the bay and the town. The main aspect of the work has consisted of the construction of a large..

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Aguilas launches environmental initiative to stop people leaving cigarette butts on the beach
The Town Council of Águilas and the CEIP Las Lomas school have launched the joint educational project “Don’t turn the beach into your ashtray” It’s estimated that people in Spain smoke around 90 million cigarettes a day, and 15% of them end up on the beaches. That makes a terrifying total of 13.5 million cigarette butts in the sand and sea every day.   Bearing in mind that each..

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Medieval Lorca takes centre stage at FITUR in Madrid
Lorca promotes the year-round attractions stemming from its 244 years as a frontier city between Christian and Moorish Spain The 2023 edition of FITUR, the second largest tourism fair of its kind in the world, is taking place in Madrid from January 18 to 22m and Lorca is highlighting its annual Fiestas de San Clemente as the campaign continues to have them declared an event of National Tourist..

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Lorca presents 2023 Semana Santa poster
The Easter Week celebrations in Lorca are among the most spectacular in Spain The Semana Santa celebrations in Lorca are among the most spectacular in all of Spain, featuring astonishingly elaborate embroidered robes and feats of daredevil horsemanship in the city centre, and in preparation for this year’s parades and processions the poster for Easter Week 2023 was presented on Tuesday January..

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Mazarrón Council confirm open meeting on Camposol for February 8
The meeting has been confirmed for February 8 starting 4pm at Marianos Restaurant Due to a clash of dates Mazarrón Council has rescheduled and confirmed an open public meeting on February 8 starting 4pm at Marianos Restaurant on Sector A after the original date was pencilled in for January 24. The meeting will focus on answering questions and explaining future plans for the urbanisation...

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Live in Alhama or Condado and want an electric car charging point in your house? You could get 600 euros off...
Property owners in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia could get 200 euros a year off the cost of installing green energy solutions in their homes for 3 years If you own a property in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia, which includes the Condado de Alhama urbanisation, you could get financial aid from the Town Hall to install charging point for an electric vehicle or solar panels to your..

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Aguilas helps renters living in vulnerable housing situations
The town’s Youth Housing Office is providing advice on the new government measures for the protection of vulnerable households With the cost of renting in Spain going up (along with the cost of almost everything else), it’s more important than ever to protect vulnerable groups at risk of being unable to make their monthly rental payments.   The Spanish government has unveiled a series..

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Lorca doubles the discount on monthly bus passes up to 60 per cent
The city has agreed to match the government’s subsidy amount, raising the discount on bus passes from 30 to 60% Lorca City Council has reduced by the price of its city bus passes by 60% for the first half of 2023.   In addition to a mandatory 30% reduction in the cost of public bus passes across Spain, Lorca has agreed to match this with its own funds to provide double the savings..

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5 great guided tours in the Costa Calida this spring and early summer
From embroidery to medieval castles, from wineries to railway engineering, just some of the fascinating visits on offer in the Region of Murcia With the lifting of pandemic restrictions there has been a huge resurgence of interest in joining guided tours in the Region of Murcia, and now that the weather at last appears to be making activities out of doors an attractive proposition there are..

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Sierra Espuna Regional Park to be partially closed until July 2023
Park rangers have decided to close parts of the popular Parque Regional in Murcia due protect certain species Due to the risk to the conservation of protected species in the breeding period in the Carmona-Cuevas Luengas and Solana de Pedro López areas of the Sierra Espuña Regional Park, transit will be temporarily restricted from January to June (both months included) to any person or vehicle..

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February 11 Mazarron hosts leg of the Cycling Tour of the Region of Murcia
One of the ‘Flying Goals’ will pass through Mazarrón’s Avenida Constitución next weekend Mazarrón is no stranger to famous sporting events and next weekend an important leg of the Cycling Tour of the Region of Murcia Costa Cálida will zoom through its streets.   The Mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, accompanied by Francisco Guzmán, general director of the Cycling Tour, launched..

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February 17-25 Alhama de Murcia Carnival 2023
The Alhama Carnival promises to be packed full of activities for children Alhama de Murcia is gearing up for its Carnival 2023 which will culminate in the traditional parade contest with several grand prizes and trophies on offer. Between Friday February 17 and Saturday February 25, the streets will be packed with activities to excite all the family, including entertainers, workshops and games..

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Kings College Murcia now offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
The British school will be the only school in the region offering the IB DP in English King’s College Murcia are offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to further enhance student excellence in the Murcia area. The school, recognised as one of the top performing international schools in Spain, is the only school in the region offering the programme in English.   Dawn..

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Murcia Today launches new Camposol Today site for residents of the urbanisation
The brand-new website CampsolToday.com provides news and info on what’s happening on the Camposol urbanisation and nearby.   At Murcia Today, we have set up a new website, CamposolToday.com, to cater specifically for expats living on the popular Murcia urbanisation.   Camposol is the largest English-speaking expat area in the Region, and we felt that our loyal readers there deserved..

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Catholic Mass in English in the Parish Church of San Jose in Puerto de Mazarron
The new English-language church service will be held in Mazarrón every Sunday afternoon A new pastoral service in English will soon be held in the Saint Joseph Parish Church (Iglesia de San José) in Puerto de Mazarrón.   Starting from Sunday June 19, there will be a mass every Sunday, at 4.30pm, which everybody is welcome to attend.   Additionally, the doors will be opened..

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4 historic monuments and heritage sites in Murcia at risk of disappearing
The state of ruin of the structures has prompted their inclusion on the Red Heritage List Four architectural buildings in the Region of Murcia are very different from each other in terms of time period and design, but they share one common trait: the fact that they are all in a state of ruin and tragically, in danger of disappearing altogether.   For this very reason, all four have been..

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