It only took vandals 24 hours to destroy new fence around Mazarrón skatepark
The council calls for “civismo” from the public Somebody has obviously got a major problem with the installation of fencing around the skatepark in the Polígono de la Charca in Mazarrón as only 24 hours after replacing the fencing, somebody had cut it open in a clear act of vandalism.   The council has called for respect for the installations which are “for the use of everybody..

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Protective fence around the Bolnuevo erosions completed following rain damage
The erosions were damaged on March 24th a few days after the Covid lockdown began in an episode of torrential rain Image; The completed protective fence This week the regional government has concluded works to protect the Gredas de Bolnuevo, or Bolnuevo erosions as they’re often referred to, building a fence which will prevent visitors from climbing into the erosions themselves.  ..

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35 Murcian municipalities have reported Covid cases in the last 14 days
Ulea is the only municipality to have never reported a single case The weekly study examining in depth the evolution of the covid virus in the Region of Murcia was published on Wednesday evening and clearly shows that the virus is extending right across the region, with cases reported in 35 of the 45 municipalities of the Region of Murcia during the last 14 days. The figures below show the..

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Alhama de Murcia temporarily closes supermarket after worker tests Covid positive
There are 2 active cases in the municipality The supermarket Spar Rubio, located in calle Conde de Elda of Alhama de Murca, took the decision to temporarily close following a positive Covid test in an employee on Tuesday. The contagion is not as a direct result of any activity within the establishment, as the contact has come via an infected family member, but the management took the decision..

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Totana to remain in confinement for a further week
On Wednesday morning a meeting of the Covid Monitoring Commission for the Murcia Region reviewed data gathered during the last 3 days and decided that Totana should remain in phase 1 in order to continue limiting the spread of the virus within the municipality.   Totana was confined on 23rd July following  a major outbreak related to the Pub Dubai, a popular bar frequented principally..

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Mazarrón installs Punto Covid as cases rise to 65
The majority of cases are focused around agricultural company Susaña Mazarrón council will be opening a dedicated “Covid point” in the Health Centre of Mazarrón town from 5pm Tuesday evening onwards, as part of measures to prevent the confinement of the municipality by tackling the outbreak related to the agricultural sector at a base level. Mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, explained..

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Boss of illegal agricultural worker who died from heatstroke faces criminal investigation
Image: Archive. Agricultural workers picking watermelons in the full summer sun. The 42 year-old Nicaraguan man was dumped outside a health centre on Friday afternoon and died shortly afterwards Cases like this spotlight the abuses within the agricultural sector which constant inspections and vigilance attempt to minimise or prevent. On Friday afternoon the region was immersed in a heatwave..

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Bittersweet delivery of much-needed vehicle for MABS Cancer Foundation
This volunteer-run charity provides support for cancer patients right through the year and across the region. MABS provides a superb respite facility for cancer patients and their carers in the Murcia region, run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations as well as helping dozens of people through their personal cancer journeys every day of the year. Every charity working in this region..

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  Outbreak in Mazarrón catastrophic says the Mayor
There is a chance that Mazarrón has generalised transmission not one specific outbreak as cases are “widely dispersed” and “uncontrolled” The Mayor is waiting for contract tracers to give some indication of where these 19 new cases are stemming from. The Mayor of Mazarrón explained in a press conference this lunchtime that the municipality will be waiting for the recommendations..

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 Organised assault by migrant mafias on Murcia, Almería and Alicante
Hundreds of migrants arrived within 24 hours, overwhelming police and rescue resources What can only be described as a highly organised mass assault on the coastlines of Murcia and Almería took place on Friday, with hundreds of illegal migrants arriving in dozens of boats, totally overwhelming police and rescue resources, exactly as planned by the mafias who are undoubtedly behind the co-ordinated..

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Dozens of irregular migrants reach the Murcian coast in small boats
Boats have been arriving all day, and have been detected in Cartagena, La Azohía and as far along the coast as Águilas The problem of irregular migrants arriving on the Spanish coastline in small boats has continued this week, with reports of pateras containing Covid-positive migrants reaching the coasts as far apart as the Canary Islands and Murcia. On Monday 116 migrants were rescued..

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Totana bars and restaurants fear ruin as confinement measures begin
The BORM has published the conditions of what the regional Health Ministry is calling “mobility restrictions” Video; Paco Candela Ayuntamiento de Totana Bar and restaurant owners have been out in the streets of Totana protesting at what they see as the almost certain ruin of their businesses following the decision of the Murcia Regional Health Authority to confine the municipality following..

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Masks must be worn in public areas when travelling to Spain
A few helpful hints for visitors travelling to Spain this summer and concerned about Covid regulations here Updated 18th July due to changing info about masks. Although Spain is open for tourist visitors this summer, there is no escaping the fact that Covid-19 is still very much amongst us, and visitors as well as residents are all painfully aware of the risks posed by travel.   ..

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1st June: Cooking points in Sierra Espuña close as summer fire risk increases
As a temporary measure the picnic areas have been cordoned off completely due to the impossibility of disinfecting them NB: The regional fire service put out a note this morning reminding the public that the BBQs were closed and thenm later in the morning Totana town hall issued another note saying that they were temporarily closing all BBQ and picnic points altogether due to the Covid situation..

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URGENT APPEAL  from Andreas Animal Rescue as coronacrisis deepens
81 donkeys and 37 dogs need food now The media is full of news about how the coronacrisis is going to affect our bank balances, the long-term economic effects for business, how much our pensions are going to devalue, how many people will die, but what about the devastating effects on charities and all those who are such a backbone of our community life, what about them????????? Well, the..

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Donald Trump amongst the bling at Águilas Carnival 2020
Glitter is back on the menu in Águilas this year As normal, the Carnival peñas in Águilas put on a  fabulous display for 2020, with a completely new set of costumes and dance routines. Last year costumes generally followed an environmental theme, many of them including recycled materials, but this year not a recycled lollipop stick was to be seen, with bling firmly back on the carnival..

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Public and bank holidays in the Region of Murcia 2020
Check now to find the long weekends on the calendar for 2020! National, regional and local holidays in all 45 municipalities of the Region of Murcia Although the official list of public holidays seldom contains any surprises, it always arouses great interest as people scan the calendar for “puentes” (bridges), as long weekends are referred to in Spanish. One peculiarity of the 2020..

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