Two rescued from boat after engine room fire off the coast of Mazarrón
The boat was brought ashore in the marina of Puerto de Mazarrón Two people were rescued from a boat a kilometre from the coast of Mazarrón on Sunday morning after a fire broke out in the engine room and one of them, a 73-year-old man, required medical attention after inhaling a large amount of smoke and suffering an anxiety attack. A call was made by the skipper of the “Poniente” to..

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85 million euros budgeted for decontamination of abandoned mines in Murcia
The 10-year project will be carried out in Cartagena, La Unión and Mazarrón The regional government of Murcia has given its approval to a plan to decontaminate 29 old mining sites in the municipalities of Cartagena, La Unión and Mazarrón at a cost of 84.8 million euros over the next ten years. Of the 30 interventions to be carried out ten are already under way as part of the “Prasam..

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Two rescued from house fire in Lorca
Firefighters needed 3 hours to put out the flames due to the amount of rubbish in the property Firefighters in Lorca rescued two people from an abandoned property after neighbours reported seeing smoke coming out of it at 23.10 on Tuesday evening. Neither of the two, who had inhaled a considerable amount of smoke, required specialist medical treatment, but it took the fire brigade over three..

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Two Alhama residents are the first to contract dengue from tiger mosquitoes in Spain
The infection is thought to have taken place in Murcia, Cádiz or Madrid For a number of years now medical experts and naturalists have been warning that the Asian tiger mosquito is establishing itself in the Region of Murcia and other areas of Spain, particularly along the Mediterranean coast, and the dangerous implications for public health were underlined on Tuesday with confirmation that..

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15 migrants land at Águilas beach as over 1,000 were intercepted in the Mediterranean this weekend
The flow of migrants heading for Spain from north Africa is in danger of becoming a flood! The flow of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to the southern coast of mainland Spain is in danger of becoming a tidal wave as the autumn goes on, and over the weekend it is reported that 1,040 were intercepted in the Alboran Sea (the western end of the Mediterranean) and the Strait of..

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Live naval mine found in the fishing port of Mazarrón
Spanish navy divers identified the device and later carried out a controlled explosion Divers belonging to the Spanish navy’s GEDE explosives deactivation group were in action in the fishing port of Puerto de Mazarrón on Monday, when they were called out to deal with a moored mine which had been found at the jetty used by fishermen based there. The mine was identified as an MC-2 device..

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Making a Difference donates wheelchairs and walking frames to the social services in Mazarrón
The expat-run charity aims to help those in need in the municipality of Mazarrón Making a Difference, a charity formed by British expats in Mazarrón to support anyone who needs help, regardless of race or religion, have recently donated 5 wheelchairs and 3 walking frames for those of limited mobility to the Social Services department of the Town Hall, and received thanks this week from Mayoress..

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 82 tons of plastic rubbish collected from natural spaces this year
Volunteers in clean-up campaigns include schoolchildren on the beaches of San Javier With the level of public awareness of plastic contamination rising both in Murcia and in Spain as a whole, the regional government published data on Tuesday which reveal that the cleaning and maintenance service had collected over 82 tons of plastics and other waste by the start of September, following 3,539..

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Águilas announces special bus service for its carnival
Special bus routes between the carnival route and outlying hotels and campsites Carnival in Águilas is a huge event, with thousands of visitors descending on the town to see what is considered to be the Murcia region's top carnival, and one of the best throughout Spain. It's one of the busiest times of the year for the hospitality sector, with campsites, hotels and holiday apartments at full..

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