Almost 10 per cent of Spain’s solar power is generated in the Region of Murcia
The electricity produced is enough for half of the homes in Murcia and more plants are being created The Region of Murcia accounts for under 3 per cent of the total land area of Spain but with..

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Barbary sheep rescued from the Tajo-Segura water supply canal
The animals were rescued from the water near Ojós in the Ricote valley The continuing presence of Barbary sheep in the mountains of Sierra Espuña continues to be controversial as a limited population..

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142 incidents related to San Juan bonfires in the Region of Murcia
Almost half of the incidents occurred in the municipality of Cartagena A total of 142 incidents were reported to the emergency services on Sunday evening in relation to the bonfires which are traditionally..

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Police mobile speed trap locations in Murcia and Cartagena 24th to 30th June
Radar speed gun locations in the cities and municipalities of Cartagena and Murcia The local police forces of Murcia and Cartagena operate a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipalities..

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Cartagena port authority opens new walking route on Punta de Aguilones
A 6.8-kilometre walk with panoramic views of the bay of Cartagena The Port Authority of Cartagena has opened a new walking route covering 3.4 kilometres in each direction in the mountains behind..

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Serial burglar caught red-handed in La Manga
A second robber escaped after a chase along the beach but the search is still on A man was arrested last week by the Guardia Civil in La Manga del Mar Menor in connection with at least eight burglaries..

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Tiger mosquito warnings reiterated after chikungunya cases in Alicante
The tiger mosquito has been found in 35 of the 45 municipalities in the Region of Murcia As the summer begins so too does the peak season for mosquitoes in south-eastern Spain, and reports of..

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Red flag at Benidorm beaches as Portuguese men o’war spread to the Costa Blanca
Seven treated for stings after the incidents last week in the Region of Murcia Following the recent sightings of Portuguese men o’war at various beaches in the Costa Cálida, and the frightening..

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Slovakian woman drowns at the beach in La Manga
Three bathers got into difficulty at Playa Galúa on Saturday afternoon A Slovakian woman drowned at the beach of Playa Galúa in La Manga del Mar Menor on Saturday afternoon after finding herself..

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3.8 mbLg earthquake shakes Lorca Águilas and Puerto Lumbreras
The Teatro Guerra theatre in Lorca was evacuated on Saturday evening People in and around the city of Lorca suffered a fright on Saturday evening when an earthquake measuring 3.8 mbLg (equivalent..

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40 degrees in parts of Spain by the end of this week
Most of Spain is braced for a late June heatwave The State meteorological agency Aemet has issued a warning that the arrival of a body of warm air heading north from Africa will bring temperatures..

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40 Q for Quality beaches in the Costa Cálida for the summer of 2019
21 Mar Menor beaches are included in the list for the second year in a row It has been confirmed by the Spanish Institute for Quality Tourism that the Q for Quality flag will be flown this summer..

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 21st June 2019
The summer starts here as a deal appears to have been struck for a PP-Ciudadanos coalition government in Murcia The summer of 2019 officially begins at 17.54 on Friday 21st June, although with..

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Dog found hanged in Lorca park
Lorca Animal Rescue group highlights shocking case of cruelty to animals The Lorca Animal Rescue group has published photographs of a dog which was found hanged in a park in the San Cristóbal..

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Cooler in the Costa Cálida at the weekend but temperatures could reach 40 next week!
Aemet warn that the first week of the summer is expected to be a hot one in Murcia Temperatures are expected to fall slightly in the Region of Murcia over the weekend, but with the summer officially..

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Aemet warn of summer heatwaves after the wettest spring for a decade
Spring 2019 saw the wettest April in the city of Murcia for 68 years The summer of 2019 officially begins at 17.54 on Friday in mainland Spain, and Aemet are warning that the trend of recent years..

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Guardia Civil officers run over in Totana while at the scene of an accident
The two were taken to hospital in Lorca shortly after the lorry driver Two Guardia Civil officers escaped serious injury on Thursday afternoon when they were hit by motor vehicles while at the..

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PP and Ciudadanos close in on coalition government in Murcia
Optimism in both parties that a joint program will secure parliamentary support Four weeks after the regional election on 26th May it appears that the probability of the PP returning to government..

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9 migrants brought ashore in Cartagena after being intercepted close to Cabo de Palos
The Algerians were 4 miles from the shore when intercepted by the Guardia Civil 9 African migrants were intercepted by the Guardia Civil as they made their way on a tiny white fibre-glass boat..

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Tow truck cashpoint robbers arrested after Archivel heist last week
The gang of Albanians, Serbs and a Spaniard are charged with 9 similar robberies The gang responsible for the theft of a cashpoint machine in the village of Archivel last week, taking the ATM away..

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New-born puppy rescued from drainage channel next to the motorway in Puerto Lumbreras
The search is now on for a foster home for the tiny puppy Protección Civil staff in Puerto Lumbreras were called out to a roadside drainage channel alongside the A-7 motorway on Wednesday to rescue..

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Portuguese man o’war stings sustained by a young woman in Puntas de Calnegre
The victim reports that the creature wrapped its tentacles around her shoulder A young woman who was stung by a Portuguese man o’war at the beach of Puntas de Calnegre on Tuesday – not in the..

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Yecla platform group reports 3 million lettuces rotting in the fields
Activists denounce over-farming and a waste of 120 million litres of water A platform group called Salvemos el Arabí y Comarca, which lobbies for the protection of the natural resources of northern..

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ST report little new residential construction in the Costa Cálida
There is evidence of an upturn but the sector has yet to re-emerge after the market crash a decade ago A report published by leading Spanish property valuation firm ST this week finds that despite..

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Official request made for Corvera airport to be named after Juan de la Cierva
The pioneering aviator from Murcia invented the autogyro in the 1920s The regional government of Murcia is continuing the procedures required to name the new Region of Murcia International Airport..

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