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The day of Jesucristo Aparecido is celebrated every 19th April in the north-westerly town of Moratalla and commemorates the appearance of Jesucristo to a shepherd, who was asked by the patron to build a hermitage in his honour, today the Casa de Cristo, set up high above Moratalla. Programme of acts: 08:00 Repique ...
The appearances of the four Mayors representing the municipalities which share the shores of the Mar Menor in the regional parliament of Murcia on Monday produced some interesting comments, at times illustrating how difficult it is for all parties to shelve their differences and collaborate in the efforts to ...

It is hoped that as a result of negotiations with the Port Authority in Cartagena and the efforts of a local tour operator this will be the first of many visits by cruise ship passengers, allowing them a chance to explore the Murcia coastline during their stops in Cartagena as they tour the western Mediterranean.
Work is set to start this June on the construction of a large new solar power plant in the El Saladar industrial estate of Totana, eventually leading to the creation of around 500 jobs in the area as well as increasing the sustainability of the energy supply in south-western Murcia. The plant is to be built by ...
WEEKLY STREET MARKET in Alhama de Murcia with a wide range of stalls. FREE AUDIOGUIDE IN ENGLISH available from the Tourist Office in Alhama de Murcia which is open between 09:00 to 14:00, and 17:00 to 20:00, enabling visitors to discover the main points of historical interest in the town at their leisure.
The irrigation farmers of the Region of Murcia may be relieved at the authorization of water transfers from the Tajo basin to the Segura basin, providing them with some respite from the restrictions imposed on their activities last November as reserves in the reservoirs of the Segura dropped to under 15 per ...

The latest housing price data published on Wednesday by Eurostat, the EU's statistics bureau, reports EU confirms Spanish property price rise of 7.2 per cent in 2017 average increases during 2017 of 4.5 per cent in the EU and 4.2 per cent in the Eurozone, while in Spain the rise observed was one of 7.2 ...
For those who have more trouble making up their minds, the fair is a great opportunity to receive expert advice from the professionals offering their opinions, and so successful has the event proved during the 15 previous editions that buyers come to Torre Pacheco not only from the Region of Murcia but also from other ...
As spring weather gradually becomes more settled in Murcia and temperatures begin to rise, the annual summer wild fire prevention and extinction campaign has begun throughout the Region. The “Infomur” campaign will not be running at full throttle until June, but the period between 1st April and 31st ...
New ITV roadworthiness testing standards which will come into use in the Region of Murcia this June could effectively take as many as 34,000 cars with diesel engines off the roads, it has been reported in the regional press. The new rules are designed to penalize those vehicles which emit most harmful ...
The nationwide 4.3 per cent increase compares to a 2.5 per cent rise in 2016 which ended a run of 8 consecutive decreases, and the average price of 1,532 euros per square metre of residential property has now gone up by 99 euros in the last two years. Follow Murcia Today on Facebook to keep up to ...
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Murcia possesses a number of regional parks, each one offering a unique eco-system with its own characteristics, ranging from the salinas park in San Pedro del Pinatar, which includes wild beaches, posidonia meadows and salt flats, through the sandy dunes and volcanic rocks of the Calblanque park, to the cool forests ...
The Fiestas de Primavera take place in Murcia this year between 31st March and 8th April, celebrating the arrival of spring and the end of the penitence of Semana Santa. The fiestas are a celebration of Murcia's role as the vegetable garden (or “huerta”) of Spain, the area around the regional capital being one of intensive ...
Five elephants forced the closure of a motorway in south-eastern Spain after escaping from a crashed vehicle. One of the elephants died from injuries that it sustained, while two others were hurt, local police say. The injured animals had to be lifted by a crane from the carriageway. The incident occurred on ...
Mediterranean Cartagena Tours is one of the few fully legal and qualified companies offering group outings, guided tours, and hiking excursions around the Region of Murcia and Alicante Province, in not only English, but a number of other languages. The company aims to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable experience ...

The annual Outlet Fair over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend is taking place on the Explanada Barnuevo in Santiago de la Ribera (San Javier) between the 29th March and 1st April. The event is open between 10am and 9pm, with a wide range of different activities taking place as well as the stands themselves with traders ...
The Town Hall of Alhama de Murcia is holding an Easter Week Semana Santa photography competition throughout the processions in the town in late March and the first day of April, with prizes of between 150€ and 500€ at stake. All of the photos entered in the competition must be taken between the ...
Owning a pet in the Region of Murcia can be an eye-opening experience for those whose only previous experience of animals has been in the UK or elsewhere in northern Europe, with common risks including infections caused by the ticks, fleas, caterpillars and sandflies which are unfortunately far more common in the ...
It is perhaps fitting that as winter officially ends the health service in the Region of Murcia is declaring the annual flu epidemic to be over, bringing to an end the worst outbreak in terms of the number of cases reported for almost a decade. Over the last few months the number of people infected by the virus in ...
MURCIA Mayor Andrew Montelibano is no longer a bachelor after he got married to 23-year-old beauty queen Charmaine Hernandez in simple wedding rites held at Ming Yuan Catholic Church in his town on March 10. The newly-wed couple is said to be a match made in heaven, according to the ...
This represents an increase of 77 per cent since the figure bottomed out at just over 300,000 in 2013, whereas in Murcia the total has climbed by 57 per cent over the same time span. The data published also include the fact that the number of purchases made during the fourth quarter by non-Spaniards ...
This Thursday saw the publication of the latest quarterly housing price statistics by the central government, showing a year-on-year rise of 7.2 per cent during the final quarter of 2017 (the steepest increase for a decade), and while in the Region of Murcia the rise was less significant there are nonetheless ...
ACS, via its Cobra subsidiary, will build a photovoltaic plant in Mula (Murcia) with 500 megawatts of power which will become the biggest in the whole of Europe in terms of its size. The project requires an investment of 300 million euros. Whatsmore, it's the second installation with this kind of green energy ...
Farmers in the Spanish region of Murcia are estimated to have incurred damages in excess of €20 million due to recent frosts, according to the local government. Peach and apricot growers are believed to be most severely affected in the major horticultural area. The Murcian government's Department of ...
Mediterranean Cartagena tours specialise in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal official tour guide. This tour visits the main highlights of the old quarter in Murcia City and is designed to be accessible for those with mobility issues as werll as those who have no problems ...
The severe frosts recorded in the last few days have caused damages in Murcia and the Region of Valencia. Temperatures have fallen as low as 6 degrees Celsius below zero and this has mainly taken a toll on extra early stone fruit crops. Although an official assessment has yet to be carried out, the ...
Statistics which were published earlier this month showed that the number of residential properties Property mortgage activity increased by 10 per cent in Spain last year bought and sold in Spain during December of last year was 9.2 per cent higher than in the last month of 2016, but more figures released ...
The first weekend of March sees the 10th edition of the annual Outlet Fair in the centre of Torre Pacheco, where 26 stalls will be open in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Paseo Villa Esperanza and Avenida Fontes from 10.00 to 20.00 except on Sunday 4th March, when the event ends at 14.00. Among the items for sale as ...
Winter Freak, which is being held in 2018 for the fourth time, is the largest event of its kind in the Region of Murcia, and celebrates many kinds of manifestations of Japanese culture, including not only Manga but also cinema, TV, k-pop and video games. Over 200 activities are scheduled over the weekend, and the Game ...
But upon arrival at the Virgin de la Arrixaca hospital in Spain's Murcia ragion, doctors realised the girl was in the late stages of labour and about to give birth. The baby was born before staff were able to transfer the girl to a delivery room, The Local reported, although hospital sources told the website that ...
An 11-year-old has given birth to a healthy baby at a hospital in Murcia after being admitted to hospital with 'stomach pains'. The parents of the girl called an ambulance believing that their daughter was suffering from a serious intestinal problem because of the intense pain she was suffering. But on arrival ...
It's been a long time coming, but the weather in Murcia is set to return to what many consider to be normal over the coming weekend, with temperatures rising to over 20 degrees almost everywhere in the Region and far more sunshine than cloud cover as the second half of April begins. By mid-afternoon on ...
Policia Nacional in Murcia have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspcion of murdering his partner. Emergency services were called shorlty before 4pm yesterday afternoon after neighbours raised the alarm. The suspect was chased by Policia Local and then detained by Policia Nacional. The identity of the ...
The source added that the civil and military cooperation between the Navy, Maritime Rescue and Maritime Captaincy allowed this medical evacuation in waters of the Region of Murcia of a crewmember of an American submarine that, because of an accident, it was missing a member and that, finally, ...
An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZMK performing flight U2-8552 from Murcia,SP (Spain) to London Gatwick,EN (UK) with 120 people on board, was lining up the runway for departure when the right hand engine ingested a number of birds resulting in an engine fire indication. The crew stopped ...
The morning will dawn largely bright and sunny throughout the Region, but after lunch clouds will Slightly cooler in Murcia on Thursday with afternoon showers likely gather and showers are a probability throughout the southern half of Murcia and on the coast: there is even a chance of thunder and lightning ...
Darwin Day – The annual celebration of Charles Darwin´s birthday took place on February 12th. It is 209 years since Darwin was born. This year´s entertainment was a film show by our member Deryck, of the RHS gardens at Wisley, and also a film of a variety of beautiful local flowers and insects. This was ...
Casa Fontes is not one of the best known archaeological sites in the Region of Murcia, but excavations have revealed remains which show that it was occupied in Roman times as well as during the Middle Ages, first under Moorish rule and then after the Reconquista by Christian forces in the 13th century, ...
MURCIA'S regional president, Fernando Lopez Miras, has announced a €12 million investment to treat rare diseases across the community. As part of the 'Comprehensive Plan for Rare Diseases' that was presented at the Palacio de San Esteban, it is expected that more than 100,000 people in the Murcia ...
According to reports, the grandmother of a child reported to police that her granddaughter had been snatched from her lap while she was waiting at the San Anton medical centre. When officers arrived at the scene, the woman was allegedly in a clear state of shock and eye-witnesses claimed that it had ...
practically unknown in the Region of Murcia, but as early as 1972 La Manga Club hosted the Spanish Open. This was by no means a minor event, and course co-designer Arnold Palmer, one of the legends of the sport, won the event two years later. There are now three courses, all of them held in high ...
In the Region of Murcia the total last year was 11.8 per cent higher at 13,386, according to the registrars' bulletin. To view a wide range of properties for sale across Spain consult the Spanish property page. Follow Murcia Today on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news, events and information ...
MADRID, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish Interior Ministry on Tuesday confirmed that a suspected jihadist was arrested on Tuesday in the small town of Torre Pacheco in the province of Murcia in southeast Spain. The 31-year-old Moroccan is accused of indoctrination and openly supporting jihadist ...
At the other end of the scale, though, in other provinces including the Region of Murcia the equivalent proportion is between 13 and 14 per cent. To view a wide range of properties for sale across Spain consult the Spanish property page. Follow Murcia Today on Facebook to keep up to date with all the ...
In a week when daytime temperatures climbed back above 20 degrees after a two-week cold snap in the Region of Murcia, giving a hint that spring is not far away, it is appropriate that the week's news should be dominated by the ongoing project to prevent agricultural waters running into the Mar Menor and ...
The Terra Natura wildlife park in Espinardo, in the northern outskirts of the city of Murcia, is offering 17th and 18th February, cut price admission at the Terra Natura wildlife park in Murcia special bargain admission prices over the last two weekends of February, with kids and seniors paying only 7 euros and adults 11 euros ...
The political conflict in Catalunya continues to produce a large number of bizarre secondary news stories, and last week the Region of Murcia was unexpectedly the focus of attention when Hostetur, the organization of hotel owners in the Mar Menor area, extended an offer of a weekend's free ...
The Terra Natura wildlife park in Espinardo, in the northern outskirts of the city of Murcia, has launched an innovative program entitled “12 meses contigo” (12 months with you), in which events are to be held for members of groups representing those with special needs in the municipality. In what is believed ...


 

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