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New year of guided tours launched in Murcia

A NEW annual programme of guided tours has been launched in Murcia as part of an initiative joining 26 municipalities. The Ministry of Economic, Tourism and Employment Development, together with the Network of Tourist Offices of the Region of Murcia, has launched the programme, which has over 100 tours on…

Are you aware of how much information is online?

BROWSING the Internet or surfing social media are common occurrences in today’s society, where we confess our age, what we like to eat, when we are on holiday and everything else in-between. But what many do not realise is that every time you surf the web and open up pages,…

Cycling tour to launch stage from Orihuela

ORIHUELA welcomes the ‘queen stage’ of the Tour of Valencia on Saturday February 6. Orihuela Mayor Emilio Bascuñana, was joined by Deputy for Sports, Pascual Diaz, Councillor for Sports, Damaso Aparicio along with the race director, Angel Casero, and local retired cyclist Bernardo Ruiz in announcing the event. Orihuela will…

Valencia regional government backtracks on hospitals

THE Generalitat is dropping plans to return five regional hospitals to the public sector. The PSPV socialists, one of the three parties now controlling the regional government, made an election promise to de-privatise the system. This has now been ruled out as too expensive, the Health Department announced. Compensation payments…

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ITV rates could fall in Valencia

THE cost of putting your vehicle through the ITV inspection could be reduced in the future. It comes after the agreement of a Parliament meeting to urge the Government to reduce the cost of inspections and to audit managing dealerships. However, the measure will ultimately depend on the decision of…

Dog surveys: Torrevieja wants owners to help shape future policy

TORREVIEJA’S Department of Animal Protection of Torrevieja is conducting a survey to find out the habits of dog owners. The aim is to find out more about the needs that they have, to help the town hall organise specific campaigns to improve negative situations and the coexistence between those with…

Maternity and paternity time is short with poor social support in Alicante

ALICANTE Province has been criticised for not working harder to provide a better work and life balance. The work-life balance is a problem in all western countries and, indeed, the progress report of the European Family Policy Institute was evident of lack of labour flexibility. Just under 30 per cent…

Valencia president shows support for further yacht races

PRESIDENT of the Valencia Government, Ximo Puig, has expressed his support for the Volvo Ocean Race to continue being launched from the port of Alicante. Speaking in a meeting with the board of the Valencian Business Association, Puig recalled the start of the round the world yacht race has been…

Alicante gang accused of social security scam

A CRIMINAL ORGANISATION suspected of defrauding the Spanish Social Security system has been dismantled by the National Police in Alicante, reports from February 1 confirm. Working from a base in the Orihuela, the gang created fictitious companies to sell fake work contracts to those seeking economic benefits or residence in…

Calls to stop Aguilas beach parking

AGUILAS has requested to the Government of Murcia to prohibit caravan parking on the beaches. Mayor Maria del Carmen Moreno (PSOE) has requested an urgent meeting with the heads of the departments of Development and Tourism, as well as representatives of the government office, coastal municipalities and the camping association…

University Hospital Los Arcos del Mar Menor gets Help

HELP Murcia Mar Menor is proud to present its hospital visiting team. The dedicated volunteers visit the University Hospital Los Arcos Del Mar Menor throughout the year on a twice-weekly rota basis, to chat with English speaking patients of any nationality. Besides offering a friendly face in sometimes frightening situations,…

Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre hopes to open before summer

IT has been five months since its closure and there are still no immediate plans for the reopening of Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre. Councillor for Culture, Alejandro Blanco said: “We are managing all actions aimed at its reopening, something the whole government team wants to make happen in as short a…
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