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Local news and information for Cartagena, Murcia

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Boat with five dead African migrants found off Murcia coast

A RAFT with the bodies of five sub-Saharan African migrants has been found off the coast of Cartagena (Murcia). They were discovered by a merchant ship, the , the crew of which called the coastguard. The ship was told...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Coastguard rescues 130 migrants on dinghies in one day

RED Cross and Coastguard workers rescued a total of 130 would-be migrants entering Spain's Mediterranean shores on Sunday alone. Jerry-built, overcrowded dinghies were spotted near Alborán Island, exactly halfway...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Septuagenarian windsurfers rescued off La Manga

Two windsurfers aged 77 and 70 respectively were rescued off the coast of La Manga in Mar Menor (Cartagena) on Thursday. They were windsurfing in the Cala del Pino area of Mar Menor when they got into difficulties...

Culture Sun, May 18, 2014

Oldest Roman aqueduct outside Italy is in Cartagena

SPAIN'S oldest Roman aqueduct was in Cartagena (Murcia), pre-dating the country's most famous example in the central province of Segovia which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Researchers at Murcia...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 11, 2013

Kenya road crash kills three Spanish holidaymakers and...

THREE Spanish tourists have been killed and two others injured in a road crash in Kenya whilst coming back from a safari expedition. A man and a woman from Cartagena (Murcia) and another woman from Puertollano (Ciudad...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Mar 11, 2012

Mar Menor human-trafficking gang 'forced 24 women into...

NINE members of a Cartagena family have been arrested after a prostitution and human-trafficking racket was uncovered, say National Police sources. They reportedly 'bought' 24 women from another criminal gang -...

Entertainment Mon, Jan 17, 2011

Extras needed for film shoot in Cartagena

AROUND a thousand extras are being sought for a film due to be shot in Cartagena from February onwards. The new movie, ('the spark of life'), directed by Álex de la Iglesia and starring Mexican actress Salma...

Culture Fri, Sep 3, 2010

Bomb found in Cartagena

A BOMB found in Cartagena has been deactivated by National Police. Officers say the explosive device was found in the El Molinete archaeological dig at the foot of the Felipe V city wall, and is thought to date back to...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Nov 24, 2009

Teen mum gives birth in toilets and throws baby in the bin

GUARDIA Civil officers in Cartagena have arrested a 19-year-old girl who gave birth in the toilets of the hospital and threw the baby in the bin. She is said to have covered him up with tissues and other rubbish in...

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