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Local news and information for San Javier, Murcia

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Pilot killed in light aircraft crash in Murcia

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has died after his light aircraft crashed near the San Javier air-strip near Cartagena (Murcia). His plane fell out of the sky at exactly 20.31hrs last night (Friday) near the rubbish tip close to the...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jul 19, 2013

Murcia airport bag-snatchers arrested

TWO men behind a spate of bag-snatching incidents at Murcia's San Javier airport have been arrested. They used car-hire firms with fake passports for a week at a time in order to pass as holidaymakers. The accused...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 7, 2012

Suspected murder in Santiago de la Ribera

THE bodies of a man and a woman in their 80s have been found in a house in Santiago de la Ribera, near San Javier (Murcia). Their carer apparently called out the emergency services at around 19.00hrs on Thursday after...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Jan 9, 2008

Ryanair announces new Bournemouth-Spain services

Ryanair's commercial director for Spain and Portugal, María Isabel Rodríguez, announced at a press conference earlier today three new services connecting Bournemouth with Murcia, Málaga and Palma de Mallorca...

Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 30, 2007

La Manga shark sightings confirmed

The shark spotted by several bathers yesterday was found at midday today around 20 metres from San Javier's Villamorena Beach in La Manga. Civil Protection officers, a vet and two marine biologists have captured the...

Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 31, 2007

€300 euro fines for San Javier residents who dump pets

San Javier council has announced that it will impose €300 euro fines on anyone caught abandoning their dog or other kind of pet. the fines will also be imposed if the Local Police manage to establish ownership of any...

Entertainment Sun, Jul 1, 2007

Palm trees make way for fiestas and concerts

Palm trees on San Javier's Barnuevo promenade are to be moved to a park in the town. This will create more space on the seafront and allow fiestas and open-air summer concerts to take place. The previous local...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Jun 5, 2006

400,000 watch Spain's biggest ever air display

Prince Felipe of Asturias, accompanied by Defence minister, José Antonio Alonso, were the guests of honour yesterday at the biggest ever air display held in Spain that involved nearly 400 pilots from 14 different...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Apr 30, 2006

Pilot killed and family injured in plane smash

The pilot of a light airplane, in which were travelling four members of his family, was killed yesterday morning when it crashed into the loading bay of a fruit and vegetable business not far from San Javier airport in...