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Community/Public Services news & information for Costa Cálida

Woman arrested for 'drowning' prank
Society Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Woman arrested for 'drowning' prank

A YOUNG woman who faked her own drowning off a Mar Menor beach as a 'practical joke' has been arrested and may face a hefty fine. Two lifeguards jumped into the sea, a speedboat was sent out, and a quad and an...

Society Fri, Jun 29, 2007

Cartagena has 1,200 British residents, reveals report

Nearly 1,200 Brits now live in the town of Cartagena, a census has revealed. The population as a whole now stands at over 210,000, having risen by 5,000 in just a year, the local authority reports. Research by the...

Society Tue, Jun 6, 2006

Fire forces submarine back to base

A small fire in the engine room of the 'Mistral' yesterday morning forced the Spanish navy submarine to return to its base in Cartagena, according to a Defence ministry statement. Nobody was injured in the...

Two more generals punished for indiscipline
Society Wed, Jan 11, 2006

Two more generals punished for indiscipline

Defence minister José Bono has confirmed that the general who used a Hercules transport plane to ferry waiters from Zaragoza air base to Getafe to serve at a lunch party, has been "punished and is under arrest...

Russian military ships dock in Cartagena
Society Thu, Sep 2, 2004

Russian military ships dock in Cartagena

Two Russian military ships are currently docked in Cartagena port (Murcia), where they will remain until Sunday while the crew carries out trials with the Spanish Armada. The ships are undertaking training in the...

Society Mon, Jun 7, 2004

New Day Centre project approved

Murcia government has approved a joint project between the regional government and Torre Pacheco Town Hall to build a Day Centre for elderly people in Roldán. The Town Hall has agreed to give the necessary land to the...