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Murcia region/province News & Information

Spanish singer Blas Cantó joins Kelly Clarkson on 'pandemic anthem'
Entertainment Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Spanish singer Blas Cantó joins Kelly Clarkson on...

PROLIFIC pop and R&B artist Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with Auryn's lead singer Blas Cantó in a multi-lingual version of the former's new single, . Clarkson, 37 – best known for her hit , and for her...

Loose lion in Murcia? You're barking up the wrong tree, say police
Animals/Pets Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Loose lion in Murcia? You're barking up the wrong tree,...

PANICKED and disbelieving calls to the Local Police in Molina de Segura (Murcia) claimed a loose lion was wandering about in a country lane just outside the town. Numerous residents reported a wild feline roaming around...

Murcia home to Europe's biggest 'hanging' swimming pool
Entertainment Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Murcia home to Europe's biggest 'hanging'...

EUROPE'S largest and the world's second-biggest overhanging swimming pool has opened in Murcia at a height of 30 metres (98' 5”) above ground. Designed by Manuel Clavel, the artist himself was the first to...

Amazon creates 1,000 new jobs near Murcia airport
Economy Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Amazon creates 1,000 new jobs near Murcia airport

AMAZON jobs offered in Spain have historically been in Barcelona or Madrid, but the latest recruitment drive – seeking 200 employees at first – is in the Murcia Region. The online retail giant is expecting to open...

Policeman saves choking four-year-old's life
Society Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Policeman saves choking four-year-old's life

A NATIONAL Police officer has saved a four-year-old boy's life after he began to choke on a piece of food and stopped breathing. The child's panicked mother carried him to the station in Lorca (Murcia) as it was...

'Tesco abroad': Totally British supermarket opens in Mazarrón
Food & Drink Mon, Dec 16, 2019

'Tesco abroad': Totally British supermarket opens...

BRITS in Murcia who miss their favourite products from home can now pop into 'Tesco' without catching a plane – a completely UK-style supermarket has just opened on the region's coast. All staff at Food Co...

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat
Culture Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat

HISTORIANS are trying to decide what to do with a Phoenician boat found off the coast of Mazarrón (Murcia) and have opted to leave it on the sea bed for the moment. Dating back to the seventh century BC, the craft –...

Ex-top 10 tennis pro Nico Almagro retires
Sport Tue, Apr 9, 2019

Ex-top 10 tennis pro Nico Almagro retires

FORMER world number 9 tennis professional Nicolás Almagro has announced his retirement from the sport after a 'marvellous tournament' at the Murcia Challenger Open in his home city. "I'm leaving....

Vuelta winner Alejandro Valverde to retire in 2021
Sport Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Vuelta winner Alejandro Valverde to retire in 2021

VUELTA a España winner Alejandro Valverde plans to retire when he hits 40, but will still carry on training and competing at a much lower level. The Team Movístar cyclist, top in the UCI World Ranking and Road World...

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...

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