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Community/Public Services news & information for Murcia region/province

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...

Girl of 11 gives birth in Murcia hospital
Society Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Girl of 11 gives birth in Murcia hospital

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl admitted to hospital with 'stomach pains' has given birth at Murcia's La Arrixaca Hospital, having not realised she was pregnant. Medics say they tested the child upon arrival and found...

Murcia schoolgirl, 12, pregnant by boy of same age
Society Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Murcia schoolgirl, 12, pregnant by boy of same age

A PREGNANT 12-year-old girl has been admitted to Murcia's Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital (pictured) – one of the youngest cases yet known in Spain. In accordance with usual procedures, medical staff have been in...

Incense-scented postage stamps for Easter launched
Society Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Incense-scented postage stamps for Easter launched

SPAIN'S post office has launched limited-edition stamps smelling of incense for Easter. This year, postage stamps pay tribute to Easter parades in the towns and cities of Cuenca, Tobarra, Sevilla and Lorca, in...

Zika virus diagnosed in Murcia
Society Tue, Feb 2, 2016

Zika virus diagnosed in Murcia

A FOURTH case of the tropical Zika virus has been detected in Spain – this time in the Murcia Region in a man who recently travelled to an affected country, which has not been disclosed. He was treated at the Rafael...

Man rescues elderly neighbour after gas blast
Society Wed, Apr 9, 2008

Man rescues elderly neighbour after gas blast

Nacho Ruiz risked his own life yesterday morning to rescue an elderly neighbour from a block of flats in central Murcia following a gas explosion in the kitchen of one of the other residents - a 40 year old man, who...

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