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Legal & Finance news & information for Murcia region/province

Dad-of-two pays traffic fine in one-cent coins
Legal & Finance Fri, Dec 9, 2011

Dad-of-two pays traffic fine in one-cent coins

A 35-YEAR-OLD father of two has paid a recent traffic fine in coins of one, two and five cents in protest over the way he was treated by civil servants. Daniel Hidalgo, from Murcia, who has been unable to find a job for...

Legal & Finance Wed, Feb 20, 2008

Murcia judge suspended for blocking lesbian adoption

Murcia judge Fernando Ferrín Calamita has been suspended from duty by the General Judiciary Council for preventing a lesbian woman from adopting her partner's daughter. The council voted by three votes to two to...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jul 18, 2007

Failure to send tax bill leads to queues and complaints

Hundreds of Murcia residents have complained that they did not receive a bill this year telling them how much council tax they owed. The deadline for payment was Thursday, July 5, after which interest is added to the...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jun 6, 2007

Council-tax season starts in La Manga

Homeowners in the Cartagena and La Manga areas have until August 6 to pay their council taxes. Collection of asset tax (Impuestos sobre Bienes Inmuebles, or IBI), rubbish collection rates, drainage, taxis, central alarm...

British expat on trial for killing husband
Legal & Finance Tue, Jun 28, 2005

British expat on trial for killing husband

48 year old Glenda JH (photo) pleaded innocent yesterday on the first day of her trial in Cartagena for the murder of her husband Owen, who was stabbed repeatedly in the chest at the couple´s home in the village of Los...

Legal & Finance Fri, Jul 16, 2004

Cash for social services

Murcia region work and social policies councillor Cristina Rubio has signed amendments to the agreement with many councils in the area. Budgets for social services in these towns will now be increased. Cartagena council...

Leicester City players released on bail
Legal & Finance Thu, Mar 11, 2004

Leicester City players released on bail

The three Leicester City players accused of sexual assault have been released on bale. This decision was reached at midnight, after almost 12 uninterrupted hours of declarations by witnesses and people involved in the...