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Free guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca: September 17
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Guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca and a spectacular embroidery museum: December 6 to 11
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Guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca and a spectacular embroidery museum: October 9 and 12
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Embutidos Escámez for the very best in Spanish cured ham, sausage and related meat products
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August 26 Free open-air concert in the Alhama village of El Berro
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July 2 Free International Town Bands festival at the Aguilas auditorium
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Free English language guided tour of the historic monuments of Lorca: September 15
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Free guided tour to unlock the Irish secret of Lorca: October 1
A free guided Spanish language tour of the historic centre of Lorca Tour name: Visita teatralizada el secreto del irland..

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July 30 and 31 Guided astronomical tours of the 4,000-year-old La Bastida site in Totana by starlight
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Eat, drink and relax at the 62 Corvera bar just a couple of kilometres from the new airport.
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San Pedro del Pinatar Mud Bathing
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September 7 Age Concern’s Famous Black and White Ball in Puerto de Mazarron
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Guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca and a spectacular embroidery museum: August 14
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August 18 and 19 Cabo de Pop festival in Cabo de Palos
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Murcia school focuses on students’ wellbeing for improved development during the pandemic
ELIS Murcia highlights the importance of personalised educational attention to minimise learning gaps caused by the loss of social..

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Leak Proof providing solutions for flat roofing throughout Murcia and Alicante
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11 reasons why it is worth putting in artificial grass: LawnHub shares the benefits of artificial grass
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Red prawns and mullet take pride of place with locally grown vegetables in the gastronomy of Águilas The gastronomic..

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Becoming resident in Spain: what about taxes and finances?
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July 20 Terell Stafford and the Bruce Barth Trio with special guest Sara Dowling at the San Javier Jazz Festival
Two top American musicians take the stage in San Javier at the 24th Jazz Festival Two excellent American musicians lead..

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August 13 Free open-air concert in the Alhama village of Gebas
11 open-air concerts are being held this summer in the parks and rural districts of Alhama The latest in the summer 2022..

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This can also be found in other areas of the south-west of Murcia, each claiming it as their own! Every municipality of..

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I need some help. Where can I go to find it here in Spain? You are not alone. There are many places that ex-pats can find..

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July 7 Stanley Clarke with N 4Ever at the San Javier Jazz Festival
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Maskota veterinary clinic in Fuente Álamo
Veterinary clinic, with all pet supplies and grooming parlour Maskota Vets. Fuente Alamo - Open business as usual. Appointment..

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Museo Parroquial San Javier
An interesting little museum within the parroquial church of San Francisco Javier Parroquia San Francisco Javier Plaza..

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A mining morning out in La Unión
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How to register your property in Murcia as a holiday rental property
Tax authorities and the Murcia government are clamping down on undeclared rentals For many years now the tax authorities in..

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Cabo de Palos, visiting the lighthouse and marina area, a great ride out for bikers
Where to go Mar Menor, walk up to the lighthouse at Cabo de Palos or enjoy an ice cream in the busy marina Cabo de Palos..

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Quality, great price furniture at Furniture Plus covering Mazarron and Murcia region
Supplying Murcia and the Costa Cálida with quality furniture since 2005 The shop is now fully re-open at all our usual..

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Watch UK TV channels with satellite and internet tv solutions from Rainbow Satellites
Don't miss out on your favourite UK TV programmes with satellite and IPTV, offered throughout the Region of Murcia Rainbow..

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Spectacular landscapes unique to the Region of Murcia
Just a few of the natural gems of Murcia, put them on your “must visit” list! Most visitors know the Region of Murcia..

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Can I get a visa to extend my holiday in Spain for more than 90 days at a time
Social media is giving misleading information and creating confusion;a non-lucrative visa is not a mechanism by which a holiday..

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Sendero Azul gentle walking route from Cartagena port to Cala Cortina
The “Sendero Azul”runs alongside the port and past the docks The Sendero Azul del Puerto de Cartagena is a gentle coastal..

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July 22 The penultimate night of the La Mar de Musicas festival in Cartagena
Boleros, samba and rising stars of Spanish music at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic..

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Friday July 8 Free guided tour of the historic town centre of Aguilas
See for yourself how Águilas has attracted settlers over the course of its history! This tour reveals to those joining it..

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July 15 Guided tour of the Torre Alfonsina in Lorca castle
The tower was built on the orders of Alfonso X in the 13th century when Lorca was a frontier city One of the most iconic elements..

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Swedish family-run property sales and management Puerto de Mazarron Murcia
Real estate Spaindinavia brings a slice of Nordic life to Spain’s Murcia region Taking the step and moving with their family..

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July 7 Free guided tour of the 1000-year-old Acequia irrigation channel in the city of Murcia
A walk through the city of Murcia to discover one of the most important legacies of the Moors In order to promote cultural..

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The Vía Crucis route in La Pinilla, Mazarron
El Calvario de La Pinilla La Pinilla is a hamlet located midway between  Las Palas and the main road between Mazarrón and..

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Modern facilities meet traditional British values at King’s College Murcia in La Torre Golf Resort Murcia It’s hard..

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Oleanders, how to propagate and important information about the dangers of pruning them
Gardening in Spain, Oleanders are extremely easy to propagate and very useful in a dry garden Oleanders are one of the most..

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Catholic Mass in English - Puerto de Mazarrón
Holy Mass at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Puerto de Mazarrón Everyone is welcome to join. From June 19 2022, the religious..

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Mountain View Kennels, Dog kennels and cattery, dog training, dog grooming and private pet villa rental  in Fuente Alamo
Satisfied customers all over the Region of Murcia and a meet-and-greet service at Corvera airport! Gill Lovegrove and the..

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Jobs for March/April, Cut back Aloe Arborescens
How to take cuttings from Aloe Arborescens CUT BACK Aloe Arborescens after flowering. This stunningly architectural..

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Las Fuentes del Marques and the Torreón de los Templarios
The Centro de Interpretacion (Nature Centre), Las Fuentes del Marques. This is an attractive natural park area, about 2km..

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Museo Naval Cartagena
Cartagena Naval Museum The Museo Naval of Cartagena transferred to its new location in May 2012. The Museum is located..

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Las Encañizadas; protecting this historic fishing technique in La Manga del Mar Menor
Fish doesn´t get any fresher than this! Fish are trapped in reed mazes as they migrate between the Mar Menor and the..

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Summer 2022 Cuidando el Mar activities at the Club Nautico de Aguilas
A series of beach cleaning days and regattas to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Club Náutico de Águilas The Club N..

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Telecable offer secure mobile and landline phones, television and internet access in Alicante and Murcia
With offices throughout the Alicante province and covering Mazarrón and Los Alcázares, quality, speed and English language..

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Book a Covid vaccine or booster appointment in Murcia
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Painter Decorator,  your Painting and Decorating Services for Costa Calida and Costa Blanca
All forms of professional painting and decorating in your area The British father-and-son team of professional painters and..

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A Time 4 A Change second-hand furniture sales and purchases in the Mar Menor area
Second-hand furniture, house clearances and removals based in  Los Alcázares A Time 4 A Change is run by Kerry and..

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Free guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca: October 15
This Spanish language tour highlights various beautiful buildings in the centre of Lorca Route name: El Casco Antiguo..

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July 30 Simple Minds live in concert in the Murcia bullring
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Museo Hidráulico Los Molinos del Río Segura
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White bream ceviche, a combination of the culinary traditions of Murcia and Peru
Help to conserve the world’s fish stocks while trying a delicious recipe! This is a dish which combines one of the fish..

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July 2 First edition of the Aguilas Remember music festival
A new event on the annual events calendar of Águilas! A new musical event is being added to the annual calendar of Águilas..

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July 16, free Marina de Cope walking tour on the coast of Aguilas
Explore the wonderful countryside of the unspoilt coastal plain in northern Águilas This walk takes place in the spectacular..

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Ross Motor English mechanics servicing Los Belones, La Manga and the Mar Menor area
Full or part servicing, ITV, bodywork repairs, timing belts, complete diagnosis and much more Ross Motor are an expert..

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Understanding the Funeral Process in Spain will help to avoid stress at a difficult time
In Spain, it is the norm to plan ahead for your funeral. It’s all part of making things easier for the family and loved ones..

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Franciscan nuns selling confectionary in the centre of Murcia at Obrador Convento de San Antonio
Traditional sweets and pastries plus a wide range of other products right next to Murcia cathedral The nuns of the Franciscan..

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July 22 Guided tour of the Torre Alfonsina in Lorca castle
The tower was built on the orders of Alfonso X in the 13th century when Lorca was a frontier city One of the most iconic elements..

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La Cochinilla del Carmin is destroying vast tracts of prickly pears
Chumberas, prickly pears, problems  A new pest threatens to wipe out the emblematic prickly pears that form part of the..

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July 7 Karting for teenagers in Alhama de Murcia
The Town Hall of Alhama de Murcia is holding a series of activities for youngsters this summer For the summer of 2022 the..

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Tax Office in Mazarron
Taxes for the Municipality of Mazarrón including Camposol are managed and collected by Agencia Tributaria Región de Murcia (..

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Lords Removals and Storage,  full or part loads UK-Spain
Transport between the UK and Spain with Short and Long term storage in Alhama de Murcia Lords removals is a well-established..

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Why some Spanish bank accounts are being blocked
Accounts are not being blocked because of anything to do with Brexit; account holders must re-affirm their identity every 2 years..

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Car Boot Sale every Sunday at Meson Mariano
The popular car boot sale is back up and running every Sunday The car boot sale held in the car park of Mariano’s on Camposol..

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January- Make your own grape vines for free, take cuttings now.
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A morning out in Águilas
What to do on a morning out in Águilas Itinerary Pick up map from tourist office Visit to the Casino Coffee in the Plaza..

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Gas inspectors, is this a scam?  A local reader asked us to verify if the company who charged her elderly mother 140 euros..

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Introduction to the Lorca biblical embroideries and museums
The spectacular embroideries of Semana Santa in Lorca can be seen throughout the year in these four museums Lorca embroideries..

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Murcia: Chocolate from the monks and a visit to La Morenica
The Chocolate de la Luz can once again be purchased from monks in the mountains outside Murcia Here's an enjoyable morning..

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Car Mechanic and Auto Services Mazarron   Decklid motors are open for repairs via appoint only.  Please do not just..

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Gardening in Murcia, how to propagate lavender Lavender is one of the most important staples of Mediterranean gardening..

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The Regional Park of Las Salinas y Arenales of San Pedro del Pinatar The Regional Park of Las Salinas y Arenales de San..

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The tower of the ex-Collegiate Church of San Patricio in Lorca is open to visitors for the first time  The first visit..

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British Embassy clarifies rules for expats voting in local elections in Spain
I am a UK citizen living in Spain. Can I vote in Spanish elections? The British Embassy in Spain has sent out a message..

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Route 2 La Brujilla This route could be cycled, walked or driven through the Cieza municipality.  The route passes through..

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July 30 The 2022 Musica Entre Vinos season in Jumilla ends at Bodegas Torrecastillo
Dinner, live music and of course delicious wine at establishments affiliated to the Jumilla Wine Route The immensely popular..

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July 19 The Dora Helena Soul Jazz Band give a free concert in San Javier
The locally trained singer performs in the Jardines de San Blas as part of the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival Born in the..

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July 16 The 2022 Musica Entre Vinos season in Jumilla continues at Bodegas Ribera del Juá
Dinner, live music and of course delicious wine at establishments affiliated to the Jumilla Wine Route The immensely popular..

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Why to be careful when signing up for a new internet service in Spain
Some internet providers in Spain are less than trustworthy, says Telecable. Here’s what you need to look out for…..

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El Grifo Picnic Area in the Sierra Espuña
Área Recreativa El Grifo The Sierra Espuña is a vast wooded area spread across several municipalities including Totana..

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Leaf miners
Costa Cálida gardening, damage to citrus leaves Leafminers attack many other plants, but here in Spain, citrus are their..

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New Residency requirements for EU citizens living in Spain
Important, Changes to Spanish Residency laws affect Spanish health cover arrangements. There has been a great deal of coverage..

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Gardening in Spain, Propagating Ice plants, a gardeners best friend. Were calling a whole selection of plants by this name..

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5 great guided tours in the Costa Calida this spring and early summer
From embroidery to medieval castles, from wineries to railway engineering, just some of the fascinating visits on offer in the..

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Wednesday street markets in the Region of Murcia
Street markets all over the Region from Totana to Yecla The following weekly markets are held in the Region of Murcia..

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Cartagena Roman Theatre Museum
Where to go in Cartagena: the Roman Theatre Museum or Museo Teatro Romano The Roman Theatre Museum is in many ways the..

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Sew and Sew craft group on Camposol
Sew and Sew in Camposol Cultural Centre Chatterbox SEW and SEW is a group for anyone who would like to meet with other..

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Guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca and a spectacular embroidery museum: November 1 and 13
The ceremonial embroidery of Lorca is famed across Spain and is an essential part of the Semana Santa processions Tour..

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Getting easy-to-understand financial advice in Spain
Spanish bureaucracy and constantly changing rules can be extremely frustrating, so where can you find straightforward help in..

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The “Nicolas Salzillo, Il Maestro” museum of the Paso Morado in Lorca
The museum contains pieces relating to the Semana Santa processions in Lorca Lorca has gained a fully justified reputation..

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Lorca Abierta por Vacaciones, live open air music in the streets of Lorca in June and July
Music to accompany your drinks and tapas as the sun goes down in the city of Lorca A program of 48 live musical performances..

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The most important visitor attraction in Puerto Lumbreras The castle of Nogalte in Puerto Lumbreras in its current form..

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