If the 17th Century had been something of a disaster for Murcia, there were signs at its end of the situation improving. Unfortunately, the beginning of the next century reversed the optimism when Murcia was thoroughly caught up in what was effectively Europe's first great modern war – The War of Spanish Succession.
The Poppy Appeal is well under way and you can find poppies and collection boxes in bars, restaurants & shops in the Mazarrón district and beyond. Remembrance Day (11th November) is on a Friday, when many choose to observe 2 minutes silence at 11am (midday local time) as a mark of respect for the fallen.
The year marches on into November yet there's still time for you to explore and enjoy the delights of North-West Murcia that have escaped your attention so far.
Please note that with immediate effect Camposol British Builder are contactable on their new telephone number of 602 435 722. Call us now for all your building needs - Kitchens/Bathrooms/Plastering/Painting/Decoration/Interior & Exterior Design Service.
Bull-Fighting Protest In Madrid
This year's protest against the now-banned Toro de la Vega bull-killing 'festival' is now aimed at animal cruelty and bull-fighting in general, from Madrid's Puerta del Sol square.
Although the 'modern' Kingdom of Murcia was established at the time of the Christian Reconquest in the mid-13th Century, the early years were by no means straightforward. The City of Murcia had finally established its precedence over Cartagena in the second half of the 12th Century, but there were conflicts between Castile and Aragon, while the period saw in-migration from the north to replace the Moors who had left by Christian settlers.
Palm Weevils have become a major garden menace. Over the past ten years the Palm Weevil or beetle has destroyed thousands of palm trees in Spain and other Mediterranean countries. In this article we discuss the phenomenon.
The environmental impacts of illegal dumping are significant.
From poverty to prosperity, Brussels put up the cash and Spaniards brought the ideas.