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On Podemos’ march to power

With just six weeks to the Andalucian elections, the Olive Press joined the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children on Podemos’ March for Change to try to understand what makes the party tick

Divide and conquer?

As Madrid Socialists cast out stalwart Tomas Gomez, PP ranks prepare for power play, writes Mario Alegria

EXCLUSIVE: Gibraltar to welcome refugee family

The Gibraltar government has confirmed talks are ongoing over which family will come to the Rock

Millions of Spaniards head to the polls with no party likely to win an overall majority once more

PP expected to win most votes in first general election since Brexit

Margallo insists no voice for Gibraltar in Brexit negotiations

Margallo was asked to comment on his country’s position after the newly appointed foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, failed to mention the issue in his first meeting with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson, leading many to speculate that it is no longer a priority

Diesel car pollution is half than previously thought, according to new study

The study revealed that levels of nitrogen dioxide in Europe are two times smaller than previously thought and the amount of hot air coming out of diesel cars is half than that used in policy predictions for the European Commission.

Spain falls behind on list of world’s most corrupt countries, ranks below Qatar, Poland and Botswana

SPAIN has dropped a place on the 'world's most corrupt country' list.  Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2017, released yesterday, places Spain at 42nd...

Madrid ends direct rule over Catalunya after new government is sworn in

It comes after the region's autonomy was suspended for seven months following the pro-independence referendum

Pedro Sanchez justifies selling Andalucia warships to Saudi Arabia, as violence and famine in Yemen continue

Foreign aid can not reach everyone who needs it in Yemen, because of the fighting, and Saudi's weapons, bought from European countries, have been used to kill thousands of civilians

EU vice president labels Gibraltarians ‘monkeys’ and praises Spain’s illegal warship ‘invasion’ of British waters

The Brussels MEP labelled Gibraltarians 'laughing monkeys' in an explosive Twitter thread, which he swiftly deleted

Spain and UK sign landmark deal mutually protecting voting rights after Brexit

Those wishing to vote at the next local elections will have to register by January 30

Spain to protect access to healthcare and pensions for British expats in no-deal Brexit with ROYAL DECREE

Under the plan, expats will have guaranteed healthcare provision until at least 2020 and continued access to unemployment benefits and pensions

Brexit is proof UK has ‘lost its influence’ in the world, says Andalucia minister before assuring healthcare for Brits...

Velasco added that Spain is working to make the border crossing between the Campo de Gibraltar and the Rock as seamless as possible

The PP take control of the Costa Blanca, winning Alicante city, Benidorm and Torrevieja

SPAIN’S conservative party (PP) has come out on top of yesterday’s municipal elections in the province of Alicante. The PP won 595 councillor seats in...

New British Ambassador Hugh Elliott arrives in Spain

The arriving Ambassador had previously been Director of Communications in the Department for Exiting the European Union

‘Tourism decline, six-hour border queues and ambulances stuck in traffic’ – the predictions in Gibraltar Government’s Brexit guide OUT...

he daily movement of people and goods across the Frontier would be ‘abnormally disruptive’

Voter turnout drops as Spain heads to polls for fourth general election in four years

Voter turnout at 14:00pm today was recorded at 37.93%, 3.6 points less than in April, reflecting Spaniards’ apathy at yet another election

America applies to increase US military presence in Spain by 50%

If plans are approved, the new vessels will start to be deployed in 2022

Giles Brown has an awkward moment with Spain’s DGT while changing his British license post-Brexit

Phonetically spelling out my name to the operator, my brain froze on the first letter

British Embassy in Spain urges expats to obtain their residencia as soon as possible

THE British Embassy in Spain has urged expats to sort out their residencia as soon as possible.

CATALAN ELECTION RESULTS: Socialist party wins, pro-independence platform obtain best ever combined result and Vox enter parliament

IT is now 11.30 pm on election night in Catalunya, and the final results are just in. Predictions published earlier this evening fell short in...

Rita Bosaho’s entrance into Spain’s Congress is an historic step in racial equality

Rita Bosaho’s triumph in Alicante as a Podemos candidate was a powerful moment in Spain’s race relations

Brexit chaos offers a cautionary tale for US election

Brexit reaction from a concerned American

PSOE bid to have dead dictator Franco’s body removed from Madrid’s Valley of the Fallen

The main opposition party’s motion will be debated in parliament

PRIORITIES: Returned Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz raises town hall salaries by 20%

NEW Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz has increased the salaries of 15 councillors from the Partido Popular-Opcion Sampedreña coalition by 19.23%. Nine of the councillors, including...

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