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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

Junta minister Angel Ojeda gleaned €50 million in bogus training centre scam

It is part of the on-going investigation by the police’s anti-fraud unit UDEF, which is estimated could be the biggest corruption investigation in Spanish history

First-ever United Nations of Marbella seminar to be held on April 5

Hosted by TV show Marbella Now, the summit takes place on April 5 at Laude International College

Sir Richard Branson calls for second EU referendum after petition gathers almost four million signatures

The Virgin Group founder has implored people to add their names to the petition

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

Insolvent Landsbanki bank fails in trying to evict British expat Alzheimer’s sufferer from Ronda

Landsbanki collapsed at the start of Spain’s housing crisis in 2008

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...

CONFIRMED: British passport will return to blue after Brexit

THE BRITISH passport will no longer include the EU insignia and will change from burgundy to blue following Brexit. Redesigning and producing the document will...

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Gibraltar government under fire for lack of ‘clarity’ or comment on controversial al-Assad sale

Independent MP Marlene Hassan Nahon insisted the government needed to explain the deal to show it has a ‘moral conscience’, rather than burying it under ‘layers of legal jargon’

Flights between UK and EU and pet travel under threat in gloomy new ‘no deal Brexit’ notices from British...

FLIGHTS could cease between the UK and the EU while pet travel could see owners having to plan four months in advance in a...

UK and Spain reach ‘historic’ Brexit agreement over Gibraltar in time for EU summit

"Europe and the UK have accepted our demands"

BREXIT: Ryanair gets new license to operate in UK in event of no deal

Ryanair operates more than 800 flights to or from Spain per day from airports across Britain and the EU

Maldonado’s Mijas is like nowhere else says Bill Anderson as just five are running the town council

The amount of money being wasted in Mijas is like nowhere else, writes Bill Anderson

Vox leader calls for Trump-like border wall to stop migrants reaching Spain

Abascal also accused NGOs of collaborating with the ‘mafia’ to rescue people from the African coast for ‘human trade’

‘I HAVE DONE MY BEST’: Tearful Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister

May fought back tears during the speech which came after intense pressure to resign from her own party

No deal Brexit will cost Spain tens of thousands of jobs, study warns

A NO-deal Brexit on October 31 would cause the loss of 1.2 million jobs across Europe, including 70,410 in Spain, according to a newly-released...

BREAKING: Judges rule that Boris Johnson’s proroguing of parliament was unlawful

THE UK's Supreme Court has ruled Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen that parliament should be prorogued for five weeks at the height of...

Spain’s conservative PP party funds ‘Cambridge Analytica-style’ dirty ad campaign targeting left wing voters in run-up to election

Advertising was ‘distributed in neighbourhoods that traditionally support the PSOE or United Podemos’

Feminist protesters bare their chests at neo-fascists commemorating Franco’s death in Spain’s Madrid.

The women had the slogans ‘neither honour or glory in fascism’ written on their torsos and ‘stop 20-n' on their backs

Spain’s Andalucian government unveils the new logo

The government claims the logo is respectful of the history of Andalucia, adapted to the times and friendly to the environment

BREAKING: Spain’s PP and Vox will NOT vote for extending coronavirus lockdown to May 24, they announce in COVID-19...

SPAIN'S right-wing parties have said they will not vote for an extension of coronavirus lockdown. An extension until May 24 has not been backed by...

POLL: Right-wing government would hold onto Spain’s Andalucia if election held tomorrow following historic 2018 victory

ANDALUCIA would remain in the hands of a right-wing government if an election were held tomorrow, a new poll has suggested. The Partido Popular...

Exit polls show big win for conservative PP leader Isabel Ayuso in Madrid but she’ll need Vox to govern

THE conservative leader of Spain’s Madrid region looked set to win big according to exit polls published when voting ended on Tuesday evening, but...

Gibraltar Chief Minister calls for ‘unity’ on the Rock after divisive vote on abortion

FABIAN Picardo welcomed the result of the referendum which saw voters in Gibraltar choose to relax its draconian anti-abortion law and acknowledged that it...

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