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SPANISH GENERAL ELECTION: New poll keeps PP ahead of PSOE

Podemos and Ciudadanos tied on 60 seats each according to Metroscopia poll

WATCH: Man defaces General Franco’s tomb in Madrid with red paint and is dragged away by security guards

The protest was sparked by growing tension surrounding the planned exhumation of the remains of General Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

Estepona town hall has just 35 admin staff out of almost 1,100 employees

The region employs 1,096 public employees, of which 164 are civil servants

Four out of five expats ‘very concerned’ about losing rights after Brexit

FOUR out of five expats are afraid of losing their right to reside after Brexit. Some 83% of expats living in the EU are...

British Embassy in Spain reiterates that expats with existing residence documents do not need new TIE card

THE BRITISH Embassy in Madrid has emphasised that there is no need for expats with existing residencia papers to switch to the new TIE...

Spain probes break-in at North Korean embassy in Madrid as staff ‘tied up and gagged’

A group of unknown assailants entered the embassy last Friday and tied up staff, before making off with a number of computers

Grant to dig up Francoist mass graves throughout Spain approved by the government

NEW government grants totalling €750,000 were announced this week to complete the retrieval of bodies from mass graves dug during the Spanish Civil War.This...

More than 17,000 sign petition for dual nationality as international media interest grows

It calls on the Spanish government to grant joint nationality to Britons who have lived in Spain for more than ten years

Pablo Iglesias ‘disappointed’ by general election result but won’t concede defeat

PABLO Iglesias has admitted he is 'disappointed' as his Unidos Podemos party did worse than predicted in the Spanish general election. With 98% of results...

Mayor of ‘communist utopia’ Marinaleda Juan Gordillo wins NINTH election in a row

The IU candidate has been top of the tree in Marinaleda since 1979

Spain’s PP created a guide for officials on how to illegally exceed campaign spending limits

The document was used in at least Madrid, Valencia and the Balearic Islands

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

Pedro Sanchez will ‘never allow’ Catalunya referendum on independence from Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has rejected an independence referendum for the Catalunya region during a speech to Congress today(June 30). Sanchez said that his ruling...

Brussels gives green light to Spain’s Recovery Plan with €69 billion grant

SPAIN will receive €69.5 billion in subsidies from the European Commission over the next five years to aid with the country’s coronavirus recovery plan.  This...

Spanish passenger boat sails past floating bodies of dead migrants off coast of Spain (WARNING: Distressing images)

A PASSENGER boat off the coast of Spain was forced to turn around after sailing by tens of migrant bodies floating in the water...

Businesses on Spain’s border with Gibraltar asked to shut down in solidarity with Spanish workers in planned Brexit protest

BUSINESSES which operate on Spain's border with Gibraltar have been asked to remain closed during a planned protest against Brexit.  The Asctecg group, which represents...

ANOTHER Spanish warship faces off with tiny British Royal Navy boat in Gibraltar

The Royal Navy HMS Sabre pursued the Spanish warship, which is armed with guns, torpedos and mortar weapons

EXCLUSIVE: Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar builds controversial wall extension at Marbella home

Concerned of prying eyes, Aznar and his wife Ana Botella - the former Madrid mayor - have extended an existing two metre wall by another two metres

RAJOY: Spain’s economy would add 500,000 jobs and grow a third faster if Catalunya returned to ‘normality’

PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said 500,000 jobs would be created if the Catalunya region returns to 'normality'. He added that the country's economy would...

BREXODUS: Almost half of highly skilled EU workers could leave UK in next five years, new study finds

There will now be pressure on ministers to come up with sensible immigration plans

Long-term expats to again be denied vote in general election

This is despite a pledge last year by the Conservative government to introduce a bill to scrap the unpopular 15 year limit on expat rights in time for the next national return to the polls

King Felipe blasts Catalonia independence vote as ‘divisive’

The Spanish monarch said the vote will only 'negate freedom'

More than 100 migrants rescued off southern Spain’s coast in one day

Some 56 of the migrants were transported to Malaga

British expats ‘should take Spanish nationality’ says British-born hotelier in Spain

'Little Englanders have messed it up for everyone' says businessman Peter Whaley, 32 years based in Spain

Podemos leader steps down as Spain’s deputy PM to fight battle for Madrid

PABLO Iglesias, leader of the radical left Podemos group has announced his decision to step down as Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government of Pedro...

UN set to inspect migrant situation in Spain

During the trip, which takes five to 10 days and starts February 26, officials will meet with charitable groups directly linked to work with African migrants.

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