Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

Senior Madrid priest in money laundering probe

Dubbed the ‘priest to the nobility’ Montes is being probed over millions of euros hidden away overseas

Junta de Andalucia’s university chief sacked in ERE scandal latest

Francisco Triguero is the latest high-profile casualty in the ERE case

Roquetas del Mar mayor accused of favouritism

Gabriel Amat accused of 'keeping it in the family'

Only one in five Spaniards trusts the government

A report released by the OECD compared statistics from 2007 to 2014

Spain raises age of marriage and consent

The changes come after pressure from children’s rights organisations

Protesters in Pamplona after British teenager reports sexual assault

Protesters gathered in response to sexual assault reports

European Union investigating dangerous river claims in Estepona

High levels of methane have reportedly been detected in a river which could be a fire risk as well as a typhoid health hazard

Over 60% of Olive Press readers back campaign for Independent Republic of La Linea and Gibraltar

The ‘Referendum adhesion a Gibraltar’ Facebook group has gained 500 likes since it was launched

‘Call me Pepe’: Exclusive interview with new Marbella mayor Jose Bernal

The Olive Press meets Marbella’s new headbanging mayor Jose Bernal, after sacking his predecessor’s FIVE bodyguards, €20,000 in personal parking spaces and iron-fisted press control

European Union votes against Europe-wide ‘Google tax’

Proposals to reform copyright laws on online news stories have been quashed, following an European Committee vote

Greenpeace kicks off protests before ‘gag law’ is passed tomorrow

?Greenpeace activists kick off the anti-gag law protests by draping a yellow banner near parliament

Nerja’s new mayor Rosa Arrabal names her government

The new mayor of the Malaga town distributes councillor roles

Spain on high terror alert following attacks in France and Tunisia

Interior Minister Jorge Diaz confirmed that Spain had increased the terror alert from medium to high

Gibraltar Chief Minister awarded £30,000 damages in Manos Limpias libel case

Picardo took action against the group and its leader Miguel Bernard Remon after he described him in ‘scandalous and false’ terms in front of the European Commission in 2013

Madrid’s new mayor wants to turn renowned golf course into ‘urban farm’

Manuel Carmena, of Podemos-backed Ahora Madrid, has made the Club de Campo a symbolic target for the country’s political reform

Left to take a selfie in the lift  

The mayor was trapped inside a lift in a city hall on Friday morning along with Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and several other leftist party members

Supreme Court drags ex-Junta heads Chaves and Griñan into ERE case

They are both under suspicion of being involved in the multi-million euro scam which has rocked Andalucia’s political scene

What a Twit Zapata has been…

The Madrid councillor slammed for anti-semitic tweets years ago should know better, writes our man in the capital, Mario Alegria

New Podemos mayor in Cadiz ensures shelter for evicted family

He and four other councillors, who had stood against repossessions in the city, joined protesters at the home of the family

FINAL ANDALUCIA ELECTIONS ROUND-UP: Back to the day job

After the most hotly contested local elections in recent memory, pact-negotiations have ceased and mayors across the country have been unveiled

Mario Blancke’s reaction on becoming Mayor of Alcaucin

The new Belgian Mayor of Alcaucin, Mario Jean Baptiste Blancke gives the low down on feeling Spanish and his route into local politics

Mayor of Marbella to remove all signs of Franco and corruption

All street names that refer to Spain's past dictator will be removed from the town

PSOE mayor inaugurated in Benalmadena after agreeing four-party pact

A four-party pact has placed Victor Navas in the hot seat

Belgian expat becomes mayor of Alcaucin

Mario Blancke has been living in the province for 25 years

Toe-tal nightmare! New mayor of Spanish town Jerez has a footwear disaster as she gives inaugural speech

The PSOE's Sanchez was invested as mayor after agreeing a pact with Ganemos Jerez and Izquierda Unida
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