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Politics & People news & information for Aragon

Franco's grandson jailed for 30 months for Teruel police chase
Politics Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Franco's grandson jailed for 30 months for Teruel...

LATE dictator General Franco's grandson has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for driving into a police officer after fleeing authorities at a checkpoint, combined with dangerous driving and speeding. Francis...

Franco's grandson on trial for dangerous driving and threatening police officer
Politics Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Franco's grandson on trial for dangerous driving and...

DICTATOR General Franco's grandson could be jailed for up to six years for dangerous driving and causing injury to a police officer following a high-speed chase through the province of Teruel (Aragón) in April 2012...

Healthcare workers' association rejects Amancio Ortega's 10M € donation
Politics Wed, Jun 7, 2017

Healthcare workers' association rejects Amancio...

An association of healthcare workers in Aragón has rejected Amancio Ortega's donation to the fight against cancer. The founder of the Inditex empire has donated 10 million euros to the region to buy state of the...

Prince Felipe seen skiing at Aramón Formigal
Politics Sun, Jan 19, 2014

Prince Felipe seen skiing at Aramón Formigal

PRINCE Felipe of Spain has been spotted skiing at a popular resort in northern Aragón this weekend and also at an international ice-hockey match. His Royal Highness, heir to the throne, travelled to the ski station of...

Video of 'Gibraltar war' school play outrages internet users and the British press
Politics Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Video of 'Gibraltar war' school play outrages...

AT LEAST two British newspapers have heavily criticised a play acted out by children in a school in Alfajarín (Zaragoza province) in which Spain 'invades' Gibraltar. Some of the children – mostly young...

Politics Wed, Oct 22, 2008

Council gets tough on yobs

Zaragoza city council is set to approve tough new penalties designed to stamp out anti-social behaviour. If the new legislation is approved at today's plenary session, fines of between €500 - €1,500 will be...

Rajoy accuses Zapatero of acting 'like a hooligan'
Politics Wed, Mar 7, 2007

Rajoy accuses Zapatero of acting 'like a hooligan'

Commenting on president Zapatero's performance this morning in the Senate, PP opposition leader, Mariano Rajoy, told a press conference in Teruel that the president of the Spanish government should not behave...

Library boss facing expense fraud probe
Politics Wed, Nov 1, 2006

Library boss facing expense fraud probe

The director of the National Library, Rosa Regas, could well be the first person of president Zapatero's government to be investigated for fraud if a recent list of allegations published in a daily paper are true....

Franco statue removed from military academy
Politics Fri, Aug 25, 2006

Franco statue removed from military academy

A statue of former fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, has been removed from outside Zaragoza's military academy on the orders of the Defence ministry. It will be replaced temporarily by a Spanish flag, although a...

Defence minister pledges to remove Franco statue
Politics Tue, Jun 13, 2006

Defence minister pledges to remove Franco statue

Defence minister José Antonio Alonso said yesterday during a visit to the General Military Academy in Zaragoza that the statue outside of former fascist dictator General Franco on horseback "must be removed."...

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