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Politics & People news & information for Cantabria region/province

Judge faces fine over anti-domestic violence law comments
Politics Wed, Apr 29, 2009

Judge faces fine over anti-domestic violence law comments

A JUDGE who publicly declared that she disagreed with new laws covering domestic violence could be fined 3,000 euros. María Jesús García Pérez, former head of the domestic violence tribunal of Santander, is thought...

Last equine Franco statue removed from Spanish soil
Politics Fri, Dec 19, 2008

Last equine Franco statue removed from Spanish soil

It took five hours for council workmen to remove the last remaining equine statue of fascist dictator Francisco Franco from Spanish soil. The only statue now remaining of him, though not on horseback, is located in...

Fascists gather for final time at Spain's last Franco statue
Politics Wed, Nov 21, 2007

Fascists gather for final time at Spain's last Franco...

A group of fascists gathered at Spain's only remaining equine statue of General Franco outside Santander Town Hall last night to mark the 32nd anniversary of the death of the fascist dictator. It should be the final...

Franco statue to be removed from Town Hall square
Politics Wed, Oct 10, 2007

Franco statue to be removed from Town Hall square

Santander mayor, Iñigo de la Serna (PP), announced yesterday that the equestrian statue of former fascist dictator, General Francisco Franco, will be removed from the Town Hall square next May when construction work on...

Spain's oldest mayor dies after long illness
Politics Mon, Feb 19, 2007

Spain's oldest mayor dies after long illness

The man who led Solórzano town council for nearly 45 years, mayor Luis Gómez de la Sota, died last Saturday after a long illness. Mr De la Sota, who was Spain's oldest and longest-serving mayor, was first elected...

Patxi López hits back at PP anti-peace jibes
Politics Mon, Jul 24, 2006

Patxi López hits back at PP anti-peace jibes

"If anyone ever sold out to the terrorists it was the Aznar government," said Basque socialist leader, Patxi López (archive photo) yesterday at a political rally in Santander, demonstrating once again the gulf...

Rubalcaba accuses PP over EU budget negotiations
Politics Sun, Dec 11, 2005

Rubalcaba accuses PP over EU budget negotiations

During a rally held in Santander to review the achievements of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's government during 2005 yesterday, PSOE House of Congress spokesman, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (photo), accused the PP...

Fascist Franco statue protest ends in violence
Politics Sun, Apr 3, 2005

Fascist Franco statue protest ends in violence

A demonstration organised by the Spanish extreme right wing Falange Española organisation to protest at plans to remove a statue of former fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, from the town hall square, ended in...

Politics Thu, Jun 10, 2004

IU call for calles General Franco and 18th July to be...

The Astillero branch of the United Left (IU) party is proposing that the Town Hall Council debates the motion that the calles General Franco and 18th July -referring to the date of the fascist coup in 1936- be changed....

Santander presents royal couple with a wedding bell
Politics Thu, Apr 29, 2004

Santander presents royal couple with a wedding bell

The president of Cantabria, Miguel Angel Revilla, unveiled the "Well Appeared Virgin" bell yesterday, which is the region´s wedding present for Prince Felipe of Asturias and his fiancée Letizia Ortiz who are...

Politics Wed, Mar 10, 2004

Peace protesters refuse to pay fines

The six members of the Citizens´ Collective for Non-Violence, who broke into Torrelavega PP party headquarters in March 2003 to hang up posters and leave a placard condemning the war in Iraq, announced today that they...

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