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Politics & People news & information for Castile and Leon

Prince Louis Arthur Charles' nanny is martial arts expert and 'extreme driver'
Politics Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Prince Louis Arthur Charles' nanny is martial arts...

BRITISH Royal baby Louis Arthur Charles will be looked after by a nanny with Tae Kwondo and high-speed stunt-driving skills, according to Palace sources quoted in . María Teresa Turrión Borrallo comes from the...

“Sorry, León”: UK not 'cradle of parliamentarism', Rajoy learns
Politics Sun, Dec 17, 2017

“Sorry, León”: UK not 'cradle of...

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has had to apologise to the city of León for upholding the UK as an example for being 'the cradle of parliamentarism and the rule of law'. UNESCO historians have subtly...

PP regional vice-president resigns after being caught driving three times over the alcohol limit
Politics Sun, Sep 11, 2016

PP regional vice-president resigns after being caught...

DEPUTY president of Castilla y León, Rosa Valdeón has resigned after being caught drink-driving. When breathalysed, the PP regional second-in-command was found to be three times over the legal limit. And ironically,...

PP wins with own two votes in village where 97% abstained
Politics Tue, May 26, 2015

PP wins with own two votes in village where 97% abstained

JUST two votes from the population of a small hamlet in the province of León were enough for the PP to get in - because 97% of residents did not bother to go to the polls. Felechares de la Valdería, which comes under...

Bra chain around town hall in protest over mayor's 'sexist' rape comments
Politics Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Bra chain around town hall in protest over mayor's...

A CHAIN of bras has been woven around a town hall yesterday (Wednesday) in protest over the mayor of Valladolid's controversial rape comments and calling for him to resign. Francisco Javier León de la Riva, when...

Street in Castilla y León to be named after John Major
Politics Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Street in Castilla y León to be named after John Major

FORMER British Conservative prime minister Sir John Major (pictured) is set to have a street named after him in the town of Candeleda (Ávila province). The ex-leader visited the town, in the land-locked north-western...

King's grandson's shooting accident lands his dad a fine
Politics Mon, Oct 8, 2012

King's grandson's shooting accident lands his dad a...

JAIME de Marichalar has been forced to pay a fine after his son, Felipe Juan Froilán, accidentally shot himself in the foot with a hunting rifle. The 14-year-old grandson of the King and Queen of Spain was said to have...

Village mayor tempts residents in with local delicacy
Politics Tue, May 22, 2012

Village mayor tempts residents in with local delicacy

The mayor of the village of Navares de las Cuevas in Segovia, Vicente Robisco, is trying to tempt regular visitors and part-time residents of his village to make themselves officially resident there by giving them a...

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