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Politics & People news & information for Castile-La Mancha

Los Yébenes mayor to testify over Olvido erotic video
Politics Wed, Sep 12, 2012

Los Yébenes mayor to testify over Olvido erotic video

THE mayor of a village whose opposition councillor faced having to resign after a private homemade erotic video was published on the internet without her knowledge has been called to testify. Pedro Acevedo (PP), has not...

Councillor facing the push over erotic video gets overwhelming support
Politics Thu, Sep 6, 2012

Councillor facing the push over erotic video gets...

A SOCIALIST councillor who featured in an erotic video that was posted on a social network could be ordered to resign by the opposition - but she has received overwhelming support from fellow PSOE members. National PSOE...

Rubalcaba claims to be running a "double campaign"
Politics Tue, Nov 8, 2011

Rubalcaba claims to be running a "double campaign"

The PSOE candidate to lead the government, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, told his fellow party members today that they needed to run a "double campaign" in the run up to the November 20th elections, because the PP...

Paraplegic woman gets glider pilot's licence
Politics Fri, May 21, 2010

Paraplegic woman gets glider pilot's licence

A German woman, who has been living in Spain for 30 years, has become the first disabled person in Spain to obtain a glider pilot's licence. Elizabeth Heilmeyer started her personal "battle with the skies"...

Politics Sat, Jan 31, 2009

Builder camps outside debtor’s house

A builder and two of his employees have been camping in a developer’s doorway since Tuesday in a bid to recover the 135,000 euros he owes them. Julio Rodríguez from Villafranca de los Caballeros (Toledo province) had...

Exiled opposition leader released on bail
Politics Tue, Aug 19, 2008

Exiled opposition leader released on bail

Severo Moto was released from Navalcarnero jail (Madrid) at 1.30pm yesterday lunchtime after meeting revised bail requirements imposed earlier this month. Mr Moto has been in custody since April 14th charged with...

Madrid president fined by Toledo police
Politics Thu, Feb 21, 2008

Madrid president fined by Toledo police

Madrid regional president Esperanza Aguirre (archive photo) was fined yesterday for leaving her car double-parked as she lunched with fellow PP leaders at the exclusive Venta de Aires restaurant in Toledo city centre....

Bono attributes return to 'new situation with ETA' and change in Cataluña
Politics Tue, Dec 4, 2007

Bono attributes return to 'new situation with ETA'...

In an interview broadcast on TVE last night, former Castilla La Mancha president and former Defence minister, José Bono, said that his return to the political spotlight two years after announcing his retirement from...

Politics Thu, Nov 15, 2007

Congress president to step down to study climate change

Manuel Marín, Ciudad Real socialist MP and president of the House of Congress, announced today that he will not be standing at the general elections next spring, and will devote his time, instead, researching climate...

Bono accepts offer of return to political life
Politics Mon, Jul 9, 2007

Bono accepts offer of return to political life

Former Defence minister, José Bono (archive photo), has apparently accepted an offer made by president Zapatero that would make him the socialist party's lead candidate for Toledo at next year's general...

Politics Mon, Oct 30, 2006

Hundreds of neonazis attend rock concert near Madrid

According to a statement by the Antifascist Movement, "nearly a thousand neonazis wearing insignia glorifying Hitler's Third Reich, and behaving in their typically yobbish fashion, gathered in the town of...

Politics Tue, Jul 26, 2005

Castilla La Mancha parliament to investigate Guadalajara...

The government has rejected calls from the opposition to investigate the handling of the Guadalajara blaze in both the House of Congress and the regional parliament of Castilla La Mancha. The reason given by Environment...

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