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Politics & People news & information for Costa Blanca

Mariano Rajoy transfers from Santa Pola to Madrid
Politics Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Mariano Rajoy transfers from Santa Pola to Madrid

FORMER Spanish president Mariano Rajoy has moved back to Madrid after applying for a transfer from his job on the southern Costa Blanca. The ex-leader, who lost his position in early June after a no-confidence vote...

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall
Politics Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall

A FORMER councillor on the PP in Valencia has been found dead after falling off a balcony in what may have been a case of suicide. María José Alcón, who was on the right-wing PP which reigned in the city for 24 years...

Rita Bosaho, Spain's first-ever black MP, talks about the 'need for equality' and 'historic debts' with African colonies
Politics Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Rita Bosaho, Spain's first-ever black MP, talks about...

FOR the first time in history, the general elections have led to a black MP gaining a seat in Spain. Rita Bosaho Gori, 50, was born in Santa Isabel, Fernando Poo province, in the former Spanish colony of Equatorial...

King Felipe's driving fine was issued on the Costa Blanca for speeding, reporters reveal
Politics Wed, May 6, 2015

King Felipe's driving fine was issued on the Costa...

KING Felipe VI's traffic fine he referred to at a police conference last month was for speeding along a Costa Blanca seafront, according to reporters. A regional newspaper found a story in its own archives from July...

Ex-mayor of Torrevieja jailed for three years
Politics Sat, Dec 1, 2012

Ex-mayor of Torrevieja jailed for three years

FORMER mayor of Torrevieja (Alicante) Pedro Ángel Hernández Mateo has been sentenced to three years in jail for abuse of insider knowledge and document forgery. Hernández Mateo (pictured) is said to have taken...

Ex-president's son dies aged 22
Politics Wed, Aug 3, 2011

Ex-president's son dies aged 22

THE son of former Comunidad Valenciana regional president Eduardo Zaplana has died at the age of 22. Zaplana, who has two other daughters, said his son had been in intensive care for a week when he lost his fight for...

PP candidate ‘tries to stop disabled expatriate from voting’
Politics Fri, May 27, 2011

PP candidate ‘tries to stop disabled expatriate from...

A CANDIDATE for the PP party reportedly tried to prevent a disabled woman from voting on Sunday in L’Alfàs del Pi (Alicante). Maite Huerta denied this week that she had tried to stop the Norwegian woman from casting...

Ripoll 'not sure why' he has been arrested
Politics Thu, Jul 8, 2010

Ripoll 'not sure why' he has been arrested

PRESIDENT of Alicante provincial council, José Joaquín Ripoll, says he has 'not yet been told' why he was arrested on Tuesday afternoon. Along with ten others, including two councillors from Orihuela (Alicante...

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