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Politics & People news & information for Madrid region/province

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site
Politics Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site

DICTATOR General Franco's remains will be exhumed from Madrid's Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') before the end of the year now the government has approved a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree,...

Podemos' Pablo and Irene's new villa controversy continues
Politics Sun, May 20, 2018

Podemos' Pablo and Irene's new villa controversy...

FOUNDER of left-wing party Podemos, Pablo Iglesias and his girlfriend and fellow MP Irene Montero, have offered to let their members and colleagues decide whether or not they should be replaced in light of the...

Wedding day for 'Meghan Markle look-alike': Ciudadanos councillor delivers vows to Madrid couple
Politics Sun, May 20, 2018

Wedding day for 'Meghan Markle look-alike':...

A COUNCILLOR in Madrid who looks startlingly similar to the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, joked on Twitter that she was 'not getting married' but that she would be 'marrying'. Begoña Villacís,...

Cristina Cifuentes quits as Madrid regional president
Politics Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Cristina Cifuentes quits as Madrid regional president

MADRID'S regional president Cristina Cifuentes has resigned after CCTV footage of her about to leave a shop with unpaid-for face creams was leaked. Cristina, who is on the right-wing PP party but is considered one...

King's nephew Froilán mugged outside bingo hall
Politics Sun, Dec 24, 2017

King's nephew Froilán mugged outside bingo hall

KING Felipe VI's nephew Froilán de Marichalar and his friends were mugged outside a bingo hall in Madrid recently, reports have revealed today (Saturday). Froilán, son of the Infanta Elena – the King's...

Protesters surround PP headquarters over Rajoy's Gürtel hearing
Politics Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Protesters surround PP headquarters over Rajoy's...

AROUND 200 people staged a protest outside the national PP headquarters last night (Friday) over president Mariano Rajoy's answers given in court two days earlier when called as a witness in the Gürtel corruption...

Hundreds turn out to bid final farewell to Ignacio Echeverría
Politics Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Hundreds turn out to bid final farewell to Ignacio...

More than 700 people attended Sunday's funeral service for Ignacio Echeverría, the Spaniard killed in the London Bridge attack on June 3rd. The ceremony was held at the Corpus Christi church in the Las Rozas area...

Venezuelan ambassador and diplomats 'trapped' in Madrid community centre by 'threatening' protesters
Politics Fri, May 12, 2017

Venezuelan ambassador and diplomats 'trapped' in...

SPAIN'S Venezuelan ambassador complained he was being 'held hostage' by a protest surrounding an expat cultural centre in Madrid staged by opponents of the South American country's president, Nicolás...

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