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Franco's remains to be exhumed on Thursday
Politics Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Franco's remains to be exhumed on Thursday

DICTATOR General Francisco Franco's body could be removed from the war memorial and mausoleum known as the Valle de los Caídos as early as this Thursday – despite the opposition criticising president Pedro...

Valle de los Caídos shut for Franco's exhumation
Politics Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Valle de los Caídos shut for Franco's exhumation

A FAMOUS mausoleum-turned-tourist attraction just outside Madrid has been shut to the public since 18.00 this evening (Friday) for the remains of late dictator General Francisco Franco to be exhumed. With a fresh...

Supreme Court says 'yes' to moving Franco's remains from Valle de los Caídos
Politics Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Supreme Court says 'yes' to moving Franco's...

SUPREME Court judges have agreed to dictator General Franco's remains being moved from the Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') in line with Pedro Sánchez's government's plans and rejecting...

Spain's oldest councillor: Charito, 95
Politics Mon, May 27, 2019

Spain's oldest councillor: Charito, 95

AGE is nothing but a number – although it can help you qualify to run for local government in a party that was the third-most voted in its town yesterday (Sunday), as Charito and her colleagues in the Madrid region...

Sánchez cuts short EU summit as Rubalcaba 'worsens'
Politics Thu, May 9, 2019

Sánchez cuts short EU summit as Rubalcaba 'worsens'

ACTING president and PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez left the European Union summit in Sibiu, Romania an hour and a half before the end to take an emergency flight home after hearing the party's former leader and...

Ex-PSOE leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba 'critical' after stroke
Politics Thu, May 9, 2019

Ex-PSOE leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba 'critical'...

FORMER socialist leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba is in an 'extremely serious condition' in intensive care after suffering a stroke on Wednesday, according to sources from the Puerta de Hierro Hospital in...

Duke of Westminster behind luxury developments in Madrid's 'most patriotic' suburb
Politics Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Duke of Westminster behind luxury developments in...

THE DUKE of Westminster plans to invest €200 million in 'the most patriotic' Madrid suburb to turn it into an exclusive des-res area. Hugh Grosvenor, 26, who became Duke in August 2016 upon the death of his...

Franco’s family given 15 days to decide burial site
Politics Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Franco’s family given 15 days to decide burial site

IF THE family of dictator General Franco does not give the government a decision on where his remains should be placed within the next two weeks, the State will decide on their behalf, says justice minister Dolores...

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