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Politics & People news & information for Valencia region

Julio Iglesias paternity suit continues: singer's children asked for DNA samples
Politics Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Julio Iglesias paternity suit continues: singer's...

A MAN who claims to be the illegitimate son of veteran crooner Julio Iglesias has summoned the singer's other children to provide a DNA sample in his quest to prove paternity. Javier Sánchez Santos, from Valencia,...

Socialist MP Carmen Alborch dies at home aged 70
Politics Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Socialist MP Carmen Alborch dies at home aged 70

ONE-TIME socialist leader for Valencia and committed feminist Carmen Alborch has died at home aged 70 after a long illness, the PSOE party has announced. Central government minister for culture from 1993 to 1996 and MP...

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...

Civil servant fired after not going to work for 10 years
Politics Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Civil servant fired after not going to work for 10 years

A CIVIL servant at Valencia provincial council has been fired after not having gone to work for 10 years – since the day he was taken on. Carles Recio joined the in 2006 in the archiving research department, but has...

Rita Barberá's pied-à-terre in Valencia on sale for €850,000: Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a garage
Politics Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Rita Barberá's pied-à-terre in Valencia on sale for...

LATE mayoress of Valencia Rita Barberá's apartment is now on the market for €850,000. The 269-square-metre, five-bedroomed flat with three bathrooms and a 25-square-metre garage in the central neighbourhood of...

Rita Barberá's death caused by liver cirrhosis, according to post-mortem
Politics Sun, Feb 5, 2017

Rita Barberá's death caused by liver cirrhosis,...

FORMER mayoress of Valencia Rita Barberá's post-mortem results have been revealed in the Spanish press, and show she died from a multiple organ failure sparked by the cirrhosis of the liver she suffered. Rita, 68,...

Top PP figureheads say 'witch-hunt' against Rita Barberá, who was 'on strong anti-depressants' caused her death
Politics Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Top PP figureheads say 'witch-hunt' against Rita...

FORMER president of Spain José María Aznar criticised his party, the PP for having 'excluded' Rita Barberá, Valencia's ex-mayoress who died on Wednesday morning, 'a party she had dedicated her life...

Valencia declares three days of mourning for Rita Barberá's death
Politics Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Valencia declares three days of mourning for Rita...

VALENCIA city has declared three days of mourning for its ex-mayoress Rita Barberá, who died in a Madrid hotel from a heart attack yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Current mayor Joan Ribó, from the left-wing Compromís,...

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