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Covid: Valencia looks to ease restrictions. Region seeks legal ...

Jack Troughton | May 6, 2021 close
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VALENCIA is understood to be looking at relaxing its Covid-19 health restrictions from Monday after the current state of alarm ends. Proposals are said to include a change in the hours of the night time curfew and allow the hospitality sector longer opening hours in a change to the measures […]

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Covid: Spain’s regions fear coronavirus chaos. Government’s ...

Jack Troughton | May 6, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S autonomous regions are calling on central government to take more action to avoid chaos in the courts after the coronavirus emergency officially ends on Sunday. The 17 regional authorities are worried their use of health restrictions designed to continue to control the spread of covid-19 could face a string […]

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Travel: Spain plans new motorway tolls, plans to make polluters ...

Jack Troughton | May 6, 2021 close
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SPAIN is planning to charge drivers to use ‘high capacity’ motorways by 2024 and may later roll out tolls to national roads. The plan has been outlined to the European Commission as part of the country’s ‘national recovery plan’ and will affect both passenger cars and lorries. It would mean […]

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Madrid election – Partido Popular celebrates victory

Jack Troughton | May 5, 2021 close
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Isabel Diaz Ayuso takes region’s crown SPAIN’S conservative Partido Popular was today celebrating victory in Madrid after one of the most bitterly fought election battles of recent times. The PP’s leadership candidate Isabel Díaz Ayuso underlined her position as a political heavyweight and a rising star of her party after […]

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Crime: Spanish police snare “slippery” suspect

Jack Troughton | May 5, 2021 close
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Fugitive arrested at holy communion celebration SPANISH police arrested a ‘most-wanted’ suspect 10 months after he went on the run at a family party to celebrate a first holy communion. Alleged to be part of a major drug trafficking gang, the “extremely slippery” man came out of hiding to attend […]

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Politics: Voters cast ballots in high-stakes Madrid election. ...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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MADRID went to the polls today to determine the political future of Spain’s richest region after two weeks of aggressive electioneering and drama – including death threats mailed to politicians. Polling stations opened at 9am and people can vote until 8pm in an election currently seen as a litmus paper […]

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Covid: Spain’s health chief advises against return of football...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S health minister Carolina Darias has blown the whistle on plans to allow spectators to return to watch top-flight football this season. The politician said it would not be advisable for fans to return to La Liga games because of the continued threat of Covid-19 – a blow for the […]

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Crime: Pharmacy worker touts fake Covid certificates, ...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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POLICE have arrested a pharmacy worker for selling fake Covid-19 test certificates so they could travel to Morocco. The 24-year-old charged Moroccan nationals €130 for the bogus papers showing they had tested negative for the disease, allowing them to fly home from Spain, dodging strict coronavirus health rules. It was […]

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Politics: Madrid goes to polls in epic battle, high tensions ...

Jack Troughton | May 4, 2021 close
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MADRID goes to the ballot box today in a snap election to decide the look of the regional government in a bitter battle between left and right. Not since the 1936-39 civil war has Spanish politics seemed so polarised with echoes of the past appearing in party rhetoric as opposing […]