Spain Papers Review - Friday May 25, 2018
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
May 25, 2018 - 8:02 AM

El País
‘Condemned the PP, Rajoy’s credibility in doubt’
Sentence in the Gürtel case against the illegal financing of the party. The National Court has imposed 51 years for businessman Francisco Correa and 33 years for Luis Bárcenas and 15 for his wife, and condemns Ana Mato.

Flying and ferry fleeing fugitives grounded over £1m VAT scam
Posted in: National
May 25, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Former Sandbanks resident Jamie Colwell, 51, will today (24 May 2018) begin his prison sentence of five years and three months for stealing almost £1 million in VAT repayments on new-build houses that never existed. His father, Brian Colwell, 76, of Bournemouth, will start his two year and eight month jail term.

Spain On This Day - May 25
Posted in: History
May 25, 2018 - 2:42 AM

1025 - Mujammad al-Mustakfi flees Córdoba after being dismissed as Caliph
1808 - the General Junta of the Principality of Asturias pronounced sovereign and declares war on Napoleon's army.

Spain On This Day - May 24
Posted in: History
May 24, 2018 - 12:50 AM

843: Abd al-Rahman II and his armies leave Córdoba to conquer Navarra

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Spain On This Day - May 23
Posted in: History
May 23, 2018 - 1:00 AM

1482 - The abencerrajes entered the Albaicín and proclaimed Boabdil as the King of Granada

Spain On This Day - May 22
Posted in: History
May 22, 2018 - 12:22 AM

1293 - Sancho IV conceded awards and wealth to the cities and councils in Andalucía for loyalty in the fight against the Infantes de la Cerda
1526 - the Italian cities of Milan, Florence and Venice signed an alliance with Francis I of France, Pope Clement VII, Henry VIII of England to fight Carlos I of Spain.

Spain On This Day - May 21
Posted in: History
May 21, 2018 - 12:26 AM

822 - Abderramán II becomes the new Omiya emir of Córdoba
1293 - Sancho IV added Villaymara to Burgos.

Spain On This Day - May 20
Posted in: History
May 20, 2018 - 2:08 AM

1293 – King Sancho IV of Castile creates the Study of General Schools of Alcalá.
1485 - The Christian troops captured Ronda, the most important Nazari resistance point to the west
1493 - Christopher Columbus is named commander in chief of the Spanish armed with undertaking the second trip to America.

Spain On This Day - May 19
Posted in: History
May 19, 2018 - 2:05 AM

1381 - Juan I de Castilla announces that Castilla is under the orders of the Pope at Aviñon as a consequence of his close alliance with France

Spain On This Day - May 18
Posted in: History
May 18, 2018 - 4:00 AM

1499 - A fleet of four boats leaves from Puerto de Santa María in Cádiz, commanded by Américo Vespucio and Juan de la Cosa, and makes it way to the coasts of Surinam, near Brazil

Spain On This Day - May 17
Posted in: History
May 17, 2018 - 1:38 AM

822 - After the death of Al Hakam I, began his reign in Cordoba Abderramán II, during which the Cordovan adopted the fashion of Baghdad, introduced by the Iraqi-born musician Ziryab.
1410 - Martin of Aragon revokes the appointment as General Lieutenant Governor General of Aragon and the Crown had granted his nephew Jaime II of Urgel.

Spain On This Day - May 16
Posted in: History
May 16, 2018 - 4:12 AM

1321 - Jaime II of Aragón and Ismail II of Granada signed a peace and friendship treaty for five years.
1584 – Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.
1811 – Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.

Brexit outreach events to be held this week
Posted in: Costa Blanca
May 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The event details are:
La Nucia: 17th May 2018 – 13:30pm Cultural Centre Auditori de la Mediterrania, Sala Ponent, La Nucia

Spain On This Day - May 15
Posted in: History
May 15, 2018 - 12:25 AM

San Isidro – Fiesta in Madrid and Nerja

Spain On This Day - May 14
Posted in: History
May 14, 2018 - 1:11 AM

756 - Abderramán I overcame Yusuf al-Fihri, the Emir of Damascus, in the battle of Alameda – and then occupied Córdoba to set up an independent Emir.

Spain On This Day - May 13
Posted in: History
May 13, 2018 - 1:25 AM

San Pedro Regalado, Fiesta en Valladolid.
1275 - The troops of the Moroccan Sultan Aby Yusuf Yaqub II disembark in Tarifa, staring the so-called ‘War of the Strait’ against King Alfonso X.

Spain On This Day - May 12
Posted in: History
May 12, 2018 - 1:45 AM

1280 - Alfonso X, in coalition with the Sultan Abu Yusuf, attacks Granada

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Spain On This Day - May 11
Posted in: History
May 11, 2018 - 12:13 AM

San Anastasio – Fiesta en Lleida.

Spain On This Day - May 10
Posted in: History
May 10, 2018 - 12:15 AM

1026 - The Generals Muyahid and Jayran entered Córdoba
1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.

Spain On This Day - May 9
Posted in: History
May 9, 2018 - 12:58 AM

1013 - The Berbers, aided by Sancho Garcia, Count of Castile, seize the Córdoba palatine city of Medina Azahara, residence of the caliphs, plundering it, destroying it and appointing Caliph Sulaiman al-Mustain.

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