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15:00

LifeStyle

5 February 1985: The Gibraltar-Spain border fully reopens

Alekk M. SAanders

...unhindered to visit family members on either side of the divide. In 1954, Spain began to impose various additional restrictions in response to news that Queen Elizabeth II would visit the Rock. Gibraltar was effectively isolated by Francisco Franco when he

14:23

LifeStyle

20 November 1975: The death of General Francisco Franco

Jennie Rhodes

On 20 November 1975, Spain's military dictator, General Francisco Franco, died aged 82 in Madrid. On 19 July 1974, Franco fell ill from various health problems, and Juan Carlos I took over as acting head of state. Franco recovered and on 2 ... September he resumed his duties as head of state. A year later he fell ill again, afflicted with further health problems, including a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Franco's last public appearance was on 1 October 1975 when he gave a speech to ... claimed that he had been told around 6pm on 19 November that Franco had already died. Juan Carlos was proclaimed King two days later. Franco's funeral took place on 23 November and his body was interred at Valle de los Caídos, a memorial built by the

15:14

National

Family of Franco to hand over historic house 'for time being'

M. E. ALONSO

The grandchildren of late dictator General Franco have agreed to "provisionally" hand over to the State the running of a country mansion in Galicia which they inherited. The Pazo de Meirás estate was a favourite home of Franco but its ownership is ... highly controversial. The family says Franco legally acquired it in 1941. A court sentence recently said that the historic house really belonged to the government. The grandchildren have always argued that it was a gift to Franco as a private

00:11

LifeStyle

2 April 1940: Lorca’s Poet in New York is first published

David Balmer

On 2 April 1940, A Poet in New York by Andalusian poet Federico García Lorca, was first published. The work, written during Lorca’s time in New York between 1929 and 1930, was not published in Spain at this time due to the Franco regime’s ... to flee Spain, taking the manuscript with him. It was eventually published in Mexico and the United States on 2 April 1940. American poet Rolfe Humphries translated the work into English. Lorca’s work remained highly censored throughout the Franco

11:38

Local

Pasaje Begoña in Torremolinos, now a Place of Tourist Interest

alberto gómez

Almost fifty years after it was raided by police and some 139 people were arrested, Pasaje Begoña in Torremolinos, a passageway of mostly bars that had become a refuge for the LGBT+ community during the Franco dictatorship, has been declared a Place

14:18

National

New law to get even tougher on remnants of Franco's regime

RAMÓN GORRIARÁN

The Cabinet approved on Tuesday plans for a new law to redress the remaining effects of the Franco dictatorship on Spanish life and replace existing 'Memoria Histórica' (Historical Memory) legislation, in force since 2007. The new 'Memoria ... Democrática' (Democratic Memory) rules will, among other wide-ranging measures, convert the infamous Spanish Civil War monumental cemetery at Valle de los Caídos into a civil cemetery and monks will stop overseeing it. Last year General Franco's body was ... removed from there to a private cemetery. The law will also ban charitable associations that defend totalitarian regimes, among them the foundation dedicated to General Franco. Government vice-president Carmen Calvo said it would be a law to help

12:55

National

Country is in official mourning until 6 June

SUR

Spain entered a period of official mourning for victims of coronavirus this week. The ten days started on Wednesday and ends at midnight on 6 June. It is the longest period of national mourning since the death of General Franco. Flags outside

17:53

Opinion

In denial

Mark Nayler

...black cash and favours counted more than policies. This would have considerable symbolic impact, much as the relocation of Franco's remains did in October 2019, but it wouldn't change anything by itself. After all, it wasn't the building that was

20:23

National

'Only reality could save me, even if the world caved in'

ALEKK M. SAANDERS International Transgender Day of Visibility

...make friends with only her Spanish and perfect French, but she found more understanding in an Anglican parish that gave a place to transvestites. In the Catholic church during the Franco dictatorship, such freedom was unimaginable. A photograph from

15:57

LifeStyle

Franco flag flies over city hall as Malaga time travels back to wartime

FERNANDO TORRES

The old Spanish flag from General Franco's dictatorship flew outside Malaga city hall last Sunday as British director John Madden shot part of his latest film project, Operation Mincemeat. The Local Police were the most useful allied forces for ... flowing under the Franco-era ensign. Madden, who directed Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love, could be seen taking various shots of a man dressed as an official walking into city hall. The scenes were all carefully choreographed with dozens of

17:02

Local

'Franco Lives' graffiti appears on Nerja walls

Eugenio Cabezas

Around a dozen graffitied messages saying 'Franco Vive' (Franco Lives) appeared on buildings around Nerja on Wednesday morning, including one near the Balcón de Europa. The vandalism coincides with the 44th anniversary of the former dictator's

12:14

Gibraltar

Tributes paid to one of Gib's 'national treasures'

Debbie Bartlett

...experienced the evacuation of the Rock during WWII and the years when Franco closed the border and tried to bring Gibraltar to its knees. A much-loved member of the community, she will be sadly missed.

17:10

LifeStyle

22 May 1940: Gibraltar is evacuated in the Second World War

Debbie Bartlett

It is a largely unknown fact that during WW2 the British government decided to turn Gibraltar into a fortress to stop Hitler and Franco seizing it, and ordered all women, children, the elderly and infirm to be evacuated to make room for the troops.

10:01

National

Local Costa priest officiates at Franco's reburial mass

SUR

A parish priest in a Malaga dormitory town was chosen by the Franco family to celebrate the reburial mass of the late dictator on Thursday. Ramón Tejero is priest at the parish church in La Cala del Moral, part of Rincón de la Victoria, east of ... of the Valle de los Caídos monastery at the new resting place of Franco's body at the Mingorrubio cemetery outside Madrid. Ramón Tejero has been parish priest at the Santa Ana church in La Cala del Moral for 18 years and the church square is named

16:52

National

Government closes Valle de los Caídos ahead of Franco's exhumation

MATEO BALÍN

Francisco Franco will be exhumed from his resting place in the Valle de los Caídos before 25 October and his remains later transferred to the Mingorrubio cemetery in El Pardo (Madrid), it has been announced. The operation is expected to take place

15:35

LifeStyle

Revealing the mysteries of Mijas in aid of worthy causes

Tony Bryant

...and its effect on Mijas. One of his points of interest is the house of Manuel Cortés, the Mijas mayor who spent 30 years hiding in a secret room of his home to avoid arrest during Franco's dictatorship. As well, the walk includes the route to the

13:31

National

From Julen to Franco, a review of some of the year's news stories

Debbie Bartlett

Franco's remains are moved out of the Valley of the Fallen The remains of the late dictator General Franco were removed from the Valle de Los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen) mausoleum and memorial to the Spanish Civil War and placed in a simpler, family ... Franco's death in 1975 ahead of the eventual restoration of democracy. Despite efforts by Franco's family and supporters to block the reburial, the Supreme Court found in favour of the government and allowed it to go ahead. Franco's remains are carried