CITY HALL CORRUPTION

Two high-ranking PP members called to testify in Brugal case

Last two mayor of Alicante accused of directly aiding businessman Ortiz by rezoning city à la carte

EDITORIAL

Pensions and political considerations

To raise payments in line with the current high levels of inflation would be a mistake

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Uefa grants Gibraltar international soccer status on provisional basis

Decision follows ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport Colony’s full membership must be ratified by congress

CRIME

An “old school lawyer” who died because she wouldn’t break the rules

A policeman is accused of killing Rosa Cobo after she refused to fabricate a case

EURO CRISIS

Brussels ready to act if Spain asks for second bailout, EC’s Rehn says

Commissioner confirms structural deficit not affected by bank bailout

AUSTERITY MEASURES

European Commission approves Portugal’s alternative measures to social security hike

Moody’s laments government back-down in the face of protests

SOCCER

“Without my teammates I would be nothing”

In a rare in-depth interview, Lionel Messi opens up about fatherhood, fame and Mourinho

BANKING SECTOR

Popular suspends dividend payment to meet capital requirement

Bank’s share price plunges after rights issue announcement Lender to set up own bad bank to manage toxic property assets

TELEVISION

Spain gets its own ‘Jersey Shore’ — but not everyone’s laughing

Politicians and locals in tourist resort of Gandia object to presence of reality show

OPINION

Hugh Grant and the novel

Cervantes invented the novel but in Spain, where fanatics ruled, his work was considered light reading

EMPLOYMENT

For changing circumstances, Spaniards are changing places

The crisis is prompting many to move to another city or even another country The trend marks a major change in social attitudes compared to just a few years ago

FINANCIAL CRISIS

“It’s unfair that this examination has only been applied to Spanish banks”

After the third round of stress tests, analysts foresee no more than 10 entities surviving Local lenders respond to results of Oliver Wyman audit on the sector

PUBLIC FINANCE

Rajoy playing politics with pensions, says Socialist Party opposition

PM accused of waiting for regional elections before deciding on inflation-linked rises