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Cilla Black died from a stroke while sunbathing
Cilla Black died on Sunday at her Spanish holiday home. Archive photo: Jane Mingay / AFP

Cilla Black died from a stroke while sunbathing

UPDATE: The post-mortem confirms that the entertainer died after suffering a stroke and falling over on a terrace at her Spanish holiday home on Saturday. READ  

King welcomes hoi polloi into his palace gardens
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia pose with their daughters Princess Leonor (bottom R) and Infanta Sofia at their summer home in Mallorca. Photo: Jaime Reina / AFP.

King welcomes hoi polloi into his palace gardens

King Felipe VI has agreed to open up the gardens of the family's summer palace to the public after requests from local left-wing politicians in Mallorca. READ  

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Cristiano Ronaldo pranks Madrid as homeless man
The Real Madrid attempted to earn some pennies with his footwork Photo: Screenshot Ronaldo - ROC Live Life Loud / Youtube

Cristiano Ronaldo pranks Madrid as homeless man

It’s Cristiano Ronaldo as you have never seen him before, disguised as a homeless man loitering in Madrid’s busy shopping area of Plaza de Callao with his begging tin and scruffy dog. READ  

Spanish celebrity chef sued for dumping Trump
Chef Jose Andrés (left) and business magnate Donald Trump. Photo: David Shankbone / Michael Vadon / Wikimedia Commons.

Spanish celebrity chef sued for dumping Trump

Jose Andrés is firing back against a $10 million lawsuit filed by Donald Trump after the star chef pulled out of a restaurant deal in protest over the presidential candidate's racist remarks about Mexican immigrants. READ  

Language of Cervantes? Not Spanish but Catalan
A Barcelona monument of Christopher Columbus, who some Catalan historians say actually hailed from their region. Photo: Teddy Sipaseuth / Flickr Creative Commons.

Language of Cervantes? Not Spanish but Catalan

A group of Catalan historians claim that prominent figures in Spanish history like Christopher Columbus and Miguel de Cervantes were actually Catalan. READ  

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13 delicious reasons to be a vegetarian in Spain
Pimientos de padron - like playing Russian Roulette with a spicy pepper. Photo: The Table Hopper / Flickr

13 delicious reasons to be a vegetarian in Spain

Long feared by vegetarians as the land of jamón, Spanish cuisine also boasts a host of delicious traditional alternatives. Foodie experts, Devour Spain, share their tips for the best vegetarian food in Spain. READ  

Bull gores 89-year-old man to death in Alicante
A man was gored to death during a running of the bulls festival. Archive photo: AFP

Bull gores 89-year-old man to death in Alicante

An 89-year-old man has died after being gored while watching a bull festival in Alicante. READ  

Catalonia calls early poll for independence vote
Catalan regional president Artur Mas on Monday night after signing a decree calling elections. Photo: Quique Garcia / AFP

Catalonia calls early poll for independence vote

Catalonia on Monday called early regional elections for September 27th, polls that will serve as a proxy vote on independence from Spain and raise tensions with the central government in Madrid. READ  

Banking family's Picasso seized on Corsica boat
Pablo Picasso's "Head of young woman" has an estimated value of €25m. Photo: AFP

Banking family's Picasso seized on Corsica boat

A Picasso owned by the Santander Botín family and considered a cultural treasure by Spanish authorities who had barred it from being exported was seized from a boat docked at Corsica, French authorities said Tuesday. READ  

Baby 'Goku' is first in Spain named after anime
An action figure of Dragon Ball character Goku. Photo: around4o'clock / Flickr Creative Commons.

Baby 'Goku' is first in Spain named after anime

A baby born in July has become the first in Spanish history to be named and baptized 'Goku', a moniker inspired by the cult anime series Dragon Ball. READ  

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Madrid's traditional art scene goes high fashion
Vogue Like a Painting merges high fashion with high art. Photo: Sara Houlison

Madrid's traditional art scene goes high fashion

Madrid’s museums are moving away from the traditional to embrace new artistic forms and the latest brings a touch of haute couture to the capital's celebrated art scene. READ  

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10 facts you didn't know about Spanish wine
Spain is the biggest exporter of wine in the world. Photo: LexnGer/Flickr

10 facts you didn't know about Spanish wine

It was the Romans' favourite drink, a muse to Picasso and fell victim to the fascist regime of dicator Francisco Franco. Wine blogger Timmer Brown lifts the lid on everything you (probably) didn't know about Spanish vino. READ  

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'Majority of expats treat Spain as a holiday camp'
Maura Hillen is councillor for tourism and international relations

'Majority of expats treat Spain as a holiday camp'

The Local talks to Maura Hillen, president of the AUAN property rights association and now local councillor in Albox, southern Spain who thinks expats need to get more politically engaged. READ  

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Ernest Hemingway's favourite Spanish haunts
Ernest Hemingway was a regular at Cafe Iruña when he visited Pamplona. Photo: dlmanrg/Flickr

Ernest Hemingway's favourite Spanish haunts

To commemorate the birthday of Ernest Hemingway The Local takes a look at some of his favourite haunts in Spain. READ  

Top tips for taking the perfect Spanish siesta
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Top tips for taking the perfect Spanish siesta

Multiple scientific studies in recent years have proven that a short sleep after lunch provides health benefits, including stress reduction, and improves alertness and memory. READ  

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Block of flats collapses after huge cracks appear
The residential block in Carabanchel collapsed on Monday Photo: Emergencias Madrid

Block of flats collapses after huge cracks appear

A Madrid apartment block collapsed on Monday just hours after it was evacuated when residents reported the appearance of large cracks during the night. READ  

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Village celebrates rebirth as graffiti museum
A man takes pictures of a street art mural on the facade of a house in Fanzara. Photo: Jose Jordan / AFP

Village celebrates rebirth as graffiti museum

A dying village in rural Castellón has been transformed into an open air gallery dedicated to street art. READ  

Man hidden in suitcase dies en route to Spain
An archive photo of a ferry in the port of Almeria, similar to the one in a which a man died when being smuggled inside a suitcase. Photo: Corse1959 / Wikimedia Com

Man hidden in suitcase dies en route to Spain

A man from northern Africa who hid inside a suitcase on a ferry bound for mainland Spain died on Sunday while making the five hour crossing. READ  

Catalonia to call election in independence push
Pro-independence Catalans hold up the Catalan flag during a rally. Photo: Josep Lago / AFP

Catalonia to call election in independence push

Catalonia is expected to call on Monday an early regional election that will serve as a proxy vote on independence from the rest of Spain, raising tensions with the central government in Madrid. READ  

Four migrants drown trying to swim into Spain
Migrants aboard a dinghy heading to Europe. Archive photo: AFP

Four migrants drown trying to swim into Spain

Four migrants died on Sunday after trying to swim to Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta from northern Morocco, the government in Rabat said. READ  

Reinventing Spain's 'ageless art' of flamenco
Merche Esmeralda performing in 2009. Photo: Daniel Garcia /AFP

Reinventing Spain's 'ageless art' of flamenco

Veteran flamenco star, Merche Esmeralda, is the figurehead of the renaissance of Spain's classic gypsy dance. READ  

 Varoufakis warns Spain could 'become Greece'
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: John Thys / AFP

Varoufakis warns Spain could 'become Greece'

Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published Sunday. READ  

Spanish public workers to get pay rise
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Spanish public workers to get pay rise

Spanish public workers will get a one-percent pay rise next year, the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday, trumpeting the country’s economic recovery a few months ahead of a general election. READ  

Two face charges over Spain bungee jump death
The bridge from which Ms De Abreu jumped. Photo: Macucal / Wikimedia Commons

Two face charges over Spain bungee jump death

Two people are facing charges of manslaughter over the death of a British woman who died bungee-jumping in Spain. READ  

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Tourist lies on speeding car in latest stupid stunt
Screengrab from video posted by karrasko82 on Youtube

Tourist lies on speeding car in latest stupid stunt

Footage showing a half-naked tourist spread-eagled across the back of a car speeding along a busy motorway outside Marbella is being investigated by police. READ  

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Mary Vetsera's suicide letters found
Mary Vetsera. Photo: ÖNB

Mary Vetsera's suicide letters found

Suicide letters believed to have been written by the mistress of Austria’s Crown Prince Rudolf, 17-year-old Mary Vetsera, before her untimely death have been found in an archive of the private Schoeller bank. READ  

Drunk Swiss man tied up on flight to Bangkok
The Thai Airways flight continued to Bangkok. Photo: Faisal Akram

Drunk Swiss man tied up on flight to Bangkok

Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey. READ  

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Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather
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Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather

Is it absolutely roasting, or raining cats and dogs? Neither if you live in Germany. Here are six wonderfully weird expressions Germans use to talk about the weather - some more literal than others. READ  

Anti-whaling activists 'hypocrites': Danish MP
The Faroese 'whale grind'. Photo: Sea Shepherd

Anti-whaling activists 'hypocrites': Danish MP

With Danish MPs being spammed by thousands of emails from anti-whaling protesters, one angry MP has said animals in other countries have far worse lives than the whales hunted off the Faroe Islands. READ  

Saudi royals 'bar' French policewomen from beach
French police officers stand guard as a car arrives at the villa of the Saudi king in Vallauris. Photo: AFP

Saudi royals 'bar' French policewomen from beach

The storm around the Riviera beach "privatized" for the Saudi royals took a new twist on Tuesday when it emerged the Middle Eastern visitors had asked French police not to send any female officers to guard the beach. READ  

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Alitalia attendant loses cool amid airport chaos
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Alitalia attendant loses cool amid airport chaos

A video showing an Alitalia flight attendant shoving a passenger at Rome's Fiumicino airport has gone viral. READ  

Norway starts school for Vikings
A Viking longship burning at the end of Edinburgh's Torchlight Procession. Photo: viking2

Norway starts school for Vikings

A Norwegian further education college is starting a programme for want-to-be Vikings where students will learn essential Viking crafts, such as sword forging, jewellery making, and roof thatching. READ  

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Nine ways to become a truly Swedish woman
How to become a Swedish woman. Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Nine ways to become a truly Swedish woman

Have you ever paid for yourself on a date - or yelled at a man for whistling at you on the street? Then you may be more typically Swedish than you think. We’ve put together a list of nine experiences that make a truly Swedish woman. READ  

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