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Parents lock child in hot car to hit Marbella shops
The girl was left with windows closed and door locked while her parents went shopping. Hallyn / Flickr

Parents lock child in hot car to hit Marbella shops

Police have arrested a couple who left their 12-year-old daughter locked in a car in the midday sun outside a Marbella shopping centre. READ  

Footballer sparks row by wearing Franco T-shirt
Portuguese footballer Nuno Silva has caused a stir by wearing a Franco T-shirt during his first press conference for a Spanish team. Screen shot: ElDiaDespues12Plus/YouTube

Footballer sparks row by wearing Franco T-shirt

The latest signing to Real Jaén FC wore a T-shirt printed with the face of the fascist dictator and after causing a stir claimed not to have a clue who the man was. READ  

Fastest economic growth in Spain since crisis
Spain recorded the eighth consectutive quarter of economic growth. Photo: AFP

Fastest economic growth in Spain since crisis

Spain’s economy is powering ahead at the fasted pace since the start of the global financial crisis in 2007. READ  

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  

Finally! Spain's heatwave to end with fierce storms
A couple stand on a beach in Spain during a storm. Archive photo: Josep Lago / AFP

Finally! Spain's heatwave to end with fierce storms

One of the hottest July's on record will come to a close amid stormy weather and a drop in temperature of up to six degrees, Spain's weather agency has announced. READ  

PM backs 'xenophobic' candidate in Catalan vote
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (l) has backed controversial candidate Xavier Garcia Albiol in the upcoming Catalan elections. Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP

PM backs 'xenophobic' candidate in Catalan vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday backed a former mayor whose comments have been called xenophobic as his party's top candidate for regional elections in independence-minded Catalonia. READ  

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Tokyo 2020 logo sparks copycat calls from Spain
The new logos of Tokyo 2020 have been unveiled. Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP

Tokyo 2020 logo sparks copycat calls from Spain

Tokyo's 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered astonishment in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design. READ  

Eight great commuter flats to rent in Madrid
Madrid living is much cheaper than London. Photo: Shutterstock

Eight great commuter flats to rent in Madrid

A British politician has said it is cheaper to commute to London from Madrid than pay for a flat in the UK capital. So for all those thinking of doing just that, here are ten great commuter flats in Madrid. READ  

Best place to commute to London? It's Madrid
Living in Madrid and commuting would save you at least £400 a month. Photo: Shutterstock

Best place to commute to London? It's Madrid

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, Tessa Jowell has suggested that Londoners might be better off commuting to the city from Madrid rather than living in the UK capital itself. READ  

Spanish airport operator profits jump 80 percent
A plane takes off from Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport. Photo: Pedro Armestre / AFP

Spanish airport operator profits jump 80 percent

One-off tax deductions, a rise in passenger numbers and consolidaton of Luton airport have played their part in boosting profit of Spain's Aena, the world's biggest airport operator. 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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Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer
Spain has some delicious cooling treats to enjoy this summer. Photo: ClubMedUK/Flickr

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer

As Spain swelters under record-breaking temperatures The Local brings you our list of the best Spanish treats to cool you down as the mercury rises. READ  

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Get your kit off! Spain's 10 best nudist beaches
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Get your kit off! Spain's 10 best nudist beaches

Have you tried everything to combat the heat and nothing has worked? It might be time to strip off and head to one of Spain's best nudist beaches... READ  

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Spanish bid to develop the world's first 'robokid'
Daniela, a quadraplegic, walking with the Atlas 2020. Photo: Marsi-bionics

Spanish bid to develop the world's first 'robokid'

Spanish scientists have launched a bid to develop the first bionic exoskeleton that will allow wheelchair-bound children to take their first steps - and they are using crowdfunding to do it. 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  

First gag law fine for 'lazy police' social media post
Spaniards protesting ahead of the country's new "gag law" coming into force. Photo: Dani Pozo/AFP

First gag law fine for 'lazy police' social media post

Welcome to life under Spain's new gag law, where one of the first offenders has been fined €600 for calling police 'slackers' on social media. READ  

Brit, Belgian were targets in Barcelona shooting
The shooting took place outside the Hotel Silken Ramblas. Photo: hoteles-silken.com/

Brit, Belgian were targets in Barcelona shooting

A masked shooter fired at the British man and Belgian outside a hotel in the tourist centre of the Catalan Capital in what police believe may have been a settling of scores. READ  

Urban allotments thrive in crisis-hit Spain
The urban community "Esta es una Plaza" in the Lavapiés district of Madrid

Urban allotments thrive in crisis-hit Spain

Building plots left abandoned after the bottom fell out of Spain's construction market have been reborn as urban vegetable as crisis-hit Spaniards rediscover the joy of the allotment. READ  

Venezuela leader brands Spanish PM a 'hitman'
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been branded a 'hitman' by Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. Photo: AFP.

Venezuela leader brands Spanish PM a 'hitman'

Spain lashed out Tuesday at Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for what it called "insulting and unacceptable" comments in which he branded conservative Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a "hitman". READ  

Two injured in Barcelona hotel shooting
The reception area of the Silken Ramblas hotel where the shooting is reported to have taken place. Photo: hoteles-silken.com

Two injured in Barcelona hotel shooting

UPDATED: Two people were injured in a shooting just off one of the busiest tourist streets in the Catalan capital on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

British PM names Ana Botín economic advisor
Spanish chairwoman of Santander, Ana Botín, will sit on David Cameron's new economic advisory council. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

British PM names Ana Botín economic advisor

Spanish Santander chief Ana Botín will sit on David Cameron’s new economic advisory council, the only representative from a foreign company to do so, the British government has announced. READ  

Third time lucky family find $1m of Spanish gold
The sunken trove included coind minted for Spain's King Philip V. Photo: Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC

Third time lucky family find $1m of Spanish gold

A Florida family of treasurehunters have made their third discovery in three years, this time finding Spanish gold worth more than $1million from a 300-year-old wreck. READ  

Bishop bans transsexual from becoming godfather
Stock photo of a baby's christening. Photo: Vincent Kashat/Flickr

Bishop bans transsexual from becoming godfather

A Spanish bishop has forbidden a transsexual man from becoming godfather to his nephew arguing that he does not “live a life consistent with the faith”. READ  

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The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria
The roof of the Stephansdom. Photo: Unesco/Vincent Ko Hon Chiu

The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria

Austria has something to offer every visitor, whether for a winter or summer break. First class ski resorts, cities buzzing with culture, magnificent palaces, beautiful mountains with spectacular hiking, and lakes so clear and clean you can drink from them. But not everyone is convinced of the alpine republic’s charms… READ  

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Le Locle is Switzerland's third smallest city. Photo: Swiss Tourism

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water. READ  

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland
Right-wing protests in Freital on the outskirts of Dresden in June. Photo: DPA.

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland

The car of a left-wing politician was blown up early on Monday morning in an east German town that has been the scene of fierce anti-refugee protests, with the politician claiming he is "top of the hit list" for the far-right. READ  

Denmark to run anti-refugee advertisements
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Denmark to run anti-refugee advertisements

The government plans to launch an information campaign in foreign newspapers to deter refugees in response to human smugglers publishing comparative information on refugee benefits in EU countries. READ  

The daftest TripAdvisor comments about France
The ever-splendid Gorges du Verdon. Photo: Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho/Flickr

The daftest TripAdvisor comments about France

France opens its doors to over 80 million tourists a year, who enjoy everything from world-class museums to pristine natural wonders. But you can't please them all... READ  

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave
A tourist cools off in central Rome's Ara Pacis fountain in early July. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave

The dip in temperatures over the weekend across Italy, after an almost month-long heatwave, was simply a respite. READ  

Queen Sonja comes to aid of Norwegian teens
Queen Sonja. Photo: Lisa Åserud

Queen Sonja comes to aid of Norwegian teens

Two teenagers who came to the aid of an injured girl off the island of Tjøme this week after the girl fell off a boat, were offered assistance by Queen Sonja who was spending her summer holidays at her family’s vacation home nearby. READ  

Third grenade attack in a week rocks Malmö
Forensic teams investigating the scene of the latest Malmö explosion on Friday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Third grenade attack in a week rocks Malmö

Malmö in southern Sweden was shaken by a hand grenade attack overnight – less than 12 hours after another explosion rocked residents in a series of blasts in Sweden's third largest city this summer. READ  

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