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Property
Buy your own Mediterranean island paradise for just €5m

Got a spare €5 million? Then this Mediterranean island paradise could be yours.

Gallery
10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try
Photo: Ignacio Palomo Duarte/Flickr

While we've all been tempted by the Spanish holiday classic of a chilled glass of sangria, Spain has much more to offer when it comes to tantalizing tipples.

Spanish newlywed named as victim in Italy earthquake
Ana Huete with her Italian husband Christian Casini. Photo: Facebook

Ana Huete died in Wednesday's earthquake, crushed as she slept in the house of her new husband’s family in Illicia, a small town in the province of Rieti very near to the epicentre of the devastating quake.

Vamos a la playa! These are Spain's top ten beaches
Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Europe's best beach. Photo:Photo: Ismail Mia/Flickr

Spain has five beaches in Europe's top ten. The Local gives you a tour.

Spanish economy continues to grow despite lack of govt
Photo: Contando Estrelas/Flickr

Spain's economic growth continued in the second quarter even as the country remains mired in political limbo after two inconclusive general elections.

Shocking video shows torture of young calf during fiesta
Cruelty in the name of fun? Photo: Pacma

Bullfighting fiestas reached a new low with the torture of a young calf.

Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award
Ethan Hawke in the Magnificent Seven

The Hollywood actor will be given the Donastia lifetime achievement at the 64th San Sebastián Film Festival.

Gallery
The ten most weird (and wonderful) museums in Spain
Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Funeral Carriages.

Spain is home to some of the finest museums in the world, but it also boasts some of the most bizarre.

Spanish court bars top Eta figure from Basque elections
The Basque separatist leader in San Sebastian. Photo: AFP

Arnaldo Otegi, once jailed for terrorism charges, has been barred from standing in Basque elections.

Spanish town warns against texting while crossing roads
The warnings now appear at crossings in Talavera de la Reina in Spain.

It might seem entirely obvious to most, but it seems some people need to be told that looking at your phone while crossing a busy road can prove dangerous.

Features
Ten fascinating museums in Spain you REALLY must visit
The innovative NMAC foundation in southern Spain's Cádiz province features contemporay art in a former military installation. Photo: Guillermo Varela

To mark International Museum Day, The Local takes a look at ten museums in Spain, you may not have visited. But should.

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Eight reasons to spend your gap year exploring Spain
Photo: Eleazar Lazaro - Matutino / Flickr

Looking for somewhere to spend your gap year? The Local explores the wealth of experiences Spain has to offer.

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The quirky habits you can't help picking up living in Spain
Archive photo: Shutterstock

If you've moved to Spain, chances are you have picked up some Spanish habits. How many of these do you do?

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Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?
Photo: Justyna Rawińska / Flickr

Spaniards are loud, lazy and love a nice long siesta... don't they?

Six free apps to simplify your summer in Spain
Photo: CAFNR/Flickr

From booking sunbeds to checking the jellyfish warnings, these apps will make your summer go a lot more smoothly.

More news
Police launch appeal for Costa Blanca hit and run driver
Photo: N332 /@drivingSpain/facebook

Do you recognise this car?

What political deadlock? Spain economy forges ahead
Rajoy is struggling to form a government. Photo: AFP

Eight months without a government but is Spain really the worse for it?

Italian mafia fugitive found on family holiday in Benidorm
Benidorm attracts all sorts, Photo: AFP

Police posed as hotel staff to capture a fugitive who had been on the run since March, and was one of the most-wanted members of the Italian mafia.

True cost of Spain's balcony-jumping craze revealed
A tourist leaping into a swimming pool. Screen grab: YouTube

They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Weather
Spain sizzles in last heatwave of the summer
Photo: AFP

There is still time to work on your tan, enjoy refreshing gazpacho, or head for the pool.

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From our other editions
Turkey escalates diplomatic row with recall
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Minister of Turkey. Photo: Mohammad Hassanzadeh/Wikimedia

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria to review relations after a series of disputes with the European Union member state, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday.

Swiss Post trials robot parcel deliveries in Bern
The robots are designed to carry out local deliveries autonomously. Photo: Starship

Robots will be seen on the streets of the Swiss capital next month.

Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens
Photo: DPA

Germany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War.

Two straight nights of car fires in Copenhagen
The Copenhagen incidents come after a spate of more than 70 car fires in Malmö, as pictured here. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT/Scanpix

Has Sweden's spate of car fires now spread to Denmark?

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Desperate Ryanair passenger chases after missed flight
Travel
What's on in Spain: August 2016
National
Get your kit off! Spain's ten best nudist beaches
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German firestarter blames blaze on 'toilet paper mishap'
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Flashmob prank sparks 'terror attack' panic in Spanish resort
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Spanish parents fight for right to name their son 'Wolf'
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Beach closed after shark attack in southern Spain
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