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Hair removal kit and a vibrator? Outrage over top prize for female Squash champs

Hair removal kit and a vibrator? Outrage over top prize for female Squash champs

A Squash club in Spain has been forced to apologize after sparking a sexism row for awarding female competitors prizes that included body hair removal kits and a vibrator.

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Day release: Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spanish parliament

Day release: Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spanish parliament

Five jailed Catalan separatist leaders elected to the Spanish parliament last month were temporarily released from prison on Tuesday and escorted by police to the assembly to be sworn in as lawmakers.

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‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
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OPINION: How Brexit has changed our lives

OPINION: How Brexit has changed our lives

"Do you remember those innocent, peaceful days three years ago, before our daily existence was dominated by Brexit?" Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain recalls.

The towns in Spain where Brits outnumber locals

The towns in Spain where Brits outnumber locals

There are towns and villages in Spain where retired Britons vastly outnumber the local Spanish population.

IN PICS: The Republican symbols that survived Franco

IN PICS: The Republican symbols that survived Franco

80 years after the end of the Civil War, The Local takes a look at some Republican symbols that survived Franco's 36-year dictatorship and are still around today.

Spanish Word of the day: Mazo

Spanish Word of the day: Mazo

This week celebrates San Isidro, Madrid's patron saint and with that, we have some typical Madrid slang to help you sound like a local.

ANALYSIS: What the snap election could mean for Spain, Catalonia and Brexit

ANALYSIS: What the snap election could mean for Spain, Catalonia and Brexit

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez has called a snap national election for April. Matthew Bennett explores what the possible outcomes could be for Spain and the impact that Brexit could have on the election campaign.

Puigdemont CAN run in EU polls, Spain's Supreme Court rules

Puigdemont CAN run in EU polls, Spain's Supreme Court rules

Spain's Supreme Court on Sunday said Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in 2017 after a secession attempt, could contest EU polls this month.

Restored Fra Angelico masterpiece unveiled at Spain's Prado Museum

Restored Fra Angelico masterpiece unveiled at Spain's Prado Museum

Spain's Prado has unveiled the restoration of "The Annunciation", a 15th-century altarpiece by Renaissance painter Fra Angelico ahead of the museum's bicentenary celebrations.

All the words you need to know to understand Spain’s general election

All the words you need to know to understand Spain’s general election

Spain’s general election is 'al doblar de la esquina' – around the corner –, as they will take place on April 28th. This is all the vocabulary you will need to understand it.

Why Spain needs more feminism in the classroom

Why Spain needs more feminism in the classroom

A brutal rape at Pamplona's 2016 running of the bulls outraged Spain. Then came #MeToo. With ever more Spaniards taking up the feminist mantle, schools – many of which are not coed – lag behind.

What you need to know about Spain's new rental laws
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What you need to know about Spain's new rental laws

This is essential reading for anyone letting out or renting a property in Spain from March 2019.

Vodafone set to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

Vodafone set to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

Vodafone said Thursday it planned to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain as it streamlines its organisation to cope with a drop in revenue and profits in a fiercely competitive telecommunications market.

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about Spain's general election

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about Spain's general election

On April 28th Spain goes to the polls to choose new members of parliament. Campaigning is underway and the electoral race is hotting up. But how do things work in Spain? Who are the key figures? And what's at stake? Matthew Bennett has the answers.

Brexit expected to be postponed again at crunch meeting of EU leaders

Brexit expected to be postponed again at crunch meeting of EU leaders

The crunch meeting comes after the British Prime Minister visited Paris and Berlin to plead for an extension.

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

This is everything you need to know to mentally prepare you for the school year ahead!

Live like a king: Spain's best castle homestays

Live like a king: Spain's best castle homestays

Don't let the lack of blue blood stop you from getting the royal treatment on holiday.

Man arrested over wife's death revives euthanasia debate in Spain

Man arrested over wife's death revives euthanasia debate in Spain

Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested a man who helped his seriously ill wife to commit suicide, reviving a debate over euthanasia less than a month before a general election.