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Six new signings to watch in La Liga

Six new signings to watch in La Liga

Spanish football heads into the post-Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta era as the 2018-19 La Liga season begins this weekend. Here's the new signings to look out for.

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The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.

 
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Godin says he's going nowhere despite reports of English interest

Godin says he's going nowhere despite reports of English interest

Centre-back Diego Godin said on Tuesday he wanted to stay with Atletico Madrid "for personal reasons", but that he is yet to extend his contract which expires in 2019.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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The best Spanish treats to keep you cool in a heatwave

The best Spanish treats to keep you cool in a heatwave

As Spain sizzles in the latest heatwave The Local brings you our list of the best Spanish treats to cool you down as the mercury rises.

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Spain's ruling Socialists tops new poll and would win early election

Spain's ruling Socialists tops new poll and would win early election

Spain's Socialist party, which came to power two months ago, would easily win a general election if a vote were held today, surging to first place with just under 30 percent support,according to a new opinion poll.

La Manada: Police arrest 'Wolf Pack' sexual abuser over theft

La Manada: Police arrest 'Wolf Pack' sexual abuser over theft

One of five men convicted of sexually abusing a young woman in Spain in a case that sparked nationwide protests has been arrested for shoplifting and ramming security guards with his car.

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IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

The exhibitions assemble photographs by both internationally renowned artists and homegrown Spanish favourites.

Catalan leader hopes for Scottish 'support' in independence bid

Catalan leader hopes for Scottish 'support' in independence bid

After years of holding Catalan separatists at arm's length despite obvious sympathy for their cause, Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met Catalan president Quim Torra for the first time.

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Spain chosen for new anti-piracy base after Brexit

Spain chosen for new anti-piracy base after Brexit

The headquarters of the EU's anti-piracy Atalanta patrols will relocate from London to the Spanish port of Rota on March 29th, when Britain exits the EU.

Boogie noches: how erotic cinema boom in 1970s helped shape modern Spain

Boogie noches: how erotic cinema boom in 1970s helped shape modern Spain

Soon after the death of Franco, Spain began an experiment with censorship that brought graphic sex and nudity to mainstream cinemas.

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

If the prospect of crowded beaches and noisy hotel pools is putting you off your summer holidays in Spain, The Local has rounded up ten amazing natural pools where you can chill out in peace.

Spanish bid for gender neutral constitution sparks row

Spanish bid for gender neutral constitution sparks row

Spain's Socialist government is seeking to erase gender bias in the constitution but the head of the Royal Spanish Academy, the custodian of the language, on Monday said the plan was unworkable.

Germany reaches agreement with Spain over returning migrants

Germany reaches agreement with Spain over returning migrants

The Interior Ministry on Wednesday announced a bilateral agreement that would see Spain take back asylum claimants registered by Spanish authorities, as Germany seeks to curb new arrivals.

A year on, suspicion and silence in Spain jihadists' hometown

A year on, suspicion and silence in Spain jihadists' hometown

Suspicion, incomprehension and a thick silence reign in the mountainous town of Ripoll a year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia.

Strike in Spain planned for Amazon's Prime Day

Strike in Spain planned for Amazon's Prime Day

Workers in Spain plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out its major summer sales event called Prime Day.

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Drivers face difficult weekend on French motorways as holidaymakers head home

Drivers face difficult weekend on French motorways as holidaymakers head home

Good luck if you're taking to the roads in France this weekend.

 

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The intern's guide to surviving a summer in Spain

The intern's guide to surviving a summer in Spain

This is everything you need to know about doing an internship in Spain.

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

The closure of an iconic pastry store in Barcelona prompts James Blick to reflect on how tourism must work to prevent cities from becoming wastelands of sameness.

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and other La Liga stars will soon be beamed for free to viewers in the Indian subcontinent as part of a landmark deal with Facebook to broadcast matches, the Spanish top flight division said Tuesday.

Spain's Pique announces international retirement

Spain's Pique announces international retirement

Spain centre-back Gerard Pique confirmed that he had ended a glittering international career on Saturday, saying that the appointment of his former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would not change his mind.

Durex recalls Real Feel condoms in Spain over fears they could split

Durex recalls Real Feel condoms in Spain over fears they could split

Durex has issued an urgent recall of 14 specific batches of its branded condoms after tests showed they “failed to meet stringent shelf-life durability tests”.

17 of the most amazing Unesco World Heritage sites to visit in Spain

17 of the most amazing Unesco World Heritage sites to visit in Spain

Spain has an impressive 47 locations listed as Unesco World Heritage sites for their cultural significance or natural beauty, including some that are entire towns. Here's a look at some of the most stunning.

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Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

The leaders of Spain and Germany agreed Saturday to push for greater EU help for countries such as Morocco, a major point of departure for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe.