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Spain court acquits ex-Barça president of money laundering

Spain court acquits ex-Barça president of money laundering

A Spanish court on Wednesday acquitted former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, who spent nearly two years in pre-trial custody, of money laundering.

Spanish Word of the day: 'Arena'

Spanish Word of the day: 'Arena'

Spain is known for its hot weather and stunning beaches! As the Spring develops and the weather improves then we are more likely to need today's Word of the Day in Spanish: Arena, meaning sand. It can also mean arena or stadium.

Everything you need to know about the NIE number
FOR MEMBERS

Everything you need to know about the NIE number

Anyone who has spent any time living in Spain will be aware how essential the NIE is to get anything done.

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

Test your knowledge of healthcare costs around the globe. You might be surprised by how much even a routine procedure like a root canal could set you back!

 
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This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn’t dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you’ve got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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Tell us: What are the essential smartphone apps you need for living in Spain

Tell us: What are the essential smartphone apps you need for living in Spain

These days there are apps for everything from language to transport and from weather forecasts to daily admin and finding the best places to eat out. Share with our readers which apps you use to help navigate life in Spain.

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream’.

 
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How Brexit threatens Falklands' economy...and Spanish fishermen

How Brexit threatens Falklands' economy...and Spanish fishermen

A no-deal Brexit would deal a severe blow to the economy of Britain's Falkland Islands which is heavily dependent on squid exports -- and to Galicia in Spain where almost all of the molluscs are sent.

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: 'Comilona'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Comilona'

If you're into food then you're going to love this Word of the Day!

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.

Spanish judge charges ANOTHER 30 Catalan officials over referendum

Spanish judge charges ANOTHER 30 Catalan officials over referendum

A Spanish judge investigating the role of Catalan officials in an illegal independence referendum in 2017 has charged 30 of them, in what could lead to a second trial over the failed secession bid.

Under the hoods: the brotherhoods (and sisterhoods) of Spain's Holy Week

Under the hoods: the brotherhoods (and sisterhoods) of Spain's Holy Week

The rituals of Semana Santa during Easter Week bring Spain together and allow people to exorcise the country's ghosts.

Madrid's best rooftop bars
FOR MEMBERS

Madrid's best rooftop bars

There is no better place to be at sunset than sipping a cocktail on one of Madrid's ultra-chic roof bars. Here's our pick of the very best.

EU piles pressure on Theresa May by granting UK short Brexit delay

EU piles pressure on Theresa May by granting UK short Brexit delay

The EU has given Theresa May three options: Get your deal through parliament, come up with a plan B or take the UK out of Europe without a deal in three weeks time.

Meet the woman behind Madrid’s first zero-waste shop

Meet the woman behind Madrid’s first zero-waste shop

María Arias, the 26-year-old founder of Madrid's newest boutique supermarket talks about how to live (and shop) zero-waste.

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
FOR MEMBERS

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.

ANALYSIS: Could Women's Day change how people vote in Spain's election?

ANALYSIS: Could Women's Day change how people vote in Spain's election?

The way Spain's political parties are reacting to International Women's Day events across Spain is being watched carefully. But will it change the way people vote?

Madrid probes Catholic Church over 'gay cure' therapy

Madrid probes Catholic Church over 'gay cure' therapy

The Bishop of Alcalá de Henares is under investigation after it emerged that conversion therapy courses which told homosexuals to "pray away the gay" were being held in his diocese. .

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!

A weekend in Spain's Formigal: Guide for skiers and snowboarders

A weekend in Spain's Formigal: Guide for skiers and snowboarders

Adventurer Kade Krichko shares some insider knowledge on the Spanish winter resort of Formigal.

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.

Ten brilliant day trips from Madrid

Ten brilliant day trips from Madrid

Looking for the perfect refuge away from the city? The Local brings you Madrileños' top destinations for a day trip from the capital.