If you're puzzled by all the long queues on streets around Spain in the lead-up to Christmas, then wonder no more. Welcome to Spain's unique 'El Gordo' (the Fat one) lottery, the richest in the world.
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Madrid's City Hall have introduced new restrictions on traffic in the heart of capital. Here's what you need to know.
Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.
The latest figures show the number of British residents in Spain applying for Spanish citizenship has tripled since the Brexit vote.
Don't let anyone tell you Spain 'doesn't do' autumn.
Today's word of the day comes with three popular Spanish Christmas Carols to learn.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's minority government, which is struggling to pass its draft 2019 budget, would not rule out holding an early general election, a top cabinet minister said on Monday.
From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.
Hunger strike, sabotage, calls for revolution and reckless unchecked protests. How far will some militant Catalan separatists go?
The lifeless body of a young boy missing since the floods hit Mallorca eight days ago has been discovered, bringing the death toll to 13.
From Catalonia's 'crapping log' to the Basque Country's very own version of Santa Claus, The Local guides you through the weird and wonderful world of Spanish Christmas.
Spanish railway workers will stage a nationwide strike on December 21st and January 7th during the busy Christmas holiday period over job cuts and working conditions, a union said Tuesday.
Madrid is expecting up to 500 "especially violent" Argentinian fans for Sunday's relocated football match between fierce Argentinian rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors.
Spaniards are loud, lazy and love a nice long siesta... don't they?
A Spanish pensioner killed herself by jumping from the fifth floor of her Madrid apartment on Monday as police tried to evict her.
Spain's top department store chain El Corte Ingles on Thursday announced a collaboration with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Three women were rushed to hospital due to life-threatening injuries on Thursday after being stabbed in separate incidents by an unknown attacker.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday his cabinet would approve next week a 22 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage to €1,050 ($1,192) in 2019.
A win for Spain or a missed opportunity? It depends who's talking.
Spanish prosecutors on Monday demanded the extradition of a Spanish man convicted over the 1977 killing of five leftists in Madrid, after his arrest in Brazil last week.
Spaniard Javier Fernandez, a double world champion in figure skating, has said that he will retire after the European championships in Minsk on in January.
A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas.
Autumn is a great season to do some exploring in Spain. Here are a selection of our autumn favourites.
Spanish health authorities have banned the sale of a common painkiller to tourists after it was linked to the deaths of at least ten British holidaymakers.
This is how to make a perfect, and utterly delicious, Spanish torilla.
A European Court has rejected an appeal by Brits living in Europe, including 97-year-old war veteran Harry Shindler, who claim that the Brexit referendum was invalid because at least a million Britons were deprived of a vote.