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Why Spain now has 'more pets than children aged under 15'

Why Spain now has 'more pets than children aged under 15'

The number of registered dogs, cats and rabbits in Spain has rocketed by 40 percent in the past five years, meaning there are now more pets in Spain than children under 15. But why is the number of pets outgrowing the number of kids in Spain?

‘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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Hair removal kit and a vibrator? Outrage in Spain over prize for female squash champs

Hair removal kit and a vibrator? Outrage in Spain over 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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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.

How to make friends in Spain
FOR MEMBERS

How to make friends in Spain

Starting a new life in a place where you don't anyone can be daunting.

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.

Eight of the most outrageous rude expressions to learn in Spanish

Eight of the most outrageous rude expressions to learn in Spanish

Spaniards, from young children to old people, just love to swear. The Local gives you a round-up of some of the more bizarre phrases.

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.

Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba: Former Socialist leader of Spain dies

Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba: Former Socialist leader of Spain dies

Former Spanish Socialist leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, who as interior minister cracked down on armed Basque separatist group ETA, died on Friday aged 67 after suffering a stroke, his family said.

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.

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.