Hindu groups save gods from Las Fallas bonfire

Hindu groups save gods from Las Fallas bonfire

Hindu groups have convinced organizers of the Las Fallas festival in Valencia not to allow images of their gods to be burned in the traditional bonfire which marks the end of the event.

Tiny Canary soars to world Wi-Fi first

Tiny Canary soars to world Wi-Fi first

The smallest of the Canary Islands, famed in recent years for its underwater volcanic eruptions, became on Tuesday the first island on the planet with full, free Wi-Fi coverage.

Spain’s most respected and least loved jobs

Spain’s most respected and least loved jobs

A recent survey into people's opinions of different professions in Spain found that doctors and teachers come out trumps while journalists and lawyers earned a big thumbs down. For this week's JobTalk, The Local spoke to people practising these professions and got their reactions to the news.

La Liga tax offenders kick off late payments

La Liga tax offenders kick off late payments

Football may have been a ray of hope for crisis-ridden Spain over the past five years, but Spanish teams are only now starting to pay back the €752.3 million they owe the taxpayer.

Experts: Drink driving ‘safer’ than car phone use

Experts: Drink driving ‘safer’ than car phone use

An international team of Spanish and Australian scientists has discovered that drink driving can actually be safer than using your phone while at the wheel.

Banks’ bad debts edge up once more

Banks’ bad debts edge up once more

The burden of bad loans held by Spanish banks shot up again in January, after a brief blip in December which saw the ratio ease for the first time in 17 months.

Police bust voodoo sex slave ring

Police bust voodoo sex slave ring

Spanish police on Tuesday cracked down on a Málaga prostitution ring which used voodoo to intimidate Nigerian women into becoming sex slaves.

Ratings agency warns of Spanish time bomb

Ratings agency warns of Spanish time bomb

The chief of credit ratings agency Standards & Poor's in Germany said on Sunday that Spain's social situation was potentially explosive.

Spanish PM: ‘We’re ready for Madrid 2020’

Spanish PM: ‘We’re ready for Madrid 2020’

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday opened the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) evaluation team's visit to Madrid by claiming the city deserves the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games.