Top ten offbeat Spanish Easter destinations

Top ten offbeat Spanish Easter destinations

If you're searching for something different to do this Easter, check out our guide to out of the ordinary holiday ideas.

Cycling union wants ‘doper’ blackballed

Cycling union wants ‘doper’ blackballed

A lawyer representing the International Cycling Union (UCI) has said that Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes should be made an example of for running possibly "the biggest doping network the world has ever seen".

‘Spain must drop fascist street names’

‘Spain must drop fascist street names’

An anti-fascist association is campaigning to change Franco-era street names in Madrid to sporty ones, as Spain's capital prepares its bid for the 2020 Olympics.

Spain votes top celeb drinking buddies

Spain votes top celeb drinking buddies

People in Madrid have chosen football star Iker Casillas and Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy as the celebrities they'd most like to have a beer with.

Spain’s voters shun scandal-hit major parties

Spain’s voters shun scandal-hit major parties

Support for Spain's ruling Popular Party is plummeting in the wake of ongoing corruption scandals, but socialist rivals PSOE are still failing to overtake them in the polls.

PM to ‘correct’ economic outlook as debts spiral

PM to ‘correct’ economic outlook as debts spiral

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday his government will revise down its 2013 economic forecasts, widely viewed as being overly optimistic.

‘Expats face higher rates of anxiety and stress’

‘Expats face higher rates of anxiety and stress’

This Wednesday is the United Nations' first ever International Day of Happiness and to mark the event The Local spoke to mental health professionals working with Spain's expat community.

Man: I’ll set myself alight over float god ‘insult’

Man: I’ll set myself alight over float god ‘insult’

An Indian man threatened to set himself on fire during the final night of Valencia's Las Fallas festival in protest against the burning of a parade float which had originally contained Hindu imagery.

Mourinho slams FIFA for ‘fixing’ best manager vote

Mourinho slams FIFA for ‘fixing’ best manager vote

The controversial Real Madrid coach has denounced 'irregularities' in FIFA's voting process for the 2012 Ballon d'Or awards gala in which he was a candidate for the Men's Coach of the Year award.

Spy chief: ‘German princess helped Madrid’

Spy chief: ‘German princess helped Madrid’

Spain's national intelligence boss testified before parliament on Tuesday that Corrina Sayn-Wittgenstein, a German aristocrat and friend of King Juan Carlos, had worked for the Madrid government.