Parents pulling kids out of nurseries over costs

Parents pulling kids out of nurseries over costs

The soaring costs of nursery school provision in Madrid have resulted in thousands of families turning down coveted places at kindergartens over the last few months in favour of keeping their toddlers at home, new figures revealed on Tuesday.

Dog medicine doc lands year’s jail time

Dog medicine doc lands year’s jail time

A Spanish doctor who reportedly gave drugs for dogs, cattle and horses to a team of cyclists was sentenced to a year behind bars by a Madrid court on Tuesday.

Tourists award brand Barcelona record score

Tourists award brand Barcelona record score

Barcelona has received the highest score ever in a survey on tourist satisfaction carried out by the city’s Tourism Bureau and City Council published on Monday.

Teen gatecrashers trash plane at Madrid airport

Teen gatecrashers trash plane at Madrid airport

Two young men have caused €30,000 worth of damage to an airplane parked at Barajas airport in Madrid in what they told police was just as a bit of “weekend mischief”.

Spain’s economy shrinks in first quarter

Spain’s economy shrinks in first quarter

Spain's economy shrank 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013, official data showed on Tuesday, as a job-destroying recession gripped the struggling nation.

Stiff competition keeps lid on Spanish inflation

Stiff competition keeps lid on Spanish inflation

Spain reported on Monday a fall in annual inflation in April as energy costs tumbled and demand dried up in the recession-hit economy.

‘Inexperience won’t cost Dortmund’: Klopp

‘Inexperience won’t cost Dortmund’: Klopp

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his side won't freeze in the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday despite their relative inexperience.

Spanish restaurant seizes ‘world’s best’ award

Spanish restaurant seizes ‘world’s best’ award

Spain's El Celler de Can Roca, in the Catalonian town of Girona, won the title of the world's best restaurant from Denmark's Noma on Monday, one month after dozens of people came down with food poisoning after eating at the Copenhagen eatery.

Spanish police bust child pornography ring

Spanish police bust child pornography ring

Spanish police detained 25 suspects and charged another 16 for possessing and distributing videos over the internet that showed young children and infants being sexually abused which were likely filmed in countries with a thriving sex tourism, police said on Monday.