Guide to Spain’s urban tribes

Guide to Spain’s urban tribes

This week The Local puts young Spaniards under the microscope and takes a look at the different urban species roaming the streets of Spain.

Spain loses faith as holy orders empty out

Spain loses faith as holy orders empty out

The number of people living in Spain's religious institutions fell by over 50 percent in the decade from 2001 to 2011, new figures show.

Miss Spain goes bust in bankruptcy boom

Miss Spain goes bust in bankruptcy boom

The organizers of the annual Miss Spain beauty contest have joined the growing list of Spanish firms forced to close as a result of the economic crisis.

Spain rejects Swiss ‘data thief’ handover plea

Spain rejects Swiss ‘data thief’ handover plea

A Spanish court refused on Wednesday to extradite a former HSBC employee to Switzerland where he is wanted for allegedly stealing banking data that exposed thousands of suspected tax dodgers.

UK flags changes to passport applications

UK flags changes to passport applications

British nationals in Spain and Andorra who need a new passport will soon have to send their applications directly to the UK but time frames for the receipt of new travel documents will remain unchanged.

How I Met your Mother flunks Spanish test

How I Met your Mother flunks Spanish test

The hit US television show How I Met Your Mother has been taken to task for its lack of knowledge about Spain and Spanish culture.

3D gun download makes big bang in Spain

3D gun download makes big bang in Spain

Cody Wilson, the US student who on Monday announced he’d created a 3D printer-generated gun capable of firing bullets like any regular weapon, has told Spanish daily El País that Spain is by far the biggest downloader of the model’s design.

‘Nobody wants to be like Spain now’

‘Nobody wants to be like Spain now’

Spain’s international reputation has taken quite a battering since the country’s economic problems began five years ago but the Spanish government is fighting back in a bid to restore the nation's prestige.

Ankle injury trips up Djokovic in Madrid

Ankle injury trips up Djokovic in Madrid

Novak Djokovic believes his preparation for the Madrid Masters was badly affected by not being able to practise due to an ankle injury after he was knocked out in the second round by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (8-6), 6-7(8-10), 6-3.

‘We’ve destroyed ETA’s logistical core’

‘We’ve destroyed ETA’s logistical core’

The arrests of six ETA suspects in France on Tuesday broke up the Basque armed separatist group's "logistical core" and have brought it close to being wiped out, Spain's interior minister said.

‘Only Spain claims Gibraltar is a tax haven’

‘Only Spain claims Gibraltar is a tax haven’

Gibraltar is not a tax haven, the chief minister of the contested British territory on Spain's southern shore said on Tuesday, rebuffing accusations by Madrid that it helps Spanish companies avoid paying taxes.