‘I just love the wide open spaces here’

‘I just love the wide open spaces here’

For this week's edition of My Spain we talk to blogger, gardener, and gourmet Sue Sharpe about the wonders of thistle cheese, why she loves Extremadura and how she ended up burning furniture one winter to stay warm.

Dozing BA crew delays Spain-bound passengers

Dozing BA crew delays Spain-bound passengers

Dozens of holidaymakers who had checked in for a British Airways flight from the Scottish city of Aberdeen to Barcelona were kept waiting for over three hours early on Sunday morning because all the cabin crew were fast asleep.

Brussels hands Spain’s banks mixed report card

Brussels hands Spain’s banks mixed report card

Spain is on track to salvage its bad loan-ridden banking sector with a huge European rescue loan but a biting recession and the nation's high debt levels pose risks, the European Union and IMF warned on Monday.

‘Cops have to buy their own bulletproof vests’

‘Cops have to buy their own bulletproof vests’

Many of Spain’s National Police Corps are having to pay up to the tune of €1,000 each for life-saving equipment such as bullet-proof vests and slash resistant clothing due to lack of government funding.

Spaniards stop saving as daily struggle grows

Spaniards stop saving as daily struggle grows

Nearly half of all Spaniards are just managing to get by financially while 25 percent are struggling to survive from one pay cheque to the next, key research released on Monday shows.

Human remains found in Shaolin torturer’s gym

Human remains found in Shaolin torturer’s gym

Basque police have found bone remains in a Bilbao gym run by the martial arts expert who on Sunday was arrested after he allegedly tortured and left a prostitute in a coma.

‘I’ll be Chelsea coach this week’: Jose Mourinho

‘I’ll be Chelsea coach this week’: Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has said he expects his return to Chelsea as manager to be confirmed later this week.

‘If you are working in the EU, you are at home’

‘If you are working in the EU, you are at home’

A top official from Spain's ruling Popular Party argued on Sunday that young Spaniards working within the European Union are "at home" and that now is the time to develop a genuine European patriotism.

Penélope Cruz set to become latest Bond girl

Penélope Cruz set to become latest Bond girl

Spanish star Penélope Cruz is set to become the latest Bond girl at the age of 39.

Spanish police pull pin on voodoo sex slave ring

Spanish police pull pin on voodoo sex slave ring

Spanish police said on Sunday they had broken up a ring that smuggled in women from Nigeria and forced them into street prostitution by burning them with irons and using voodoo rituals.