‘People won’t ride bikes if helmets are compulsory’

‘People won’t ride bikes if helmets are compulsory’

One of the biggest debates in Spain in recent times has nothing to do with corruption or home evictions or even the plight of Spain’s royals: it focuses instead on the use of the humble bicycle helmet.

Catalan card game calls politicians’ bluff

Catalan card game calls politicians’ bluff

Three young Catalan entrepreneurs have created a card game where each player has to defend their stance on Catalan-Spanish affairs.

Spanish town mails dog poo back to owners

Spanish town mails dog poo back to owners

A Madrid town hall recently came up with a ground breaking campaign to sort out the problem of dog poo on its streets: officials boxed up the offending faeces and sent them back to the pet owners’ homes.

Mafia drug clan raided in Spanish sting operation

Mafia drug clan raided in Spanish sting operation

Spanish police on Tuesday arrested about 20 suspected members of a mafia group thought to be involved in an international drug-running empire worth around a billion euros, a judicial source said.

Singing pilot diverts flight in sightseeing stunt

Singing pilot diverts flight in sightseeing stunt

A pilot with Spanish airline Iberia on Monday changed his flight plan to allow passengers to take in the sights of the historic Galician city of Lugo.

Shaolin slayer owns up to earlier Bilbao murder

Shaolin slayer owns up to earlier Bilbao murder

Shaolin master Juan Carlos Aguilar, arrested by police on Sunday after the torture of a prostitute that left her in a coma, has confessed that he also murdered a woman last week in what he has described as similar circumstances.

Spain’s jobless numbers fall by almost 100,000

Spain’s jobless numbers fall by almost 100,000

Spain's unemployment queues shrank by almost 100,000 in May in line with the positive predictions offered by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday.

Man City snap up Sevilla winger Jesus Navas

Man City snap up Sevilla winger Jesus Navas

Sevilla have announced that they accepted a bid from Manchester City for Spanish international Jesus Navas late on Monday night.

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ begins property flog-off

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ begins property flog-off

Spain's "bad bank", a key player in the country's effort to clean up the bad-loan ridden financial system, said on Monday it has sold off 550 homes since the end of February when it began its operations.