Rafa Nadal ‘sorry’ for Mandela death tweet

Rafa Nadal ‘sorry’ for Mandela death tweet

Tennis star Rafa Nadal accidentally tweeted the death of former South African president on Monday after reading a fake message from someone claiming to be the CNN journalist Piers Morgan.

‘Don’t leave your brain on the plane to Spain’

‘Don’t leave your brain on the plane to Spain’

In this week's instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local talks to real estate agent Graham Hunt about surviving Spain's property crisis, why the country's new home rental law is so confusing and whether Spaniards really lack an entrepreneurial spirit.

EU report calls on Spain to change mortgage laws

EU report calls on Spain to change mortgage laws

The European Parliament is looking at signing off on a report recommending key changes to mortgage laws in member nations.

Japanese Prince to visit Spain’s ‘samurai’ town

Japanese Prince to visit Spain’s ‘samurai’ town

Crown Prince Naruhito launches Monday a celebration of Japan's 400-year relationship with Spain on a visit that will take him to an Andalusian town where many residents still carry the name "Japón" to honour the Japanese who visited in the 17th century.

Skinny model shakes up Spain’s fashion world

Skinny model shakes up Spain’s fashion world

Spain's stance against underweight models in its top-level fashion shows has been called into question after a catwalk organized by Brand Spain in Brussels figured a woman who was so skinny even the public voiced their discontent.

Dutch tourists face jail time over Majorca attack

Dutch tourists face jail time over Majorca attack

Two Dutch students have been remanded in custody in Majorca for their role in a brutal attack which left a man needing surgery to his face.

Spain’s CEOs defy crisis to earn €788 an hour

Spain’s CEOs defy crisis to earn €788 an hour

The pre-bonus salaries of Spain's top executives are the second highest in Europe, research by the Federation of European Employers released on Monday shows.

Benidorm base jumper crashes into building

Benidorm base jumper crashes into building

Austrian base jumper Maria Steinmayr was lucky to escape alive after her leap from a 52-storey hotel in the holiday city of Benidorm on Friday saw her crash into the building on her way down.

Tourist police gear up for ‘summer of crime’

Tourist police gear up for ‘summer of crime’

Over 29,000 police officers will be deployed to fight the growth in petty crime during the summer period and ensure the safety of the millions of tourists reaching Spain's shores.

Ship stowaway hides by propellers in Spain bid

Ship stowaway hides by propellers in Spain bid

Spanish police have arrested a man who tried to enter the country illegally by hiding next to the propellers of a ferry bound for the southern port city of Tarifa.