Bilbao comes bottom in romantic rankings

Bilbao comes bottom in romantic rankings

Bilbao is the most difficult city in Spain when it comes to linking up with new partners, a new study shows.

Spaniards head home as EU job dreams fade

Spaniards head home as EU job dreams fade

Spaniards are leaving the country in ever greater numbers as they search for work but difficult economic conditions for immigrants mean that many soon make their way back home, a new OECD study shows.

Top ten ghastly gaffes by Spanish politicians

Top ten ghastly gaffes by Spanish politicians

This week The Local puts the spotlight on Spanish politicians and their jaw-dropping gaffes. You won't believe your eyes.

Modest mayor chips in as school caretaker

Modest mayor chips in as school caretaker

The mayor of the historical Galician town of Noia is giving up his evenings to work for free as a caretaker at a music school because of government rules that have left him unable to employ new staff.

Dog slayer makes Spanish legal history

Dog slayer makes Spanish legal history

A Madrid man who killed his dog after it defecated inside his house stood trial on Wednesday in what is the first-ever animal cruelty case to end up in Spanish court.

Ridley Scott to shoot Moses movie in Spain

Ridley Scott to shoot Moses movie in Spain

British Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott was in the Canary Islands this week scouting for locations for his new Hollywood blockbuster Exodus.

Transsexuals fight church in hunger strike

Transsexuals fight church in hunger strike

A group of Spanish transsexuals is planning to go on hunger strike outside Granada Cathedral in the southern region of Andalusia to protest against a parish priest's decision to refuse confirmation to a fellow transsexual.

German science boss slams Spain’s R&D crisis

German science boss slams Spain’s R&D crisis

The president of Germany's Max Planck Society, one of the world's most important scientific research centres, has criticized Spain's science spending cuts in the wake of the institute receiving a major Spanish prize.

World record nun dies after 86 years in convent

World record nun dies after 86 years in convent

A 105-year-old Spanish nun has died after spending 86 years in a convent, a period of ecclesiastical retreat touted by the Spanish media as a world record.

Spain’s foreign minister slams Greek TV closures

Spain’s foreign minister slams Greek TV closures

Spain and France spoke out on Wednesday against the cash-strapped Greek government's decision to shut down the country's ERT state broadcaster, a move which sparked a new political crisis in Athens.