‘It’s not too late to fix Spain’s health system’

‘It’s not too late to fix Spain’s health system’

Drastic cuts to health-care spending in Spain threaten the fabric of one of the world’s best medical systems, the authors of a new study in the prestigious British Medical Journal argue.

Runaway bull causes chaos in Malaga

Runaway bull causes chaos in Malaga

A young bull loose in the streets of Málaga was caught on video as it rammed a car and a pedestrian before being subdued by passers-by.

Spain welcomes wave of  service sector workers

Spain welcomes wave of service sector workers

Spain's new-wave working immigrants are predominantly female, aged between 35 and 64, and better qualified than their pre-crisis counterparts, a new study shows.

High-tech bicycle saddle stops sore private parts

High-tech bicycle saddle stops sore private parts

Researchers at Spain's University of Alicante in Spain have developed a new bicycle saddle that prevents chafing, and helps fights aches and injuries around the genital area.

Bad loans rise as Spain’s banks buckle

Bad loans rise as Spain’s banks buckle

The weight of bad loans held by Spain's banks grew in April, the Bank of Spain said on Tuesday, a sign of the difficulties facing the bailed-out banking sector.

‘All I want is a roof over my children’s heads’

‘All I want is a roof over my children’s heads’

Spain's building boom has left the country with a huge stock of empty homes. Now the nation's 'poorest of the poor' are moving into these abandoned houses, many of which have no electricity of running water.

Yacht mishap plunges island into dark ages

Yacht mishap plunges island into dark ages

The holiday island of Formentera, just 6 kilometres off the coast of Ibiza, was plunged into technological darkness after a luxury yacht snapped a vital submarine cable on Tuesday.

Business boss feels heat over funeral comments

Business boss feels heat over funeral comments

The head of labour relations for Spain's biggest employers' association, the CEOE, has come under fire after attacking the four day travel entitlement that employees receive in the event of the death of an immediate family member by saying 'people don't travel in stagecoaches'.

Spain slammed for ‘shelving’ civil war claims

Spain slammed for ‘shelving’ civil war claims

Spanish courts are blocking lawsuits brought by families of victims of alleged human rights crimes carried out during Spain's 1936–39 Civil War and the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco that followed, Amnesty International said Monday.

Millions of moths mass over Madrid

Millions of moths mass over Madrid

Millions of moths have engulfed Madrid in a population explosion blamed on spring rains, a sudden blast of summer heat and winds that have wafted them in as unwelcome guests to the Spanish capital.

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Malaga midfielder Isco mulls high profile offers

Malaga midfielder Isco has had offers from Manchester City and Real Madrid to leave the Andalusian club in the coming weeks, he revealed in comments published on Monday.

Budget minister flags end to five-year crisis

Budget minister flags end to five-year crisis

Spain is emerging from its financial crisis and may be heading for a "turning point" thanks to strengthened public finances, having narrowly avoided a full-scale bailout in 2012, Budget Minister Cristóbal Montoro said on Monday.