Madrid names school after Margaret Thatcher

Madrid names school after Margaret Thatcher

Madrid authorities have given the green light to the creation of a new state school named after the recently-deceased former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

‘Exorcist’ bishop aids Spanish King with prayer

‘Exorcist’ bishop aids Spanish King with prayer

The top Spanish cardinal who recently selected eight priests to work as an exclusive exorcist squad said on Friday that the best way to help embattled Spain's Royal Family "is to pray".

Nursing home killer lands 127-year sentence

Nursing home killer lands 127-year sentence

A judge on Friday handed a former security guard at a Spanish retirement home 127 years in prison for the murder of 11 elderly residents. He was also ordered to pay large fines to the families of his victims.

Brits bring bumper May for Spanish tourism

Brits bring bumper May for Spanish tourism

Spanish tourism notched up its best ever May figures, with the country receiving 5.8 million visitors.

Spain hosts world  first ‘Google Glass’ operation

Spain hosts world first ‘Google Glass’ operation

The world's first surgery using Google Glass, the tech giant's new 'wearable computer' in the form of glasses, will be carried out on Friday in Madrid with the help of experts in the USA.

‘We need to fight Spain’s school drop-out rate’

‘We need to fight Spain’s school drop-out rate’

The Local's latest Spanish Face of the Week is Education and Culture minister José Ignacio Wert, whose controversy-courting statements and unapologetic attitude have won him legions of both admirers and enemies.

Eight  Al-Qaeda suspects nabbed in dawn raid

Eight Al-Qaeda suspects nabbed in dawn raid

Spanish security forces have broken up a network linked to Al-Qaeda and arrested eight suspects in raids early on Friday morning in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in north Africa, according to government reports.

Record-breaking Spain topple tiny Tahiti 10-0

Record-breaking Spain topple tiny Tahiti 10-0

Spain broke the record for the biggest margin of victory in the final phase of a FIFA tournament by crushing minnows 10-0 Tahiti at the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Judge frees bank boss after court rejects probe

Judge frees bank boss after court rejects probe

A Spanish judge ordered Thursday the release from jail of the former head of Spanish savings bank Caja Madrid, who is under investigation for alleged mismanagement at the lender, a judicial source said.