‘We could lose 87,000 maritime jobs in Spain’

‘We could lose 87,000 maritime jobs in Spain’

Spanish shipbuilders warned on Thursday they risk being ruined by being forced to pay back billions of euros of state aid if EU authorities rule that the subsidies were unauthorized.

Real Madrid beat off Man City to seal Isco deal

Real Madrid beat off Man City to seal Isco deal

Spanish international Isco has joined Real Madrid from Malaga on a five-year deal, the capital club confirmed on Thursday, bringing to an end weeks of hard-fought competition between Europe's top clubs.

Irish-British family found shot dead in Spain

Irish-British family found shot dead in Spain

A family of three found shot dead in a Spanish villa in a suspected double-killing and suicide were an Irish mother and daughter with a Kenyan-born British father, police said on Thursday.

Man loses memory after liposuction slip

Man loses memory after liposuction slip

A surgeon and anaesthetist in Majorca have been ordered to pay €160,217 ($210,000) in compensation to a man who suffered post short-term memory loss after a botched liposuction procedure.

Gibraltar row heats up after ‘jet ski shooting’

Gibraltar row heats up after ‘jet ski shooting’

The tiny British-held territory of Gibraltar, known as The Rock, has protested to British Prime Minister David Cameron of repeated Spanish incursions into its waters as a diplomatic row grows over allegations that Spanish police fired shots at a jet ski.

Dog slayer sent to prison in ‘historic’ ruling

Dog slayer sent to prison in ‘historic’ ruling

A Madrid court ruling sentencing a man to three months in jail for kicking his dog to death has been described as a "giant step for animal rights" in Spain.

GPS jams German truck driver in Spanish town

GPS jams German truck driver in Spanish town

A German lorry driver spent nine hours wedged between houses in a small Spanish town on Wednesday after his GPS sent him down the wrong street.

Parents fight for right to choose babies’ sex

Parents fight for right to choose babies’ sex

A Barcelona fertility clinic is collecting signatures with the goal of forcing changes to a Spanish law that prevents would-be parents from undergoing treatment to select the sex of their baby.

Top ten ways to beat Spain’s summer heat

Top ten ways to beat Spain’s summer heat

The solstice is behind us and three months of gruelling heat lie ahead. But don't fret. In this week's The Local List we take a look at some of the best ways to deal with the ordeal that is the Spanish summer.

Repsol rejects Argentina oil compo deal

Repsol rejects Argentina oil compo deal

Spanish oil giant Repsol on Wednesday rejected an offer of $5 billion (€3.9 billion) from Argentina to compensate the company for the seizure of its subsidiary YPF last year.