Hidden cash rumour sparks run on rubble

Hidden cash rumour sparks run on rubble

Dozens of people risked injury in a perilous treasure hunt on Wednesday after a rumour circulated that €3,000 ($4,000) in cash was buried in the ruins of a collapsed building in Catalonia.

Shipbuilders fight to keep industry afloat

Shipbuilders fight to keep industry afloat

Spanish shipyard workers, most in their blue overalls, demonstrated on Thursday in the Galician town of Vigo against the possibility that the EU will force shipbuilders to pay back billions of euros in state aid, a move they say would sink the sector.

Catalonia lifts veil on ‘burqa ban’ plans

Catalonia lifts veil on ‘burqa ban’ plans

The Catalan Government has announced plans to control the wearing of burqas and other face-covering attire in public spaces "for reasons of public safety".

Spain pays price for Portuguese upheaval

Spain pays price for Portuguese upheaval

Spain's medium-term borrowing costs rose in a debt auction on Thursday amid concern over political turmoil in neighbouring Portugal.

‘Working hours in Spain are too long’

‘Working hours in Spain are too long’

Spain moves to a different rhythm to the rest of Europe with people working, eating and going to bed later than anywhere else. In The Local's latest opinion piece, we ask whether its time for a change to the country's habits.

Spanish Old Master fetches record new price

Spanish Old Master fetches record new price

El Greco's 400 year-old painting "Saint Dominic in Prayer" on Wednesday broke the record for a Spanish Old Master, selling at a London auction for £9,154,500 ($14,000,000).

Spain warns against all travel to Egypt

Spain warns against all travel to Egypt

Spain's foreign ministry is advising travellers to "very seriously consider" postponing any travel to Egypt amid fears of further violent clashes in the North African country.

‘Valencian and Catalan are the same language’

‘Valencian and Catalan are the same language’

Valencia's Academy of Language is demanding that the regional parliament dump a move by the Popular Party (PP) to have Valencian reclassified as a separate language from Catalan, warning against using language as a political tool.

Andy Murray survives scare to down Verdasco

Andy Murray survives scare to down Verdasco

Spain saw its Wimbledon hopes ended on Wednesday after Andy Murray pulled off a dramatic comeback from two sets down to beat Fernando Verdasco in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Spanish fighter jets fire up Gibraltar strife

Spanish fighter jets fire up Gibraltar strife

The tiny British-held territory of Gibraltar complained to London on Wednesday that four Spanish air force jets entered its territory without permission, the latest in a string of disputes over alleged Spanish incursions into its territory.

Firefox phones make world debut in Spain

Firefox phones make world debut in Spain

The world's first consumer sales of a smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system have launched in Spain. The foundation is hoping to find a niche in the smartphone market alongside the dominant duopoly of Apple and Google.