Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Bilbao

Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Bilbao

In the Local's new series highlighting tourist destinations across Spain, we head to Bilbao and discover there's much more to this city than a certain Guggenheim museum.

Spain targets new ‘simpler’ business rules

Spain targets new ‘simpler’ business rules

The Spanish government on Friday approved a draft law to harmonize business regulations across the nation's 17 regions to make it easier for companies to operate throughout the country.

Ibiza firemen free tourist trapped in sex toy

Ibiza firemen free tourist trapped in sex toy

Medics in Ibiza were forced to enlist the help of buzz saw-wielding fire-fighters on Wednesday to free a German tourist from the clutches of a steel sex toy.

Chicken thief faces jail over €5 fowl

Chicken thief faces jail over €5 fowl

A former pizza delivery boy is facing 12 months cooped up in prison after a Madrid court found him guilty of trespassing on private property and trying to steal a hen valued at €5 ($6.40).

Airline forced to pay up in damaged bag case

Airline forced to pay up in damaged bag case

A Spanish judge has ruled that the airline Vueling has to pay compensation to a passenger whose luggage was damaged by the carrier.

Spain sizzles as heat wave sets in

Spain sizzles as heat wave sets in

Spain's meteorological agency has issued an alert in the face of the heat wave currently affecting a large swathe of the country, saying it could last up to 10 days in some areas.

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Spanish industry hits 21 months of falling output

Spanish factories slowed output again in May, official data showed Friday, as demand collapsed in a long recession that has pushed unemployment above 27 percent.

‘They told us Snowden was in the plane’: Spain

‘They told us Snowden was in the plane’: Spain

Spain on Friday tried to defuse a diplomatic row ignited when Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane was diverted because of suspicions that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was aboard.

Ice cream strike leaves employers sweating

Ice cream strike leaves employers sweating

Workers at Spain's ice cream factories are downing tools on Friday as negotiations heat up with the industry's employer body.

Zara king Ortega falls foul of tax office

Zara king Ortega falls foul of tax office

Spanish clothing billionaire Amancio Ortega has found himself on the wrong side of the country´s tax office and will now have to cough up almost €33 million (42.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

Germany opens credit pipeline to Spanish firms

Germany opens credit pipeline to Spanish firms

Germany and Spain signed an agreement on Thursday to boost access to affordable credit for small and medium enterprises in the recession-hit southern European country.