Nude pic of 83-year-old bullfighter shocks Spain

Nude pic of 83-year-old bullfighter shocks Spain

Fifty years ago bullfighter Jaime Ostos was the victim of a horrific goring in the ring. On Wednesday, he shocked readers of Spain's La Gaceta newspaper by removing his trousers to show the damage to his groin half a century on.

‘I don’t understand tax’: Leo Messi

‘I don’t understand tax’: Leo Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi on Tuesday said he was unconcerned about accusations of tax avoidance on income generated from the sale of his image rights and was confident his lawyers will solve the case.

‘Slush fund critics are hypocrites’: Ex-official

‘Slush fund critics are hypocrites’: Ex-official

A former top official for Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) has justified handouts made by ex-party treasurer Luis Bárcenas in a TV interview by stating "it’s impossible" to work without bonuses.

UK man beats Spain’s banks on home ground

UK man beats Spain’s banks on home ground

Thanks to an all but forgotten 45-year-old property law he found with the help of Google Translate, Englishman Keith Rule has provided hope to thousands of expats who lost money in failed Spanish property ventures during the credit crunch.

EU subsidy decision shatters shipbuilders

EU subsidy decision shatters shipbuilders

Billions of euros in state subsidies received by Spanish shipyards must be repaid, the European Commission decided on Wednesday in a move industry players fear could sink the massive sector.

Top ten: Spain’s sexiest sportsmen

Top ten: Spain’s sexiest sportsmen

To honour the naming of Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo as Spain's sexiest sports star, The Local has put together a delicious gallery of the country's top ten hottest male athletes.

Top Spanish writer fined €200K for plagiarism

Top Spanish writer fined €200K for plagiarism

Highly-acclaimed Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte has coughed up more than €200,000 in damages after he was found guilty of copying a movie script.

‘We need to bring down taxes’: Spanish PM

‘We need to bring down taxes’: Spanish PM

Embattled Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday told a group of Spanish business leaders it was necessary to bring down taxes in Spain but did not set a timetable for doing so.

Froome slams Alberto Contador’s Tour tactics

Froome slams Alberto Contador’s Tour tactics

Tour de France leader Chris Froome has slammed Spanish rival Alberto Contador after claiming the Spaniard used "dangerous" tactics in a bid to loosen his grip on the yellow jersey.