Tasty Spain: top regional food and drink (Part 1)

Tasty Spain: top regional food and drink (Part 1)

In this week's The Local List, we take readers on an epic mouth-watering tour of some of Spain's most amazing regional specialities. From lamprey eels to candied fruits and all points in between, there's something here for all taste buds.

Spain’s Tomatina festival limits visitor numbers

Spain’s Tomatina festival limits visitor numbers

Revellers hoping to take part in Valencia's crazy La Tomatina festival next August will have to reserve a spot first after organizers introduced a ticket-only entrance system.

‘Spain’s nightlife is being killed by high taxes’

‘Spain’s nightlife is being killed by high taxes’

Nightclubs and bars across Spain will fall silent on Saturday night as owners protest against high taxes they say are killing the country's famous nightlife.

Spanish robot brings artworks back to life

Spanish robot brings artworks back to life

In the basement of Madrid's Reina Sofia museum, a giant robot known as 'Pablito' is slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots of a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro to determine the condition of the work.

Train crash near Santiago kills at least 77

Train crash near Santiago kills at least 77

A train hurtled off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain on Wednesday killing at least 77 passengers and injuring more than 100, Spanish media are reporting.

UK climber found dead in northern Spain

UK climber found dead in northern Spain

The body of a British mountaineer who went missing a week ago in the Picos de Europa national park in northern Spain has been found trapped inside a nine-metre gorge.

Spanish police raid Majorca’s German mafia

Spanish police raid Majorca’s German mafia

Spanish police on Tuesday raided the Majorcan chapter of the Hells Angels Motorbike Club in what was described as a major blow to the island's powerful German mafia.

Messi clan backs new Barça manager

Messi clan backs new Barça manager

The appointment of Gerardo "Tata" Martino as Barcelona manager is slightly at odds with the Catalan giants' recent run of managerial appointments, which placed the focus on promoting coaches already working within the club.

Spain’s lesbians locked out of fertility treatments

Spain’s lesbians locked out of fertility treatments

The Spanish government on Tuesday approved a move which will prevent single women and lesbians in Spain from accessing publicly funded fertility treatments.

Protest songs rock Spain’s crisis-hit youth

Protest songs rock Spain’s crisis-hit youth

In a dark bar, Diego Rodriguez and his friends are thrashing out some of the wildest, angriest music in Spain: blistering guitars, keening punk vocals, barking saxophone and trumpet.