Spain’s most disgusting place names

Spain’s most disgusting place names

This week The Local takes a look at Spain's most off-putting town and village names. Fancy a trip to Dead Women's Well anyone?

Under-the-radar rentals hurt Spain’s hotels

Under-the-radar rentals hurt Spain’s hotels

More and more tourists to Spain are steering clear of the country's traditional hotels and holiday homes in favour of a largely unregulated private holiday rental sector.

Spain eases up on Gibraltar traffic checks

Spain eases up on Gibraltar traffic checks

Spain has eased intensive checks on the Gibraltar border that caused delays to car traffic but Britain will be "closely monitoring" the situation, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said on Monday.

Fernando Alonso laughs off Red Bull rumours

Fernando Alonso laughs off Red Bull rumours

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso on Sunday tried to distance himself from speculation that he is considering a switch from Ferrari to partner defending champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull next year.

Majorca fires force 700 to flee for safety

Majorca fires force 700 to flee for safety

The Spanish island's worst forest fire in nearly 15 years has been raging out of control since it began on Friday, with authorities stating it can only be extinguished from the air.

Spain’s Down Syndrome councillor makes history

Spain’s Down Syndrome councillor makes history

Spain's first-ever town councillor with Down Syndrome is set to start work in the Spanish city of Valladolid on Monday, but many people with her condition in Spain find themselves unable to vote because of a legal loophole.

Bardem movie hit by Barcelona bullfight ban

Bardem movie hit by Barcelona bullfight ban

Makers of upcoming Hollywood blockbuster The Gunman, starring Javier Bardem and Sean Penn, have been barred from filming a bullfighting scene in Barcelona.

Spaniards trust jailed treasurer more than PM

Spaniards trust jailed treasurer more than PM

Most Spaniards believe the Spanish Prime Minister's appearance in Parliament on Thursday to answer questions about a slush fund scandal affecting his party won't shed any light on the issue, a new poll shows.

Banana-loving Spaniard is world’s oldest man

Banana-loving Spaniard is world’s oldest man

Spanish-born Salustiano Sánchez Blázquez, who last Thursday was officially named the oldest living man on the planet by the Guinness Book of Records, has put his longevity down to a combination of pain killers and bananas.

UK slams Spain over Gibraltar gridlock

UK slams Spain over Gibraltar gridlock

The British government said it had "serious concerns" after Gibraltar accused Madrid of deliberately creating delays to car traffic to and from the disputed British-held territory to Spain.

Train driver admits to lapse of concentration

Train driver admits to lapse of concentration

The driver of a train that crashed near the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24th admitted before a judge on Monday that he was confused and didn't know what section of track he was on.