Spain’s Tomatina festival 2013: Top photos

Spain’s Tomatina festival 2013: Top photos

Some 20,000 revellers pelted each other with 130 tonnes (286 thousand pounds) of squashed tomatoes Wednesday in a rain-drenched annual Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina, but this year they had to pay to join the fun.

‘Expats are nervous about losing their assets’

‘Expats are nervous about losing their assets’

This week, The Local talks to financial adviser and deVere Group Senior Area Manager for Spain and Portugal Andy Oliver about common mistakes expats make with their money, whether investing in Spain is a good idea right now, and the joys of having time for a proper family life.

Missing victim stalls Spanish paedophile trial

Missing victim stalls Spanish paedophile trial

A Spanish court on Wednesday postponed a hearing of a paedophile who was controversially pardoned by the King of Morocco, after the suspect's accuser disappeared, an official said.

‘Textbooks should be like desks: always free’

‘Textbooks should be like desks: always free’

The mother of two has already managed to collect 196,000 signatures for a campaign she hopes will make the Spanish government drop textbook prices and introduce book banks.

‘Dizzy’ bullfighter fined for refusing to kill

‘Dizzy’ bullfighter fined for refusing to kill

A Spanish bullfighter has been whacked with a €3,200 fine for refusing to kill two bulls at an event in Andalusia.

Spain’s PM ‘saved’ from testifying in court

Spain’s PM ‘saved’ from testifying in court

Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) has vetoed the opposition's attempts to have Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy testify in court in a corruption case involving former party treasurer Luis Bárcenas.

‘Madrid is ready for Olympics’: NBA’s Gasol

‘Madrid is ready for Olympics’: NBA’s Gasol

Spain's two-time basketball Olympic silver medalist Pau Gasol will be part of the final presentation team from Madrid's 2020 Olympic Games bid team, it was announced on Tuesday.

Spanish mayor posts ‘Gibraltar invasion pic’

Spanish mayor posts ‘Gibraltar invasion pic’

A Spanish mayor has stirred up the Gibraltar affair after posting on his Facebook profile a photoshopped image of Spanish troops and planes invading the diminutive British territory.

Spain’s 2012 growth figures revised down

Spain’s 2012 growth figures revised down

Spain's economy performed more poorly in 2012 than previously reported with the country's national statistics institute (the INE) revising down its gross domestic product (GDP) growth figure to –1.6 percent.