Meet Spain’s very own Banksy: Señor X

Meet Spain’s very own Banksy: Señor X

Spain has its very own Banksy, an anonymous street artist whose artwork is a cutting but funny take on modern Spain. In this picture gallery, The Local takes a look at Señor X's finest work.

Messi tax fraud trial hits delay hurdle

Messi tax fraud trial hits delay hurdle

The case involving Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father on tax evasion charges has been delayed until September 27th, a court statement confirmed on Tuesday.

‘You couldn’t drown here if you wanted to’

‘You couldn’t drown here if you wanted to’

Spaniards have voted for their favourite beaches of 2013 and the results may come as something of a surprise.

Spain backs allies over Syria strategy

Spain backs allies over Syria strategy

Spain's foreign affairs minister has ruled out direct intervention in Syria for the time being but says the country would consider allowing the United States to use its military bases if asked to do so.

‘Spain has too many unmotivated teachers’

‘Spain has too many unmotivated teachers’

Spain should motivate its best teachers with higher pay and greater autonomy, says the director of the OECD's International Student Assessment Programme (PISA).

‘Barcelona is Spain’s only Olympics worthy city’

‘Barcelona is Spain’s only Olympics worthy city’

The mayor of Barcelona has stirred up the rivalry between Madrid and the Catalan capital by saying his city is the only one in Spain that can compete with "spectacular" Istanbul and Tokyo.

Laughing gas arrests end party for British expats

Laughing gas arrests end party for British expats

Spanish police have detained three British expats for distributing nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, at a bar in the glamorous tourist resort of Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

Spain wins major disability rights prize

Spain wins major disability rights prize

Spain's Queen Sofia on Monday accepted a top international prize honoring the country's achievements in promoting the rights of its disabled citizens.

Nadal crowns stellar year with US open win

Nadal crowns stellar year with US open win

Rafael Nadal claimed his second US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a lung-busting final.

Rebel Catalan town leads Spanish break-up fight

Rebel Catalan town leads Spanish break-up fight

As Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia rallies for a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain on Wednesday to protest for independence, one sleepy town says it is proudly leading the way to self-rule.

Cameron backs Gibraltar on National Day

Cameron backs Gibraltar on National Day

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would "never agree to any transfer of sovereignty" of Gibraltar without the consent of its residents as the British territory celebrates its national day on Tuesday.