Spain’s freakiest deaths: Friday 13th Special

Spain’s freakiest deaths: Friday 13th Special

In this week's The Local List we take look at some of the weirdest deaths on Spain soil. Happy Friday 13th!

Barcelona set to flog off metro station names

Barcelona set to flog off metro station names

Barcelona is looking to sell off the names of its metro stations through lucrative sponsorship deals, the city's mayor announced on Friday.

Princess claimed son’s birthday as business cost

Princess claimed son’s birthday as business cost

The daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos is in hot water again after it emerged she falsely claimed tax deductions on personal costs including the rental of her Barcelona mansion and the expenses of one her children's birthday parties.

‘I won’t pay fine for giving dead rat to mayor’

‘I won’t pay fine for giving dead rat to mayor’

A Spanish man has been handed a €900 ($1,200) fine for depositing a rat in the office of his local town hall as part of a personal protest.

‘Austere’ Spain racks up record debt levels

‘Austere’ Spain racks up record debt levels

Spain's accumulated public debt soared to a record high at the end of June, the Bank of Spain said Friday, shattering government targets despite a relentless austerity squeeze.

Exploding cannabis shop sparks serious injuries

Exploding cannabis shop sparks serious injuries

Six people were injured, four critically, after a gas explosion in a cannabis shop in Madrid on Thursday.

‘Being sick abroad can be daunting and confusing’

‘Being sick abroad can be daunting and confusing’

In this week's edition of My Spanish Career, The Local talks to experienced Ohio doctor Mary McCarthy about how she built a medical career in Barcelona and what expats need to know when dealing with Spain's health system.

IMF bosses gear up for Spanish banking review

IMF bosses gear up for Spanish banking review

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday it will begin its fourth audit of Spain's banking sector reform next week, part of a European bailout of the sector last year.

Spain smashes trans-Atlantic cocaine ring

Spain smashes trans-Atlantic cocaine ring

Spanish authorities have seized over 800 kilos (1,700 pounds) of cocaine from a yacht in the Atlantic, smashing a ring that smuggled drugs from Latin America to Europe, the interior ministry said on Thursday.