Striker’s ‘faggy’ surname forces jersey change

Striker’s ‘faggy’ surname forces jersey change

A Romanian footballer who has just signed for Spanish side Getafe is having jersey problems because his surname means anything from "sissy" to "faggot" in Spanish.

Spain dumps Davis Cup coach Alex Corretja

Spain dumps Davis Cup coach Alex Corretja

Àlex Corretja's contract as Spain's Davis Cup captain will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the year, the Spanish Tennis Federation announced on Thursday.

Borrowing costs sink as investor confidence rises

Borrowing costs sink as investor confidence rises

Spain auctioned bonds at lower costs on Thursday with the country's 10-year borrowing costs falling to the lowest level in three years in a further sign of growing investor confidence in the country.

€10 billion typo sends Spanish debt soaring

€10 billion typo sends Spanish debt soaring

A simple typographical error boosted Spain's 2014 public debt forecast by 10 billion euros ($13.6 billion), the government admitted on Thursday.

Dos and don’ts for dating a Spanish woman

Dos and don’ts for dating a Spanish woman

Are you an expat man looking to find love in Spain? In this week's The Local List, we give you the lowdown on how to impress the Spanish señoritas and how not to put your foot in it.

Religion teacher ‘sorry’ for chopping up brother

Religion teacher ‘sorry’ for chopping up brother

The Spanish religion teacher who recently confessed to killing his brother and hiding the chopped up remains in a freezer showed remorse as he detailed the grizzly attack in a Majorca court room.

Spain links ‘microquakes’ with offshore gas plant

Spain links ‘microquakes’ with offshore gas plant

Spain's government came out on Thursday and said a wave of small earthquakes that have rattled the country's eastern coast could be caused by a large offshore gas storage plant.

Naked vegetarians serve up ‘plate of human flesh’

Naked vegetarians serve up ‘plate of human flesh’

Animal rights activists staged a dramatic protest in Barcelona on Tuesday when they stripped naked and displayed themselves as "a plate of human flesh" to draw attention to the plight of the world's farm animals.

Spain’s universities sink in global rankings

Spain’s universities sink in global rankings

Just one Spanish university has made it onto the prestigious Times Education Supplement's (TES) World University Rankings 2013–2014 of the top 200 universities in the world.

Doctor charged with killing Spanish werewolf

Doctor charged with killing Spanish werewolf

The family of Paul Naschy, a Spanish weightlifting champion who went on to star in countless Hollywood horror movies, has won a case against the doctor who refused to give the "Wolf Man" what could've been a life-saving biopsy.

‘Spain’s job market forecasts are too rosy’

‘Spain’s job market forecasts are too rosy’

Spain's government says the country has turned the corner on unemployment but analysts are warning it's far too early to jump up and down about the prospect of much shorter jobless queues in the country.

Ronaldo double sees Real ease past Danes

Ronaldo double sees Real ease past Danes

Real Madrid made it six points from two games in Group B as doubles from Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel di Maria guided them to a 4-0 win over FC Copenhagen on Wednesday.