Top ten spooky Spanish Halloween costumes

Top ten spooky Spanish Halloween costumes

Still madly trying to come up with an idea for a Halloween costume? Why not try one of The Local's Spanish-themed outfits? Each one is scarier than the last and all are destined to send a shiver down even the bravest of spines.

Spain shares phone data with US: Report

Spain shares phone data with US: Report

Spanish secret services regularly share large amounts of intercepted data with their US counterparts, including details of telephone calls, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Spain for expats: Great people, terrible money

Spain for expats: Great people, terrible money

Is Spain the best place in the world for expats? To judge by the results of HSBC’s sixth annual Expat Explorer survey, probably not.

Police expel officer who raped prostitute

Police expel officer who raped prostitute

An officer with Spain's National Police squad has been booted off the force for raping a prostitute. Other colleagues are facing lesser penalties for crimes including theft and losing their police issue weapons.

Swap Islam for Jesus: Hoax story riles Muslims

Swap Islam for Jesus: Hoax story riles Muslims

A satirical news piece claiming Spanish citizenship would be granted to Moroccan citizens who gave up Islam and converted to Christianity has been taken seriously by the North African country’s media. The 'news' has not gone down well in Morocco.

Chinese classes take off as Spaniards eye future

Chinese classes take off as Spaniards eye future

A newcomer is muscling its way onto Spain's booming foreign language market: alongside stalwarts like English and German, Mandarin Chinese is gaining popularity as an option for Spanish children.

Ten reasons you might not see Spain’s crisis

Ten reasons you might not see Spain’s crisis

You're in Spain, the sun is shining, the streets are buzzing and people are better dressed than nearly anywhere on earth. So where is this crisis you've been hearing all about? Here, The Local gives ten reasons why "la crisis" might be harder to spot than you think.

Fridge firm faces closure after sales freeze

Fridge firm faces closure after sales freeze

Major Spanish electrical appliance maker Fagor, which employs 5,700 people worldwide, moved closer to bankruptcy on Wednesday after its parent company, Basque cooperative Mondragon, said it would not rescue the firm.

Bale and Ronaldo star as Real hammer Sevilla

Bale and Ronaldo star as Real hammer Sevilla

Gareth Bale scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo notched up a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Sevilla 7-3 on Wednesday in their league clash.