Top 10 signs you’ve gone native in Spain

Top 10 signs you’ve gone native in Spain

Just how Spanish are you? If you've been here a while you've probably picked up a habit or two from the locals, whether you like or not. So to help you find out how far down the road you are, the Local has put together a list of the top 10 signs that you've gone native in Spain.

‘Bullfighting will come back to Catalonia’

‘Bullfighting will come back to Catalonia’

Spain's Parliament on Wednesday voted to give bullfighting "cultural heritage" status, a decision that has angered animal rights activists worldwide.

Catalonia reins in police with rubber bullet ban

Catalonia reins in police with rubber bullet ban

Spain's northern Catalonia region will ban its police force from firing rubber balls, a local party spokesman said on Thursday, after accusations of aggressive tactics.

Messi ends goal ‘drought’ as Barça beat AC Milan

Messi ends goal ‘drought’ as Barça beat AC Milan

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has said he never doubted that Lionel Messi would soon be back amongst the goals as the Argentine struck twice to put Barcelona into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over AC Milan.

Spanish industry turns back on two-year slump

Spanish industry turns back on two-year slump

Spain's industrial production grew in September for the first time in two years, official data showed on Thursday, the latest sign of a rebound as the country emerges timidly from recession.

‘Barcelona will be under water in 5,000 years’

‘Barcelona will be under water in 5,000 years’

A study by National Geographic has warned that the Catalan capital and numerous other parts of Spain will cease to exist if CO2 emissions continue to melt the Arctic ice caps.

Simeone’s Atlético take Europe by storm

Simeone’s Atlético take Europe by storm

After a 4-0 hammering of Austria Vienna, Atlético Madrid's 100 percent record in the Champions League has made the team lead by Diego Simeone one of the revelations of European football this season.

‘We shared data with US’: Spanish spy chief

‘We shared data with US’: Spanish spy chief

The head of Spain's National Intelligence Centre (CNI) confirmed on Wednesday that Spain had shared details of millions of telephone calls with the US but denied this information related to Spanish citizens.

Killer MERS coronavirus found in Spain

Killer MERS coronavirus found in Spain

Spain said on Wednesday that a woman who just returned from Saudi Arabia has been infected by the MERS coronavirus in the country's first case of the deadly disease.

Nadal victory seals end-of-year number one spot

Nadal victory seals end-of-year number one spot

Rafael Nadal has guaranteed he will finish 2013 on top of the world rankings with a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6) victory over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals. The Majorca-born star sees his return to the number one spot after a seven-month injury as one of the greatest achievements of his career.

TV workers fight closure of ‘broke’ channel

TV workers fight closure of ‘broke’ channel

Workers at a Spanish regional government television channel fought against its imminent closure on Wednesday by taking control of programming to attack the decision of the regional authorities.