Spain’s top news in 2014: a sneak preview

Spain’s top news in 2014: a sneak preview

What will be the front page stories in Spain in 2014? And who, or what, will hog the limelight? Here The Local looks ahead at what the country can expect in the year to come.

‘Get well soon, Michael’: Alonso to Schumacher

‘Get well soon, Michael’: Alonso to Schumacher

Spain's Fernando Alonso has sent out a message of support to fellow Formula One driver Michael Schumacher after he was critically injured in a skiing accident in France on Sunday.

Spaniards snap up German training offers

Spaniards snap up German training offers

Spaniards have taken up more than half of the training places on offer in a new German government programme designed to get young Europeans back to work.

Struggling Spanish paper closes print edition

Struggling Spanish paper closes print edition

Spanish national newspaper La Gaceta has scrapped its print edition, a spokeswoman said on Monday, as it fights to survive a financing crisis in the recession-damaged country's media.

Named: Spanish word of the year for 2013

Named: Spanish word of the year for 2013

Spain's Fundéu BBVA language association named its Spanish word of the year on Monday. The winner is a mysterious word which arrived in the country via South America.

‘We want a real black king for Christmas’

‘We want a real black king for Christmas’

Residents of numerous Spanish cities and towns are demanding that 'real black' men be hired to play King Balthazar in their traditional January 5th Christmas parades.

Fifty Shades film to feature Canary cameo

Fifty Shades film to feature Canary cameo

Scenes for the movie version of the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey will be shot on the Spanish island of Tenerife in mid-February, filmmakers have said in a statement.

In Pictures: Spain’s crazy flour-throwing fiesta

In Pictures: Spain’s crazy flour-throwing fiesta

The eastern Spanish town of Ibi held its annual Enfarinats festival on Saturday, a colourful and messy fiesta which sees revellers launch eggs, flour and firecrackers at each other in a mock coup d’etat.

Spanish book takes Catalonia fight overseas

Spanish book takes Catalonia fight overseas

Spain's foreign ministry plans to take the battle against Catalan independence onto the international stage by distributing a pro-unity book to all of its embassies and consulates worldwide.