‘Spain must not gloat over previous victories’

‘Spain must not gloat over previous victories’

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says his only fear for the 2014 World Cup is players gloating over past victories and failing to be humble in the face of the great challenge ahead in Brazil.

Cracks appear in ruling party over abortion law

Cracks appear in ruling party over abortion law

A new crack has appeared within Spain's conservative ruling party over government legislation to ban women from freely choosing abortion.

The Local’s most popular stories of 2013

The Local’s most popular stories of 2013

The Local has covered everything from to stupid thieves to crazy laws in 2013. Here are our ten most read articles of the last twelve months in terms of total page views.

‘Catalonia can compete against world’s best’

‘Catalonia can compete against world’s best’

After an easy 4-1 win over Cape Verde on Monday, Barcelona's Gerard Piqué's comments on the potential of an independent Catalan football team have been offset by the lack of attention given to the game.

Struggling families sign off on painful 2013

Struggling families sign off on painful 2013

More than half of all Spanish families say they are worse off now than they were a year ago, a new survey shows. This is despite Spanish government claims that the country's economy is improving.

Winemakers bank on pop art to boost sales

Winemakers bank on pop art to boost sales

Dirty Harry, Travis Bickle, Charles Chaplin and many more Hollywood legends are being hand-painted on vintage wine barrels in a bodega in northern Spain in a bid to draw in a younger clientele.

EU calls time on Spain’s bank bailout

EU calls time on Spain’s bank bailout

The eurozone aid programme for struggling Spanish banks closed as scheduled on Tuesday after providing some €41 billion ($55 billion) to get them through the debt crisis, a statement said.

‘Spain’s abortion law is pure ideology’: Le Monde

‘Spain’s abortion law is pure ideology’: Le Monde

France's prestigious Le Monde newspaper dedicated their Monday editorial to Spain's new abortion law, calling it both 'regressive' and a politically motivated attack on 'the left's moral high ground'.

Grey skies to cloud NYE parties in much of Spain

Grey skies to cloud NYE parties in much of Spain

The last day of 2013 is set to be a dreary affair for much of Spain with the Canary Islands and the south-east of the country experiencing the best end-of-year weather.