Holiday rentals in Spain: what expats should know

Holiday rentals in Spain: what expats should know

In the wake of recent inaccurate reports in the UK press about the banning of holiday rentals in Spain, The Local talks to property expert and blogger Louise Brace to set the record straight on what expat homeowners really need to focus on.

Fake imam arrested on drugs charges

Fake imam arrested on drugs charges

A Moroccan drug trafficker who disguised himself as an imam, or Islamic leader, while on the run from prison in Spain has been arrested in Palma de Mallorca.

Spain’s first prostitute union formed in Ibiza

Spain’s first prostitute union formed in Ibiza

Prostitutes in the Spanish tourist island of Ibiza have formed a sex workers' cooperative to pay taxes and gain social security benefits — the first such group legally registered in Spain, they say.

Spain’s low inflation fuels eurozone deflation fears

Spain’s low inflation fuels eurozone deflation fears

Spanish consumer prices edged only slightly higher in December, official data showed on Wednesday, as the spectre of deflation hovered over the eurozone.

‘Mango’s new plus-sized clothes are too small’

‘Mango’s new plus-sized clothes are too small’

Spanish fashion giant Mango launched a new collection of clothes in larger sizes on Wednesday despite criticisms the range is discriminatory and sends women mixed messages on body image.

Spain-UK gas ferry marks ‘new era of green travel’

Spain-UK gas ferry marks ‘new era of green travel’

Brittany Ferries have announced the order of a €271 million ($369 million) cruise-ferry that will offer a cleaner and more environmentally friendly option than any other vessel linking Spain and the UK.

‘Spain must step up war on corruption’: EU

‘Spain must step up war on corruption’: EU

Spain needs to ramp up its fight against corruption by introducing key reforms aimed at greater transparency, the Council of Europe's anti-corruption group said in a new report released on Wednesday.

City mayor halts street revamp plans after riots

City mayor halts street revamp plans after riots

The mayor of the Spanish town of Burgos on Tuesday temporarily halted a planned revamp of the city's main streets after five days of riots which have seen 40 people arrested.

Atlético see off Valencia to reach cup quarters

Atlético see off Valencia to reach cup quarters

Holders Atlético Madrid moved into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 win at home to Valencia on Tuesday to progress 3-1 on aggregate.

Spain’s ‘Prince Charming’ could revive monarchy

Spain’s ‘Prince Charming’ could revive monarchy

As Spain's royal family reels from scandals and its elderly king leans on crutches after numerous operations, one figure is standing tall, offering the monarchy hope: heir apparent Prince Felipe.