‘Wikipaella’ declares war on ‘crimes against rice’

‘Wikipaella’ declares war on ‘crimes against rice’

An online 'paella police' platform known as 'Wikipaella' has stepped up its campaign to stop the culinary 'prostitution' and 'crimes against rice' that they claim are commonly perpetuated against Valencia's most famous dish.

Spain’s top 7 stunning science photos of 2014

Spain’s top 7 stunning science photos of 2014

Seven top Spanish snappers have bagged prizes in this year's Fotociencia awards for uncovering the beauty of science in the unlikeliest of locations. From dead men's fingers to waterproof butterfly wings, The Local brings you the winning images.

Citizenship bid fails after border blunder

Citizenship bid fails after border blunder

A 31-year-old Moroccan man has been denied Spanish citizenship for a third time after he told Spain's High Court that the southern province of Almeria was a separate country.

Eta putting arms ‘out of use’: Monitors

Eta putting arms ‘out of use’: Monitors

Basque group Eta has begun giving up its weapons, international monitors said on Friday, a step towards a historic disarmament by western Europe's last major violent separatist movement.

Ministry releases full footage of Ceuta tragedy

Ministry releases full footage of Ceuta tragedy

Spain's Interior Minister has bowed to intense public and political pressure and released full video footage of the tragic events on February 6th when 15 immigrants died while attempting to enter Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta.

Record exports prop up Spain in 2013

Record exports prop up Spain in 2013

Spain's trade deficit fell by almost half in 2013 as exports hit a new record and imports fell due to weak domestic demand, in a country where one in four is out of work, officials said on Friday.

Film lovers fall foul of soaring ticket prices

Film lovers fall foul of soaring ticket prices

Tickets at Spanish cinemas have nearly doubled in price in the last decade. But which city is the most expensive to moviegoers? A new study reveals all.

Spain’s football squad ‘could save Iberian lynx’

Spain’s football squad ‘could save Iberian lynx’

A leading expert has proposed that Spain's national football team should adopt the critically endangered wild cat as its mascot to draw attention to the animal's precarious status.

McDonald’s bets on Spain’s late breakfasts

McDonald’s bets on Spain’s late breakfasts

McDonald's has a problem in Spain: despite huge brand recognition, it is struggling to get late-eating Spaniards into its restaurants at breakfast time. But a new multi-million dollar campaign could change all that.

Downbeat Barça look to shore up top spot

Downbeat Barça look to shore up top spot

La Liga leaders Barcelona will look to round off a fine week on the field when they visit Champions League-chasing Real Sociedad on Saturday while title challengers Real Madrid and Atletico will also be full of confidence.

Spain votes to shelve Tibet genocide case

Spain votes to shelve Tibet genocide case

The Spanish Government on Thursday defied opposition pressure and voted to shelve high profile international investigations into crimes including alleged Chinese genocide in Tibet and possible torture in the US prison facility of Guantanamo Bay.