‘The news you watch and read is full of lies’

‘The news you watch and read is full of lies’

One of Spain's best-loved TV presenters recently spent an hour lying to the whole country. Was it a master stroke or a cynical ratings grab? Opinions are very much divided on our latest Face of the Week, Jordi Évole.

Spain clamps down on judges’ global crusades

Spain clamps down on judges’ global crusades

Lawmakers in Spain voted on Thursday in favour of a bill that will reduce the capacity of the country's courts to pursue cases of human rights abuses committed abroad.

Seven songs you didn’t know were flamenco

Seven songs you didn’t know were flamenco

To mark the death of Spanish guitar great Paco de Lucía on Tuesday, the Local has put together a collection of songs that have helped break down the barriers between flamenco, rock, jazz and world music.

Pensioner’s exploding trash causes mayhem

Pensioner’s exploding trash causes mayhem

A retired 73-year-old fireworks fancier accidentally caused a massive explosion on Wednesday afternoon when he dropped a bag of rubbish into a curb side container.

‘Don’t euthanize kids’: Spaniards tell Belgium

‘Don’t euthanize kids’: Spaniards tell Belgium

A Spanish conservative lobby group on Thursday delivered more than 200,000 signatures to Belgian King Philippe in Brussels, urging him not to sign controversial child euthanasia legislation passed by parliament.

Spain’s ‘stupid driver’ arrested via Twitter

Spain’s ‘stupid driver’ arrested via Twitter

Spanish Police's Twitter hotshots have taken just 13 hours to locate a reckless driver who posted a video of himself steering his vehicle from the passenger seat.

Is Spain becoming ‘the whorehouse of Europe’?

Is Spain becoming ‘the whorehouse of Europe’?

A Barcelona-based career development course for aspiring prostitutes has outraged Spanish activists who say positive media coverage of the event could see Spain becoming "the whorehouse of Europe".

‘Boring’ weather forecast ends Spain’s crazy winter

‘Boring’ weather forecast ends Spain’s crazy winter

For the first time in 88 days, no weather warnings have been issued in Spain for Thursday, the country's meteorological agency have reported.

Kids mourn sad end of bankrupt Pocoyo

Kids mourn sad end of bankrupt Pocoyo

The Spanish production company behind 'Pocoyo', a children television's show screened internationally and starring an animated toddler and his animal friends, said Wednesday it had filed for bankruptcy protection.

Real rout Schalke to earn rare win in Germany

Real rout Schalke to earn rare win in Germany

Real Madrid notched up a rare victory on German soil as they romped to a 6-1 win at Schalke 04 in Wednesday's Champions League's last 16, first-leg clash.

PM wins ‘state of the nation’ battle: Polls

PM wins ‘state of the nation’ battle: Polls

After three days of intense parliamentary debate, Spanish voters believe Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy performed marginally better than his opposition socialist PSOE counterpart, two polls published on Thursday show.