Tiny Canary hatches green energy plans

Tiny Canary hatches green energy plans

A Spanish island hopes to become the first in the world fully powered by renewable energy later this year when it launches a new wind and water energy plant, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

600,000 Spaniards head overseas to flee crisis

600,000 Spaniards head overseas to flee crisis

Over 600,000 Spanish citizens have left Spain since the country's economic crisis began give years ago, new government figures show.

Justice Minister sells Spain to US Jews

Justice Minister sells Spain to US Jews

Spain's Justice Minister told American Jewish groups on Wednesday why the European country is offering citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, an event he has labelled "the biggest mistake in Spanish history".

Valencia goes up in flames for Las Fallas

Valencia goes up in flames for Las Fallas

Valencia celebrated the end of its annual Las Fallas festival on Wednesday night with the dramatic annual burning of the festival sculptures, known as La Cremà.

Facebook campaign for sick baby pays off

Facebook campaign for sick baby pays off

This ten-month-old baby has just received some very good news indeed. Meet The Local's youngest ever Spanish Face of the Week Mateo Schell.

Cop caught swapping gun for hard drugs

Cop caught swapping gun for hard drugs

A Civil Guard policewoman in northern Spain has been freed on charges after it was revealed she had given a local drug dealer her gun in return for 150 grams of speed.

Four missing after army helicopter explodes

Four missing after army helicopter explodes

Four soldiers remain missing after a military helicopter exploded near the Canary Island of Fuerteventura late on Wednesday evening during exercises.

China’s richest man bids for Madrid landmark

China’s richest man bids for Madrid landmark

China's richest man Wang Jianlin has made a massive bid to buy a historic Madrid skyscraper, offering hope that a key part of the city centre could be rejuvenated, a source said on Wednesday.