Grieving grandma injured after falling into grave

Grieving grandma injured after falling into grave

A 73-year-old woman in Spain who was cleaning her husband's tombstone had to be rescued by police on Thursday after she fell into a grave.

‘Energy giants out to kill off Spain’s solar sector’

‘Energy giants out to kill off Spain’s solar sector’

Why is the Spanish Government slashing support for its booming solar industry? And what is the mysterious 'sun tax' we keep hearing about? The Local spoke to José Donoso, the head of Spain's solar lobby group UNEF, to get the lowdown.

Booming Canaries fuel winter tourism bonanza

Booming Canaries fuel winter tourism bonanza

Tourist numbers to Spain were up nearly 12 percent in the first two months of 2014, with the Canary Islands the big winners in the country's ongoing tourism boom, official figures released on Friday show.

Parents whip boy over poor school grades

Parents whip boy over poor school grades

Police in Spain's Catalonia region have arrested the parents of a nine-year-old boy after they allegedly whipped the child for his bad marks at school.

Death close for Spain’s first post-Franco PM

Death close for Spain’s first post-Franco PM

The prime minister who helped lead post-Franco Spain to democracy, 81-year-old Adolfo Suarez, is gravely ill in a Madrid hospital and may not survive the weekend, his son said on Friday.

Pic of the day: Canary Islands ‘swimming’ in sea

Pic of the day: Canary Islands ‘swimming’ in sea

A satellite image of Spain's Canary Islands in which they are appear to be swimming through the silvery Atlantic Ocean is up for a Nasa photo prize.

Meningitis case threatens cramped migrant centre

Meningitis case threatens cramped migrant centre

Spanish authorities in the country's African enclave of Melilla are attempting to thwart an outbreak of meningitis in an overcrowded refugee centre after one inmate fell ill with the disease on Saturday.

‘World’s best mayor’ loses battle with cancer

‘World’s best mayor’ loses battle with cancer

Iñaki Azkuna, the long-serving mayor of the Spanish city of Bilbao, has died at the age of 71 after an 11-year battle with prostate cancer. His efforts in rejuvenating the city helped win him the World Mayor Prize in 2012.

Franco’s grandson faces court over police chase

Franco’s grandson faces court over police chase

A grandson of General Francisco Franco appeared in court in Spain on Thursday accused of deliberately ramming a police patrol car following a high-speed chase.