Ferrari owner crashes €240k car, then flees

Ferrari owner crashes €240k car, then flees

The driver of a 458 Italia Ferrari supercar, valued at a minimum of €240,000, crashed into a skip in the centre of the Spanish capital on Sunday night then abandoned the scene – and his car – according to witnesses.

Panic over: ‘Crashed plane’ was tug boat

Panic over: ‘Crashed plane’ was tug boat

Emergency services in Spain's Canary Islands have confirmed that the object spotted in the sea was a tug boat and not a downed passenger plane.

Spain’s students strike against education cuts

Spain’s students strike against education cuts

Protesters burned bins at a top Spanish university campus on Thursday and hundreds marched through the streets in a national strike against education cuts that has seen scores of arrests.

‘Spain can send the tanks in, Catalans will still vote’

‘Spain can send the tanks in, Catalans will still vote’

Student Marc Cots believes Catalans want an independence referendum so badly, they would turn out to vote even if Spain sent tanks to the region to stop them.

British comic Eddie Izzard to take on Madrid

British comic Eddie Izzard to take on Madrid

Eccentric British comedian Eddie Izzard, famed for his love of languages and cross-dressing, is planning six exclusive stand-up gigs in Spain's capital in April.

Costa Blanca expats triple pre-crisis home-buying

Costa Blanca expats triple pre-crisis home-buying

Foreigners, mainly British, have rushed to take advantage of a 30 percent fall in prices since 2010, leading to a 300 percent increase in purchases on the Costa Blanca compared with the start of the economic crisis, according to new figures released last week.

Madrid Mayor wants city centre ‘no protest’ zone

Madrid Mayor wants city centre ‘no protest’ zone

Ana Botella, mayor of Spain's capital city, wants to "regulate" the right to hold public demonstrations in the centre of Madrid in the wake of police clashes with protesters after last weekend's "March for Dignity".

Santander fined €15m for misleading customers

Santander fined €15m for misleading customers

A British financial watchdog on Wednesday said it had fined Spanish banking giant Santander almost €15 million (£12.4 million) for mis-advising customers.

Spanish children rescued from Bolivian drug lords

Spanish children rescued from Bolivian drug lords

Bolivian and Spanish police have rescued a three-month-old baby and his 11-year-old brother from a group of drug traffickers who held them in a bid to extort money from their mother.

Central bank offers brighter outlook for Spain

Central bank offers brighter outlook for Spain

Spain and Portugal are set to power back to growth this year, their central banks predicted Wednesday, as the eurozone's crisis-hit countries continue their recovery after a crippling recession.