Spain without Catalonia is inconceivable: PM

Spain without Catalonia is inconceivable: PM

A confident and forceful Spanish Prime Minister on Tuesday repeated his position that Catalonia's planned November 9th independence vote will not go ahead during a speech in the national parliament.

Pickpockets banned from Madrid’s tourist hotspots

Pickpockets banned from Madrid’s tourist hotspots

A judge in Spain's capital has ruled that a notorious pickpocketing gang with more than 400 arrests under their belts be barred from some of the city’s most popular tourist spots despite the questionable legality behind the move.

Housework tops gripes list for Spain’s couples

Housework tops gripes list for Spain’s couples

Tensions over who performs the household chores are the number one cause of arguments between Spanish couples. But what else makes it onto the list?

Drug suspects walk free as new laws kick in

Drug suspects walk free as new laws kick in

Eight Egyptian drug smugglers who were caught on a boat in international waters with 10 tonnes of hashish have been freed after Spain introduced controversial new legal rules which stop the country's judges from trying crimes committed overseas.

Tax ‘cut’ an anticlimax for Spain’s working mums

Tax ‘cut’ an anticlimax for Spain’s working mums

Spain’s Finance Minister has seen his credibility wane after he announced a tax cut for working mothers only to backtrack half an hour later.

MPs call on Spain to open top secret files

MPs call on Spain to open top secret files

Spanish MPs are calling on the government to follow the example of countries like the US and the UK and declassify masses of secret documents.

Serial pest gatecrashes three TV shows in a week

Serial pest gatecrashes three TV shows in a week

The live broadcasts of three Spanish television shows were interrupted within the space of single week recently by a man claiming to have information about secrets links between the CIA and the Spanish government.

Fungal infections could help cause Alzheimer’s

Fungal infections could help cause Alzheimer’s

Fungal infections could play a role in the causing Alzheimer's disease, Spanish scientists argue in a new study that opens a new path of investigation in to the causes of the mystery condition.

Man hacks off fingers in insurance scam

Man hacks off fingers in insurance scam

An off-duty cop found two human fingers, a butcher's knife and a bloodied chopping board in a children's play area; a gruesome discovery which later led Catalan police to unearth a massive insurance scam.

Madrid set to veto Catalonia vote plans

Madrid set to veto Catalonia vote plans

Spanish lawmakers are expected on Tuesday to shoot down Catalonia's bid to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, despite huge support in the wealthy region for the poll.