From bikinis to buskers: Spain’s weirdest laws

From bikinis to buskers: Spain’s weirdest laws

The Spanish city of Palma de Mallorca on Tuesday approved fines of €600 ($820) for people daring to go shirtless in the city centre. To honour the occasion, The Local has rounded up some of the strangest laws in Spain.

Spain: One vacancy for every 110 jobseekers

Spain: One vacancy for every 110 jobseekers

Spain had only one job opening for every 110 unemployed people in the final three months of 2013, the second worst rate in the European Union, a new study released on Wednesday shows.

Falling coffin injures six mourners at funeral

Falling coffin injures six mourners at funeral

Half a dozen funeral-goers in southern Spain have been taken to hospital after their loved one's coffin fell on them.

Barça keeper Victor Valdés quits football

Barça keeper Victor Valdés quits football

Injured Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes said goodbye to his club and fans on Wednesday, bemoaning a "cruel" year.

Spain’s bank debt to EU plummets by a third

Spain’s bank debt to EU plummets by a third

Signs that the stricken Spanish economy is on the mend increased on Wednesday with official data showing that net debt owed by the banking system to the European Central Bank has plunged by 29.0 percent over 12 months.

Blind man wins battle to become judge

Blind man wins battle to become judge

Spanish legal authorities have ruled in favour of a blind 23-year-old law graduate who called for people with his disability to be allowed to become judges.

Mum confesses to killing of Spanish politician

Mum confesses to killing of Spanish politician

A 59-year-old mother has confessed to firing the bullets that killed Spanish politician Isabel Carrasco, shot down in the city of León on Monday, saying she did it because of a "personal grudge".

‘Adultery’ priest forced to quit by furious locals

‘Adultery’ priest forced to quit by furious locals

Angry parishioners have forced a local priest in Spain's Galicia region to resign after he called women "adulterers" and refused give holy communion to unmarried couples who lived together in sin.

Cop hands in gun used to murder politician

Cop hands in gun used to murder politician

A policewoman and friend of the mother and daughter arrested for the murder of Isabel Carrasco in the Spanish city of León on Monday has handed in a bag containing what police believe is the weapon used in the crime.

Identified: Two ‘new’ Dali paintings in US

Identified: Two ‘new’ Dali paintings in US

Two oil paintings including one owned by Yale University in the United States have been certified as being the work of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali, officials said on Tuesday.