50,000 Spanish families lose homes in 2013

50,000 Spanish families lose homes in 2013

Nearly 50,000 Spanish families lost their homes in 2013, up 11 percent on a year earlier, as the country's economic crisis showed little sign of abating, figures released on Monday show.

Home safety campaign ‘not racist’: Government

Home safety campaign ‘not racist’: Government

Spain's interior ministry has been forced to defend itself against claims of racism after a poster for a home safety campaign appeared to show a group of three black thieves.

‘Barça’s fans will decide my future’: Messi

‘Barça’s fans will decide my future’: Messi

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi insisted on Monday he remains committed to the club despite a disappointing trophy-less season but would only stay on as long as it felt "affection" for him.

Spain’s employment rate third worst in EU

Spain’s employment rate third worst in EU

Only 58.2 percent of people in Spain aged 20 to 64 were working in 2013, the third lowest figure in the European Union, figures released on Monday show.

‘Spain’s Pyrenees are a must for trail runners’

‘Spain’s Pyrenees are a must for trail runners’

After 15 years living it up in Spain's capital, Swede Marina Hyytiainen is looking to turn her hobby and her sanctuary into a refreshing career change. The Local talks to her about where there's work in Spain and where sporty Scandinavians should head to on their next holiday.

Spanish uni home to 250 ‘forgotten’ corpses

Spanish uni home to 250 ‘forgotten’ corpses

Hundreds of dead bodies, originally donated to science, have been left to sit at room temperature in the basement of a Spanish university for years, a major Spanish newspaper reported on Monday.

‘Caveman’ candidate shocks world press

‘Caveman’ candidate shocks world press

Spain's gaffe-prone Euro candidate Miguel Arias Cañete is making global headlines after he claimed he had gone soft on his socialist rival during a political debate because she was a "defenceless woman".

Spain’s ‘golden visa’ suffers shaky start

Spain’s ‘golden visa’ suffers shaky start

Just 72 people have signed on to a controversial Spanish 'visa for cash' scheme which grants automatic Spanish residency to people who buy a property worth at least €500,000 ($685,000).

Mega dry spell Spain’s worst in 150 years

Mega dry spell Spain’s worst in 150 years

Parts of Spain are currently suffering through their most intense dry spell in a century and a half with Valencia and Alicante among the worst affected regions. Future predictions are not too rosy either, meteorologists warn.

Doctor Who crash-lands in Spain’s Canary Islands

Doctor Who crash-lands in Spain’s Canary Islands

An episode of the hit sci-fi show Dr Who has just been filmed in the volcanic Canary island of Lanzarote.

Abstention to hit all time high in Euro poll: survey

Abstention to hit all time high in Euro poll: survey

As few as 43 percent of all Spaniards could vote in the European elections to be held in Spain on Sunday, a new poll suggests.