‘The EU elections are the only chance I get to vote’

‘The EU elections are the only chance I get to vote’

On the eve of European elections that have failed to inspire much enthusiasm in Spain we asked a group of expats whether they'll be taking time out on Sunday to vote for their representatives in Brussels.

Real or Atleti: Which team should you back?

Real or Atleti: Which team should you back?

If you're still not sure which team to wave a scarf for in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final between crosstown rivals Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, have no fear: this handy guide will help you to make up your mind.

Spanish mayor ‘sorry’ for ‘anti-immigrant’ outburst

Spanish mayor ‘sorry’ for ‘anti-immigrant’ outburst

A Spanish mayor has apologised after being accused of racism by Romanian immigrants for a foul-mouthed tirade against thieves.

It’s official: Lady Di and Superman live in Spain

It’s official: Lady Di and Superman live in Spain

The latest official registry of Spanish residents includes people named after the British princess and the American superhero, as well as 604 Shakiras, a Kevin Kostner and a Maradona.

What’s on in Spain: June

What’s on in Spain: June

Still not booked up for June? The Local has rounded up a list of some of the best events in Spain, with everything from a flamenco festival to an international sherry week to the Catalonia Motorcyle Gran Prix.

Snake slithers out of toilet to bite woman’s backside

Snake slithers out of toilet to bite woman’s backside

Residents of the northern Spanish town of Narón are in a state of panic after a brightly-coloured snake slid out a toilet to bite a woman on her left buttock while she was on the toilet.

500,000 Spaniards have given up job hunt

500,000 Spaniards have given up job hunt

The number of unemployed people who have given up hope of finding a job has risen by 21 per cent since 2011 and now totals almost half a million, new figures from Spain's national statistic institute reveal.

$200 oil painting certified as early Dali original

$200 oil painting certified as early Dali original

An oil painting sold at a Spanish antique shop over two decades ago for around €150 ($200) has been certified as Salvador Dali's first Surrealist work which he painted as a teenager, art experts said on Thursday.

Standard and Poor’s boosts Spain’s rating

Standard and Poor’s boosts Spain’s rating

Standard and Poor's on Friday upgraded Spain's credit rating a notch to 'BBB' from 'BBB-', saying structural reforms have improved economic growth and outlook.