Orlando Bloom ‘punches’ Justin Bieber in Ibiza

Orlando Bloom ‘punches’ Justin Bieber in Ibiza

Hollywood star Orlando Bloom has reportedly attempted to punch pop singer Justin Bieber during a confrontation in a restaurant in the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza.

Top 10 characters you’ll meet in Spain’s hostels

Top 10 characters you’ll meet in Spain’s hostels

Spain's hostels are packed with weird and wacky characters. From the so-called 'brag packers' to the hen night weekenders, The Local's Cécilia Brès rounds up the best of the guests from her own experiences working at a Madrid hostel.

‘Independence vote will go ahead’: Catalan boss

‘Independence vote will go ahead’: Catalan boss

Catalonia will push ahead with a planned independence vote, preferably with the backing of the central government in Madrid, the president of Catalonia said after a meeting with the Spanish prime minister on Wednesday.

Game of Thrones scam nets fraudsters €100,000

Game of Thrones scam nets fraudsters €100,000

A gang of scammers who are believed to have made up to €100,000 ($134,000) from a fake hotline aimed at eager extras for the hit TV series have been arrested by Spanish police.

Spanish film stars slam Gaza ‘genocide’

Spanish film stars slam Gaza ‘genocide’

Husband and wife pair Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz are among around 100 Spanish actors, artists and writers who have published an open letter denouncing what they are describe as 'genocide' in the Gaza Strip.

Gibraltar slams Spain’s plan to end border chaos

Gibraltar slams Spain’s plan to end border chaos

Spain has followed EU recommendations on limiting traffic jams and queues at its border with Gibraltar by announcing it will introduce a pass system for workers commuting from either side.

Spaniards ready to give ground on Catalonia: Poll

Spaniards ready to give ground on Catalonia: Poll

Nearly two thirds of Spaniards think the Spanish prime minister should negotiate the cancellation of Catalonia's planned independence vote and push for a constitutional solution to the political crisis in the region, a new poll shows.

US family finds sunken Spanish treasure, again

US family finds sunken Spanish treasure, again

A family of treasure hunters in Florida say they found a golden pyx - a eucharist case - from a shipwrecked 16th century Spanish galleon, local media reported on Tuesday.

Spain grows 0.6 percent in second quarter

Spain grows 0.6 percent in second quarter

The Spanish economy grew 0.6 percent from April to June, or one decimal point more than initial Bank of Spain estimates, official figures released on Wednesday show.

Scandal-hit ex-Catalan boss stripped of pension

Scandal-hit ex-Catalan boss stripped of pension

Catalonia's elder statesman, and a leading advocate of its independence from Spain, will be stripped of his pension and privileges after admitting hiding money abroad for more than 30 years, the region's government said on Tuesday.