Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

If your idea of paradise is a charming country cottage surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean gardens, The Local's latest Property of the Week — a delightful authentic country house in Majorca — could be just for you.

Catalonia opens door to independence vote delay

Catalonia opens door to independence vote delay

The vice president of Catalonia has admitted that the region's planned referendum on possible secession from Spain, scheduled for November 9th, might be postponed if it is vetoed by the Spanish government.

Broke Spaniards lose taste for public transport

Broke Spaniards lose taste for public transport

The number of people using Spain’s long-distance trains jumped 7.5 percent in 2013 but the overall rate of public transport use is still sliding in the crisis-hit country.

School religion teacher fired for being gay

School religion teacher fired for being gay

A gay religion teacher from Spain's Canary Islands who recently wrote a letter to one of Spain's major newspapers praising local religious authorities for their tolerance has now been sacked from his job.

Spanish police smash Romanian ‘sex slave’ ring

Spanish police smash Romanian ‘sex slave’ ring

Thirteen people have been arrested for luring eleven Romanian women to Spain with the promise of a better life before forcing them to work as prostitutes.

Majorca club slammed for sexist t-shirts

Majorca club slammed for sexist t-shirts

A politician on the Spanish island of Majorca has filed an official complaint about t-shirts distributed by a local nightclub which show a man shoving a woman to the ground with the caption, "Problem? No problem".

Madrid: Spanish priest with Ebola dies

Madrid: Spanish priest with Ebola dies

The Spanish priest with Ebola who was recently repatriated from Liberia has died, despite being treated with an experimental drug designed to combat the deadly disease.

Man flings €3.3M cocaine stash out of hotel window

Man flings €3.3M cocaine stash out of hotel window

A 39-year-old Irish man has been arrested by police in Valencia for possession of 55kg of cocaine after throwing a suitcase full of drugs from a hotel window in a suspected attack of paranoia.

We will work with Spain on smuggling: Gibraltar

We will work with Spain on smuggling: Gibraltar

The chief minister of Gibraltar has hit back at "unobjective" media coverage in Spain in the wake of a report from the EU's anti-fraud office calling for Spain and the UK to tackle the problem of cigarette smuggling in the UK territory.