Is tourism destroying Barcelona?

Is tourism destroying Barcelona?

It's Spain's most popular city destination but is beautiful Barcelona in danger of becoming a victim of its own success? The Local takes a peek at the dark side of the city's tourism boom.

Man hurt as friend swaps ice bucket for plane

Man hurt as friend swaps ice bucket for plane

UPDATED: A Belgian man has been seriously injured after his pilot friend dropped 1,500 litres (396 gallons) of water on him from a fire-fighting plane as part of a failed Ice Bucket Challenge.

Bra demo: Spanish city fights sexist mayor

Bra demo: Spanish city fights sexist mayor

Over 500 protesters formed a chain of bras around the town hall of a Spanish city on Monday to call for the resignation of their "chauvinist" and "retrograde" mayor.

Mayor under fire from police after jihad tweet

Mayor under fire from police after jihad tweet

A left-wing mayor from southern Spain says he has received death threats after he published a photo of a Franco-era execution by police firing squad on Twitter under the headline "Damned jihadi murderers".

Catalan boss ‘may scrap independence vote’

Catalan boss ‘may scrap independence vote’

The government of Spain's Catalonia region may shelve plans for a controversial November 9th independence vote if courts veto the poll, a top Catalan ruling party official has told leading Spanish daily El País.

Man, 90, kills 86-year-old wife and takes own life

Man, 90, kills 86-year-old wife and takes own life

A 90-year-old man from eastern Spain reportedly suffocated his wife (86) on Monday and then took his own life with a knife.

Madrid lemurs feast on iced fruit to stay cool

Madrid lemurs feast on iced fruit to stay cool

It may not be the hottest summer on record, but that hasn't stopped animal keepers at Madrid's Faunia animal park from coming up with some innovative ways to keep their charges cool.

Vuelta cyclists ‘set sail’ from aircraft carrier

Vuelta cyclists ‘set sail’ from aircraft carrier

The third stage of the Tour of Spain got off to a cruising start on Monday as cyclists set off from on board a massive aircraft carrier at the southern Spanish port city of Cádiz.

Ryanair investigated over Reus incident

Ryanair investigated over Reus incident

Spain's civil aviation authorities on Monday said they will investigate the low-cost airline after a June incident which saw five people injured during heavy turbulence.