Red and yellow flags filled the streets of Barcelona on Thursday as Catalan nationalists fired up by Scotland's independence referendum rallied to demand a vote on breaking away from Spain.
In Europe, only Italian and French parents give more pocket money to their children than Spaniards, according to a new survey by banking group ING.
A cemetery worker in a town in southern Spain has been suspended after a photo of him posing with an exhumed corpse went viral on social media.
Barcelona will use a shirt in the red and gold Catalan national colours for their La Liga game on Saturday in a move that could fuel breakaway sentiment in the region.
The presidents of El Corte Inglés, Isidoro Álvarez, and Sabadell Bank, Josep Oliu, were rushed to hospital after suffering health scares on the same day that Santander Group president Emilio Botín died of a heart attack.
Spanish road authorities have reduced the speed margin on cameras without warning drivers in a bid to meet their target of pocketing a staggering €384 million ($496M) in fines by the end of 2014.
Police were called on Tuesday to investigate the loud screams heard by neighbours in a quiet Barcelona neighbourhood only to find a local resident watching an porn movie at top volume with his windows open.
Ana Patricia Botín on Wednesday was named the new chairman of Spanish bank Santander, replacing her father who died suddenly of a heart attack after nearly 30 years at its helm. The 53 year old becomes the first female bank president in Spanish history.
European champions France beat hosts Spain 65-52 in an epic World Cup quarter-final on Wednesday to book a date with Serbia in Friday's semi-final.
Catalonia's president warned on Wednesday it was "practically impossible" to stop the region voting on secession from Spain and looked to Scotland to smooth the way with its own independence referendum.