Top ten: best Spanish movies of all time

Top ten: best Spanish movies of all time

With San Sebastián's prestigious film festival just round the corner, The Local has rounded up the all-time greats of Spain’s cinematic history.

Madrid officials spend €104,000 on rotting tree

Madrid officials spend €104,000 on rotting tree

A pin oak tree, imported at a cost of €104,000 ($134,000) during an all-expenses-paid trip to Belgium by officials of a suburb of the Spanish capital, is "half-dead and rotting".

150,000 Spaniards duped in €15 million mega-fraud

150,000 Spaniards duped in €15 million mega-fraud

Police in Spain have arrested 52 people alleged to have swindled over €15 million ($19.5 million) from 150,000 self-employed workers and small businesses over a 14-year period by pretending to be official police representatives.

Rajoy warns separatist votes ‘torpedo’ EU

Rajoy warns separatist votes ‘torpedo’ EU

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded moves for independence such as those in Scotland and Spain's Catalonia region a "torpedo" to European integration.

Sports-crazy Spaniards are Europe’s top viewers

Sports-crazy Spaniards are Europe’s top viewers

A study has revealed that Spanish people spend an average of 10.1 hours each week watching or reading about sports, more than any other European nation.

Catalonia uses Arabic to seduce Moroccan voters

Catalonia uses Arabic to seduce Moroccan voters

Catalonia's regional government is trying to gather separatist support among its large Moroccan population by offering Arabic and Islam lessons in the region's schools, a leading Spanish daily claims.

Protesters stoned at Spain’s ‘cruelest’ festival

Protesters stoned at Spain’s ‘cruelest’ festival

Opponents and supporters of the notorious Toro de la Vega festival, in which Spanish villagers armed with lances chase down and slaughter a bull, threw stones at each other during violent clashes.

Spain to prosecute nationals who join ISIS

Spain to prosecute nationals who join ISIS

Spain's Foreign Minister announced on Tuesday his government plans to amend the country's penal code so that Spaniards joining foreign conflicts and radical Islamic groups such as ISIS can be prosecuted on terrorism charges.

Real silence doubters with Basel thrashing

Real silence doubters with Basel thrashing

Real Madrid put their La Liga woes behind them to get their defence of the Champions League off to a flying start with a 5-1 hammering of Basel on Tuesday.

Legionnaire’s disease kills two in Spain

Legionnaire’s disease kills two in Spain

Two people have died and 20 others have fallen ill in an outbreak of the lung infection Legionnaire's disease in northeastern Spain, regional health authorities said on Tuesday.