Justice Minister quits over failed abortion law

Justice Minister quits over failed abortion law

Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has resigned following his government’s decision to shelve a tough abortion draft law he had spearheaded.

Police chief stops cops from driving mafia cars

Police chief stops cops from driving mafia cars

Spain's National Police chief is banning his officers from driving around in high-end vehicles seized from drug-traffickers in a bid to reduce maintenance costs and be more discreet.

Spanish castle up for grabs for €3.5 million

Spanish castle up for grabs for €3.5 million

Very few homes are truly fit for a king or queen, but The Local's latest property of the week — a magnificent castle in Spain's beautiful Basque Country — is grand enough to make you feel like you're living in a real-life episode of Game of Thrones.

Spain scraps plans for tough new abortion law

Spain scraps plans for tough new abortion law

Updated: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday announced his government would shelve plans for a tough new law on abortions, saying there was not enough support for the legislation.

James Blunt under fire for illegal Ibiza wedding

James Blunt under fire for illegal Ibiza wedding

British pop star James Blunt has upset Ibiza locals after the company he paid to organize his recent wedding bash on the island closed off a beach without obtaining the necessary permits for the event.

Taxi app Uber kicks off Madrid operations

Taxi app Uber kicks off Madrid operations

The app-based chauffeur car service Uber began operations in Madrid on Tuesday but local taxi drivers told The Local they are far from happy about the move, claiming it promotes Spain's submerged economy.

‘Men’s dressing room no place for female coaches’

‘Men’s dressing room no place for female coaches’

Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach has been slammed for calling into question the appointment of Spain's first female Davis Cup captain, a decision he considers illogical and inappropriate for the all-male dressing room.

Barcelona to fight smog with cheaper train tickets

Barcelona to fight smog with cheaper train tickets

Barcelona is planning to slash the price of travel on public transport during periods of high pollution in a bid to improve the city's air quality.

Man arrested over ‘racist’ stabbings in Lleida

Man arrested over ‘racist’ stabbings in Lleida

Updated: Police in the Catalan town of Lleida have arrested the man who allegedly stabbed five people on the street on Monday, saying they now plan to charge him with committing racist attacks.