The great Spanish food and drinks quiz

The great Spanish food and drinks quiz

Consider yourself an expert in all things culinary? Know your pulpo from your paella? Prove it with The Local's very tasty Spanish food and drinks quiz. Read on to take the test.

Catalan leaders stick to independence guns

Catalan leaders stick to independence guns

Catalan leaders vowed on Friday to push ahead with their plan to hold a vote on independence on November 9th, defying constitutional blocks by the Spanish government, an official said.

Red-faced officials quit over fraud claims

Red-faced officials quit over fraud claims

Allegations that former heads of bailed-out Spanish lender Bankia, including ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato, spent extravagantly on personal leisure with company credit cards, triggered resignations and red-faced apologies on Friday.

Business leader shocks with anti-mum comments

Business leader shocks with anti-mum comments

The straight-talking president of a top Spanish business association has caused a stir by saying she prefers not to hire women aged from 25 to 45 because they are likely to have children.

Alhambra ticket conmen face nine years jail

Alhambra ticket conmen face nine years jail

A total of 77 people are in court over their role in a €3.5 million ($4.42 million) scam involving thousands of fake tickets sold to tourists going to Granada’s emblematic Alhambra Palace between 2002 and 2005.

Brit who sold fake Viagra busted in Marbella

Brit who sold fake Viagra busted in Marbella

A Marbella-based Brit convicted in 2009 for the sale and supply of millions of euros worth of illegal medicinal products including Viagra has been extradited to the UK where is now in prison.

Catalonia passes divisive anti-homophobia law

Catalonia passes divisive anti-homophobia law

In a first ever for Spain, the Catalan Parliament approved on Thursday a law which will punish those who attack gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals with fines of up to €14,000 ($17,700).

Madrid to appeal Catalan electoral team

Madrid to appeal Catalan electoral team

Updated: Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) will appeal in court next week Catalan President Artur Mas's decision to set up a supervisory body for a referendum on independence from Spain, the region's PP leader announced on Friday.

Canary Islands call vote against oil drilling

Canary Islands call vote against oil drilling

Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands on Thursday called a popular vote on a controversial plan to drill for oil and gas off the major tourist destination.