Spanish nurse contracts Ebola in Madrid

Spanish nurse contracts Ebola in Madrid

An assistant nurse from Madrid has contracted Ebola after treating two Spanish missionaries who were repatriated from West Africa with the disease. The Local's live blog covered events as they unfolded on Tuesday. Read on to find out more.

‘Barça won’t play La Liga if Catalonia leaves Spain’

‘Barça won’t play La Liga if Catalonia leaves Spain’

The president of the Spanish Football Federation (LFP) warned on Tuesday that FC Barcelona and other Catalan teams will no longer be able to play in Spain’s leagues if the region becomes independent.

Man kills dog in brutal attack

Man kills dog in brutal attack

Police in Spain's southern Almeria province are investigating the death of a dog who was savagely beaten in front of its elderly owner recently. The animal was "destroyed inside" after the attack, a vet has said.

Found: Columbus’s set-off point to Americas

Found: Columbus’s set-off point to Americas

Archaeologists in southern Spain believe they have discovered the exact place where Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World in 1492.

Google to launch start-up campus in Madrid

Google to launch start-up campus in Madrid

The US tech giant will set up a new Google Campus in the Spanish capital in 2015 in a bid to help budding entrepreneurs launch their very own tech start-ups.

Madrid world’s 5th most desirable city to work

Madrid world’s 5th most desirable city to work

Madrid has ranked fifth in a major new survey of top destinations for expat workers. The Local spoke to relocation expert Pierre-Alban Waters to find out why.

‘Petrolhead’ Spanish MEP hones in on EU job

‘Petrolhead’ Spanish MEP hones in on EU job

Controversial Spanish MEP Miguel Arias Cañete is one step closer to being confirmed as the European Commission's new Climate Action and Energy Commissioner after the European Commission's legal team cleared over him over potential conflicts of interest related to his former holdings in oil firms.

Independence vote in the air: Catalan government

Independence vote in the air: Catalan government

The Catalan government on Monday conceded a contested referendum on separation from the rest of Spain called for November 9th was no sure thing, saying a decision would be made on whether to hold the vote by October 15th.