‘Noise terrorist’ gets 16 months jail

‘Noise terrorist’ gets 16 months jail

A Spanish man who deliberately tormented neighbours with loud music for five years, leaving one of them with a mental health disorder, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to pay €15,000 ($19,000) in compensation.

‘Poor’ Spain sees 24% surge in millionaires

‘Poor’ Spain sees 24% surge in millionaires

There are now 465,000 US dollar millionaires in Spain, 24 per cent more than a year ago, a financial services giant Credit Suisse reveals in a new report which highlights the unequal impact of the country's crisis.

Madrid slams Catalonia’s ‘phoney’ vote plans

Madrid slams Catalonia’s ‘phoney’ vote plans

A spokesperson for Spain's ruling Popular Party has described the Catalan government's new plans for a "participatory" vote on independence as "nonsense" and "legal fraud", while the party's regional leader dismissed the poll as a "big survey".

Hopes rise for Spanish nurse with Ebola

Hopes rise for Spanish nurse with Ebola

Doctors have their fingers crossed for Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola, after she experienced a better night on Monday, while the number of people being monitored after possible contract with her has risen to nearly 100.

Revealed: the cost of expat food in Spain

Revealed: the cost of expat food in Spain

It's the question on everyone's lips: is Spain good value for money for nostalgic expats craving comfort food and drink from home? The Local hit the streets to find out.

Catalan leader calls independence vote ‘lite’

Catalan leader calls independence vote ‘lite’

The President of Catalonia on Tuesday announced the region would stage a watered-down, unofficial public consultation on the issue of independence from the rest of Spain on November 9th, a day after he scrapped original plans for a November 9th referendum.

Madrid taxi drivers strike to protest Uber app

Madrid taxi drivers strike to protest Uber app

Many of Madrid's taxi drivers will go on strike on Tuesday between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday in protest against the controversial app-based chauffeur service Uber.

Catalan leader should call plebiscite poll: aid

Catalan leader should call plebiscite poll: aid

The President of Catalonia Artur Mas should call regional elections which would act as a plebiscite on the issue of independence, in the wake of his decision to scrap a planned November 9th vote, a top adviser said on Tuesday.

Gibraltar eyes voting rights for 16-year-olds

Gibraltar eyes voting rights for 16-year-olds

The government of Gibraltar on Monday proposed lowering the voting age in the tiny contested British outpost on Spain's southern shore from 18 to 16, following the example of the recent referendum on independence in Scotland.