Freak winter wave ‘was Spain’s biggest ever’

Freak winter wave ‘was Spain’s biggest ever’

A genuine 'freak' wave in January 2014 broke all existing Spanish records, officials said on Wednesday after the release of new data.

Top ten: things your Spanish ‘mamá’ says

Top ten: things your Spanish ‘mamá’ says

Spanish mothers are renowned for their close relationships with their children. But while they may come across as over-protective, they ultimately do it because they care. Here, The Local lists ten things she might say.

Gay teens pelted with stones outside school

Gay teens pelted with stones outside school

Gay groups have called for tougher anti-homophobia laws in the wake of an incident which saw a gay teenage girl left unconscious after she was pelted with stones after leaving school in Spain's Murcia region on Monday.

Spain’s thalidomide victims lose damages bid

Spain’s thalidomide victims lose damages bid

A Madrid court has overturned a 2013 sentence which would have seen German pharmaceutical company handing Grünenthal paying millions of euros in damages to Spanish victims of the faulty drug.

Summer love: Spain sees tourism record

Summer love: Spain sees tourism record

Spain welcomed a record 31 million international visitors this summer in what looks set to be another record-breaking year, the Spanish government said on Wednesday.

Spain’s legal system only fit for ‘chicken thieves’

Spain’s legal system only fit for ‘chicken thieves’

Spain's top judge said on Tuesday the penal country's system isn't up to dealing with the complex corruption cases it faces and urged the new justice minister to roll out radical reforms aimed at greater efficiency.

One in eight working Spaniards live in poverty

One in eight working Spaniards live in poverty

While Spain struggles with a jobless rate of close to 25 percent, many of the country's salaried employees are living below the poverty threshold, a new study shows.

Two Uber vehicles torched in Barcelona

Two Uber vehicles torched in Barcelona

Two cars belonging to drivers working for the app-based chauffeur service Uber saw their vehicles torched recently, the latest incidents in the company's difficult arrival on the Spanish market.