Cricketer fined €1,125 for playing in public square

Cricketer fined €1,125 for playing in public square

A cricketer in Barcelona was recently slapped with a €1,125 ($1,400) fine for wielding bat and ball in a public square in what is not an isolated case, the member of one cricket club in the city has told The Local.

Ebola crisis: five patients given all-clear

Ebola crisis: five patients given all-clear

Five patients who were isolated in Madrid's Carlos III hospital after having contact with Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing assistant who contracted and beat the Ebola virus, left the facility on Thursday after being given the all-clear by doctors.

Almodóvar sorry over ‘illiterate’ Galicians gaffe

Almodóvar sorry over ‘illiterate’ Galicians gaffe

Top Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has apologized after he suggested people in Spain's Galicia region were backward during an angry attack on Spain's banks.

Canary telescope hunts for Earth-like planets

Canary telescope hunts for Earth-like planets

A new 'low-cost' telescope on the Spanish island of Tenerife on Wednesday kicked off what will be an international search for nearby planets which could support life.

Viral border photo shows two worlds collide

Viral border photo shows two worlds collide

A startling photograph taken on Wednesday shows the reality at the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa. The Local spoke to the man behind the image.

Finally: Spain’s leaders face up to corruption fury

Finally: Spain’s leaders face up to corruption fury

Spanish authorities are taking a tougher line against dirty dealing by the country's long untouchable political elite as a lengthy economic downturn fuels public outrage.

Game of Thrones gets Spanish tapas treatment

Game of Thrones gets Spanish tapas treatment

Fans of the "Game of Thrones" fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna, where one canny restaurant owner has even starting naming the tapas after characters in the show.

Going down: jobless rate dips below 24 percent

Going down: jobless rate dips below 24 percent

Updated: Over 150,000 Spaniards found work from July to September, Spain's best summer since the country's economic crisis began, official figures released on Thursday show, but youth unemployment remains chronically high.

Don’t hurt migrants: Spain to border police

Don’t hurt migrants: Spain to border police

Spain said on Wednesday it would order police guarding its borders with Morocco to take care to prevent injuries when tackling migrants who scramble over the fences into Spanish territory, after evidence of abuse by officers sparked outrage.