How well do you know your Spanish politics?

How well do you know your Spanish politics?

Think you've finally got to grips with the confusing world of Spanish politics? Then take The Local's test and prove it to the world.

Angry artists snub prizes from ‘indifferent’ ministry

Angry artists snub prizes from ‘indifferent’ ministry

Spanish photographer Colita has become the second artist in just over a week to reject an award from Spain’s Education and Culture Ministry this autumn amid discontent over government policies for the arts.

Man gets two years jail for €5 bank theft

Man gets two years jail for €5 bank theft

An angry bank customer who jumped over a counter and helped himself to €5 ($6.20) he felt was owed to him after account charges wiped out his bank balance has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

Bus driver blocks entry for woman in burqa

Bus driver blocks entry for woman in burqa

The driver of a public bus in Vitoria on Thursday refused to allow a woman on board because she was wearing a Muslim veil which covered her face, the latest flare up in the Basque city over tolerance of Islamic customs.

‘Maybe they’ll shoot you’: Podemos chief warned

‘Maybe they’ll shoot you’: Podemos chief warned

A local politician with Spain's ruling Popular Party has caused outrage after launching a Facebook assault on the leader of Podemos, a radical party which is threatening to cause a major upset in next year's general elections.

Confirmed: princess to face tax fraud charges

Confirmed: princess to face tax fraud charges

Spain's Princess Cristina will stand trial on charges of tax fraud but accusations of money laundering against her have been dropped, judges in Majorca announced on Friday, although she could still avoid being the first royal to face court.

Spanish ambulance staff buy own Ebola suits

Spanish ambulance staff buy own Ebola suits

Ambulance staff in the southern city of Cádiz have splashed out on their own Ebola protection suits, saying the garments they were provided with weren't up to the job.

Beggar steals ring from bishop’s finger

Beggar steals ring from bishop’s finger

The bishop of the Spanish city of San Sebastián was on Thursday surprised by a thief who asked for money from the clergyman before making off with his episcopal ring.

Madrid ‘willing to accept’ private Catalan poll

Madrid ‘willing to accept’ private Catalan poll

Just three days out from Sunday's symbolic vote in Catalonia on the issue of independence from the rest of Spain, Madrid on Thursday said it was prepared the vote to go ahead as long as it was organized by private groups and not public bodies.