Ten Spanish dishes to try before you die

Ten Spanish dishes to try before you die

If you thought Spanish food was all paella and pinchos then think again. Get ready as The Local takes you on a mouth-watering tour of some of the country's lesser known but equally fabulous culinary highlights.

Spaniards speak better English than ever: study

Spaniards speak better English than ever: study

Spain is continuing to see big gains in its English language skills, with the country reaping the rewards of increased investment into language education, a new study shows.

Catalan referendum is ‘impossible’: Spanish PM

Catalan referendum is ‘impossible’: Spanish PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday warned that he would not consider the option of a definitive independence referendum in Catalonia during his first public appearance since the region held an unofficial poll on self-rule on Sunday.

‘Broke’ Spanish streaker vows to strike again

‘Broke’ Spanish streaker vows to strike again

'Jimmy Jump', the Spanish pitch invader who famously tried to place a traditional Catalan hat on the football World Cup trophy in 2010, has sworn to return to action despite being bankrupt after years of paying fines.

€40k brothel bill ‘work-related’: copyright boss

€40k brothel bill ‘work-related’: copyright boss

A former executive with Spain's main copyright organization has been sentenced to prison for spending €40,000 ($50,000) in brothels using a corporate credit card, with a judge describing as "nonsense" the man's claims that the visits were work-related.

Spain’s ‘ghost prisons’ hit by funding shortfall

Spain’s ‘ghost prisons’ hit by funding shortfall

A lack of funds for staff has left Spain with five new prisons, built at a cost of over €1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) standing empty, including the world's largest vacant prison near Malaga which features a solar heating plant and a football pitch.

Arrested: Parents of dead baby ‘in suitcase’

Arrested: Parents of dead baby ‘in suitcase’

The parents of a baby found dead next to an empty suitcase in Spain's Asturias province have been arrested in the city of León.

Politicians arrested in Spain’s latest graft probe

Politicians arrested in Spain’s latest graft probe

Updated: Thirty-two people including politicians and public officials were arrested in anti-corruption raids in Spain on Tuesday as another graft scandal rocked the country.

Cops seize 600kg of cocaine in sailboat raid

Cops seize 600kg of cocaine in sailboat raid

Spanish police on Tuesday said they had seized nearly 600 kilos (1323 pounds) of cocaine from a Czech-registered sailboat sailing in the Atlantic.

BBVA bank to shut half its Portugal branches

BBVA bank to shut half its Portugal branches

BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank by market value, will close half of its branches in Portugal and lay off a quarter of its staff in the country, a source familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.

Cyberattack: Catalonia ‘hit during self-rule vote’

Cyberattack: Catalonia ‘hit during self-rule vote’

Catalan authorities suffered a massive cyberattack while the region was voting in an independence ballot outlawed by Madrid, the region's president said on Tuesday during a press conference outlining his future strategy on Catlan independence.