The Duchess of Alba: eight amazing facts

The Duchess of Alba: eight amazing facts

She met movies stars like Marilyn Monroe, was married three times and widowed twice, and even took part in a bullfight. Read on to find out all about the amazing life of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Spain's Duchess of Alba who died on Thursday aged 88.

Illegal overtime ‘costs Spain 273,000 jobs’

Illegal overtime ‘costs Spain 273,000 jobs’

Spaniards are working over 10 million hours a week in illegal overtime a week, the equivalent of over 270,000 full-time jobs, says Spain's opposition Socialist party who are now hoping to change the situation.

‘Paedophile priests’ acted like sect: report

‘Paedophile priests’ acted like sect: report

The priests in Granada who are being investigated for sexual abuse after a letter sent to Pope Francis allegedly drew young boys into church activities before ruthlessly convincing them to engage in sexual activities, investigators have learned.

Catalan parliament wants Uber cars impounded

Catalan parliament wants Uber cars impounded

The Catalan parliament on Wednesday stepped up its war against the taxi app Uber by passing a motion calling for an urgent change to existing laws which would see Uber cars impounded, a move that comes in the middle of a PR crisis for the US firm.

Spain’s Duchess of Alba dies aged 88

Spain’s Duchess of Alba dies aged 88

Spain's eccentric Duchess of Alba, the world's most titled noble and a nature treasure in her homeland, has died at the age of 88 in Seville.

Femen urges Spain to end fascist anniversary

Femen urges Spain to end fascist anniversary

Activists with the radical protest group Femen have protested against what they see as the glorification of Spain's fascist past by painting graffiti on a gigantic cross at site of a Spanish Civil War massacre.

Madrid big winner in new Michelin food guide

Madrid big winner in new Michelin food guide

Nineteen Spanish restaurants have earned a Michelin star for the first time in the new Michelin restaurant guide for Spain and Portugal with five of those in Madrid but those hoping for a new three-star restaurant in Spain will have to wait.

F1’s former world champ Alonso to leave Ferrari

F1’s former world champ Alonso to leave Ferrari

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso's five-year spell with Ferrari will be over at the end of the season after the Italian 'Scuderia' confirmed the Spaniard's departure on Thursday.

Paternity suits against ex-king ‘lacking proof’

Paternity suits against ex-king ‘lacking proof’

Public prosecutors in Spain’s Supreme Court want paternity suits against Spain's king Juan Carlos dropped, saying there is not enough proof to push ahead with the cases.

New wave robots strut stuff at Madrid expo

New wave robots strut stuff at Madrid expo

Hundreds of robotics experts and their whirring, flashing robot creations gathered in Madrid on Wednesday for a top world congress on humanoid technology.