Cristiano Ronaldo wins third Ballon D’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins third Ballon D’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo shut out Lionel Messi for the second straight year in the battle for the Ballon d'Or and he is showing no sign of giving up his grip as king of world football.

EU hasn’t moved on Schengen changes: PM

EU hasn’t moved on Schengen changes: PM

European leaders have yet to decide whether to restore border controls within the Schengen zone, Spain's prime minister said Monday, after Madrid made a push for the visa-free treaty to be modified in the wake of France's terror attacks.

Alhambra visitor numbers hit record high

Alhambra visitor numbers hit record high

Over 2.4 million people visited Granada’s Moorish palace in 2014 making it the most visited tourist site in Spain.

‘Don’t give money to beggars’: Bilbao church

‘Don’t give money to beggars’: Bilbao church

The diocese of Bilbao has warned its congregation not to give alms to beggars because of their disruptive behaviour around some of the city’s churches.

Protest vote pushes Podemos to top of poll

Protest vote pushes Podemos to top of poll

Spain's left-wing Podemos party has once again topped a major poll of voter intentions but almost half of the people who said they would cast their ballot for the group don't actually support their policies.

‘The crisis hasn’t put Spaniards off weddings’

‘The crisis hasn’t put Spaniards off weddings’

In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local chats to Andreas Fischer, originally from Venezuela, now at home in Tenerife where he helps couples tie the knot as a wedding celebrant.

‘No Pants Subway Ride’ hits Madrid Metro

‘No Pants Subway Ride’ hits Madrid Metro

Nearly 100 people took to Madrid's metro on Sunday without one vital item of clothing: their trousers.

Eta trail delayed after lawyers arrested

Eta trail delayed after lawyers arrested

Updated: The trial in Spain of 35 members of Batasuna, the banned political wing of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, was suspended on Monday after three of their six lawyers were arrested.

Spanish protests honour Paris terror victims

Spanish protests honour Paris terror victims

People across Spain gathered on Sunday to honour the 12 victims of a terror attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.