On trial: cathedral thief who hid codex in garage

On trial: cathedral thief who hid codex in garage

An electrician at the famous cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is in court charged with stealing a priceless 12th century Codex Calixtinus, the first guidebook for pilgrims undertaking the famous religious pilgrimage to the northern Spanish city.

Eta kingpin arrested over 1987 terror attack

Eta kingpin arrested over 1987 terror attack

Spanish police on Monday arrested a former head of the armed Basque separatist group ETA who was behind its deadliest attack, just weeks after his early release from jail angered victims.

Seven of the best: Spanish one-hit wonders

Seven of the best: Spanish one-hit wonders

Spain has brought the world musical greats including Placido Domingo and Paco de Lucía. But it has also been home to a whole lot of lesser lights whose moments on the world stage were a little briefer. Here the Local highlights some of Spain's best-one-hit wonders.

Spain to create 1 million jobs in 2 years: PM

Spain to create 1 million jobs in 2 years: PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy revised up his 2014–2015 jobs growth forecast on Sunday as the country heads deeper into election territory.

Spain on alert for freezing conditions

Spain on alert for freezing conditions

Winter definitely arrived in Spain over the weekend as temperatures plummeted, prompting the national weather agency to issue weather alerts across the country.

Major Barcelona roads set for ‘car-free’ Sundays

Major Barcelona roads set for ‘car-free’ Sundays

Sections of two of Barcelona's most important thoroughfares — La Diagonal and the Passeig de Gràcia — are set to become car-free on Sundays as part of new pedestrian-friendly plans for the city.

Holy smoke: Cannabis fest hits Canaries

Holy smoke: Cannabis fest hits Canaries

People on the Spanish Canary island of Fuerteventura lit up over the weekend to celebrate Saint Canuto's day; the patron saint of Denmark who also lends his name to the Spanish word for joint.

‘We want to lead Spanish opposition’: Podemos

‘We want to lead Spanish opposition’: Podemos

The head of Spain's ascendant anti-austerity party Podemos said in an interview published on Sunday he believes his movement can replace the Socialists as the country's main opposition group.