Spain’s new penal code: key talking points

Spain’s new penal code: key talking points

Corruption, bestiality, forced marriage: Spain's new penal code looks at a wide range of offences. Here The Local rounds up some of the key points.

Library demo: students fight for longer hours

Library demo: students fight for longer hours

A left-wing youth collective has occupied a library in Catalonia demanding that the opening hours be lengthened to include Monday mornings and lunchtimes.

In pics: Tenerife’s blessing of the horses

In pics: Tenerife’s blessing of the horses

Enramada beach on the Canary island of Tenerife played host to dozens of horses on Tuesday as part of the annual festival of Saint Sebastian, said to protect animals against disease.

Scandal-hit princess set to sell €6m mansion

Scandal-hit princess set to sell €6m mansion

Spain's Princess Cristina is said to have come to an agreement over the sale of her luxury villa in Barcelona, although a judge will have still to sign off on the sale.

Isis hacks Spanish town hall websites

Isis hacks Spanish town hall websites

Town hall websites in the northern Spanish region of Navarre came under attack from terror group Isis on Tuesday evening, with messages including "I love Isis" and "Je suis Muhammad" being posted online.

Spain among Europe’s cheapest nations: study

Spain among Europe’s cheapest nations: study

Spain is one of the cheapest places to live in Western Europe and is 35 percent cheaper than New York according to new figures.

Number of Spanish strikes falls 25 percent

Number of Spanish strikes falls 25 percent

There were a total of 959 strikes in Spain in 2014, down nearly a quarter on the number in 2013, new statistics reveal.

Catalan embassies to boost independence bid

Catalan embassies to boost independence bid

The Catalonia region plans to open more offices representing its interests abroad in the hope of facilitating secession from Spain if Catalan separatists win a regional election, a source said.