For Sale: Soprano’s favourite Barcelona view

For Sale: Soprano’s favourite Barcelona view

A spectacular villa in the hills overlooking Barcelona, that once sheltered the President of Catalonia as he attempted to flee Francoist forces, and was a favourite haunt of Montserrat Caballé, has come on the market.

Exposed: actress who faked Oscar glory

Exposed: actress who faked Oscar glory

The invented life of a Spanish actress has been revealed after Spanish media discovered she had not actually attended the Oscars, but used Photoshop to place herself on the red carpet.

Tsipras comments ‘not the done thing’: Germany

Tsipras comments ‘not the done thing’: Germany

Germany on Monday angrily denounced Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for accusing eurozone partners Spain and Portugal of undermining his negotiations with Brussels, saying he had been out of line.

Raise green taxes, Spain told by OECD

Raise green taxes, Spain told by OECD

Spain needs to do more to protect the environment, including scrapping harmful subsidies, according to a new report.

Hologram Hugh woos in first ever virtual junket

Hologram Hugh woos in first ever virtual junket

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman discussed his latest film in Madrid over the weekend in the world's first ever holographic press conference, which could revolutionize the film industry in austerity hit countries.

‘It’s queso manchego that has kept me here’

‘It’s queso manchego that has kept me here’

In the latest installment of My Spanish Career, The Local meets Lance Tooks, a writer and illustrator of graphic novels and a resident of Madrid's Barrio de Las Letras who is keeping the storytelling tradition alive.

Eurovision song unveiled and it’s ‘a cry of pain’

Eurovision song unveiled and it’s ‘a cry of pain’

Spain's national public broadcaster has released the much anticipated song, Amanecer (Daybreak), which will be sung by Edurne in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Could 2015 be the year of the smartwatch?

Could 2015 be the year of the smartwatch?

Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone.

Rajoy hits back at Greek PM in austerity row

Rajoy hits back at Greek PM in austerity row

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on his Greek counterpart to get "serious" about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused eurozone partners of undermining its negotiations with Brussels.