Battle of the cities: Madrid vs Manchester

Battle of the cities: Madrid vs Manchester

In a vicious war of words, "ugly" Manchester has been pitted against "miserable" Madrid. Who will be victorious in the battle of the cities? The Local finds out...

Groups protest against padel in Roman theatre

Groups protest against padel in Roman theatre

Neighbourhood associations have raised complaints about hosting a tournament for the popular Spanish sport of padel in a historic Roman amphitheatre, calling the event an "affront" to history".

Costa fraudsters arrested in Malaga police sting

Costa fraudsters arrested in Malaga police sting

A gang of scammers who targeted British pensioners with time-shares on the Costa del Sol to swindle their retirement funds has been busted in Spain.

Cervantes has been found…or has he?

Cervantes has been found…or has he?

Researchers have cautiously confirmed that they believe they have located the remains of Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes in the crypt of a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

Top tips for seeing the solar eclipse in Spain

Top tips for seeing the solar eclipse in Spain

On Friday Spain will witness the most spectacular eclipse in 10 years. The Local fills you in on where to get the best view.

Hunt for ten fugitives on the run in the Costas

Hunt for ten fugitives on the run in the Costas

Authorities have called on the public to help track down the ten most wanted fugitives believed to be on the run in Spain.

Spain motoring ahead in European car market

Spain motoring ahead in European car market

Spain has seen the biggest boom in the European auto market, according to new data released on car registrations.

Ryanair refused to fly transplant child

Ryanair refused to fly transplant child

A child from the Canary Islands who was due to travel to Madrid for an emergency double transplant was not allowed onto a Ryanair flight after his family arrived too close to take off time.

Las Fallas: Red hot satire at explosive spring fiesta

Las Fallas: Red hot satire at explosive spring fiesta

This week will see the noisy finale of Las Fallas in Valencia when hundreds of satirical scupltures will go up in flames to celebrate the start of Spring.