Evacuation as ferry catches fire off Valencia

Evacuation as ferry catches fire off Valencia

A ferry on the route from Palma (Mallorca) to Valencia is being evacuated after a fire broke out on board.

Cheese thieves caught…(and they’re not mice)

Cheese thieves caught…(and they’re not mice)

A gang of thieves operating across Spain has been arrested, after carrying out a string of robberies including a heist that saw them steal five tonnes of goat's cheese.

Life’s better in Spain, say expat mothers

Life’s better in Spain, say expat mothers

Almost half of expat mothers don't ever plan to return to live in their home country believing that the quality of life in their adopted nation is far better.

Five things to improve Madrid for tourists

Five things to improve Madrid for tourists

Mayoral candidate Esperanza Aguirre has spoken of her intention to clean up the capital if she takes the top spot at city hall, but what changes do tourists really think would improve Madrid? The Local finds out.

Santander profits jump with economic recovery

Santander profits jump with economic recovery

The eurozone's biggest bank, Spain's Santander, said on Tuesday its first quarter net profit jumped 32 percent as strengthening economic recovery in its home market boosted revenue.

Appeal: American pilgrim missing on Camino

Appeal: American pilgrim missing on Camino

Spanish police have appealed for information concerning an American woman who has disappeared while walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.

King abdication post one of world’s top tweets

King abdication post one of world’s top tweets

The abdication tweet from Spain’s Royal Palace announcing that King Juan Carlos would renounce the throne was one of the most re-tweeted posts by world leaders, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Royals attend memorial for Germanwings victims

Royals attend memorial for Germanwings victims

Some 1,500 people attended a memorial service Monday at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and paid homage to the 150 people killed in last month's Germanwings plane crash.