Is Magaluf about to turn into a ‘police state’?

Is Magaluf about to turn into a ‘police state’?

Magaluf has introduced tough new laws designed to clean up the image of the tawdry resort, and after only one day local bar owners are already moaning about the heavy police presence.

Diphtheria boy being kept alive by machines

Diphtheria boy being kept alive by machines

The child who has become the first to contract diphtheria in Spain for 28 years has developed heart and lung problems as well as kidney failure and is being kept alive connected to three different machines.

Alves to stay on at Barca for two more seasons

Alves to stay on at Barca for two more seasons

Barca fans can breathe easy. Dani Alves put paid to speculation on Tuesday and extended his contract until 2017

Spain ‘in eye of the storm of jihad’, warns expert

Spain ‘in eye of the storm of jihad’, warns expert

A German-American foreign policy expert warned that Spain is at a heightened risk of radical jihadists, even as the government continues its crackdown on suspected terrorists.

Gored bullfighter: ‘My testicle was ripped open’

Gored bullfighter: ‘My testicle was ripped open’

A bullfighter who was gored in the testicles during a corrida at Madrid’s Las Ventas on Sunday has told The Local it hasn't put him off bullfighting.

Farmer poisoned 24 animals in bid to kill wolf

Farmer poisoned 24 animals in bid to kill wolf

A farmer in Cantabria was sentenced to two years in prison for lethally poisoning dozens of animals, including dogs, a cat and endangered species, but not the wolves he intended to harm.

French PM took kids on jet to football final

French PM took kids on jet to football final

France’s PM Manuel Valls came in for more flak on Tuesday over his controversial trip to the Champions League final using the French government's jet. It has now emerged he took his two sons with him.

IMF optimistic on Spain’s economic recovery

IMF optimistic on Spain’s economic recovery

Spain's recovery is gathering speed, the IMF said, as it raised the country's growth forecast but warned that yet more reforms were needed.