Ryanair takes on Spain’s air traffic controllers

Ryanair takes on Spain’s air traffic controllers

Budget airline Ryanair has called on members of the public across Europe to back its new campaign to stop air traffic controllers going on strike, ahead of partial stoppages called by Spain’s air traffic controllers during two weekends in July.

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s Gay Pride 2015

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s Gay Pride 2015

From drag-queen stiletto racing to Rick Astley, this year's Madrid pride promises to be better than ever. The Local takes a look at the highlights.

The ten most repressive points of Spain’s gag law

The ten most repressive points of Spain’s gag law

Its many detractors complain that the new "gag law" introduced today harks back to the repressive days of the Franco regime. Here are a list of its most controversial points.

How ‘Spanish plume’ set off a heatwave in the UK

How ‘Spanish plume’ set off a heatwave in the UK

A heatwave has hit the UK, largely due to a flow of very warm air from southern Europe, and in particular the Iberian peninsula. Meteorologist Peter Inness explains the weather phenomenon.

Man drunk in charge of a bike fined €1,000 in Spain

Man drunk in charge of a bike fined €1,000 in Spain

A man in northern Spain has been fined €1000 ($1,110) for cycling under the influence of alcohol.

Hay ‘spontaneously combusts’ in heatwave

Hay ‘spontaneously combusts’ in heatwave

The heatwave spreading across Spain and western Europe almost claimed some cattle victims when hay stored inside a barn full of cows spontaneously combusted in the heat.

John Noakes ‘recovering well’ after missing ordeal

John Noakes ‘recovering well’ after missing ordeal

The Blue Peter legend who was missing for ten hours yesterday on one of the hottest days of the year is said to be recovering well at his home after being found by police in a storm drain.

Ibiza opens exclusive whimsical dining club

Ibiza opens exclusive whimsical dining club

Ibiza has a new place to see and be seen, a venue that promises to be the 2015 celebrity hang out of the White Island. And of course it comes with a price tag: €100 just to visit the terrace.

Spain’s ‘gag law’ brought into force amid protests

Spain’s ‘gag law’ brought into force amid protests

The controversial public security law comes into force on Wednesday amid fears that it will limit freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest.

Spanish police bust international drug ring

Spanish police bust international drug ring

Spanish police said on Tuesday they had smashed an international drug ring, seizing 3.5 tonnes of cocaine and €9 million ($10 million) during a two-year investigation.