Spain’s ‘most hated man’ gets holiday leave

Spain’s ‘most hated man’ gets holiday leave

Luis Bárcenas, currently on bail over alleged involvement in two major corruption scandals, has been given two weeks 'holiday' leave at his mountain home.

Spain tells France to control its farmers

Spain tells France to control its farmers

Spanish authorities urged France on Friday to take action against the increasing number of attacks on Spanish trucks by France's striking farmers.

British police join patrols on island hotspots

British police join patrols on island hotspots

British police will join Spanish forces patrolling the notorious Balearic Islands resorts of Magaluf and San Antonio from Monday, in a two-week trial aimed at dealing with disorderly British revellers.

‘Ibiza Shore’ cancelled amid local opposition

‘Ibiza Shore’ cancelled amid local opposition

Plans for "Ibiza Shore", a new reality TV show based on the party island, have been dropped amid fierce opposition from local authorities.

Couple hire hitman in bid to inherit funeral parlour

Couple hire hitman in bid to inherit funeral parlour

A Madrid couple who hired an assassin in a bid to inherit an undertaking business have been handed lengthy jail terms after things didn’t work out quite as planned.

Wildfires force hundreds out of homes in Spain

Wildfires force hundreds out of homes in Spain

A wildfire raging in Extremadura has forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 residents including two campsites full of holidaymakers.

Spanish resort wages war on beach hoggers

Spanish resort wages war on beach hoggers

In news sure to please frustrated beach lovers the world over, the Costa del Sol town of Torrox has outlawed the practice of 'reserving' a desirable spot on the sand by laying out unattended towels and beach umbrellas.

Caught on camera: Brits behaving badly in Ibiza

Caught on camera: Brits behaving badly in Ibiza

A British photojournalist has captured his fellow countrymen at their worst as they enjoy the excesses that Ibiza has to offer. The Local talks to Peter Dench on the publication of his new book "British Abroad".

Spanish treasure goes under the hammer in NY

Spanish treasure goes under the hammer in NY

An extraordinary collection of shipwrecked 17th and 18th century Spanish treasure discovered off the coast of Florida has sold in New York for about $2 million (€1.83 million).