Nine sure-fire ways for Spaniards to improve their English skills

Nine sure-fire ways for Spaniards to improve their English skills

After a report placed Spain 23rd out of 70 countries in the new world English learning ranking, The Local asked experts to suggest ways the nation could improve.

Spanish shepherds stumble across mysterious object from outer space

Spanish shepherds stumble across mysterious object from outer space

Spanish authorities have revealed that the strange UFO could be part of a rocket that hurtled down to earth.

Cabify insists ‘we are not cabs’ as startup fights to avoid ban in Spain

Cabify insists ‘we are not cabs’ as startup fights to avoid ban in Spain

The Spanish startup is embroiled in a legal battle against taxi drivers, who want the service to be banned, much like rival app Uber.

Spanish navy ship rescues over 500 refugees from fishing boat off Libya

Spanish navy ship rescues over 500 refugees from fishing boat off Libya

A Spanish navy frigate rescued more than 500 migrants off the coast of Libya on Thursday as the small wooden fishing boat they were packed into sailed adrift.

Outrage as it emerges Germany still pays out to Spain’s Nazi volunteers

Outrage as it emerges Germany still pays out to Spain’s Nazi volunteers

Berlin is still honouring an agreement struck by dictator Francisco Franco to pay pensions to fascist volunteers who signed up to fight for Hitler, it has emerged.

Want to know the secret to long life? Live in Spain

Want to know the secret to long life? Live in Spain

Spain was once again ranked highly worldwide for its residents' long life expectancy. The Local looks at Spaniards' secrets for what keeps them kicking longer than others.

Real Madrid’s Benzema ‘admits role’ in sex tape blackmail scheme

Real Madrid’s Benzema ‘admits role’ in sex tape blackmail scheme

The Madrid striker has reportedly admitted his involvement in an alleged blackmail over a sex tape involving fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena, after spending the night in custody.

Dramatic video shows hero surfer rescue drowning man in Barcelona

Dramatic video shows hero surfer rescue drowning man in Barcelona

The man in his sixties was rescued after being dragged underwater around 200 metres from the shore.

Black Hawk Down Zaragoza? Nato exercise turns city into ‘warzone’

Black Hawk Down Zaragoza? Nato exercise turns city into ‘warzone’

Nato's biggest military exercise in a more than a decade is underway in the northeastern city of Zaragoza in readiness to tackle new threats.

Spanish priest blamed for secretly recording pope in Vatileaks scandal

Spanish priest blamed for secretly recording pope in Vatileaks scandal

The Italian PR expert arrested for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the Vatican, insisted it was her co-accused, a Spanish priest, who secretly recorded the pope's conversations.