What’s on in Spain: December 2015

What’s on in Spain: December 2015

Spain is full of holiday magic in December - ice skating rinks, Christmas markets and a "polar bear" swim.

EU anti-terror chief backs Spain’s calls for passenger data collection

EU anti-terror chief backs Spain’s calls for passenger data collection

EU counter-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove has called for the European parliament to secure an agreement with member states that would require airlines to share passenger data by the end of the year.

Ten catastrophes threatening Spain unless world tackles climate change

Ten catastrophes threatening Spain unless world tackles climate change

As European leaders gather for climate talks in Paris, The Local takes a look at ten catastrophes that could befall Spain with climate change.

‘We’ve missed you’: King honours Jews banished during Inquisition

‘We’ve missed you’: King honours Jews banished during Inquisition

Spain's King Felipe VI has honoured Sephardic Jews who were banished more than five centuries ago during the Inquisition, after a law allowing dual citizenship for their descendants came into force.

Councillor expelled for claiming US commute expenses bares all

Councillor expelled for claiming US commute expenses bares all

The councillor who was expelled from the Ciudadanos party for claming expenses for the commute to attend council meetings from Chicago has stripped off for the cover of a glossy magazine.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens as fans take to the streets in Barcelona

Star Wars: The Force Awakens as fans take to the streets in Barcelona

Stormtroopers took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday alongside Jedi kights, ewoks, wookies and Darth Vaders during Barcelona's ninth Star Wars parade.

Cat saved with tiny oxygen mask by hero firemen in northwestern Spain

Cat saved with tiny oxygen mask by hero firemen in northwestern Spain

The cat was trapped in a house fire in Galicia when firemen came to the rescue with a tiny oxygen mask and CPR.

Zara to install iPads in changing rooms as fashion meets technology

Zara to install iPads in changing rooms as fashion meets technology

The Spanish fashion giant is to install iPads in its changing rooms so customers can request clothes to be brought straight to them.

Crisis talks at Spain’s Abengoa as firm teeters on brink of bankruptcy

Crisis talks at Spain’s Abengoa as firm teeters on brink of bankruptcy

Bank creditors are tipped to meet on Monday to discuss the next steps in a restructuring process as the renewable energy giant looked set to become Spain's biggest ever bankruptcy.