Spain’s PM punched in the face by his wife’s teenage cousin

Spain’s PM punched in the face by his wife’s teenage cousin

It has emerged that the 17-year-old who punched the Prime Minister in the face during a campaign walkabout in Galicia, breaking his glasses, is actually a relative of Mariano Rajoy's wife.

Seven of the quirkiest Christmas nativity scenes on display in Spain

Seven of the quirkiest Christmas nativity scenes on display in Spain

Spaniards love their Christmas nativity scenes, but there is nothing traditional about these quirky versions. The Local takes a look at seven of the most unusual 'Beléns' on display in Spain this year.

Italian mafia fugitive arrested while running pizza restaurant in Spain

Italian mafia fugitive arrested while running pizza restaurant in Spain

Spanish police have arrested a suspected member of Italy's Camorra mafia who has been on the run since 2007 in the Mediterranean port of Valencia where he owned a pizzeria.

Spanish general election: the key players

Spanish general election: the key players

Ahead of Spain's general election, The Local takes a look at the main players in what is being touted as the closest election in living memory.

Spanish musician plays saxophone as surgeons remove brain tumour

Spanish musician plays saxophone as surgeons remove brain tumour

A jazz musician played his saxophone during an operation to remove a tumour to enable brain surgeons to monitor the neurological activity.

Spain’s rail workers call off strike to great relief of Christmas travellers

Spain’s rail workers call off strike to great relief of Christmas travellers

People making their way home for Christmas on Friday are breathing a sigh of relief after Spain's train workers called off a propsed 23-hour strike.

125 million-year-old dinosaur with hump discovered in northern Spain

125 million-year-old dinosaur with hump discovered in northern Spain

Paleontologists in Spain have unearthed the partial skeleton of a previously unknown dinosaur, which carried a tall, sail-like appendage on its back.