Spanish town celebrates crazy festival with flour and egg battle

Spanish town celebrates crazy festival with flour and egg battle

The eastern Spanish town of Ibi held its annual Enfarinats festival, a colourful and messy fiesta which sees revellers launch eggs, flour and firecrackers at each other in a mock coup d’etat.

Pair arrested for keeping brother in hovel under ‘inhuman conditions’

Pair arrested for keeping brother in hovel under ‘inhuman conditions’

Spanish police have detained a man and a woman who kept their 59-year-old brother locked up in "inhuman conditions" in a tiny, roofless room adjoining their home.

Spain’s strangest stories from 2015

Spain’s strangest stories from 2015

We have chosen a selection of the most read stories from Spain over the last twelve months from the slightly bizarre to the downright unbelievable.

Rain in Spain finally comes to the rescue in battle against wildfires

Rain in Spain finally comes to the rescue in battle against wildfires

After a week-long battle against more than 200 wildfires that ravaged northern Spain, long-awaited rainfall on Tuesday helped extinguish the blazes.

Police seize cannabis worth €2m hidden in fuel tank of Spanish truck

Police seize cannabis worth €2m hidden in fuel tank of Spanish truck

Police made the haul after stopping a truck which seemed to be travelling without any cargo... until they checked its fuel tank.

Drones to keep watchful eye in the sky over endangered Iberian lynx

Drones to keep watchful eye in the sky over endangered Iberian lynx

Conservationists will start using drone technology to track the world's most endangered cat as the species battles to survive in the Andalusian countryside.

Pimp who branded prostitutes with barcode jailed for 44 years in Spain

Pimp who branded prostitutes with barcode jailed for 44 years in Spain

Spain's Supreme Court highlighted the pimp's "horrific behaviour" and extreme cruelty when handing down the harsh sentence.

Barça fires striker after just seven hours for old tweets against club

Barça fires striker after just seven hours for old tweets against club

A lesson in why it isn't a good idea to publically insult the team that you are then signed by.

Arsonists blamed as 130 wildfires raze northern Spain natural parks

Arsonists blamed as 130 wildfires raze northern Spain natural parks

Amid unseasonably warm weather, firefighters battled over 130 wind-fuelled wildfires in northern Spain on Monday which officials suspect were deliberately set.