Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017

Celebrating 'nochevieja' in Spain? Here is The Local guide to ensuring you start 2017 with as much good fortune as possible.

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

Madrid on Thursday lifted an unprecedented ban on half of most private cars as pollution in the Spanish capital eased up.

Ready, aim…flour! Spanish town stages mock battle with eggs and flour

Ready, aim…flour! Spanish town stages mock battle with eggs and flour

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

Spanish activists held in Greece for refugee smuggling attempt

Spanish activists held in Greece for refugee smuggling attempt

Two Spanish activists have been detained in Greece after trying to smuggle eight refugees, including a Pakistani transsexual woman, out of the country.

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Madrid and weapons cache seized

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Madrid and weapons cache seized

Spanish authorities arrested two suspected jihadists in Madrid and found bullets and weapon magazines while conducting raids linked to the detentions.