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Rail strike: 155 trains cancelled across Spain ahead of December puente
on December 3, 2019 at 4:21 pm
Spanish rail operator Renfe has announced the cancellations for Thursday December 5th when workers have planned a series of stoppages during a 24 hour period in an ongoing battle over workers’ […]
Why Spain is failing in maths and science teaching
on December 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm
The latest PISA results reveal Spain's education system to have a gaping north south divide.
Spain swears in new parliament (with far-right Vox as third biggest party)
on December 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Spain's new parliament met for its opening session Tuesday, with the far-right Vox as the third-largest party following a divisive election that failed to resolve years of political deadlock.
Living in Spain: What to do with a dilapidated Galician farmhouse that housed pigs for decades?
on December 3, 2019 at 11:31 am
In this week's installment, Heath Savage tackles a problematic corner of the dilapidated farmhouse she bought in Galicia.
Ten of the best Christmas markets in Spain
on December 3, 2019 at 10:49 am
They may not have the prestige of their Central European counterparts, but Christmas markets are becoming more and more popular across Spain from smaller craft markets to the vast collection of […]
Buses, trains and roads: How the strikes across Spain this month will affect you
on December 3, 2019 at 9:36 am
This week sees the start of strike action designed to bring chaos to Madrid commuters and those escaping for the December "puente" across Spain.
IN PICS: Homes evacuated and roads closed as southeastern Spain hit by rainstorms
on December 3, 2019 at 9:12 am
Torrential rain across Almeria and Murcia caused flooding and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes overnight. The whole of Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast from Malaga to Valencia were […]
#Navidad: Spain has its own tradition of Christmas caroling
on December 3, 2019 at 8:00 am
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Spanish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.
Spain’s eastern coast and Balearic Islands braced for high winds and heavy rain
on December 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm
Spain’s state meteorological agency has issued orange warnings for torrential rain and potential flash flooding in parts of the Valencia coast and the Balearic Islands on Monday.
OPINION: There's a stark difference between healthcare in UK and Spain
on December 2, 2019 at 8:35 am
Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain compares recent experience of healthcare in Britain and in Spain.
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British Ambassador Simon Manley attends Remembrance Service in Madrid
on November 13, 2017 at 11:39 am
The British Ambassador in Spain, Simon Manley, attended and read a lesson at the Service of Remembrance at St George’s Anglican Church in Madrid.
The Police has detained a person in Madrid for praising Jihadist terrorism
on June 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm
Using different profiles on the social networks, the arrested posted articles in favour of war and insulted the victims of terrorist attacks.
Two men escaped their kidnappers by jumping from a car in motion
on May 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm
Searches have been carried out in Madrid and Málaga and numerous weapons have been confiscated
A young Briton has been cutting the hair of the homeless for free in Gran Vía
on May 10, 2017 at 11:13 pm
Joshua Coombes is travelling the world to bring attention to the people who live on the street
Detained Ignacio González for diverting funds from the Madrid Water Board
on April 19, 2017 at 9:46 am
Known as Canal de Isabel II the suspect was in charge of the public service between 2012 and 2015 as the National Court has warned of irregularities in the purchase of foreign societies.
The Ciudad Lineal paedophile, condemned to 70 years and 6 months in prison
on February 23, 2017 at 11:19 am
The magistrates in the Seventh Section of the Madrid Provincial Court considered him guilty of sexually abusing four girls
The rise and fall of a top Spanish researcher
on February 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Vicente Soriano has gone from being a leading expert on HIV to being expelled from his hospital for manipulating patients’ data.
The most active Nigerian letter lottery fraud has been dismantled.
on December 20, 2016 at 11:47 am
The police have detained 31 people for defrauding the elderly by telling their victims they had won the lottery or had been left a fortune in inheritanc
Two possible cases of hemorrhagic fever in Madrid
on September 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm
One case, a man has died after detecting a bite by a garrapata (type of tick) after walking in the countryside.
Brutally assassinated three people in a lawyers office in Madrid
on June 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm
One woman had her throat cut, and another was killed by a blow to the head and the man was axed to death.