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Madrid residents campaign for direct flight to Newcastle

Madrid residents campaign for direct flight to Newcastle

A new petition is calling for signatures to pressure budget airline Ryanair to reinstate the popular direct route between Madrid and Newcastle.

'A horrendous mistake': UN apologizes for attributing Guernica bombing to Spanish Republicans

'A horrendous mistake': UN apologizes for attributing Guernica bombing to Spanish Republicans

The United Nations has apologized to Spain for having mistakenly attributed the devastating 1937 bombing of the town of Guernica to Spanish Republican forces.

Strange things Spanish parents do raising their children
FOR MEMBERS

Strange things Spanish parents do raising their children

One of the most obvious cultural clashes experienced when you move to a new country is just how differently parents go about bringing up their children.

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'No more Brexit concessions possible': Spanish PM warns Johnson

'No more Brexit concessions possible': Spanish PM warns Johnson

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday that the European Union should not make any further concessions to Britain, which now seems set to leave the bloc without an agreement.

How can Sanchez avoid fresh elections in Spain?

How can Sanchez avoid fresh elections in Spain?

Spain's caretaker prime minister has vowed not to "throw in the towel" after he lost a post-election vote of confidence in parliament on Thursday but his options to remain in power and avoid fresh elections are limited.

The funniest (and truest) tweets about the problems of living in Spain
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The funniest (and truest) tweets about the problems of living in Spain

Guiris in Spain are taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations about life in the country. Here The Local has selected some of the funniest and truest tweets.

IN PICS: 18 photos that prove Benidorm is beautiful

IN PICS: 18 photos that prove Benidorm is beautiful

Let's face it, Benidorm isn't everyone's cup of tea. But a photographer is revealing that true beauty can be found in the most unlikely of resorts.

Spanish Word of the Day: Aturdido

Spanish Word of the Day: Aturdido

Today's Spanish Word of Day is a useful adjective to describe difficult situations.

Scorchio! Temperatures to exceed 40C across eastern Spain

Scorchio! Temperatures to exceed 40C across eastern Spain

Spain’s meteorological agency has warned of exceedingly hot temperatures on Friday across much of eastern Spain from Catalonia in the north to Murcia in the south.

Eight police officers to be investigated over violence at Catalan referendum polls

Eight police officers to be investigated over violence at Catalan referendum polls

A Spanish court has ordered eight police officials to be put under formal investigation over their alleged role in a violent crackdown against a banned 2017 independence referendum in Catalonia, according to a ruling published Thursday.

La Tomatina: Everything you need to know about Spain's epic food fight fiesta

La Tomatina: Everything you need to know about Spain's epic food fight fiesta

Every year on the last Wednesday in August the town of Buñol prepares to get seriously messy when it stages what has become the world's biggest food fight.

Rail strike: 950 trains cancelled across Spain

Rail strike: 950 trains cancelled across Spain

This Wednesday sees the second day of planned stoppages by Renfe workers, called to coincide with one of the busiest travel days of the summer.

Spain votes in 'second round' local, regional, EU polls

Spain votes in 'second round' local, regional, EU polls

Spain votes in local, regional and European elections on Sunday seen as a "second round" for acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as he seeks to form a new government and gain influence in the EU.

Catholic school sex abuse case goes to trial in Barcelona

Catholic school sex abuse case goes to trial in Barcelona

A former gym teacher at a Catholic school accused of sexually assaulting students went on trial Monday in Barcelona, as a growing trickle of abuse allegations shakes the Church in Spain.

Rent prices in Spain rising 30 times faster than wages

Rent prices in Spain rising 30 times faster than wages

Salaries in Spain have only increased by 1.6 percent since 2013, whereas rent prices have shot up by 50 percent.

Brits in Spain: 'We pay our taxes and we want to integrate'

Brits in Spain: 'We pay our taxes and we want to integrate'

The Spanish Costas might have a reputation for being "Little Britain" in the sun given the number of UK nationals living there but some British residents argue the stereotype is unfair and that many Brits are well integrated in the Spanish way of life.

Brexit: What are the main differences between a deal and a no deal for Brits in the EU?

Brexit: What are the main differences between a deal and a no deal for Brits in the EU?

Do you know how a no-deal Brexit would affect your lives in the EU differently to a divorce based on an amicable agreement? Here the British in Europe campaign group spells out the main distinction.

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

If the prospect of crowded beaches and noisy hotel pools is putting you off your summer holidays in Spain, The Local has rounded up ten amazing natural pools where you can chill out in peace.