Pamplona bull runners stage protest against lack of thrills

The fifth bull run featured a goring and a handful of minor injuries.

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Thousands mark start of running of the bulls festival in Spain

The blast of the traditional ‘Chupinazo’ rocket officially kicks off nine days of bull runs and partying in Pamplona.

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Barcelona church La Sagrada Familia Basilica given official building permit after 137 years

An official building permit has been issued for the unfinished Barcelona church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi - 137 years after construction started.

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Barcelona prepares to bring in tougher rent controls

After seeing housing costs jump by more than 50% in the past five years, officials in Barcelona are moving to introduce Spain’s most aggressive rent controls.

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Catalan separatists hope to promote cause from European Parliament

Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comin, who fled to Belgium, and Oriol Junqueras, incarcerated in Spain, were elected.

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Green Spain: A little known secret worth exploring

A trip to Cantabria and Asturias reveals Green Spain, a little known secret worth exploring, writes Rita de Brún.

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Santi Cazorla recalled to Spain squad for first time in four years

The former Arsenal playmaker returned to form and fitness at Villarreal this season, making 45 appearances in all competitions.

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Basque militant separatist arrested in French Alps after 17 years as fugitive

Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been Spain’s most wanted Eta member since 2002.

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Spain plays down removal of frigate from US fleet approaching Persian Gulf

It comes amid a rising in tension between the US and Iran.

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Spain’s Socialists open to deals with rivals after election victory

Pedro Sanchez will continue as prime minister but may need to form a pact with other parties to get legislation through.

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Spanish election: victory for Socialists as Vox surge fragments right-wing vote

Sánchez seeks to build alliances but not a formal coalition as the Socialists win but fall short of an absolute majority, writes Caroline Gray

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Spain goes to the polls: Hard right may have whip hand

Spain is not the only European country trying to live in the 21st century in the shadow, albeit a fading one, of a 20th-century dictator — not all of whom were politicians or soldiers.

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Spain's socialists hold election lead as far-right party makes gains

Spain's governing Socialists held a clear lead but will need support from smaller parties to stay in power after elections in which a far-right party made strong gains, results show.

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Spain sees highest turnout for general election voting in more than a decade

Polls have closed in Spain's elections, with the turnout at the highest level for more than a decade.

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Spaniards head to polls again amid far-right concerns

Pedro Sanchez is set to win the most votes, but his Socialists seem far from securing a majority in parliament to form a government on their own.

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Valverde’s well-organised Barca set to wrap up another crown

With Barcelona set to seal the title tonight, Dermot Corrigan wraps the LaLiga campaign

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Mainstream parties urge Spain’s voters to shun far-right in election

Pedro Sanchez, the Socialist prime minister, has floated the idea of a coalition with an anti-austerity party after Sunday’s poll.

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Spanish police investigating incident involving two off-duty soldiers in Magaluf

It is said to have occurred in the early hours of Monday morning at Banana Disco in Punta Ballena.

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Police in Spain clash with protesters targeting far-right party

Vox is trying to win its first seats in the national parliament in Spain’s April 28 election.

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Benzema strikes late to win five-goal thriller as Real toil against Huesca

Zinedine Zidane’s side secure 3-2 victory over LaLiga strugglers.

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Catalan president faces civil disobedience charges over yellow ribbon symbol

Spain’s electoral board, with an eye on the upcoming general election, have deemed the display as a ‘tool of political propaganda’.

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Far-right Vox party recruits former generals for Spain elections

The movement’s leader Santiago Abascal has also said Spaniards should be allowed to own firearms.

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Gibraltar insists Spanish warship ‘incursion’ was challenge to sovereignty

Downing Street said Gibraltar’s sovereignty was not in doubt during the incident.

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Protests as trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid

Twelve defendants are being tried for their roles in pushing ahead with a unilateral independence declaration.

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Spaniards demand PM’s resignation in Madrid rally

Protesters say Pedro Sanchez must resign for holding talks with separatists in the north-eastern region of Catalonia.

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Solari hails ‘selfless’ Benzema one of the game’s top strikers

The France international has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season

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Lionel Messi set for Barcelona return

Argentinian superstar is back in Ernesto Valverde’s squad as they chase an eight straight LaLiga victory.

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Rescuers battle tough conditions to reach Spanish boy stuck in borehole

The two-year-old fell into the narrow, deep borehole in the countryside in Malaga eight days ago.

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Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

Experts are hoping to reach the boy by digging a horizontal tunnel to the spot where they believe he is trapped.

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Spanish rescuers hope to reach borehole fall toddler in 35 hours

Julen Rosello fell into the 360ft deep hole last Sunday.

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Search for two-year-old boy who fell into well in Spain

More than 100 firefighters and emergency workers in southern Spain are searching for a two-year-old boy who fell into a narrow and deep well.

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Irish investors seek €35m for Spanish property losses

Claims worth more than €35m have been lodged in Spanish courts by Irish investors who lost heavily in that country’s property market crash.

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Brothers helping reel in seemingly lost Spanish investments

Oliver and John Reel lost over €200k on a development in the Costa Del Sol. It’s been a long journey but they’re helping others recoup their losses, writes Dan Buckley.

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Anger in Spain as convicted sex attackers stay free ahead of appeal

A Spanish court has ruled that five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually attacking an 18-year-old woman should remain free on bail while the Supreme Court considers appeals in the case.

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Spanish lottery winners share £2.1bn jackpot

The top prize in the El Gordo draw earns the ticket-holder £360,000.

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11 migrants found dead in boat off Spanish coast

Spain's Maritime Rescue Service has found 11 dead migrants in a boat off the country's southern coast and rescued more than 30 other passengers.

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Real ease into last 16 of Copa del Rey with Melilla romp

The LaLiga giants scored three times inside seven first-half minutes.

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Spain’s politicians urged to ‘build firewall’ after far-right advance

The populist Vox movement surpassed all expectations in elections in Andalusia.

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Pep Guardiola calls for democracy to settle Catalonia independence debate

The former Barcelona manager said it was ‘unfair’ politicians were in exile after Spain declared an October 2017 referendum illegal.

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Supporters remember Spain’s General Franco amid plans to exhume him

The late dictator is buried with 34,000 Spanish Civil War victims from both sides and the government now wants to remove his remains.

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One person dead, dozens injured after train derails near Barcelona

The regional civil protection agency said two train cars from a convoy of six went off the tracks at 6.15am near Vacarisses, around 45 kilometres northwest of Barcelona.

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Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Spain has been mired in a political crisis since last year, when Catalonia’s separatist politicians failed in a breakaway bid.

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Man held over suspected plot to attack Spain’s prime minister

Police say the 63-year-old suspect was angered by a decision to exhume the remains of late dictator General Francisco Franco.

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I will give Real Madrid job everything I can, says interim boss Santiago Solari

The Argentinian begins his new role with a Copa del Rey trip to Melilla.

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Real sack Lopetegui but plan to court Conte in limbo

Sunday’s 5-1 La Liga Clasico hammering at Barcelona was the final act of Julen Lopetegui’s disastrous and short spell as Real Madrid coach — but the Bernabeu outfit may now remain in limbo, as talks with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte broke down yesterday.

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Talking points ahead of El Clasico

Barcelona are top of LaLiga heading into the weekend’s fixtures, with Real Madrid in seventh spot.

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El Clasico: The key numbers ahead of the big derby match on Sunday

Barcelona and Real Madrid renew hostilities in LaLiga on Sunday.

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Five classic Clasico encounters between Barcelona and Real Madrid

The LaLiga rivals face off once more at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

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Firefighter dies as flooding hits southern Spain

Spain’s weather service has issued a red alert – its highest warning – for the area.

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Five reportedly killed as flash flooding hits Majorca

The UK Foreign Office is ‘urgently seeking updates’.

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Spanish doctor found to have abducted newborn baby 50 years ago

But the court cleared Eduardo Vela because the statute of limitations had expired.

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I’m not concerned about my job, says Lopetegui after Real lose again

The European champions have now failed to score in their last four matches.

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Barca boss Valverde denies falling out with Vidal

The Chilean midfielder has struggled for game time since moving to the Nou Camp from Bayern Munich.

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Protest rally in Madrid draws thousands angry with Spanish government

No member of a mainstream political party attended the rally.

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Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui remaining calm as stuttering Real look to get back on track

The European champions have lost two of their last three games and drawn the other.

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Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Local Catalan officers intervened to form a barrier between protesters and another march by Spanish police demanding better pay.

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Under the sea - scuba diving off the coast of Spain

Roisin Burke takes to the sea for the holiday of a lifetime – scuba diving off the coast of Spain

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Suspect in Dutch boy’s 1998 killing held in Spain

Jos Brech was detained on Sunday afternoon and is being held in a Spanish police cell pending his transfer to the Netherlands.

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