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Ten magical ways to give your kids the best Spanish Christmas ever

What child wouldn't love the fact that in Spain you get to celebrate, not once, nor twice, but three times, during the festive period? Lisa Sadleir tells The Local how to get the best out of Christmas in Spain. Stop by a Christmas Market Photo: denAsuncioner/Flickr Every city and town throughout the country has some kind of Christmas Market where stalls sell
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Spanish royals release official Christmas card

The 2017 Christmas card from King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughter. Photo: Casa Real The Spanish royal family have played it safe by featuring a traditional family pose on their Christmas greeting card for 2017. King Felipe VII, his wife Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Leonor, 12 and Sofia, 10 are featured striking a pose in front of Madrid’s
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Iberia staff announce Christmas strike

Iberia staff at Barcelona’s El Prat airport have announced a strike for the four days leading up to Christmas, threatening to bring delays and travel misery for hundreds of travellers on their way home for the holidays. Staff for the IAG group, which includes Vueling, Iberia and British Airways have called the industrial action for the days of December 21st, 22nd,
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Scuffles break out as art is ‘plundered’ from Catalan museum

Archive image of a man draped in an Estelada flag in front of a police man. Photo: AFP Scuffles broke out on Monday between police and demonstrators gathered outside a museum in the Catalan city of Lleida to protest at the removal of 44 works of art that a Spanish court ordered be returned to a neighbouring region. The pre-dawn operation comes amid simmering
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Cyclone Ana sweeps across Spain

Spain experienced strong winds, torrential rain and dangerous seas as the Cyclone Ana swept across the Iberian peninsula on Sunday. Winds reached speeds in excess of 140km/h with the strongest gusts felt in the northwestern region of Galicia. Flights were rerouted from both Bilbao and Vigo in the north and as far south as Seville while cancellations were
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OPINION: Four things the Catalan crisis can teach us about social unity

The Catalan crisis has made headlines numerous times around the world over the past few months. It has sparked heated arguments between pro-independance and anti-independence supporters. And in many of the reports, the Catalan people – especially pro-independants – have been referred to as “troublemakers” and “nationalists”. Eva Polymenakou, University of Bath While
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Top ten heartiest tapas to enjoy when it’s cold outside

Chorizo a la sidra is the perfect winter warmer. Photo; Chispita_666 / Flickr One of the best things about the weather turning cold in Spain is that it's a perfect excuse to enjoy winter warming dishes. The Local asked foodie experts Devour Spain for the top ten perfect tapas to warm yourselves up on a chilly day. Spain is said to have more bars per square