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VIDEO: Fed up Ryanair passenger exits onto wing at Malaga airport

The passenger of a Ryanair flight from London to Malaga in southern Spain, apparently tired of waiting inside the plane on arrival, got out through the emergency exit and sat on the wing. "We had been waiting around half-an-hour to get out of the plane," Fernando del Valle, another passenger, told AFP of the incident on Monday evening. "The man calmly went to the
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Why Spain loves the Three Kings more than Santa

Photo of one of the three kings during Tenerife´s 2015 three kings parade: Desiree Martin/AFP The Feast of Epiphany is traditionally Spain's main festive holiday, when children receive their presents brought not by Santa Claus, but by the Three Kings. On "El Día de los Reyes" Spain and Latin American countries celebrate the biblical adoration of baby
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Spain’s jobless rate dropped nearly 8 percent in 2017

A demonstration in Madrid in 2016 by unions against poverty, pensions and unemployment. Photo: AFP Spain's jobless queue shrank by 7.8 percent last year, the labour ministry said Wednesday, as unemployment continues to recede from the record highs seen in 2013 during the economic crisis. The ministry said 3.4 million people were registered as out of work
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Police brutality? Calls for probe into migrant death in Spain

People gather for a demonstration outside Archidona jail which is currently used as a detention centre for migrants. Photo: AFP An activist group and the brother of an Algerian man who died in a Spanish jail used as a migrant centre called Tuesday for an independent probe into his apparent suicide after allegations of police brutality. Mohamed Boudarbala, 36,
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Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018

Stuck in a Spain-sized rut? Need to add some sparkle to your life in 2018? The Local offers you ten easy-to-achieve resolutions that will make the coming year in Spain one to remember. 1. Improve your Spanish (or Catalan or Basque etc) Photo: The LEAF project/Flickr If you’ve decided your Spanish is already good enough, or that the language is just too hard, now is
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More than 480 people drowned in Spain during 2017

Those most at risk of drowning are men over the age of 35 who choose to swim at a beach where there are no lifeguards present. New data has revealed that a total of 481 people drowned at Spanish swimming spots during the whole of 2017, a rise of ten percent on the year before. Spain’s national lifeguard federation published the figure as 2017 came to a close
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Twelve epic festivals in Spain to attend in 2018

Seville's April Fair is something to dress up for. Photo: AFP Hundreds of fiestas take place across Spain each year, whether it be a small village celebrating their patron saint or nationwide celebrations. Here is our pick of the best. Carnival, February 11th Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP They may not have pancake day, but Spaniards know how to let their