LABOR

Spain faces its second general strike in less than 12 months

Stoppage to protest austerity drive to be accompanied by demonstrations Prime Minister Rajoy says he will stand firm

ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE

Prestige captain admits he saw rust in the vessel’s storage tanks

Mangouras denies failing to collaborate with the authorities after Spain's biggest oil spill

BUSINESS

Iberia pilots reject job cuts and call for end to BA merger

Union chairman describes transformation plan as an “outrage”

OPINION

Against all hope

This labor “reform” has all the sensitivity of an armored car, and is the most unbalanced reform in favor of the interests of companies since the time of Franco

Editorials

Public confidence in the BBC

The general’s resignation over an ongoing scandal is an example of responsibility

MORTGAGE MISERY

Rebel mayors threaten banks that continue with eviction policy

Canarian city leader withdraws 1.2 million euros from Bankia over foreclosure row

Ex-boxer Poli Díaz stabbed in Madrid

Former lightweight fought for world championship title in 1991

AUSTERITY MEASURES

Economy Minister wants income tax hike to remain in place in 2014

“Spain’s primary objective is to reduce the public deficit,” De Guindos said

TENNIS

Doubles pair makes Finals history

Marc López and Marcel Granollers lift season-ending trophy in London with Davis Cup showdown on horizon

Former Treasury chief to be named as head of bad bank

Belén Romana is close advisor to Economy Minister Luis de Guindos

HALLOWEEN TRAGEDY

Council chief named by judge in Madrid Arena investigation resigns

Pedro Calvo headed up department responsible for renting out venue where tragedy happened

HEALTHCARE

Madrid backtracks on plans to “dismantle” Princesa hospital

Current services will be maintained, says regional government, despite additional emphasis on the over-75s

SOCCER

Del Bosque spares under-21s

Coach cites 'Rojita' Italy match as reason for small party

IMMIGRATION ISSUES

"The crime that killed my mother helped to reduce racism in Spain"

Lucrecia Pérez Matos, from the Dominican Republic was victim of the most notorious racist murder in recent Spanish history

COMMUNICATION

EL PAÍS redundancy plan goes into effect

After the failure to reach a negotiated deal, 129 workers have been dismissed with minimum statutory compensation payments

TRAGEDY IN MADRID

Council chief named as official suspect in Madrid Arena investigation

Pedro Calvo called to appear before judge investigating deaths of four girls at Halloween party

MORTGAGE MISERY

Popular Party urges Socialists to agree on halt to evictions “as soon as possible”

Opposition wants to extend the reach of any moratorium and a reform of mortgage legislation

Civil guards and a customs official on trial for aiding drug traffickers

Agents allegedly helped criminal gang disable surveillance and tracked police cars

OPINION

Wedding bells

Rajoy, like Romney, argues that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman

ENVIRONMENT

Guadiana flows in Daimiel reserve after 25-year drought

River appears to have recovered from irrigation extremes that led to underground blaze