Weather

Up to 30 provinces on alert for freezing temperatures and high winds

Some areas could see gusts of up to 100km/h and thermometers drop to -8ºC

Municipal politics

Madrid city security chief forced to hide out in bar during police protest

Officers pursue commissioner over his plans to dismantle municipal riot units

Video | Man stopped trying to slip into Gibraltar in stolen Civil Guard car

Customs authorities arrest driver just after he crossed frontier into British territory

Latin America

Pope Francis expected to speak out against drug violence in Michoacán

The pontiff has insisted on visiting the troubled Mexican state on his five-day trip

Royal trial

Infanta Cristina played “no role” at real estate firm, says Nóos witness

Ex-accountant at non-profit testifies that he only saw Spanish royal on two occasions

ROYALTY

Video | The Juan Carlos documentary that Spanish state TV refuses to air

Watch key moments from the film about the ex-monarch, already acclaimed in France

EL VIAJERO

Spain in the fall: 10 weekend escapes

Discover forests that turn red, stone villages, welcoming hotels and rushing rivers

El Viajero

Ten Spanish cities where the tapas are free and plentiful

The crisis has prompted many places to offer a little extra to bring the customers in

Latin America

Venezuela’s economy chief resigns after just one month on job

Maduro will announce new economic measures under his emergency decree

HEALTH

The Spaniards who are breaking the 100-year age barrier

The number of centenarians in Spain has more than doubled in the last 15 years, census figures show

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Unease grows among ranks of Popular Party over corruption cases

“How do you explain this to people?” says high-placed member of the Valencia branch

ANIMAL ABUSE

Six vets and 26 hunters arrested in Huelva for mutilating dogs

Civil Guard raid finds animals with wounds caused by owners following “ancestral practices”