abortion reform

Abortion reform will give medical staff right to conscientiously object

Previously, only doctors directly involved in termination procedure could opt out Pro-life gynecologists may choose to withhold ultrasound scan information from women who are pregnant

Why Spanish cinema fails to make the Bechdel test grade

Men direct 90 percent of films and star in six of every 10


A ban on tabletop oil pourers, as government tries to boost exports

Restaurants and bars will have to serve product in non-refillable, tamper-proof bottles or capsules The hostelry sector claims move will cost it more money

road safety

Should pedestrians be breathalyzed?

Draft legislation sent to parliament would see passersby subject to drink and drugs tests


Catholics believe in end to privileges

Survey shows support for changes to doctrine proposed by Pope Francis


Six León miners died of asphyxiation, autopsies confirm

Friends and relatives await release of bodies as Castilla y León region calls three days of mourning

Mortgage misery

Protesting on politicos’ doorsteps

The Mortgage Victims Platform is causing a stir by bringing its campaign against unfair evictions to politicians' own homes

Socialists “knew circumstances” of deal, says sex offender-backed mayor

Controversy in Ponferrada deals yet another blow to PSOE leader Rubalcaba

socialist party politics

Town hall putsch gives Socialist leader red face over link to sex offender

Rubalcaba orders mayor to resign but rogue councilor dismisses party “interference” in local politics Ponferrada affair just the latest in series of challenges to opposition chief’s authority

The poisoner in the kitchen

Assistant chef allegedly contaminated co-workers' food and drink over six-year period

Prisoners abroad marking time

Spaniards jailed in foreign countries face waits of two years or more to be returned home PP politician Ángel Carromero was fast-tracked from Cuba


Suits you: El Corte Inglés ends uniform gender discrimination

Male salesclerks could wear what they wanted while women had to don pant suits