HISTORY

New research shows Neanderthals liked to spend summer in southern Spain

A footprint found in Gibraltar not only indicates that the hominoids had found a sanctuary in the south of the Iberian peninsula, but also throws into question when they became extinct

CONSERVATION

Red kite: a bird of prey on the brink of extinction in southern Spain

Experts say the species could disappear from the region within 20 years if urgent measures are not taken

EMPLOYMENT

Meet the Spanish entrepreneur whose casual work platform has stolen a march on Uber

Alejandro Valero has already attracted 19,000 workers with BuscoExtra as the US tech giant lags behind in the testing stage with its Uber Work app

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Miguel Blesa: a symbol of all that went wrong in Spanish banking

Autopsy confirms suicide of former Caja Madrid chief, who was found dead on Wednesday

Poverty

Life in Spain’s poorest neighborhood

Charity organizations work tirelessly to help people in Seville area where poverty is rampant

Doñana FIRE

Lynxes rescued from blaze in Spain’s Doñana spend night in police station

Authorities say wildfire that threatened the world-famous national park is now under control

Forest fire

Authorities optimistic about blaze at Spain’s Doñana National Park

Improved weather conditions raise hopes wildfire can soon be brought fully under control

SPANISH MUSIC

A dream come true: US art patron opens flamenco school in heart of Seville

Cristina Heeren fell in love with the art form at age 12, and has spent 25 years training professionals

BUREAUCRACY

Spanish actress ordered to repay €7,704 after reporting workplace fraud

Rocío Hoces stuck in red tape nightmare for 18 months after lodging complaint against negligent employer

CONSUMERISM

A third of Spain’s Christmas food will end up in the trash

Campaigner José Esquinas suggests using the shopping trolley as a weapon against waste

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid blames climate change for deterioration of Doñana preserve

The EU is threatening sanctions if measures are not adopted to protect one of Europe’s most important natural spaces

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Spain votes again on Sunday, but could there be a third election?

As Spaniards prepare to go to the polls again, analysts warn that few things have changed, other than the fact that voter hopefulness has morphed into weariness

GASTRONOMY

The world’s most expensive ham is from Huelva and costs €4,100 a leg

Eduardo Donato’s Dehesa Maladúa brand has just been awarded a food product Oscar

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Cádiz city employee took paycheck for six years without coming to work

Court instructs man to return €30,000 to authorities for failing to perform a single duty

NATURAL DISASTER

4.4-magnitude earthquake felt in five Andalusian provinces

Aftershocks continue a week on from larger tremor that rocked Spanish exclave city of Melilla

Siblings arrested for keeping brother locked up in appalling conditions

The victim, a man with mental problems, was kept naked on a filthy mattress

SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

Nobody should draw political conclusions from assault, says PM

A day after being punched in the face by a youth, prime minister continues with campaign

SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

PM steers clear of post-election pacts talk: “All the parties are tied at zero”

Ciudadanos chief Albert Rivera rules out deal with Rajoy’s Popular Party

Body of Cádiz woman missing for five years found lying on her bed

Construction workers saw the decayed corpse through a window and called firefighters

INFRASTRUCTURE

Landmark 1812 Constitution bridge opened in Cádiz

Spanish PM unveils engineering feat that arrives four years late and €239m over budget

New mysteries surface over Lorca’s final resting place

Letters show poet’s friend believed his remains were moved by his family or Franco regime

SPAIN’S NEW MUNICIPAL MAP

New mayor of Cádiz unable to stop home eviction despite mediation

Leftist José María González has made housing, food and reindustrialization his priorities

CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Leftist governments take shape in cities and regions across Spain

Popular Party set to lose its decades-long grip over the Valencian region, Madrid and Cádiz

CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Andalusia premier-elect finds support in exchange for anti-corruption pledge

Socialist Susana Díaz has reached investiture deal with emerging party Ciudadanos

SEVILLE AIR TRAGEDY

Power failures in three engines caused Airbus military plane crash in Seville

Company releases preliminary results from inquiry into May 9 accident that killed four

SEVILLE AIR CRASH

Airbus division boss to take control of A400M tests to restore confidence

Company faces international credibility crisis following air crash in Seville Government promises full-scale investigations to determine causes

Opposition rejects Susana Díaz as new Andalusian premier in investiture vote

New session to be held on May 14 after Socialists fail to secure support or abstention