MAY 26 ELECTIONS

Will Sunday’s elections in Spain trigger a new era of coalitions?

Polls suggest the fragmentation seen at the national vote will extend to the local and regional level, giving added clout to small parties such as far-right group Vox

HEALTH

Spain joins global race to adopt proton therapy against cancer

Two private hospitals are due to open centers in Madrid, where children and patients with rare tumors will especially benefit from a treatment with fewer side effects than X-rays

Brexit

At Brussels summit, Spain’s PM is hopeful of progress on Gibraltar

Pedro Sánchez and Theresa May discussed a special protocol and bilateral memorandums involving the British Overseas Territory

Referendum in Catalonia

Section 155: the obscure legal provision that could take Spain into uncharted waters

Socialists no longer opposed to application of obscure constitutional provision that could effectively curtail self-government in Catalonia

SPANISH POLITICS

Spanish MPs cite 1981 coup and Pétain at charged investiture session

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias warns acting PM to be “prudent” because he represents the past

SPANISH POLITICS

Socialists’ no to acting PM Rajoy opens door to third elections at Christmas

As expected, the Popular Party candidate lost the first round of the investiture vote

RUNNING OF THE BULLS 2016

Pro-Obama astronauts and political protest as Sanfermines kick off

World-famous Running of the Bulls gets started in Pamplona with some unusual and unexpected guests

SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

A guiri’s guide to the Spanish election

Who’s who, what are they promising, how are they faring and why you should care

Rajoy assails policy of “discord” as PM speaks up for the “real Spain”

Spats over immigration and regional reform dominate State of Nation debate

CINEMA

Come to Burgos, Mr Eastwood

Spanish fans of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ are racing to restore iconic cemetery The movie's 50th anniversary celebrations, due to be held next year, are approaching

FOOD & WINE

Food for thought: eating with your intellect

Catalan avant-garde chef Ferran Adrià, of 'El Bulli', publishes his theory of cooking

Environment in Spain

Coastal communities fight concrete onslaught with organic activism

Pioneering scheme in Altea, Alicante encourages agricultural self-sufficiency

FROM THE ARCHIVES

The Basques: the missing cousins of the British and Irish?

Geneticist offers a controversial theory regarding the influence of the Basques

REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2015

LIVE RESULTS – Popular Party on cusp of losing majorities in all regions

Aguirre wins in Madrid but falls short of a majority Former anti-eviction activist Ada Colau (Guanyem) wins in Barcelona After heavy losses, Rosa Díez (UPyD) says she will not run again for leadership of the party (Refresh this page to see the latest posts)

TRAVEL

Alicante octopus catchers set their nets for tourists

Tour firm, town hall and fishermen are teaming up to preserve traditional techniques in Altea

THE HANDOVER OF THE SPANISH THRONE

Spain’s new king and queen greet crowd from royal palace balcony

Felipe VI defies security advice by traveling in an open car from Congress ceremony

THE HANDOVER OF THE SPANISH THRONE

Felipe VI becomes the new king of Spain

Reign will be “a renewed monarchy for new times,” he says after swearing oath in Congress

King Juan Carlos abdicates

PM Mariano Rajoy makes surprise announcement that Spanish monarch will step down, paving way for Prince Felipe to take over as head of state

TRAVEL

Back to the stone age

The town of Guadix in Granada is proud to be Europe’s cave-dwelling capital