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Sunday, April 3, 2016

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Ronaldo ends Barça's 39-game winning streak
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Barcelona on Saturday. Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP
One day it had to happen and it happened today," said Barca coach Luis Enrique. 
    Seven killed in car crash near Figueres in Catalonia
    Figueres near Barcelona is famous as the hometown of surrealist artist Salvador Dali and the site of the Dali museum. Photo: footprints.mika/Flickr
    The accident is the latest in a string of deadly car collisions in Spain.  
      Fit for a king? Spain's Palace publishes list of royal gifts
      Photo: AFP
      Just what do you buy for the man who has everything? 
        El Clásico to honour Barça football legend Johan Cryuff
        Photo: AFP
        Saturday's clash between FC Barcelona and Madrid will be an emotional occasion.  
          April Fool!
          April Fools' Day: Did The Local manage to trick you?
          These chaps clearly found our April Fools' stories hilarious.
          Alright, we confess: not everything you read on The Local this morning met our usual standards of accuracy.  
            Ten bizarre Spanish stories that are not April Fools' jokes
            Screen grab: La Sexta 
            These stories from Spain might all sound too strange to be true but actually are... 
              Recipe: How to make classic Spanish ham croquettes
              Learn how to make this all-time Spanish favourite at home. 
                Giant fireball streaks over Spain 'turning night into day'
                Stock photo of a meteorite over Spain. Screenshot from Meteors YouTube channel.
                A fireball ten times brighter than the moon lit up the Spanish skies. 
                  Grandad arrested for breaking up fight between 4-year-olds
                  Archive photo of someone getting handcuffed. Photo: Tar Sands Blockade/Flickr Creative Commons.
                  The elderly man is probably regretting wading into the scrap between two children at the school gates in Malaga, southern Spain. 
                    Costa Rica killers jailed over attacks on environmentalists
                    The four men were sentenced to decades in prison. Photo: AFP
                    Four men have been sentenced to decades in prison for an attack in Costa Rica on a group that included one Spanish woman - and left a Costa Rican environmentalist dead.  
                      Semana Santa
                      The essential guide to Easter in Spain
                      An Easter procession in Palma de Mallorca. Photo: AFP
                      As Spain gets set to celebrate its biggest religious festival of the year, The Local gives you the lowdown on how to celebrate Semana Santa like a Spaniard.  
                      Recipe: How to make Spain's delicious Easter dish Torrijas
                      Photo: Vincenzo Caico / Flickr
                      This scrumptious calorific treat is traditionally eaten in Spain over Easter.  
                      The ten commandments for expats living in Spain
                      Sometimes you just need to throw yourself into the local culture. Photo: AFP
                      Irish expat Carol Byrne outlines the ten golden rules you will need to follow to be a happy expat in Spain. 
                      Nine things to consider before moving to Spain
                      Photo: TonyMadridPhotography/Flickr 
                      Marianne Calvin, a relocation expert at Moving2Madrid, talks us through the top things to consider before taking the plunge and moving to Spain.  
                      Valentine's Day
                      Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man
                      Sally Fazakerley on navigating the perilous path to true love
                      Looking for your very own Don Juan? Then this is what you need to know. 
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                      April Fool!
                      Anti-sunburn drones to patrol Spanish beaches this summer
                      Photo: AFP
                      Drone technology being introduced to Spanish beaches could put an end to nasty sunburn. 
                      Spanish city formerly known as Valencia given new name
                      Map of Valencia: Google maps
                      Spain's third largest city has voted to change its name. But you would be forgiven for not noticing the difference. 
                      No 'nanny state' makes Spain the best place to enjoy a drink
                      A nice glass of sherry. Photo: Ignacio Palomo Duarte/Flickr
                      Anyone who has been to Spain already knows it to be true. Spain is the best place in the EU to enjoy a drink. 
                      Over optimistic Spain misses deficit target... again
                      Photo: AFP
                      It's the eighth year in a row the country has failed to meet its target.  
                      Spanish photographer wins prestigious World Photo prize
                      Photo: Pedro Diaz Molins/Sony World Photography Awards
                      Pedro Díaz Molins shares the secret of his award-winning photograph with The Local. 
                      From our other editions
                      Further Nazi allegations made against Austrian extremist
                      Abdurrahman A.
                      An Austrian photographed making a fascist Islamic salute in a concentration camp has now been accused of circulating Nazi propaganda. 
                      April Fool's Day
                      ‘Cheese test’ for foreigners to go to public vote
                      The exam would quiz foreigners on how to make a fondue. Photo: Pedro Cerqueira
                      Migrants to Switzerland could be forced to take an exam on Swiss cheeses if a popular initiative is approved in a referendum in June. 
                      WATCH: The video Turkey wants banned from Germany
                      "It may be in German, but I can tell they aren't saying nice things." Photo: DPA
                      Unfortunately for the Turkish President, the German government doesn't control the media. 
                      April Fools' Day
                      Denmark banned from global ranking lists
                      International media will no longer be able to run a photo of Nyhavn atop every global ranking article. Photo: Colourbox
                      "Other countries should get a chance," the agency behind a long line of 'best of' lists said.  
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                      What's on in Spain: April 2016
                      Double amputee told to 'crawl' to Ryanair flight in Spain
                      Barcelona officially declares itself a 'veggie friendly' city 
                      Spain mulls 'no kill bullfights' in nod to animal rights
                      Report: Life in Spain is more miserable than Saudi Arabia
                      The ten commandments for expats living in Spain
                      Analysis & Opinion
                      'Gibraltar is passionately British - that's why we reject Brexit'
                      Recipe: How to make a classic Spanish tortilla de patatas
                      Woman judge asks rape victim if she 'tried closing her legs'
                      This is what happened when Spain restored an ancient castle
                      Why this Spaniard wants Britain to stay in the EU
                      What's on in Spain: March 2016
                      Top Ten: Great books about Spain
                      The insider's guide to the best wine bars in Barcelona
                      Couple arrested in Spain over graveyard 'voodoo' love ritual
                      Benidorm's Sticky Vicky, 72, retires from sexy magic show
                      Fart sparks shoot out between rival Spanish gypsy clans
                      Rajoy achieves in hometown what Hitler and Stalin didn't
                      Six reasons why Spain is failing on human rights
                      Have your say on Brexit: How to register to vote in EU referendum
                      Spanish police make Valentine joke. Internet gets very angry