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Saturday, April 9, 2016

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Spain's Santander hailed as global pioneering 'smart city'
A digital panel shows free parking spaces in Santander. Photo: Ander Gillenea/AFP
The northern Spanish city of Santander has become the testing ground for "smart cities" around the world. 
    'Hug a Brit to stop Brexit' Europeans urged
    Yinka Shonibare MBE, British Nigerian, hugged by German Katrin Lock.
    Can a surfeit of bodily contact persuade sceptical Brits to stay in the EU? These Europeans hope it might. 
      Podemos scuttles hopes for tripartite coalition in Spain
      Pablo Iglesias has closed the door on three-way pact. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP
      It looks increasingly likely that Spain will be heading back to the polls in June. 
        First journalist punished over photos under Spain’s gag law
        A protest against the so-called Gag Law. Photo: AFP
        Publishing photos of a police raid is now a crime in Spain. 
          Eagle patrol to battle drones over Spain's Royal Palace
          Photo: Javier T/Flickr 
          A special bird patrol is being trained to protect the skies over Spain’s Zarzuela Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family. 
            Caveman study reveals genes NOT passed to modern man
            DNA from a Spanish Neanderthal has revealed male genes were not passed on to humans. Photo: AFP
            Men today cannot blame their Neanderthal behaviour on their genes. 
              Wrath of gods could see super telescope installed in Canaries
              Courtesy TMT International Observatory.
              Protests over a proposal to install a super telescope on the most sacred of Hawaiian peaks could see the Spanish island of La Palma chosen instead. 
                My Spanish Career
                'In business we're expected to do more and be superwomen'
                Photo: Natasha Mason Kennedy. 
                This week The Local chats to Englishwoman, Natasha Mason Kennedy, a woman who moved to Madrid for love and then started her own successful business. 
                  Rajoy to face 'crimes against humanity' suit over EU deal
                  Acting Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy in Brussels. Photo: AFP
                  A court complaint has been filed against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for his support of an EU accord to send refugees back to Turkey.  
                    Recipe: How to make Spanish albóndigas in tomato sauce
                    Albondigas. Photo: Krista / Flickr
                    Everyone loves Spanish meatballs. But can you make them at home? 
                      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. 
                      More news
                      Basques ban smoking and drinking at sports stadiums
                      Athletic Bilbao fans celebrate a victory at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao. Photo: Rafa Rivas/AFP.
                      A law passed on Thursday places tighter restrictions on tobacco and alcohol consumption, but actually opens the door a bit for more cannabis clubs. 
                      Panama Papers
                      Heirs of dictator Franco named in tax haven leak
                      The Spanish dictator left a fortune to his family. Photo: AFP
                      Heirs of General Francisco Franco are the latest names to emerge in leaked documents. 
                      Three-way coalition talks start as clock ticks for Spain
                      Podemos will join talks with Ciudadanos and the PSOE. Photo: AFP
                      For the first time, three parties will sit down around the negotiating table to try and unblock the political paralysis preventing the formation of a government in Spain. 
                      Compulsive hoarder crushed to death under huge trash pile
                      File photo of a hoarder's living room. Photo: Shadwwulf/Wikimedia Creative Commons.
                      Police found the lifeless body of a 51-year-old man beneath piles of rubbish at his home in Galicia. 
                      From our other editions
                      'Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border'
                      Police at demonstration on the Austrian-Italian border on Saturday. JAN HETFLEISCH /EPA
                      German Transport Minister says his country should back up Austrian police at the border with Italy. 
                      Muslim boys refuse to shake hands with female teachers
                      Photo: Broad Bean Media
                      A school in northern Switzerland has decided to back the complaint by the two male students. 
                      The Local List
                      Eight things you never knew about the German Autobahn
                      The German Autobahn. Photo: DPA
                      Germany's Autobahns are the envy of the world, and are associated with one thing above all - speed. But here are eight things you never knew about the iconic German tarmac. 
                      Four Isis ‘recruits’ arrested in Copenhagen
                      Police were out in large numbers at a residential area in the suburb of Ishøj on Thursday. Photo: Asger Ladefoged/Scanpix
                      UPDATED: Four people were detained on Thursday on suspicion of joining Isis in Syria.  
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                      Benidorm's Sticky Vicky, 72, retires from sexy magic show
                      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
                      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