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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Spain approves equal parental leave for fathers
Photo: Rietje Swart / Flickr
Fathers will now be allowed the same parental leave as new mothers, under measures agreed by Spain’s parliament. 
    Napflix: Spaniards launch very boring TV channel for siestas
    Photo: Dickukne / Flickr
    Do you have trouble sleeping? Then Napflix is the television channel for you. 
      Women in Spain will 'work for free' from October 21st
      Women in Spain earn 19.3 percent less than men. Photo: World Bank Collection / Flickr
      Spain's gender pay gap effectively means women won't get paid for the rest of the year, according to a new report.  
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        Nine incredibly  addictive television series from Spain
        A still from Spanish TV series Velvet. Photo:
        As the evenings draw in, what could be better than curling up on the sofa to watch a box set? 
          Fan violence mars Real Madrid win against Legia
          Photo: AFP
          Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. 
            Migrants stage rooftop protest at Madrid detention centre
            Photo: AFP
            Dozens of migrants were staging a protest at a detention centre in Madrid on Wednesday after climbing onto the building's roof and smashing furniture, police said. 
              Three Polish fans arrested ahead of Real Madrid clash
              Archive image of Legia Warsaw fans. Photo: AFP
              Three Polish football fans were arrested on Tuesday hours before Legia Warsaw's Champions League clash with Real Madrid, classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities. 
                Madrid parish church faces fine over 'too noisy' bells
                Neighbours have been complaining about the bells of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Photo: 
                A parish church near Madrid is facing a fine of €16,000 because its bells are too noisy. 
                  Dutchman wrongly jailed for 12 years in Spain sues for €6m
                  Romano Van der Dussen on his release in February. Photo: AFP
                  A Dutchman who spent 12 years in a Spanish jail after being wrongly convicted of a rape in a case of mistaken identity is suing the Spanish state for €6 million. 
                    BlaBlaCar drivers threatened with fines in Spain
                    Photo: Richard Giles / Flickr
                    Authorities in Spain are probing BlaBlaCar and two drivers using the ridesharing platform for "transporting passengers without a licence", a worldwide first for the company. 
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                      Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die
                      Photo: Joan Grifols/Flickr
                      If you thought Spanish food was all paella and pinchos then think again. The Local takes you on a mouth-watering tour of some of the country's lesser known but equally fabulous culinary highlights. 
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                      Ten great reasons to discover the real Malaga right now
                      Malaga's modern port. Photo: Nick Kenrick/Flickr
                      Autumn is a great time to discover Spain's southern city of Malaga. 
                      My Spanish habits that foreigners just don't get
                      Spaniards like to pace along the beach. Esparta Palma / Flickr
                      Do the Spanish have certain habits you just can't work out? 
                      'We drank from animal troughs to survive'
                      Justin and Diane Bridges at the start of their pilgrimage. Photo: J Bridges / The Local
                      A couple who survived four days lost in the wilderness after wandering off the pilgrim path in the Pyrenees share their story with The Local. 
                      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. 
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                      New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona
                      An exhibit from 'Franco, Victory, Republic, Impunity and Urban Space' at the Mercat de Born. Photo: AFP
                      Barcelona unveiled a controversial exhibition on the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, which was promptly met with a hail of eggs by angry opponents. 
                      Real Madrid boss furious over Hollande's Benzema jibe
                      Benzema has been caught up in a sex scandal. Photo: AFP
                      Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane leapt to the defence of Karim Benzema after the striker's conduct was once again criticised in his homeland by French president Francois Hollande. 
                      Spain says Brexit deal to be modelled on EU-Canada pact
                      Where will Brexit negotitations lead us? Photo: F Govan
                      A troubled trade deal between the EU and Canada is the only model for a future pact between the bloc and post-Brexit Britain, Spain's Foreign Minister said on Monday. 
                      Thousands run with dogs in Madrid to fight against cruelty
                      Thousands joined in the Perrotón in Madrid. Photo: Saraycalpe / Instagram
                      The streets of the Spanish capital on Sunday were filled with owners and their dogs in an event aimed at raising awareness of the abandoned pets waiting for homes in shelters across Spain. 
                      Fury after kids told to bring their own loo roll to school
                      The school claims it doesn't have the funds to stretch to toilet paper. Photo: GorillaSushi / Flickr
                      Parents at an under-funded school in central Spain are outraged at being told their children should bring in their own supply of loo paper. 
                      From our other editions
                      Almost 8,000 refugees left Austria in 2016
                      Refugees at a centre in Vienna. Photo: UNHCR
                      Almost 8,000 refugees have left Austria so far this year, according to a report released by the Interior Ministry.  
                      Seven things you’ll miss about Switzerland if you leave
                      Switzerland: what's not to miss? Photo: Christian Perret/Swiss Tourim
                      Former expats in Switzerland tell The Local what they miss about living here. 
                      Germany will send back most Nigerians: Merkel
                      Angela Merkel meets Muhammadu Buhari, president of Nigeria, on Friday. Photo: Rainer Jensen/dpa
                      German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday wrapped up a week of African diplomacy aimed at slowing the flow of migrants to Europe. 
                      Crimes by foreigners in Denmark have doubled
                      Police respond to a recent jewellery store robbery in Aarhus. Photo: Kim Haugaard/Scanpix 
                      The increase comes as other crime stats have fallen.  
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                      What's on in Spain: October 2016
                      'No way, Jose! You'll never get your hands on our Rock'
                      Recipe: How to make a classic Spanish tortilla de patatas
                      Chorizo in paella? Go back to cooking school Jamie Oliver
                      Spain in eye of a perfect storm after 10 months without govt
                      Thousands share clips of life for 'Spain in a Day' film
                      Ten incredible Spain locations for Game of Thrones season 7
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                      Why moving to Spain could be the best decision of your life
                      Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain
                      Spanish study finds four types of personality. Which are you?
                      New search underway for civil war grave of poet Lorca
                      Bison found decapitated on Valencia nature reserve
                      Forgotten Voices: What Brits in Spain think about Brexit
                      One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort
                      Game of Thrones want extras 'with muscles' to film in Spain
                      Thousands march in Madrid to push for bullfighting ban
                      Spanish team invents hands-free 'penis bidet'
                      In pics: Devastation caused by Costa Blanca wildfires