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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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Who loves Spain the most? The Brits of course
Photo: AFP
Brits made up a quarter of all foreign visitors to Spain in September. 
    Manchester City masterclass exposes brittle Barça
    Ilkay Gundogan (R) celebrates scoring his team's third goal. Photo: AFP
    Manchester City won a monumental victory against FC Barcelona.  
      What's on in Spain: November 2016
      The Kite festival takes place on Fuerteventura. Photo: Photo: Jose Mesa / Flickr
      November in Spain brings a wonderful choice of cultural events, from dance to local liquor-sipping to a kite-festival. 
        Spanish town uses dog poo DNA to track errant owners
        A DNA database will be used to trace the culprits. Photo: Darren Riley/Flickr
        A town in eastern Spain has become the latest to declare war on owners who fail to clean up after their dogs by tracing the animal's DNA from poo left in the streets. 
          Halloween break-up horror for Ronaldo's Miss Spain
          Desire Cordero was crowned Miss Spain in 2014. Photo: AFP
          Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly dumped his girlfriend on Halloween claiming he felt she "used him to become famous". 
            Over 200 migrants storm border in Spain's Ceuta
            A view of the sea-port of Ceuta. Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP
            Officials said 35 people were injured in the clash. 
              'Saints not ghouls' insists Spanish church for Halloween
              Suggested outfits from the Bishopric of Cadiz and Ceuta. Photo: Shower of Roses
              Spanish bishops are urging good Christian children to forgo zombie, ghost and devil outfits and instead dress up as "saints, virgins and apostles". 
                Gareth Bale signs new bumper deal with Real Madrid
                Gareth Bale is one of the highest paid footballers in the world. Photo: AFP
                Gareth Bale declared the lure of "the biggest club in the world" behind his decision to sign a new bumper six-year deal with Real Madrid which makes him one of football's highest paid players. 
                  Son faked his own kidnap to get €600 from his mother
                  He confessed to police that he had made it all up. Photo: Policia Nacional.
                  A 21-year-old Spaniard has been arrested for faking his own kidnapping to extort money from his mother to pay a debt. 
                    Eight Spanish films to truely terrify you this Halloween
                    Photo: Corie Howell / Flickr Creative Commons.
                    Looking for something to give you goosebumps this Halloween? The Local looks at eight Spanish films that are sure to have you cowering beneath the covers. 
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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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                      Happy 115th Birthday to Spain's oldest woman ever
                      Ana Vela on her 110th birthday five years ago. Photo: La Verneda Nursing Home
                      Ana Vela Rubio had an awful lot of candles to blow out this year. 
                      Homeless Brit killed by fellow tramp after row over food
                      Archive photo of a homeless man. AFP
                      The British homeless man found dead tied to a bench near Malaga airport with ham on his buttocks and his genitals in a tuna can may have been killed by a fellow tramp in a row over food. 
                      It's official: Mariano Rajoy sworn in as prime minister
                      Mariano Rajoy was sworn in by King Felipe. Photo: AFP
                      After ten long months of political deadlock, conservative leader Mariano Rajoy has been officially sworn in by King Felipe VI as prime minister of Spain.  
                      Spain finally has a govt as Rajoy voted back to power
                      Rajoy greets people outside parliament after winning the vote. Photo: AFP
                      Spain's parliament voted conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy back into power Saturday, ending a rollercoaster, 10-month political crisis despite bitter opposition and lingering divisions. 
                      Swiss woman held kids captive in Spain
                      Spanish police went to the apartment after the daughter had managed to send an email to the ANAR Foundation, which helps children in trouble. Photo: Jose Luis Roca / AFP file picture
                      Spanish police said Saturday they had detained a Swiss woman who allegedly kept her children captive for seven years, threatening to kill them if they ever tried to get help. 
                      From our other editions
                      'UFO' sightings in skies above Vienna and Graz
                      File image of an alleged UFO. Photo: Flickr/Dimapolo
                      Worried Austrians called police and posted videos online after sighting a UFO-like device above the capital Vienna. 
                      Immigration to Switzerland falls as emigration rises
                      File photo: The Local
                      Immigration in Switzerland has fallen considerably this year, according to official figures.  
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                      10 German clichés that foreigners get very wrong
                      David Hasselhoff. Photo: DPA
                      Whether it be efficiency, humourlessness or a love of a certain Baywatch star, there are many cliches stuck in the heads of foreigners about Germany. But how true are they? 
                      Danish anti-Trump campaigns target American voters
                      Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn't have much support in Denmark. Photo: Joe Raedle/AFP/Scanpix
                      Bus ad and music video encourage Americans to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.  
                      Bulls replace guard dogs at scrap yard in Valencia
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                      Man attacked by racist thug in UK street for talking Spanish
                      Eight very creepy Halloween costumes ideas from Spain
                      Man rescued from bin after climbing in to find old clothes
                      Balearic Islands choose to keep summertime forever
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                      Out of the dark: Five years on from Eta ceasefire
                      Spanish 'La Mafia' restaurants banned after Italian complaint
                      Spain's top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia
                      Hunt launched for ten most wanted Brit fugitives hiding out in Spain
                      Napflix: Spaniards launch very boring TV channel for siestas
                      Madrid parish church faces fine over 'too noisy' bells
                      Celebrate expat life at Madrid's THRIVE convention
                      Fury after kids told to bring their own loo roll to school
                      Disney announces plans for Don Quixote action movie
                      Activist tells 8-yr-old matador wannabe with cancer 'just die'
                      King to make last minute push to avoid third vote in Spain
                      Amazing photos of Catalonia's 'human tower' contest
                      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