The Guinness Book of Records had rejected the Vitoria bid, due to the fact the tortilla had been put together in what it described as “portions precooked the previous day, like a puzzle”. Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty

When the mayor of Vitoria, Javier Maroto, commissioned a platoon of chefs to cook the world’s largest Spanish omelette last year, he expected it to (...)

Vitoria in northern Spain, pictured earlier in August at the start of its annual festival.  Photograph: Adrian Ruiz de Hierro/EPA

The mayor of a town in northern Spain has been accused of racism and even of aping Hitler, after he claimed that immigrants are sponging off the stat(...)

 Louis van Gaal: well aware of Kevin Strrotman’s worth from  his time as manager of the Netherlands. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manager Rudi Garcia has ruled out the possibility of Kevin Strootman leaving Roma for Manchester United. United are understood to retain an interest i(...)

A man walks past graffiti sprayed on a bank window in Bilbao’s Gran Via during a general strike called by Basque nationalist unions ELA and LAB. The graffiti reads: “Burn capitalism”. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

We were having a very good lunch, if a simple one by the standards of this city of world-class gastronomy: scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms harveste(...)