A Catalan man with his child in his arms argues with a Spanish National riot policemen during clashes outside the Ramon Llull school in Barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Pepa Mainou was the first person to vote in L’Arenal de Llevant school on Sunday morning. She, like dozens of others, had queued outside the building,(...)

Anti-separatist demonstrators gather and wave Spanish flags during a rally against the Catalonian referendum at Placa Sant Jaume in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday. Photograph: Geraldine Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg

Thousands of pro-unity demonstrators opposing a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain gathered in a Barcelona square on Saturday in a s(...)

General Francisco Franco in a 1960s photograph. On winning the Spanish civil war  in 1939, he became dictator until his death of natural causes in 1975. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Plans by supporters of Spain’s late dictator Francisco Franco to offer guided tours that seek to whitewash his legacy have provoked outrage. General (...)

After eating dinner and watching some TV, it’s well past midnight by the time many Spaniards get to bed.

Catalonia has moved a step closer to abandoning the long working hours and protracted lunch breaks that have tested Spaniards’ powers of endurance for(...)

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy,  King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and President of the Congress Ana Pastor,  during Wednesday’s celebration of the  anniversary of Spain’s first democratic elections. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s King Felipe VI has issued a warning to Catalan nationalists that their plan to break away from the rest of the country threatens to generate “(...)

The Valley of the Fallen. Republican prisoners, defeated by Franco’s troops in the 1936-39 civil war, built the dictator’s mausoleum, over which towers a 150m stone cross. Photograph: Getty Images

Spain’s Congress is expected to approve on Tuesday a motion urging the government to exhume the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco from the mass(...)

Basque Separatists ETA members announcing a ‘permanent, verifiable ceasefire’ in 2011. Photograph: Alfredo Aldai/EPA

Basque militant group Eta has handed a list of eight arms caches to the French police through intermediaries, sources close to the matter told Re(...)

Masked members of the Basque separatist group Eta at a news conference in an unknown location in October 2011. Photograph: Gara via AP

A group of civil intermediaries is expected to inform the French authorities in Bayonne on Saturday morning of the whereabouts of several arms caches (...)

Workmen dismantle the Onesimo Redondo monument in Valladolid in February 2016, in line with a law that decrees the disappearance of all symbols of dictator Franco. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/ Getty Images

The street names of Basque cities are at the centre of a political row over historical memory that has encompassed the Franco dictatorship, a Stalinis(...)

Íñigo Errejón and Pablo Iglesias. The two leaders of Podemos, formerly political soulmates, have had a very public falling out over party strategy. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s Podemos party will hold a national assembly this weekend, hoping it can bring to a close a civil war that threatens to tear apart the three-ye(...)