Forgotten Stories From Spain: 1984 and the Spanish Civil War by Paul Read, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Hirtes

Where does a free society end and a police state begin? It's a question which vexed one of the world's finest political commentators, George Orwell, during his six months' service in the Spanish Civil War. And a question which remains just as relevant today, a whole millennium later.

Access All Areas: My Accessible Adventures in Catalonia

Martyn Sibley | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Getting to and from the Sagrada Familia is also made easy by Barcelona's brilliantly accessible transport system. 80% of the metro system is now fully accessible, while 100% of the buses have ramps so you can hop on and off as you please.

Another European Separatist Movement Has Called A Referendum

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

BARCELONA — The president of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday has called an independence referendum, the latest secessi...

Catalonia - Beyond the Bright Lights of Barcelona

Justin Francis | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Spain's north-east corner holds a secret. Technically, it's not Spain. At least that's what you will be told again and again by the Catalan people, fiercely protective of their independence and identity. It's a region of incredible individuality...

I Walk, Therefore I am

Carl Honore | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Honore

By relaxing the mind, walking turns on the creative taps, too. Ernest Hemingway went for a stroll whenever he felt deflated by the blank page. "I would walk...when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out," he wrote. "It was easier to think if I was walking.

Could Juan Carlos Be The Last Spanish Monarch?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

Could Juan Carlos be the last Spanish monarch? As the 76-year-old handed the reins to son Felipe, tens of thousands in Spain have rallied to demand th...

Jessica Elgot

Homage To Caledonia | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

The small northern California county of Siskiyou is renowned for its natural beauty, its remarkably diverse wildlife, its imposing mountain range, and...

Fair Play for Catalonia

Roger Albinyana | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Albinyana

On 11th September, Catalan national day, 1.6 million ordinary people formed a human chain the length of Catalonia, calling for things that the British take for granted: freedom and democracy.

10 Spanish Villages for a Sunny Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For decades, Spain has been one of Europe's top destinations for summer travellers looking to to enjoy her beaches, cuisine, world-class museums, and ...

Planet Appetite: Sustainable Tourism in Catalonia, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The County of Berguedà in Catalonia, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is leading the way in Spain in promoting Eco-Tourism - hotels, camping sites and restaurants already sport the EU Ecolabel. Organic food and wine are also on the menu.

Seven Spanish Destinations You Won't Find in the Travel Brochures | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From spectacularly unspoiled havens of nature, to beautiful old-world fishing villages, we've compiled a mixed bag of magnificent spots! While you won't find them in travel brochures, you will find they house a number of our Spanish private holiday rentals.

Catalonia and the Problems with Separation

Thomas Grant | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

The austerity cuts have opened up old wounds in a region who has always felt that their identity has been different to those of the rest of Spain. Sharing a different language and culture, attempts of separation are not new to Catalonia.

Catalonia Must Pay, or Else

Victor Jimenez | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Victor Jimenez

The region is determined to be recognised, and treated, as a nation. Sadly, Catalans appear incapable of shouldering the bill that comes attached to it.

Golden Dawn and the Rise of the Far-right

Thomas Grant | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

If anything, the timing of the Nobel Peace prize is ironic. If the European Union is serious about sticking to the values and the principles upon which it was formed, it must recognise that bringing unity to a country where the memories of civil war are all too recent is paramount. Austerity measures will do nothing but create unrest and divide country, allowing parties such as Golden Dawn to rise up through the cracks.