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How Major Cities Will Actually Ban Diesel Vehicles

Phillip Othen | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech

It is remarkable to think that diesel fuel has gone from environmental saviour to environmental pariah in less than a decade. For years, it was touted...

It’s Going To Be Warmer Than Madrid Today

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK

April is almost upon us, and with it will come the namesake showers. But March is set to go out with balmy bang first – for temperatures are set to ...

You Can Now Walk Across The First 3D-Printed Bridge In The World

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

Most days we’re lucky if our printer can get by without a paper jam, running out of ink, or just failing to turn on at all. So the idea of relying...

Almodóvar Matters

Maria Delgado | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Maria Delgado

To call Pedro Almodóvar an icon might be something of an understatement. When he visits the cinema in his native Madrid - the city where he has been ...

Why Madrid Banned Cars With Even-Number Registration Plates

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

Cars with even-number registration plates will be banned in Madrid today (29 December) as pollution soars to dangerous levels in the Spanish capital. ...

Madrid: A European Gem for Students

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Madrid has it all, but it never forgets to show its visitors a friendly face, no matter the size of their wallets. If you're hungering for a city that actually sees some sunlight every once in a while, or if you're looking for stops on your cross-continental summer rampage, or if you're feeling a a bit priced out of Barcelona, or for any other reason, really, come here and you will find Madrid welcoming you with open arms.

An Accessible Whirlwind in Madrid

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

In my last post I talked you through the Accessible Tourism conference I spoke at in Spain. Now I want to share with you how I got on in Madrid outside of my professional responsibilities.

Speaking at the International Accessible Technology and Tourism Conference in Madrid

Martyn Sibley | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech
Martyn Sibley

Tourism Conference in Madrid - featuredLast week I was invited to Madrid by the huge national Spanish Charity, Once. They are funded from the sales of lottery tickets, and run many projects for disabled people. Their staff and board of trustees are heavily represented by disabled people which I applaud.

Up in the Air - An Aerial Perspective of Three Great Cities

Nick Jones | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK
Nick Jones

London's skyline has been transformed in the last twenty years or so, and although some of the buildings may not be to everyone's taste, it's a city which has something for everyone. From up in the air it looks every inch a global city for the 21st century, a place where 300 different languages are spoken and over 8.5 million people live and work.

Graphic Photos Show Horrific Moment Bull Plunges Horn Into Fighter's Neck

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Shocking photos show the horrific moment Matador Lorenzo Sanchez almost lost his fight with a bloodied bull at Madrid's Las Ventas bullring on Sunday....

A Shadow Cast over the Sun: Vodafone Sol, Buxton Water and Assaults against Public Space

Lucy Bell | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy Bell

Fighting against growing levels of precarity, unemployment, poverty and homelessness - in Spain and, contrary to what our government claims, in the UK - also requires us to reclaim what should belong to the state and its citizens, to us.

Arriving in Madrid: Big Brother, Business and Bank Holidays

Rosie Snowball | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

The Spanish are overwhelmingly friendly, living up to their positive stereotype. On my first day at work I was introduced to a thousand people, who all looked genuinely content at the prospect of working with a hindrance of a foreign intern.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 103- The changes wrought by age and time

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I have started to notice and be upset by changes I see around me. I wonder whether this is like a new form of puberty, a phase we all go through when we hit a certain age. For all my life, up to now, I have celebrated and been eager to embrace the new and the innovative.

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

Madrid Station Evacuated After 'Suicide Bomber' Threat

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Madrid's central Atocha train station has been evacuated after a bomb threat but police have reported that a man who claimed he was a suicide bomber w...

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...

Spanish Bulls Injure Three Matadors Ending Bullfight

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

It’s a victory for the bulls. Three matadors at Madrid's prestigious yet controversial Las Ventas ring were injured on Tuesday, forcing the organise...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 66 - Here We Go Again

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Masterpiece is at a fulcrum moment and it is always the case that TEFAF comes at that crucial moment, the last few pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of exhibitors are falling into place and we are ready to move from the plan stage to the build stage.

Under the Tourist Radar: Spain's Best-Kept Secrets

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

It's not hard to see why Spain is one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers. There are many beautiful places in Spain where you'll find plenty of sunshine, good food, good wine, and beautiful beaches, but beyond these destinations we know and love, there are some Spanish gems that have been blissfully unaffected by mass tourism.

Bullet Point

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I used to braid my great granny's Jamaican head of hair. That's when my daddy noticed I was queer. That's the time my big brother started to disappear. That's when the fear begun to be there for me. That's when the bullying begun. That's when he first pointed the gun.

"Live Like a Tourist, Travel Like a Local..."

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

My boyfriend's Dad has travelled the world and recently gave us the best piece of advice. He said we should "live in our own cities like tourists, and travel the globe like we are locals". I loved the suggestion the minute he told me I vowed to put it into practice when I went to Madrid

The Traveller's Guide to (early) Christmas Shopping

Andrew Matthews | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

To my wallet's quiet lament, winter looms and with winter comes Christmas and, however you ice it or trim it or wrap or spin it; Christmas is about mad-relentless-ruinous-gut-wrenching-eye-watering shopping.

Cameron Comes Out Swinging On Gibraltar

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

No progress has been made in the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Spain and the UK, according to David Cameron. The prime minister met with his ...

Boris Johnson Congratulates Tokyo On Winning Olympic Games

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Sport

London mayor Boris Johnson has sent "huge congratulations" to Tokyo in being named as the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In a tight ra...