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Freelance Life (AKA Doing Everything)

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Francesca Nand

Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.

Brexit And The High Cost Of Promises

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

The message for those thinking of pursuing claims against the British government in international tribunals for losses caused by a probable hard or no-deal Brexit is clear: Find out what Toyota and Nissan got and ask for the same. Evidence of government promises added to wholesale changes brought about by Brexit could lead to hefty compensation pay-outs. Brexit could spawn a legal morass and economic disaster in more ways than you think.

British Expat Teacher Living In Spain Fears She May Be Forced Out Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

A British expat in Spain says she fears she will be forced to leave and has ‘no confidence’ in the ability of the Government to look after the int...

Teen Plunged To Death In Bungee Jump Because Of Instructor's 'Poor English', Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A 17-year-old who was killed in a horrifying bungee-jumping accident in Spain died because of her instructor’s “poor English”, a court has ruled...

Spanish Matador Dies After Being Gored In Chest By Bull During Fight

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK

A matador has died after being gored in the chest by a bull, becoming the second Spanish bullfighter to die in the bullring in the past year. Ivan Fan...

Costa Brava Holidays: Sun-Drenched Beaches, Music, Art... And Fantastic Food

David Leigh | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Leigh

Many people immediately think of beaches of golden sand, but that is only part of the story. The coastline is immensely varied and while there are several long stretches of sand, the coast gets its name from the rugged stretches of coastline full of small rocky coves.

Transparency On Spain's Stolen Baby Outrage is Essential For The Mothers And Children Involved

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

In the Petitions Committee we see that time and time again, people come with nowhere else to turn. As a member of the committee we cannot always 'solve' problems or right wrongs immediately but we can sometimes offer hope to people where previously there might have been none and help them take a step towards the justice they seek. In Madrid, I'll be standing with Ruth and the other petitioners in their struggle.

Brexit: Only The First Week And The Madness Has Started

Bob Morgan | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Only a week has gone by since the UK officially notified the EU that we wanted to leave. It is hard to believe how things have deteriorated so badly in that short time.

7 Things Theresa May Wouldn't Criticise After Outspoken Attack On Easter Egg Hunt

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May on Tuesday broke from her notoriously default no-comment position to launch a scathing attack on two British institutions for their promot...

People Are Losing Their Sh*t Over The Spain-Sized Irony On This Sun Front Page

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

You’d be forgiven if The Sun’s front page on Tuesday left you a little confused about how precisely we are supposed to be feeling about Spain. So ...

This Vote Leave Pledge On Gibraltar Is The Latest Brexit Promise To 'Hit The Dust'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

A Vote Leave pledge that Brexit would “protect” Gibraltar is being derided after diplomatic tensions with Spain spiked over the disputed territory...

'We Will Not Send A Taskforce To Gibraltar' Downing Street Calms Talk Of War With Spain

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street today confirmed it would not be sending a military taskforce to Gibraltar amid suggestions of war with Spain over the British territory...

Spain Would Not Block An Independent Scotland's Bid To Rejoin EU

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

Spain would not vote to block Scotland’s bid to rejoin the European Union if it votes for independence, the country’s foreign minister has said de...

People Are Asking 'WTF Has Brexit Unleashed?' Amid 'War With Spain' And £500m Blue Passports

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

Politicians and commentators have reacted with anger and disbelief over a top Tory’s suggestion the UK should be prepared to threaten war with Spain...

Sunday Shows: War With Spain, Three-Day Weekends And Labour Council Election Fears

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show It has a population of around 33,000 and is less than three square miles, but the peninsula of Gibraltar dominated the Sunday sho...

'We Will Go To War With Spain Over Gibraltar' Warns Ex-Tory Leader Lord Howard

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics

Former Tory leader #LordHoward uses the 35th anniversary of the Falklands conflict to explain why he's optimistic about Gibraltar #Ridge pic.twitter.c...

Brexit Puts Gibraltar's Future As British Territory At Stake, As EU Gives Spain Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

Brexit could threaten Gibraltar’s future as a British overseas territory, as the EU has said it would give Spain a veto on how any deal would apply ...

By Announcing A Second Scottish Referendum, Nicola Sturgeon Has Effectively Announced Her Resignation As First Minister

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Duncan Kenyon

Whichever way the referendum goes Sturgeon faces the end of her career. If she loses, she must resign. If she wins, she will steer Scotland into an inevitable short-term decline and be forced from office. If Scotland does vote for independence and is successful as an independent nation, she will not be remembered for putting it there.

Have We Hit Peak MWC?

Andy Bloxham | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andy Bloxham

Peak MWC? Not on your nelly. See you in Barcelona next year.

It's Not OK To Be Racist

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Lisa Francesca Nand

I can count on two hands the amount of times I've been subject to direct racist insults. It's always a terrible shock. It takes my breath away and stays with me forever. The sense of injustice, of prejudice, the realisation that people judge you as different.

How To Build A Tiny Home And Live A More Simple Life

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Creating her own environment and giving up living in the rat race has given her a new lease of energy and a completely different take on life. It sounds almost too good to be true. "I feel more free, and every morning I wake up and I am surrounded by nature, seasons, skies, plants, sounds, animals. It's beautiful and it feels like how it was always meant to be."

If You Thought 2016 Was Bad, We Have A UK Lettuce And Broccoli Shortage This Year

PA | Christopher York | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Consumers have been dealt a fresh blow by European vegetable shortages as lettuce became the latest staple to fall victim to the “crisis”. Super...

Building Edible Sandcastles And Resonances From The Seashells

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Along this stroll along seashores, I have learnt. I have explored. And I have dreamt. Sometimes, as I sat on the sandy beaches, ruminating and piecin...

Five Places Near Barcelona That Will Blow Your Mind

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

ut some of the best advice you'll ever get is to travel a little further out. Because in the outskirts and surrounding region of Barcelona, you'll discover some incredible gems. Here are 5 places near Barcelona that will blow your mind...

See Ya, Autumn Blues

Olivia Cox | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

My general method with Autumn is basically denial so I drag the summer out as long as possible. Case in point, I've just got back from Spain. Officially, I was out there for the Global Gift Gala, but the beaut sunshine was a happy coincidence. Day one, I set my alarm for 7am to maximise sun-chilling time.