UK Spain

Never a Fair Fight

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

This week the death of matador Victor Barrio in Spain has cast a spotlight on the so called 'sport' of bullfighting. Mr Barrio's death has provoked reaction and opinion across both media headlines and social media alike, raising the ultimate question - Does bullfighting even belong in a civilised 21st century or should it be consigned to the history books once and for all?

Outrage As Mother Of Bull Which Killed Spanish Matador Faces Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

The mother of a bull who killed a Spanish matador at the weekend is set to be slaughtered, sparking a huge campaign to save the animal. Victor Barrio ...

Elite Spanish Retreats: The Marbella Club, Spain

The Spa Spy | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The Marbella Club is set in a stunning location on Marbella's golden mile - enjoying a beachfront location, striking mountain views and immaculate lush gardens. A white promenade, lined with palm trees, is situated adjacent to the hotel - with 'beautiful' people walking their dogs or honing their beach bodies, you could easily imagine that you are in California.

FC Barcelona: History of the Joan Gamper Trophy

David Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Sport
David Leigh

On Wednesday FC Barcelona confirmed the 2016 Joan Gamper Trophy will be played on 10th August against Italian club Sampdoria. As usual this annual competition is to be played at Barça's Camp Nou stadium and although the match isn't the most important in Barcelona's calendar, it does give supporters a chance to see the players before the real work gets underway.

Bask For All: Part Two

Martyn Sibley | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Welcome back to my musings on the beautiful area of the Basque country in northern Spain. The long wait is finally over to hear all about "the most ac...

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

My Mystery Luggage Challenge

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

I have to admit, going on someone else's holiday was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to see where it takes me to next!

Madrid: A European Gem for Students

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.06.2016 | 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.

How I Broke The Stress Cycle

Lauren Riley | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

I arrived my usual positive self but a little jaded. Considering this was a fitness holiday and not just a jolly, I had one of the most incredibly positive weeks! So many small things aligned on this trip to make it very worthwhile.

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

Explaining the Case for YOLOEXIT - 'Young Left Wing Exit'

Julian Jones | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Jones

A youth-driven Brexit could play the initial role in dismantling the EU, and without this disintegration any hope for social progress may become much more distant. For the sake of the youth, you only live once: vote for exit! Or as I should say, YOLOEXIT.

Five Languages From Spain You Never Knew Existed

Alice Corr | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Corr

Spain, known as the land of sol, siestas and sangría, is less well known for the diversity of its linguistic heritage. Though most people could probably identify Basque and Catalan as languages spoken in Spain, the Iberian Peninsula is home to a number of minority languages and dialects you've probably never heard of.

Escape to Ibiza: The Top Three Retreats for a Mind and Body Recharge

The Spa Spy | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A haven for hippies and healers since the 1960s Ibiza is the perfect choice for those looking for a bit of a recharge in their holiday time. The Balearic island is home to hundreds of retreats, from purifying cleanses to spiritual stays, and the five star fitness break is the latest way to harness the magical energy of the White Isle.

Eat Like a King in Barcelona - Without Breaking the Bank

David Leigh | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Leigh

When visiting a foreign city it can be all too easy to stick to what you know and Barcelona is no exception. While some people look forward to trying new dishes, many others like to stick to what they already know.

The Rain in Spain

Jake Dennis | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

This weekend saw me head to Barcelona to tackle the Catalunya circuit for my first race with Arden. You never know what to expect at the start of the season but I was excited nonetheless ahead of the race, the same feeling I had when I made my JOTA debut last week.

Music Festivals in Barcelona

David Leigh | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
David Leigh

While Barcelona is perhaps most associated with architecture, football and warm weather, as one of the hippest cities in Europe it is also a great destination for live music.

Students At This University Are Being Forced To Study Exorcism

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Spain have been enrolled on a compulsory course about exorcism. The University College of Barberan and Collan has invited a priest to prov...

The History of Barcelona Street Art

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gia Marie Barbera

After Francisco Franco's death on 20 November 1975 a new sense of freedom was born in Barcelona. Artists came to Barcelona from all over the world, st...

Holiday Tragedy As Four-Year-Old British Boy Drowns In Spain

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
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A four-year-old boy from Britain has died in Spain after drowning in a swimming pool. The child, who has not been named, is believed to have fallen in...

A Wave Of Un-migration

Nick Abbot | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

There is an interminable wait until the nation gets to choose whether they like the lies that the "Better off Out" or "Stronger In" sides are using to...

My Visit to the Thermal Waters of Archena Spa in Spain

Martyn Sibley | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Nearly a week has passed since landing back in the UK from Spain. Unfortunately we were delayed for 3 hours, but with other flights being cancelled, we were actually lucky to get home. This week took me to Virgin Atlantic HQ near Gatwick and a Holiday Inn hotel around Birmingham for filming. All for the imminent launch of Accessible Travel Week. More on this in my next post.

Accessible Murcia

Martyn Sibley | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

For a few months Kasia, her brothers crew in Peterborough and her parents in Poland were planning a 2 week holiday in the sun. With access, finances and children to consider - it proved tricky to arrange.

Injured British Student Describes Horror Of Spanish Bus Crash

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

A British student on a bus which crashed in Spain, killing 13 women, has described trying to crawl out of the vehicle after waking up and seeing peopl...

13 Dead As Student Bus Overturns In Spain

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

A bus carrying university students, including British travellers, has crashed in north-east Spain, killing 13 and injuring 30. The Press Association i...

How I Found Freedom, Quit My Job and Moved to Spain

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

In 2013, my husband and I took a holiday in Southern Spain. It was a very belated 'cash-in' of a week in a timeshare that my sister had gifted us for our wedding.