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'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.

Bizarre Details Emerge About Brit Found Dead Outside Malaga Airport

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

The British man found dead outside Malaga airport last week had a slice of ham placed on each buttock and his genitals placed in a can of tuna. Steve...

Spain Aims For 100% Renewable Energy, And Experts Think It's Achievable

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech

Spain is aiming to provide 100% of its energy needs using only renewable sources, and experts in the country believe it is an achievable target. The E...

Brit Found Dead, Semi-Naked And Bound Outside Spanish Airport

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

The semi-naked and bound body of a British man was found outside Malaga airport on Friday morning. Spanish police have launched an investigation and s...

Never a Fair Fight

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 15.07.2017 | 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 Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

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 01.07.2017 | 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 28.06.2017 | 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 27.06.2017 | 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 23.06.2017 | 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 20.06.2017 | 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.

How I Broke The Stress Cycle

Lauren Riley | Posted 15.06.2017 | 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 15.06.2017 | 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 14.06.2017 | 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 28.05.2017 | 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.