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Animal Rights Groups Are One Step Closer To Ending 'Barbaric' Bullfighting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Animal rights campaigners are rejoicing after the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to end EU subsidies for farmers who raise bulls to fight in a...

Pictures Capture Final Phase Of Construction On La Sagrada Familia Basilica

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Work on Barcelona's breathtaking La Sagrada Familia Basilica, designed by visionary architect Antoni Gaudi, has entered its final phase of raising six...

'The Long Siesta' by Nick Sweet, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Hirtes

Photograph by Grey Cells Press Regular readers of my HP blog posts will already know the location of my favourite Spanish city. For the benefit of an...

Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Three

David J Constable | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

I feel at my most Hemingwayesque by morning, when I wake in the Hotel Maria Cristina, the warm sun spilling through the blinds and the fuzzy-tongued r...

Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Two

David J Constable | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

A bus takes me from the centre of the Rioja region, north, on a 70-minute journey to San Sebastián. We pass through small farming villages where donkeys graze on the sloped hills, and cross bridges that stretch across great empty ravines. Water flows north over rocks below, before reaching the River Uruma in San Sebastián.

Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part One

David J Constable | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

By finally visiting Bilbao and San Sebastián, I fulfilled a long-held ambition. The Basque Country, and particularly San Sebastián, has loomed large in my consciousness ever since I read Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.

Drug Traffickers Unload £6m Haul On Costa Del Sol In Front Of Tourists

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

It doesn't get any more brazen than this. A gang of traffickers pulled up to a beach on the Costa del Sol in a Zodiac rubber dinghy and then casual...

'Sonder' - (n) The Realisation That Each Passerby Has a Life as Vivid and Complex as Your Own

Sasha Govor | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

Today, like every day, I battled the insanity of the London underground at peak hour. Anyone who has experienced this will join me in a unanimous howl of frustration. You get pushed at, cut off, barraged, sworn at and generally harassed...

Video Captures 'Gratuitous Animal Cruelty' At Spanish Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A video captured by Humane Society International (HSI) shows the brutal killing of a bull in Spain at controversial festiv...

12th Man Gored To Death By A Bull In A Single Spanish Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A 66-year-old man has died after being gored to death by a bull, making him the twelfth person to be killed in a bull-related incident in Spain this s...

20,000 People Just Had The World's Biggest Tomato Fight

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

As many as 20,000 people hurled tomatoes at each other at an annual festival in the Bunol district of Valencia, Spain on Wednesday. La Tomatina inv...

Fuerteventura Retreat for West Bank Yoga Master Trainees

Yousif Nur | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yousif Nur

Normally, yoga is seen as being for middle class types trying to find themselves, with a particular penchant for tribal tattoos and herbal teas. However this November, a group of 25 Palestinians have been invited to complete their yoga training in the Canary Islands.

Watch This Brave Woman Jump Into Bullfighting Ring To Comfort Dying Animal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

An animal rights activist bravely jumped into a bullfighting ring in Spain to comfort and shield a dying bull from the matador's sword. Virginia Ru...

Furious Ricky Gervais Sides With Bull That Gored Matador To Death In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A matador has been gored to death by a bull after taking part in an annual summer festival in Spain, sparking a furious outcry from ardent animal righ...

There's A Naked Guy Crawling Around Barcelona Pretending To Be A Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Josep Ivan Argelaga - or as he's more commonly known, "dogman" - is exploring the boundaries of provocative art. In doing so, he is performing as ...

'Instagram Migrant' Is In Fact A Beach Handball Player From Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

A man who appeared to be a migrant who Instagrammed his 'illegal' journey from North Africa to Spain has been revealed to be a beach handball player w...

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....

Animals Given The Same Rights As Humans In Spanish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A Spanish town has become the first in the world to give human rights to animals. In the town of Trigueros del Valle, which has a population of jus...

Barcelo Raval, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

With little windy streets of cafes, bars and shops and open squares of lush greenery and outdoor bars, El Raval definitely has a laid back and local vibe to it. It is one of the lesser known areas of Barcelona for tourists but we were immediately fond of it and liked the fact it was less touristy and busy.

British Tourist who Died After Hitting Bridge In Spain Bungee Jump Was 'Sweet And Caring'

PA | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

The father of a British woman killed while bungee jumping in Spain has described her as "sweet, caring, bubbly and focused". Aspiring fashion and d...

Man Killed While Watching Running Of The Bulls Event

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A 44-year-old man has died after being gored by a bull during a festival in a small town in eastern Spain on the same day the famous bull running fest...

Enoteca, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Whilst staying at Hotel Arts, we were lucky enough to be able to dine in their two Michelin Star restaurant, Enoteca, overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez, who holds five Michelin Stars to his name.

Hotel Arts, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

We were really excited about where we were staying for the night on the fourth day of our Barcelona trip as we were booked into the infamous Hotel Arts. Situated on the beach front at Port Olimpic, Hotel Arts is a tall white skyscraper with a big gold fish sculpture at the front of the hotel, which can't be missed.

B Hotel, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Since the weather was so nice, we decided to head up to the roof and sunbathe for the afternoon and spent a lovely afternoon relaxing reading our books and even braved a dip (it was May!) in the infinity pool as it looked too nice not to try.

A Matador Learnt Just What Happens When The Bull Fights Back

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

A matador had to have a testicle removed after he was struck by a bull's horn during a bullfight. Marco Galan was taunting the bull in Spain's larg...