Spain

The Greatest Competition in the World

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The group stages are coming to a close and the excitement of the knockout stages is kicking off on Saturday. We're knee deep in to the greatest competition in the world and, England aside, what an incredible competition it's been so far!

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

Spa Spy Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I was braving the boisterousness of Benidorm to uncover its hidden secret. A serene Mediterranean retreat, full of Eastern promise... Hidden in the foothills of Sierra Cortina - 20 minutes away from the hullabaloo of the high rise Solanas and alcopop discos - amongst 90 sprawling acres of olive and pine trees lies a perfectly manicured Mediterranean retreat.

Five Reasons Why This World Cup Will Be the Most Memorable for Years to Come

Joe Cooper | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Despite the unrest of local protesters, Brazil 2014 has started with an absolute bang and the tournament is already shaping up to be far more exciting...

The Rise of the Gluten-Free Diet Coeliac Disease

Antony Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

Many people in this world watch their diet. Some have to watch what they eat due to a variety of food allergies, but 1 in every 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease and have to steer clear of foods that contain gluten for life.

Is Our Climate to Blame for Our Body Angst?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

As we casually strolled down the street, following the curve of the beach towards Jaffa, sipping our takeout coffee and munching our delicious breakfast pastries, it was simply impossible not to feel a pang of guilt at our 'hedonistic' lifestyle as we watched toned, athletic, sun kissed bodies... pounded the streets.

The Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Guide to Ibiza

Adam Bown | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Boasting some of the Med's most spectacular coastline, gloriously unspoilt beaches and a rich history, Ibiza's reputation as a clubber's paradise hides just how much there is to do. Yes, there's a lot more to the White Isle than superclubs and dancing till dawn.

A Bluffer's Guide to the World Cup

Charlie Eccleshare | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Charlie Eccleshare

The World Cup is nearly upon us, and although that will bring excitement for many, there will also be a large number of people dreading a month filled with conversation about the competition. On these occasions feigning interest is your only real option, and this bluffer's guide should help you to keep up and maybe even look like a bona fide football fan.

Charming Calvia: Mallorca's Other Side

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

When you think of Mallorca, chances are the images that spring to mind are of package holidays, busy beaches in summertime and the infamous Magaluf party strip. These are undeniably the familiar elements that make the Spanish island such a well-known tourist destination. But there's so much more to this tantalising island...

National Politics Must Not Undermine International Law

David Young | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Young

When José María Galante believed he had discovered his former fascist torturer living contently near his home in Madrid and freely jogging around the local park most mornings no one might have imagined the implications for the future of the international law of universal jurisdiction, that allows serious crimes committed in one country to be tried in another.

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...

PICTURES: The Next King Of Spain Is Unfeasibly Tall

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Comedy

With his father King Juan Carlos abdicating, Crown Prince Felipe has got some big shoes to fill. But they're not as big as his own. Seriously: ...

Calling Time: Spain's King Quits

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Spain's Juan Carlos I is to abdicate and be replaced by his son Crown Prince Felipe, sparking calls across the country for a referendum on the future ...

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

This Is The Moment More Than 1,000 Migrants Stormed A Razor-Wire Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

It could be a scene from an action movie, but this is the moment hundreds of Sub-Saharan refugees stormed Spain's North African exclave of Melilla. ...

Six Nations That Lurched Left, Not Right, At The EU Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming top of the poll in the UK...

Player Focus: Ramos' Real Performances Show He's Matching Ancelotti's Needs

Ben McAleer | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Prior to Real Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Osasuna last month, Sergio Ramos had netted just 1 goal in 43 appearances in all competitions this season. Fast-forward to the present day and the defender has 5 in his last 6, including a brace against Bayern to cement Los Blancos' place in the Champions League final...

Traversing Pilgrim Paths: The Latest Brit Holiday Trend

Vicky Dean | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

One type of holiday growing in popularity is the pilgrim walk - and despite the name, it is not just the religious who are lacing up their hiking boots. This type of walk follows in the footsteps of pilgrims in the Middle Ages who would travel near and far to visit holy cities and shrines.

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...

Top Spanish Politician Gunned Down In 'Revenge Killing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

A top politician has been shot dead in the street in the northern city of Leon. Police have detained two women, a mother and daughter, after Isabel...

May Day 'MangaTuna' Festival

Martyn Sibley | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

During the recent UK bank holiday weekend, I've been experiencing a very new Spanish cultural education. I knew from my time in Asturias that they also celebrated this weekend. I didn't know that L'Ametlla de Mar would be so different.

Students Fight Spanish College's Rules Which BAN Males From Doing Their Laundry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a college in Spain are fighting outdated rules which ban males from entering the laundry room, and are instead instructed to pass their wa...

Living La Dreamy Vida

Martyn Sibley | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Over the Easter weekend most people were enjoying great moments and chocolate with their family. Having gone through education to Masters level, and worked in London for the disability charity Scope; I spent the weekend living a lifelong dream of mine. I enjoyed this Easter weekend with my beautiful Kasia in Spain.

Three Retreats to Change Your Life

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Got a niggling feeling that something isn't quite right? Most people who go on an intensive retreat do too. It might be your job, your health, your relationship, your stress levels... Whatever you feel like changing, here's my pick of three retreats that have helped others turn their lives around.

WATCH: Statue Of Virgin Mary Falls Over During Spanish Easter Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Easter parades are something of a big deal in Alicante, Spain. In fact, during Holy Week, there are 28 of them. But things got a little hairy durin...