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The United Kingdom Should Declare Its Own Independence From The Overseas Territories

David Lindsay | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

Gibraltar wants to remain in the European Union even if the United Kingdom voted to leave. Gibraltar can please itself. Nowhere is compelled to be a B...

Now Is the Time to Buy a Holiday Home In Spain

Stephen Maunder | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

As the British winter rages on, it's natural that thoughts start to turn to sun, sea and sand. The laid-back lifestyle on offer in Spain has always appealed to Brits, but it's fair to say the property market there has had its fair share of problems.

Six Ways to Plan a Family Holiday in Spain - and Avoid the Crowded Costas

William Gray | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Parents
William Gray

Mainstream media were quick to focus on the proposal that women should have a £3000 budget and a choice of birth places and carers. The Times describes this as women being "handed £3000 by the NHS," a scenario which seems as unlikely as its tone seems dismissive of women's abilities to think straight if presented with such quantities of money.

Majorcan Retreats: Castell Son Claret

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Peace and tranquility embrace you as soon as you enter the opulent iron gates to Castell Son Claret. A serene tree lined drive leads to the stunning 18th Century castle set in 132 acres of woodland, manicured lavender gardens, olive and fruit groves.

Five Top Tips for Buying a Home In Spain

Stephen Maunder | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

It's no secret that the Spanish property market has had some problems in recent years, but it's now turned the corner, and there are still some great property deals to be had, whether you're buying a holiday home or an investment property.

Why I Decided to Spend My Life Savings on Travelling

Rosie Duffield | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Duffield

As I thought back to the last few days I'd had in Spain, I realised one thing: I didn't want to go back to the UK. I could feel the heat rising up my body and my palms were becoming clammy. What was it that was making my pulse race so much? The thought of returning to work? The weather? The lack of adventure ahead?

It Will Only Be a Happy New Year If the Money Drowns Before We Do

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

It's very hard to wish you all a happy new year when so many are experiencing hardship. Whether you are trying to get muddy water out of what used to be your home, digging your children out of the rubble of an air strike in Syria, fighting forest fires in drought ridden Spain, or contemplating the failed COP 21 agreement, I am thinking of you.

'The GR1: Spain's Sendero Histórico' by John Hayes, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Photograph by Cicerone Guides/schmuides. In the digital age we live in, do we really need to reserve space in our luggage for a book? If the title in...

Refugee Travels To Europe With €5 On Boat, Wins Christmas Lottery

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

A Christmas miracle has struck a Senegalese refugee who travelled to Europe on a migrant boat with just €5. The 35-year-old, identified only as N...

Bullfighting in Spain: Still in the Political Arena

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

Debates surrounding bullfighting are inextricably linked with the territorial and political reality of a nation-state comprised of seventeen autonomous regions, and the personal and ideological idiosyncrasies of 8,000 mayors.

Watch The Moment Spanish PM Was Sucker Punched By Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

The prime minister of Spain has been sucker punched in the head by a teenager while out on the campaign trail. Mariano Rajoy was campaign in the ...

Five Things to Do in Barcelona... and One to Miss

Sally Pemble | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Pemble

Barcelona is the city with it all. Culture at every turn, glorious food and a fantastic beach, for when you've had enough of the sight-seeing and just want to flop on the sand and catch some rays. Here's my top five things to do whilst visiting Barcelona. Plus I've thrown in one place that's a dud, so best to give this a miss.

How Long Before the European Pressure Cooker Explodes?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Turbulent December Only a few more weeks to go in 2015 but there are still various risks and challenges remaining for Europe. There will be elections...

Spain Issues Arrest Warrant For Israeli Prime Minister Over Gaza Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

The Israeli prime minister and six other government officials could face arrest should they enter Spain, after a judge from the country issued warrant...

Accessible Tenerife

Martyn Sibley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

My first trip was with my family when i was aged 8 years. We returned many times during my teens. Plus I've been lucky enough to visit for work in recent years too. The reasons for my love of Tenerife are far reaching.

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

Long Overdue: Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

If you're reading this then let me just reassure you that I am not about to rehash the countless valid, tested and proven arguments for marriage equal...

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 21.09.2016 | 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...