surinenglish

15:10

Virtual insanity

It's difficult to think of a more appropriate symbol of modern living than a currency that doesn't really exist, or rather exists only if swathes of people are prepared to believe it does

Peter Edgerton

18:12

Eating behind bars

The request by the Belgian authorities to the Spanish government regarding what sort of treatment the Catalan rebels could expect to receive should they be extradited to, and detained in, Spain, lifted the curtain slightly on culinary aspects of the prison regime

A. J. LINN

18:06

THE EURO ZONE

Unfair play

This week saw the Basque Country's president Iñigo Urkullu defending the region's special financial deal with Madrid

Mark Nayler

18:01

Dignity forty years on

This time forty years ago, two million people took to the streets with the simple objective of not being treated as lesser citizens than others. We need that sense of insistence back

manuel castillo

17:57

Against all odds

On the 27th I'll have an odd-numbered birthday and they're always much less palatable than the even numbered ones

Peter Edgerton

12:57

PET CARE

Funny tricks

Many animals are natural entertainers but in their own natural way

PETER HARRISON

12:53

THE EURO ZONE

A gentleman's agreement

The Spanish government has been seeking a place at the ECB board's table for the last five years, so it's small wonder that De Guindos is so certain they will get it

Mark Nayler

12:50

food & drink

The Michelin straight jacket

Many in the business are completely disinterested in Michelin stars, considered a kiss of death

A. J. LINN

12:46

Crossings

If the planet does not end up sinking in the moral destitution it seems to be heading for, it's possible that our children will question us about what we were doing while the Mediterranean became a huge common grave

Héctor Barbotta

12:43

More waste, less speed

When you think about it, whole industries have been built on our deeply held desire to fritter the hours away

Peter Edgerton

13:16

Local zero

There's a lot more money to be made feeding and watering tourists but at what cost in the long term?

Peter Edgerton

13:13

THE EURO ZONE

Problem solving

If Catalonia - a region that already enjoys a high level of autonomy - is handed yet more independence from Madrid, then why should the same not be granted to every Spanish region?

Mark Nayler

13:11

Baby food!

It's a sobering thought that Bancosol food bank says that some 49,000 local people still rely on them to survive

IGNACIO LILLO

14:50

Power dangers

The word 'power' has appeared consistently in the press recently whether it be related to a sad assortment of Hollywood sleaze buckets or to embarrassingly inept attempts at regional independence much closer to home

13:33

A load of bull

In response to a letter sent by a reader named John Fitzgerald that contained some entirely unsubstantiated claims about the modern Spanish bullfight

MARK NAYLER