surinenglish

15:08

Keeping count

While the number of Brits seems to be falling, there has been a marked increase in the numbers of Venezuelans and Colombians

Rachel Haynes

19:53

THE EURO ZONE

Show us the money

The Spanish government has had direct control of Catalonia since last October's divisive plebiscite - plenty of time to pore over the region's books

Mark Nayler

19:48

This alarming man

Morrissey's musical output is a parson's egg if ever there was one

Peter Edgerton

19:48

Thick-skinned locals

It's fine to advise locals to put a smile on their faces for the tourists, as long as we don't go over the top and they interpret our cheerful friendliness as an indication that all we do is go out and party

ANA BARREALES

19:41

National myths and lies

Few myths persist longer than those referring to the customs of different nationalities, even more so when these reflect the eating habits of the country in question

ANDREW J. LINN

19:40

Adios to another wine dynasty

Control of Freixenet, once a family business, has just passed into the hands of the German drinks multinational Henkell, for a sum rumoured to be around 300 million

ANDREW J. LINN

15:28

Back home

Playing minigolf back in Britain resulted in a wave of nostalgia

Peter Edgerton

15:27

Las Kellys hit La Moncloa

The friendly greeting from the receptionist when you first arrive at a hotel and the smile from the waiter who serves you in the cafeteria or on the terrace are of vital importance

Pilar Martínez

15:26

THE EURO ZONE

A perfect storm

It has emerged that Cristina Cifuentes, leader of the conservative PP in Madrid, obtained a master's degree from Rey Juan Carlos University under questionable circumstances

Mark Nayler

14:35

Running out of sense

Aman in apparent good health died in Arcos de la Frontera last weekend after being gored by a bull

MARÍA DOLORES TORTOSA

14:34

The Euro Zone

EU-crazy

Romano Escolano, Spain's incoming economy minister, is already showing where his priorities lie

Mark Nayler

15:56

Waiting

Semana Santa is one of the few occasions in Spain when people know exactly what is going to happen and when

Rachel Haynes

15:55

Under the bored walk

Judging by the scenes on the streets of our big cities these days, taking a normal stroll will soon be a thing of the past

Peter Edgerton