surinenglish

13:08

THE EURO ZONE

No end in sight

Even if secessionist parties form a government in Catalonia, they will still disagree on how to proceed in talks with Madrid

Mark Nayler

17:52

brit back

Light

English villages fend off the dark mid-winter with defiantly bright Christmas spirit

Polly rodger-brown

17:07

How to get a Michelin star

Roughly 50% of a star's value is decided on the quality of the food, the remainder on the service, the surroundings, the tableware, wine list, loos, etc. so all these items have to be impeccable

A. J. LINN

16:57

THE EURO ZONE

Business-friendly

Puigdemont differs from his more commercially-savvy predecessor Artur Mas

Mark Nayler

15:13

Spare a thought for the homeless

While we are enjoying a little Christmas spirit and admiring the illuminations and decorations, it is hard to ignore the fact that there are so many people who cannot enjoy the seasonal festivities, simply because they have no money, and in many cases, nowhere to live

Tony Bryant

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