Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Inés Rubio: “It’s my home away from home. I’ve lived in other places and I never felt the way I feel about Dublin and Ireland.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The first time Inés Rubio played a Gaelic football match she didn’t even know the rules of the game. She had watched her boyfriend play a few matches(...)

Basque leader Arnaldo Otegi speaks to  supporters after being released from prison on Tuesday. “This is an historic day, we’ll definitely remember this day for years to come,” one supporter said. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading Basque separatist figure who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been freed after six yea(...)

The BMW X4 is a little too weighty on bends

BMW’s latest newcomers are being launched in conjunction with visits to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. Like the transcendental exhibits from Yoko(...)

A man walks past graffiti sprayed on a bank window in Bilbao’s Gran Via during a general strike called by Basque nationalist unions ELA and LAB. The graffiti reads: “Burn capitalism”. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

We were having a very good lunch, if a simple one by the standards of this city of world-class gastronomy: scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms harveste(...)