Houses in Pola de Allande

M y son Patrick and I are walking the Camino Primitivo – it’s the Camino, but not as you know it. It is early morning in May and we are in northern S(...)

At a rally in Madrid, Albert Rivera compared himself to Barack Obama, saying: “A lot of people told him he couldn’t govern the US, but in 2008 hope defeated fear.” Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

In a recent opinion piece in El País newspaper in which he presented his vision for the country, Ciudadanos (“Citizens”) leader Albert Rivera expresse(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy during an electoral campaign event in La Coruna on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy was punched in the face during a campaign event for Sunday’s general election in his home region of Galicia on We(...)

The Blasket Islands viewed from Dunmore Head. Photograph: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/Wikimedia Commons

A search is continuing for a 46-year-old Spanish fisherman who fell overboard from a Spanish trawler fishing south west of the Blasket Islands on Wedn(...)

A worker renovating the one surviving wall of the Golden Rose synagogue, built in 1582 and destroyed by the Nazis in 1942. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The glory days of Lviv’s Golden Rose synagogue, like those of the Jewish community in this beautiful Ukrainian city, lie far in the past. Jews settle(...)

Shoptalk: niche food outlets

If the “super” in supermarket refers to the range of foods available in a single cavernous space, does it deserve the epithet? Isn’t there somethin(...)

Xosé Filgueira Valverde: Celebration of Galician writer whose political career under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, particularly his term as mayor of Pontevedra between 1959 and 1968, has sparked outrage.

For some, Xosé Filgueira Valverde was a prominent intellectual whose selfless public service included a spell as mayor of his home town. But for other(...)

Walk this way: allow for walking progress of about 20km per day

1. Just do it: no more dithering You’ve been thinking about it for yonks, telling friends you’re deffo going to do it. . . one day. “Just can’t see(...)

Laia Martínez’s neighbour charges that the piano playing not only disturbed her while it was being played, but that it caused her long-term psychological disturbances, including insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks.

Laia Martínez could face seven years in prison and be barred from carrying out her chosen profession if found guilty. Her crime? Playing the piano.Ms (...)

Employees of public broadcaster Radio Television Valenciana protest on November 6th after the regional government announced the closure of its TV and radio stations. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

It sounds like a dream for any TV journalist: working for a network whose ratings have soared and having absolutely zero interference from corporation(...)