Asturias

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In the principality of Asturias more than half the land is protected, as are the bears

Tiny purple autumn crocus are the only flowers this high up, colouring an otherwise harsh terrain. Choughs, the crow of the mountains, call to each ot(...)

Picos de Europa Mountains.

“Vamos, amigos!” Andres said, as I looked down at the gushing waters of the Deva River in La Hermida Gorge, roughly 100m below the cliff where I am ha(...)

A drug-trafficker who managed to evade capture for 15 years by altering his fingerprints  has been arrested by Spanish police. File photograph: iStock/Thinkstock

A drug-trafficker who managed to evade capture for 15 years by cutting and burning the skin of his fingertips and having it replaced with micro-implan(...)

Castro Urdiales is a medieval seafaring and fishing village  on the Cantabrian coast

Ireland’s geographical position on Earth is changing just a little bit this summer; from May we shall be reconnected to Spain, as we were before the i(...)

Civil Guard agents conduct checks at a security control point at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain. File photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Spanish police have smashed a human trafficking network that smuggled people from China into Britain and Ireland. A total of 155 people were arreste(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry in 1997

The announcement by Britanny Ferries that it is to begin a ferry service from Cork to Santander will not be the first time Irish travellers have taken(...)

Cudillero fishing village in Asturias.

“Asturias? Where the f**k is Asturias, ” asked Michael O’Leary when someone approached him in Dublin airport a couple of years back to ask if Ryanair (...)

Black pudding ... call a spade a spade, it’s blood pudding, says Bernice Harrison. Photograph: Getty Images

FOR: Gerard Maguire Black pudding (boudin noir in France and morcilla in Spain) was recently heralded, somewhat questionably, as a superfood. The h(...)

Carmina, who believes she has won the lotto when she watches a news playback of a lottery win from two years before

The Spanish lottery is back this year with another heart-warming Christmas advert, this time about a retired teacher who believes she’s won the lotto.(...)

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