Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, a favourite with location with tourists, but visitor numbers to the city were down 22 per cent in August compared to the same month last year.
How Madrid lost its mojo

It sits, grey and unpainted, just outside central Madrid, on the city’s northeastern industrial outskirts. With one side of its semi-circular roof til(...)

Europe’s winemakers may need to relocate their vineyards as a result of climate change, according to a new report. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/GettyImages

Europe’s winemakers may not only need to change the grape varieties they cultivate but may need to relocate their vineyards “in some cases” as (...)

Ireland has more than tripled its recycling rate for municipal waste over the past decade. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has more than tripled its recycling rate for municipal waste over the past decade – a performance equalled only by Britain, according t(...)

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