Guy Hedgecoe

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British prime minister Theresa May arrives back in Downing Street in London, England, after delivering her speech on Brexit. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

In her speech on Tuesday, British prime minister Theresa May finally gave us a few clues as to how the UK will leave the EU. In Ireland, her commitm(...)

Former bank robber Jason Coghlan, legal fixer on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

Sitting in the offices of one of his law firm clients, Jason Coghlan, wears a blazer and tie that lends him an air of formality. He could almost give (...)

 Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny  in Madrid. Photograph:Sergio Barrenechea/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought to convince the Spanish government of Ireland’s need to be treated as a “unique” case with regard to Brexit. The pot(...)

Jean Cooper at La Siesta Bowls Club. “There are people out here that rent properties, they rely on their income every month, they know how much they need to survive out here.”  Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

“When you live here, you’re not on holiday, you’ve got to have something to get up in the morning for,” says Jean Cooper, as she looks across the imma(...)

Members of the President of the Catalan government Carles Puigdemont after his budget speech at the parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on June 8, 2016. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

Pro-independence parties in Catalonia have defied the Spanish judiciary by formally approving a blueprint for secession in a move which, in theory, fo(...)

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy is planning to implement new austerity measures if he remains in government after a June election, in a bid to avoid a European Commission sanction for failing to control the public deficit.

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy is planning to implement new austerity measures if he remains in government after a June election, in a bi(...)

A dog cools off in a fountain in Madrid. City Hall has published on its website a “dog excrement map”, highlighting all the streets of the capital where dog mess is deemed a regular problem. Photograph:  Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Having long blighted the city’s streets, dog mess is now the target of a pioneering scheme overseen by the authorities in Madrid, under which a combin(...)

Arnaldo Otegi speaks after being released from Logrono’s prison on March 1st, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading figure of the Basque independence movement who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been f(...)

 Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy: He rejected King Felipe’s invitation to try to form a government, on the grounds that he knew he would lose the congressional confidence vote. Photograph: Diego Crespo/Prime minister’s office/

Asunción Martín’s trinkets and ornaments shop is tucked away in one of the quieter streets in Madrid’s Salamanca district, far from the hustle and bus(...)

Members of the Spanish Special Group Against Organised Crime engaged in a drugs investigation aboard a catamaran in the harbour of La Coruna. Photograph: EPA

Spain has long been characterised as a refuge for criminals fleeing the law enforcement agencies of their own countries, a place where fugitives could(...)

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