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Scottish expat in court for removing Franco plaque from his garden

Clifford Torrents took a hammer to the Franco tribute

King Juan Carlos: Spain must stick together through hard times

As Cataluna pushes for autonomy, the King calls for a unified Spain

Franco throwback

The alarming attempt to gag journalists who disagree with government policies

What was Guernica?

LISTEN UP: In this new section, Wendy Andersen gives a potted history on Spain’s most famous painting, which was inspired by the bombing of Guernica 75 years ago

Estepona: The white-village-on-sea

Estepona has found the perfect balance between modern tourism and maintaining its Spanish identity, discovers James Bryce

New book explores ‘Spanish holocaust’

Franco era atrocities explored by latest author to analyse Spanish Civil War

Garzon cleared of Franco deaths probe

The judge was handed an 11-year ban three weeks ago for illegal phone tapping

I only married because Franco shut the border

Wendy Williams meets Solomon Levy, one of the Rock’s most colourful figures

Franco in the fridge in Spain

Franco is 'alive' according to a new exhibit in Madrid

Garzon found guilty of phone tapping

Spanish 'superjudge' banned from practising for 11 years by Supreme Court

Judge Garzon facing prison

Prosecutors have requested a two to five year sentence or a 27,000 euro fine in the third case against the human rights judge

Human rights observers attend Garzon’s Supreme Court trial

'Superjudge' Garzon is on trial for investigating deaths during Franco's regime

The lost babies of fascism

As new cases of ‘Franco’s stolen babies’ emerge in their droves – they are now said to number 300,000 – Wendy Williams takes a look at how an horrific punishment of Republican sympathizers became a lucrative baby adoption business that tore families apart

A crying shame for Spain

BBC documentary claims 300,000 infants were 'stolen' under Franco regime

The geography and politics of Spain

Whilst the history of Spain is long and complicated, the geography and political set-up are fairly straightforward. Paul Whitelock takes a look.

They came to Spain to fight for freedom

But new evidence shows that those Britons and Irish who came to fight Fascism in Spain - 75 years ago this month - were spied on in their thousands once they returned home and were all suspected of being communists, discovers James Bryce

Mass Civil War grave found in northern Spain

Discovery follows news that 4,000 Brits fought Franco, more than double the number previously stated

Spanish footsteps of the gods

JAMES BRYCE took a trip to Chiclana and Sancti Petri, where it is said that the Temple of Hercules once stood and Roman leaders Hannibal and Caesar took their hols

Spanish Franco fallout

A new 6.5m euro state-funded biography of the former dictator stokes fury as it paints him in a good light

Franco’s missing babies probe in court for first time in Spain

The first ‘stolen baby’ case has reached the courts

Spanish Civil War communal graves located

Junta releases map of the 50,000 victims still awaiting a decent burial from Civil War

Search for Spain’s ‘lost babies of Franquismo’

Police have opened an investigation into the newborn babies who were lost in 1960s-70s across Spain

Final rest for Franco’s victims

The Junta is preparing to excavate Civil War mass graves

Tale of the century

The Olive Press talks to Andalucia’s oldest ex-pat about decades of change

From North Devon to South Spain in six decades – Part Two

The first night in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa,) where I had arrived at the age of 20 to start my year abroad from university, had been an orgy of cheap wine, pintxos and music by Santana. This had led to the worst hangover of my life.

Brigade hero dies

Hero of the International Brigades, Sam Russell, has died age 95




PEARL OF THE COSTA BLANCA: Javea’s rugged beauty holds enough hidden jewels to share all around

THE majestic umbrella pines perfectly frame what must be one of the prettiest stretches of coastline in Europe. The countless vistas of the cobalt blue...


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