They lined up on the pitch against Real Sociedad, but then refused to contest the ball
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Wednesday 08 February 2012
Antoni Tapies was the most important Catalan artist of the 20th century. He was a self-taught painter and sculptor, his later works instantly recognisable for their stark contrasts of colour, incorporation of found materials and widespread use of written language and geometric symbols.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Tottenham and Liverpool's youth teams will compete at White Hart Lane tonight in the quarter-final of the NextGen Series.
Thursday 26 January 2012
Jose Mourinho celebrates his 49th birthday today, out of the Spanish Cup and still without a win at the Nou Camp.
Friday 20 January 2012
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Wednesday 14 December 2011
Brazil striker Neymar scored a sublime opening goal as he inspired Santos to an exciting 3-1 victory over Japan's Kashiwa Reysol in a Club World Cup semi-final in Toyota today.
Saturday 10 December 2011
One evening in 1988 my girlfriend and I were driving home from work when one of the most exquisite sounds I had heard emerged from the car radio.
Saturday 05 November 2011
Lionel Messi believes the eight years Cesc Fabregas spent at Arsenal have been just as important in his immediate adaptation at Barcelona as his formative years with the Catalan club.
Saturday 21 May 2011
Friday 11 February 2011
Catalonia became Spain's capital of animal rights last summer when the regional parliament banned bullfighting. Now it is struggling with a new animal issue: what to do about all those wild boars in a Barcelona park?
Thursday 30 December 2010
Dinastia Borgia is a musical odyssey tracing the history of the Borgias from the birth of Alfonso de Borgia in the 14th century, through his accession to the Papacy and the subsequent twists and turns of theocratic intrigue.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Spain's Catalonia region outlawed bullfighting today, becoming the country's first mainland region to do so after a heated debate that put animal rights against the idea of preserving a pillar of traditional culture.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Barcelona is to become the first major Spanish city to ban the use of face-covering Islamic veils in municipal buildings.
Friday 14 May 2010
Chapter 46 of this novel of 77 short chapters ends with the narrator's father, Mimoun, hurling a knife at his daughter and smashing a plate against the wall: "Fragments of glass rained down". Chapter 47 opens "It was fun going all over the place with Father." The juxtaposition catches the book's disconcerting tone. Though family life consists of rape, domestic violence, attempted murder and suicide, drunken abuse, hidden secrets and false accusations, the tone is light and matter-of-fact. Najat El Hachmi has a great eye for the comic in the disasters of everyday life.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Bullfighting in Catalonia has about as good a chance of survival as a 1,000lb bull in a ring, but amid the on-going parliamentary battle over a regional corrida ban, one party is still charging hard.
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