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A homage to Catalonia (shame the picture was taken in Perth)

Costa Brava tourist board uses Australian beach to fight decline in visitors

First Night: Twelfth Night, Wyndham's Theatre, London

A journey into the art of love to warm the wintry season

'Dr Death' jailed for mutilating women

A French plastic surgeon accused of mutilating 96 women with his scalpel over 15 years has been jailed in Madrid, pending extradition to France where he faces a prison term and a hefty fine.

No words necessary: The cartoonists tackle climate change

The results of a worldwide competition are sharp, satirical – and even funny

The Reign of Spain: European champions (of nearly everything)

Sunday night's triumph in Vienna was a moment of pride, unity and joy for this nation – and a mark of how far it's come. Elizabeth Nash reports from Madrid

Overseas: Six To View – Waterfront Specia

Eye for the main chance

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: Should I let my daughter enter a modelling competition?

Dear Virginia, My 14-year-old daughter was stopped in a shopping centre and asked to enter a competition. It involves a photographer taking pictures of her, which are then put on the internet. People dial an 0845 number to vote, and if she wins she gets on some agency's book. My husband says she's far too young, but she's longing to do it. What should I do? Yours sincerely, Frances

The Travel Issue: Costa Brava in May

Question: where do Europe's most stylish people spend their summer holidays? Elsewhere in this issue you'll find plenty of good suggestions, but when you stop to think, there is really only one answer. It goes like this: which is Europe's most stylish city? Easy, it's Barcelona, of course – everyone knows that. Next: so where do the smartest, most stylish people in Barcelona go when they want to get away?

The costa still costs a little less

Property prices are spiralling up along the Spanish coasts, but you still get value for money

UK to help solve Spanish crash riddle

BRITISH ACCIDENT investigators travelled to Spain yesterday to help discover why a holiday jet carrying 245 passengers and crew skidded off the runway on landing and broke into three pieces.

Family Travel Q & A: Some awfully big adventures

The Independent Parent: Your Questions Answered

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