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In April, Levante were 3-0 down at half-time, and in the dressing midfielder Jose Barkero accused some of his team-mates of deliberately not trying

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Juan Diego Florez/ Vincenzo Scalera, Royal Festival Hall

Ten years is a lifetime in singing and since his London recital debut, courtesy of Ian Rosenblatt, Juan Diego Florez has achieved superstar status in that highly specialised corner of the bel canto repertoire demanding suppleness and speed of delivery. Things don’t always go his way – even Florez is fallible -and this his fourth Rosenblatt recital was, as the football pundits love to say, very much a game of two halves.

Juan Diego Florez/Vincenzo Scalera, Royal Festival Hall, London

Ten years is a lifetime in singing and since his London recital debut, courtesy of Ian Rosenblatt, Juan Diego Florez has achieved superstar status in that highly specialised corner of the bel canto repertoire demanding suppleness and speed of delivery. Things don’t always go his way – even Florez is fallible -and this his fourth Rosenblatt recital was, as the football pundits love to say, very much a game of two halves.

Enrique Morente: Singer and composer who helped spearhead flamenco's radical renaissance in the 1970s

Enrique Morente was one of the founding fathers of modern flamenco, a singer and composer who left no stone unturned in his lifelong bid to renovate what had been Spain's most conservative folk-music form. No one but Morente would have had the courage – or originality – to conceive and produce Omega (1996) a multi-layered work fusing punk rock, poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, songs by Leonard Cohen and flamenco. Omega had (and still has) the purists up in arms, but if Morente's imaginative versatility and willingness to break with convention were two of his musical trademarks, a third made it impossible simply to label him an outcast.

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My Secret Life: Kate Humble, wildlife presenter, 41

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Traveller's Guide: Nicaragua

Central America's largest country is more than just a land of lakes and volcanoes – it is also rich in culture.

British couple killed as Spanish home collapses

A British couple were killed in southern Spain when the house they were staying in collapsed, the Foreign Office confirmed today.

José Heredia Moya: Writer and academic who fought for the rights of Spanish gypsies

One simple fact about the life of José "Pepe" Heredia Moya would be enough to earn him a key place in Spain's history books: he was the first Spanish gypsy to become a university professor, overcoming centuries of prejudice against his race in the process. But his three decades as a highly respected professor of Granada University was only one reason why Heredia Moya should be remembered.

Any green shoots wither in Spain as jobless figures rise

Fears rise for the country's stability as unemployment reaches a 40-year high. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Granada

Is it really only 10 years since 1999?

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