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Edward Burra's paintings are eccentric, varied and bleak. Adrian Hamilton celebrates this most neglected of British artists at his first retrospective in 25 years

Briefly: Jesus del Pozo

Jesus del Pozo, who died of lung disease on 13 August, was one of Spain's most influential fashion designers.

El Clasico? More like El Caos... Real Madrid v Barcelona since Jose Mourinho's arrival

As if the Real Madrid v Barcelona derby wasn't hot enough, the arrival of Jose Mourinho in Spain has been like adding an extra jalapeno to the mix.

Adrian Hamilton: The real euro crisis is yet to explode

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Student held after threat to gas papal protesters

Spanish police have arrested a man allegedly planning to attack a protest which criticised the public cost of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI today.

Leaders give lukewarm response to Sarkozy and Merkel's bid to save euro

One Italian newspaper portrayed the German Chancellor as a bully in an SS uniform and sporting a Hitler moustache

Players dig heels in over Spanish strike action

Talks between the Spanish football league and the country's players' union yesterday failed to avert the strike action called for this weekend's start of the season. "The [union] have dug their heels in," said the league's president, Jose Luis Astiazaran. "There are important differences."

Cycling: Wiggins targets high finish in comeback

Bradley Wiggins' bid to win the Tour of Spain will be supported by two fellow Britons after Team Sky yesterday confirmed their nine-man squad for the year's final Grand Tour.

Lives Remembered: Mario Subacchi

My father Mario Subacchi, who died on 26 May, was a prominent Catholic and well-loved member of the Italian community in Britain for over 60 years. Born in Bardi in the province of Parma, northern Italy, on 16 May 1923, he was the second son of the local blacksmith Carlino Subacchi and his wife Teresa Pelizza. His elder brother, Don Italo Subacchi, was a young cleric murdered by the Nazis at Sidolo in July 1944. Together with two other priests, Don Giuseppe Beotti and Don Francesco Delnevo, Don Italo had the misfortune to encounter an SS Unit of the retreating German army in the small village of Sidolo, near Bardi, Parma. Falsely accused of aiding the partisans and hiding Allied escapees, they were executed by a Nazi firing squad outside the parish church. His other three brothers Pierino, Carlo and Giorgio, were all well known in the region and all predeceased him.

Bloodthirsty revellers rush to see Mouse, the 550kg raging bull

After killing three people, Ratón is the star attraction. Mike Elkin reports from Madrid

Cesc Fabregas: a career in pictures

The most protracted transfer saga in recent memory has come to an end with Cesc Fabregas leaving Arsenal to join Barcelona.

Bull kills third man at Spanish festivities

A killer bull has claimed another victim after fatally goring a 29-year-old man during festivities in Spain's eastern Valencia region, an official said yesterday.

Italy: Austerity package brings strike threat

The leader of Italy's largest union is threatening a general strike against an austerity package that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government pushed through to balance the budget by 2013 and avoid financial collapse.

Madrileños up in arms at cost of Pope's visit

Preparations in Madrid for the impending visit of Pope Benedict XVI have been marred by protests among locals at the vast sums of money being spent on the event.

Abandoned toddler rescued from rubbish in Spain

An official says a two-year-old girl has been rescued from a rubbish bin after her parents abandoned her.

Cabin crew in hospital after flight

Smoke in the cabin has forced a US Airways flight from Spain to land in Boston, and an airline spokeswoman says four flight attendants went to hospital to be evaluated.

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