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Cattle stranded at sea for two months are likely dead or ‘suffering hell’
Two livestock ships have been refused entry to multiple countries on health grounds since leaving Spain in December

Sophie Kevany and Ashifa Kassam

24, Feb, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Archive, 1981: Civil guards seize Spain's parliament in attempted coup
On 23 February 1981, paramilitary civil guards stormed the lower house of the Cortes in an attempt to overthrow the civilian government. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

24, Feb, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Last public statue of Spanish dictator Franco is removed
Monument in north Africa commemorates the fascist leader’s earlier role in the Rif war of the 1920s

Staff and agencies in Melilla

23, Feb, 2021 @9:39 PM

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'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity
Pilot scheme will use methane from fermenting fruit to create clean power for city water plant

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

23, Feb, 2021 @3:16 PM

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People hide among broken bottles and toxic ash in attempt to reach Europe
Spanish police release video and photos of people from north Africa found in trucks and containers

Sam Jones in Madrid

22, Feb, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Revealed: the scientific principles behind Dalí’s surrealist eccentricity
Unpublished drawings show a scrupulous painter inspired by the precise mathematical ratios of the Renaissance masters

Dalya Alberge

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Calls for vets to be sent to cattle ships stranded at sea since December
Concern mounts for welfare of more than 2,500 livestock on two vessels off Italy and Cyprus after bluetongue outbreak

Sophie Kevany

20, Feb, 2021 @10:31 AM

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Angry words: rapper's jailing exposes Spain's free speech faultlines
Violent protests over treatment of Pablo Hasél are forcing government to confront laws and the judiciary

Victor Lloret and Julius Purcell

19, Feb, 2021 @5:09 PM

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'An eyesore': thousands protest against Spanish cathedral's new doors
Planned update to Burgos Cathedral prompts online petition signed by more than 31,000 people

Sam Jones Madrid

18, Feb, 2021 @3:32 PM

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Suspected jewel thieves who made millions in daring scams held in Paris
Group posed as wealthy buyers using sleight of hand and fake money to steal diamonds and a classic car

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Feb, 2021 @1:15 PM

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The new humpback? Calf sighting sparks hope for imperilled right whale
Shy giant’s journey back from the brink of extinction has received less attention than its charismatic cetacean cousin

Ashifa Kassam

18, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Islamic 12th-century bathhouse uncovered in Seville tapas bar
Dazzling geometric motifs dating from Almohad caliphate discovered during renovation of city’s bar

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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