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The Catalonian Crisis is a blessing in disguise for Mariano Rajoy

The Catalonian Crisis may seem like a headache for the Spanish government, but it actually bolster’s the Spanish Prime Minister’s authority, argues Jake Dunn

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Will December’s election call an end to the Catalan chaos?

Catalonia’s referendum doesn’t bode well for either sides of the independence movement

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England U-17 bring home the World Cup from India

The Three Lions fended off favourites Spain to lift the trophy in Kolkata

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Travel story: Flamenco in Andalusia, Spain

Sophia Macpherson recounts how she fell in love with Spain’s flamenco dance

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Is this what modern Spanish democracy looks like at its worst?

Where does state-led aggression fit into a liberal democracy?

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Catalan referendum: illegal protest or reclaiming a homeland?

Catalonia holds a referendum to vote on becoming an independent republic. Labelled as ‘illegal’ by the EU and denied by the Spanish Government entirely, the Catalonians are seen as rebellious teenagers of Spain

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My Erasmus experience in Manchester

One Erasmus student reflects on her time here in Manchester, and realises that it’s not as bad as the reviews make out, despite the rain

Photo: Lauren Valentine

Could you be an au pair this summer?

Get paid to travel, build relationships, and develop your skills by working as an au pair — a definite option for your summer plans

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Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

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Bar San Juan

‘We were waved off by the kindly staff and set off on our journey back to the now less appealing Fallowfield’

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Alternative Spain

Aj Mal lets us in on the lesser known secrets of Spain, such as a world class beach and a thriving Madrid nightlife,

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Preview: Benicàssim Festival 2014

Benicàssim plays host to some of the UK’s finest this summer.