Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer | World news

The Mercado de Maravillas lives up to its name. Should you ever find yourself in Madrid and desperate to buy half a kilo of pigs’ ears, a pair of fluffy slippers, a whole beef heart, a poncho, a jar of Peruvian chilli sauce and a bottle of good, strong bleach all under one roof, the …

Spain v England: Nations League – live! | Football

Spain: 1. David De Gea, 2. Jonny, 3. Nacho, 4. Sergio Ramos, 12. Marcos Alonso, 6. Saúl Niguez, 5. Sergio Busquets, 10 Thiago Alcantara, 20. Marco Asensio, 17. Iago Aspas, 19. Rodrigo Subs: 13. Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23. Pau López, 3 Raul Albiol, 7. Alvaro Morata, 8. Koke, 9. Paco Alcacer, 11. Suso, 14. Cesar Azpilicueta, …

Wales v Spain: international football friendly – live! | Football

3.11pm EDT15:11 23 mins: Wales have a shot! It’s Wilson, from the free kick, but from wide on the right and a fair distance from goal it would have had to be a miracle shot to fly past De Gea, and it was not that. Instead, it looped over the bar. 3.10pm EDT15:10 22 mins: …

UK couple among five people dead in floods in Mallorca | World news

A British couple are among five people who have died in flash flooding in Mallorca. They were said to have drowned in a taxi as flood water engulfed the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, about 40 miles east of the capital, Palma, on Tuesday evening. The deputy mayor of Sant Llorenç, Antonia Bauza, confirmed …

England v Spain: Nations League – live! | Football

Peter Taylor, the one-time England manager, is fighting for survival at the foot of the National League with Dagenham & Redbridge. The reaction to the latest stop in the 65-year-old’s itinerant career has been consistent. Wow! And also, why? This is not the sort of move former England managers make. Who could envisage, say, Sven-Göran …

Franco’s family vows to stop Spanish dictator’s exhumation | World news

The family of Spain’s late fascist dictator Francisco Franco will use all possible legal means to prevent a government plan to move their ancestor’s remains from a grand monument near Madrid. According to several national Spanish newspapers, seven grandchildren of Franco issued a statement expressing their “firm and unanimous” opposition to the exhumation. The statement, …

How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals? | World news

How are migration routes in Europe changing? The Balkan route In the first six months of 2018, more than 8,000 migrants came to the small Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 times more than those arriving the previous year. Thousands are now sleeping rough in towns near the border, in the hope of crossing into the …

Allez les bleu vin? Spanish man hopes to sell blue wine in France | Life and style

The Germans gave the world Blue Nun and now Spanish wine makers have begun selling the French the cleverly named Vindigo, marketed as 100% natural despite its bizarre turquoise hue. Vindigo is a 100% chardonnay wine made in Almería in Andalucia, Spain. It owes its strange colour to the wine being subsequently filtered through a …

World Cup 2018: Messi, Ronaldo out and Spain v Russia buildup – live! | Football

As a 9 year old in Dublin, wearing my O’Neills Brazil kit, captivated by Socrates and Eder screamers v Russia. I was hooked, scrapbook meticulously updated before my dad read the paper. Tears when Rossi killed the dream. So many highlights, Armstrong, Boniek, Maradona red card, Algeria cheated, France cheated, Tardelli celebration. I’m watching my …

Russia’s rising star Denis Cheryshev out to upset his adopted homeland | Football

Denis Cheryshev was the player Russia chose to appear at their press conference the day before the biggest football match in the country’s recent history, a last-16 encounter with Spain at their home Luzhniki Stadium, and it was not hard to guess why. Cheryshev, quietly spoken and with a wry smile, has emerged as the …