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Homage from Catalonia as Murray checks in at this old tennis school

Andy Murray returns to the Sanchez-Casal Academy to be honoured with the naming of a court. Picture: Xavi Font

ANDY Murray took time out from his Barcelona Open preparations this week to receive an honour at his old stomping ground at the Sanchez-Casal Academy. The World No 1 was a welcome visitor to the tennis school where he spent two seasons from the age of…

10:32pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Spain boosts Sturgeon's second independence referendum bid

Spain boosts Sturgeon's second independence referendum bid as it says it would not veto independent Scotland's membership of EU

NICOLA Sturgeon has received a major boost to her campaign for a second independence referendum after the Spanish Government made clear it would not block a bid by an independent Scotland to join the European Union.

12:02am Monday 3 April 2017

Goodwill across Europe for Scotland in face of hard Brexit

SNP MEP Alyn Smith says Scotland is now viewed as the ‘good guys, not the awkward squad’ in Europe  Photograph: Gordon Terris

THE threat of a hard Brexit has led to "growing sympathy" within the EU for Scotland's position, the Catalan government's most senior representative in the UK has said. Sergi Marcén added Westminster's approach could "accelerate" a second…

12:10am Sunday 5 February 2017

Ex Catalan President banned from public life for holding mock independence referendum

Ex Catalan President banned from public life for holding mock independence referendum

The former president of Catalonia has been barred from public life for organising a mock referendum on his country's independence.

5:23pm Monday 13 March 2017

Ex-Catalan leader on trial for ignoring independence referendum ban

Picture: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

The former head of Catalonia's regional government has gone on trial in Barcelona for ignoring a Constitutional ban and going ahead with a vote on the region's independence from Spain.

10:27am Monday 6 February 2017

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson tips his old club to finish the season as invincibles

Henrik Larsson insists his time at Celtic was better even than winning trophies with Barcelona and Manchester United

CELTIC legend Henrik Larsson believes the current team can achieve something even he could not at the club which is go through an entire season undefeated.

6:18pm Tuesday 28 March 2017

Politics professor Richard English explores the efficacy of violence in achieving terrorists' aims

Richard English author of Does Terrorism Work

THE Westminster terrorist attack and the death of Martin McGuinness last week have between them raised vital questions about terrorism and the pursuit of political change. The brutal incidents in London loudly proclaimed that jihadist violence remains…

12:08am Sunday 26 March 2017

David Torrance: Prepare for long, slow dance around timing of second vote

David Torrance: Prepare for a long, slow dance around the timing of an independence referendum

Towards the end of her spring conference speech, Nicola Sturgeon evoked the late Canon Kenyon Wright’s rhetorical question regarding Mrs Thatcher’s opposition to devolution.

12:08am Monday 20 March 2017

As Others See Us: World's Press on Indyref2

As Others See Us: World's Press on Indyref2

It is, the French press says, the 'paradoxe britannique': that British nationalists want out of the EU while Scottish ones want in.

8:00pm Tuesday 14 March 2017

Independent Scotland would be at back of EU queue, says Spain

Spain's conservative government does not want to encourage a separatist movement in Catalonia

Alfonso Dastis was responding to the news that the Scottish government is planning to hold another referendum on its future in the UK.

11:26am Tuesday 14 March 2017
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