Jonathan Ruffer’s daring philanthropic experiment hopes to bring a different kind of regeneration to the north-east

An author challenges her nation’s collective and individual self-deceptions

The feminist fix: seeing an end to the sex trade

David Smith on why the years following Franco’s death will always hold a place in his heart

Partaking of the delights of the capital city of Spain’s Andalusia increasingly feels too Aldous Huxley for comfort

Tom Chesshyre on the joy and rattle of Spain’s local lines

Is it right that Britain should be forced to extradite the political agitators of other EU states?

Christopher North joins the devoted cult of the elegant, enigmatic bullfighter José Tomás

Christopher North says bullfighting thrives in a culture where death is discussed, not hidden

Christopher North on a sentimental fad that risks cheapening the ritual of the bullring