‘Madrid won’t switch off the lights’ says city’s defiant leader

‘Madrid won’t switch off the lights’ says city’s defiant leader

On the sweltering streets of Madrid, shopkeepers and bar-owners are toasting the capital’s firebrand leader as she goes back into battle with Spain’s socialist government. “Isabel is a 10 out of 10. She looks out for us Madrileños,” said Marta Fernández, manager of the café-bar Dixie on Madrid’s Plaza Santa Cruz. Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the … Read more

Malaga flights for £1,000? Welcome to the most expensive half term ever

There was a time when the May half-term week was an excellent alternative to the school summer holidays. You could jet off the Med for a bargain break with the family for significantly less than in July or August. Not any more. The surge of demand which has been causing so much chaos at UK … Read more

The Marbella travel tribes keeping Boris and Carrie company

The Super Villa-ins Hotels? How common. Max can’t recall the last time he stayed in a hotel. It would be bizarre to have strangers just down the hallway, sharing the same carpet. Max habitually stays at Desy’s 10-room villa in New Andalucia when he visits Marbella, but lately Desy’s has been a tad over-subscribed. None … Read more