Graham Keeley

Graham Keeley

Graham Keeley is a freelance journalist who has covered Spain for the past 16 years for a series of newspapers including The Times, The Independent and Sunday Times.  

In that time, he has reported on how Spaniards survived the deep economic crisis, the Catalan independence drive and the rise of the far-right party Vox.  

Europe

British gang abandons workers in underground cigarette factory

Spanish police arrest fugitive Briton ringleader and rescue six Ukrainian workers trapped in clandestine workshop.

British gang abandons workers in underground cigarette factory

Spain

Spain set to decriminalise euthanasia

Amid opposition from the Catholic Church, parliament approves a draft bill proposed by ruling Socialists.

Spain set to decriminalise euthanasia

Arts & Culture

Spanish billionaire's jail term doubled over 'smuggled' Picasso

Jaime Botin also saw his fine increased to more than $100m.

Spanish billionaire's jail term doubled over 'smuggled' Picasso

Business & Economy

Fool's gold? Probe targets Spanish jewellery chain

Spanish consumers group alleged that products made by TOUS were 'not entirely made of gold' as advertised.

Fool's gold? Probe targets Spanish jewellery chain

Morocco

Gang on trial over theft of Moroccan king's jewellery

A woman who worked at the palace is alleged to be the group's ringleader.

Gang on trial over theft of Moroccan king's jewellery

Europe

Top Manta: Spain's street sellers taking on the fashion world

Leading artists have teamed up with a group helping migrants in Spain to work legally.

Top Manta: Spain's street sellers taking on the fashion world

Catalonia

Catalan independence protests kick off at El Clasico match

Protesters threw bottles and police opened fire with foam bullets as tensions boiled over in Barcelona.

Catalan independence protests kick off at El Clasico match

Arts & Culture

In deep water: Meeting Spain's sunken treasure hunter

Marine archaeologist Carlos Leon faces threats from professional scavengers who want to steal his treasure maps.

In deep water: Meeting Spain's sunken treasure hunter

Europe

Submarine carrying $110m of cocaine captured in Spanish waters

Two of the crew were captured, but one managed to swim away and escape.

Submarine carrying $110m of cocaine captured in Spanish waters

Sport

Gareth Bale's Spanish 'blasphemy'

Welsh striker reignited anger in his adopted homeland by openly mocking his Spanish detractors.

Gareth Bale's Spanish 'blasphemy'

Europe

Former president of Andalusia gov't jailed in embezzlement case

Leading Socialist Workers' Party officials diverted millions of euros intended to help unemployed.

Former president of Andalusia gov't jailed in embezzlement case