Nick Mead

Nick Mead

Nicholas Mead has a degree in journalism and has been contributing to 'Metropolitan' since 2004. He has written mainly about social, political and environmental issues within Catalunya ranging from Catalan autonomy and green energy to Spanish snarchism and the economic crisis in Barcelona. He once adopted a cocker spaniel while researching a story on animal welfare. You can contact him directly via his website at

From the archive: In Spain, becoming a mother can jeopardise your job more

Oct 11, 2010 7:54 AM LIVING 1 Comments

Fishing port

Photo by Rafel Royes Lopez

From the archive: Back in 2008, we asked 'What is the cost of Barcelona's new fishing port?' more

Sep 17, 2010 1:22 AM LIVING

From the archive: Animals get abandoned each year and the shelters are at bursting point more

Aug 26, 2010 10:35 AM FEATURES

Carmel home

Photo by Bartlomiej Molga

From the archive: we went back to Barcelona's El Carmel in 2008, where building work caused a huge chasm there in January 2005 more

Aug 12, 2010 6:47 PM FEATURES

Special 150th issue - Behind the Las Arenas renovation - Modernista cafés more

Jun 30, 2009 10:55 AM , , LIVING

Las Arenas

Photo by Lorenzo Vecchia

The Las Arenas bullring was supposed to have been transformed already. What’s the hold-up? more

Jun 29, 2009 12:08 PM FEATURES

A golden retirement

Alvaro Ferrari

From the archives: we look at the rise of luxury assisted living facilities for seniors more

May 21, 2009 2:23 PM FEATURES

English in schools

Photo by Lorenzo Vecchia

Can Catalunya's schools become trilingual? more

Apr 27, 2009 11:02 AM FEATURES

Thirty ways to make your money go further during these cash-strapped times in Barcelona more

Jan 1, 2009 1:45 PM FEATURES

Hard times

Lee Woolcock

How long will this crisis last? How bad will it be? Who is recession-proof? more

Jan 1, 2009 11:00 AM FEATURES

From the archives: back in 2007 we looked at Barcelona's attitude to abortion more

Nov 1, 2007 6:33 PM FEATURES

Credit card quicksand

Illustration by Begoña Chezz

In late 2007, private debt in Spain was on the up more

Nov 1, 2007 11:00 AM FEATURES

An estimated 275,000 Spaniards went into exile during the Spanish Civil War. Many of them never returned. more

Oct 1, 2007 9:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments

Is Barcelona’s cost of living spiraling out of control? This was the question Nick Mead asked in September 2007 more

Sep 1, 2007 3:18 PM LIVING

This article follows the unearthing of Catalunya’s Civil War graves as well as the opening of additional old wounds more

Jun 1, 2007 3:21 PM LIVING

From the archives: the tangled web of the criminal trials following the terrorist attacks of 11-M more

Jun 1, 2007 6:00 AM FEATURES

Choke Hold

Photo by Marcus Henttonen and Pactrica Esteve

From the archives: We look at the causes and affects of rising pollution levels in Barcelona and Catalunya more

Jan 1, 2007 9:00 AM FEATURES

From the archive: Back in 2006, the release of the Catalan Estatut was generating plenty of controversy, and it's not done yet more

Mar 1, 2006 10:00 AM FEATURES