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Local news and information for El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona

Clubs/Charities Sun, Jun 10, 2012

Long-distance runner 'sells' body fat for charity

A BARCELONA man is 'selling' his body fat for charity. Óscar Rando, who started his 3,000-kilometre trek across Spain two years ago, weighed 20-and-a-half stone when he set out and has now dropped down to 16st...

Crime/Incidents Sat, May 23, 2009

Coke smuggled in haul of dried beans

GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested a man in El Prat de Llobregat airport (Barcelona) with six kilos of cocaine hidden in what appeared to be dried beans. Inside a pocket in the 19-year-old Portuguese man’s case,...

Education/Work Wed, Nov 26, 2008

€12,000 for pupil attack teacher

The Supreme Court of Justice of Cataluña has ordered the regional Education department to pay €12,000 euros in compensation to a supply teacher attacked by a pupil during a temporary stint at the Baldiri Guilera...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Nov 6, 2008

Retired American woman caught with canned cocaine

A 65-year-old American woman travelling from Lima has been arrested at Barcelona's El Prat airport after being caught in possession of 12.56kg of cocaine. The drugs had been concealed inside 24 tins of beans and...

Travel/Tourism Thu, Aug 28, 2008

Cancún flight aborted after landing gear problem detected

The pilot of an Iberworld Airbus A330 heading to Cancún with 387 passengers on board was forced to return to Barcelona airport this lunchtime after noticing a problem with the landing gear doors. After a warning light...

Legal & Finance Sat, Apr 5, 2008

Argentinian model cleared of drug-smuggling charge

Argentinian model Jessica Almada, who has spent the last eighteen months behind bars pending trial, has been cleared on charges of drug-smuggling by a judge in Barcelona. Jessica, who turned 20 during her incarceration,...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 12, 2008

Previously unseen drug seized at Prat airport

46 year old Abukar Hussein, a British national originally from Nigeria, has been arrested for trying to send 24.5kg of 'khat' to the USA. The arrest was made on Tuesday last week when Hussein, who had been under...

Education/Work Thu, Apr 12, 2007

Catalan doctor fired for refusing to speak Spanish

The SEAE company that manages the Sagnier municipal sports centre in El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona), fired Dr Anna Veguè last month for refusing to use Castilian Spanish when speaking with the centre's users. The...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Jan 24, 2007

Back-to-back emergency landings for Air Nostrum

In a repeat of a similar incident less than 24 hours earlier, an Air Nostrum plane has been forced to implement emergency landing procedures at Barcelona's El Prat airport owing to landing gear problems. The second...

Legal & Finance Fri, Oct 20, 2006

Dozens face prosecution for El Prat strike

A judge in Cataluña has demanded that the Guardia Civil take statements from dozens of airport workers who brought Barcelona's El Prat airport to a virtual standstill last June after a runway invasion. Judicial...