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Barcelona province News & Information

Transport Sat, Apr 7, 2018

'Polluting' motorcycles will be banned from central...

MOTORBIKES, scooters and mopeds which cause the most air pollution will be banned from Barcelona city centre by the end of this year between 07.00 and 20.00 on working days, the council has announced. The move, which...

Economy Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Barcelona to launch own local currency

BARCELONA is set to launch its own currency next month – the REC, which residents can spend in 10 neighbourhoods at first and which may spread to more areas of the metropolitan zone. The aim is to promote local trade...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Barcelona hotel evacuated due to air-con fire

A DRAMATIC blaze at a hotel near Barcelona's Sants station forced emergency services to evacuate the entire building at midday today (Wednesday), but nobody was hurt. The inferno broke out at around 12.50 on the top...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Europe's most-sought drug fugitive caught in Barcelona

EUROPOL'S most-wanted criminal on the run and the only woman in the organisation's top 70 fugitives, Tania Varela, has been arested in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona province) after four years of hiding from...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Air China launches non-stop Barcelona-Peking flight

THE first-ever direct flight from Barcelona to China was unveiled today (Sunday) at El Prat airport and will replace the existing route which stops for refuelling in Vienna, Austria. Air China will increase its...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Girl, 14, hangs from eighth-floor beam for 'selfie'

A TEENAGE girl hanging from a concrete beam eight floors up so her friend could take a photo of her had to be rescued from a Barcelona block of flats, Catalunya regional police reported yesterday (Monday). Mossos...