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Ex-goalie Reçber 'will never forget Barça's support' as he battled Covid-19
Sport Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Ex-goalie Reçber 'will never forget Barça's...

FORMER goalkeeper for FC Barcelona Rüştü Reçber says he 'will never forget' what the club did for him whilst he 'was dying from Covid-19'. Reçber, 46, recently left hospital after 11 days of intense...

'Saint George's Day' book and flower fair moved to July
Culture Wed, Apr 15, 2020

'Saint George's Day' book and flower fair moved...

SAINT George is not just the patron of England – among the other regions and countries where the mythical dragon-slayer is celebrated on April 23 is Catalunya, where he is known as Sant Jordi and his 'day'...

French 'Spiderman' climbs 38-storey tower with his bare hands
Society Wed, Mar 4, 2020

French 'Spiderman' climbs 38-storey tower with his...

A FRENCH daredevil nicknamed 'Spiderman' has once again climbed Barcelona's Glòries Tower with his bare hands and feet and no equipment whatsoever. Also known as the Agbar Tower, the 144-metre (472-foot)...

Banksy comes to Barcelona
Culture Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Banksy comes to Barcelona

ANONYMOUS British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has landed in Barcelona – at the , or 'Trafalgar Hall', with over 100 life-sized reproductions of his or her works. Believed to be a well-known...

'Endangered' baby giraffe born in Barcelona
Animals/Pets Tue, Feb 25, 2020

'Endangered' baby giraffe born in Barcelona

AN ENDANGERED species of giraffe has been born at Barcelona zoo – 10-year-old Nuru, from Emmen zoo in The Netherlands, gave birth this month and mother and baby are both doing well. According to the International...

Greta-inspired children's opera in Granollers
Entertainment Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Greta-inspired children's opera in Granollers

TEEN climate change activist Greta Thunberg has inspired a children's opera due to be performed in Granollers (Barcelona province). It is the year 3333, and the earth's inhabitants all descend from only three...

Metro screens show how full oncoming trains will be
Transport Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Metro screens show how full oncoming trains will be

A HANDY new tool on the Barcelona metro is making life easier for everyone – and residents who use underground rail networks in the rest of Spain's cities are hoping it will spread nationwide. Simple but effective...

Spanish researchers work on Coronavirus vaccination
Tech & Science Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Spanish researchers work on Coronavirus vaccination

SCIENTISTS from Spain are working with Texas State University on developing a Coronavirus vaccination using 'bio-digital models'. A team from the Farming and Food Technology and Research Institute's Animal...

Volunteers clean up beaches after Hurricane Gloria
Environment Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Volunteers clean up beaches after Hurricane Gloria

HUNDREDS of volunteers all along the Mediterranean coast have been flocking to their nearest beach to help clean up the mess left by Hurricane Gloria. After a whole weekend's work, local helpers in Catalunya and...

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