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Emu runs loose through town
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Emu runs loose through town

RESIDENTS in the Barcelona-province town of Sant Cugat del Vallès did a double take yesterday (Wednesday) evening when they saw an emu rush past them down the street. Police received a call at around 17.00 to report...

Cancer research breakthrough: Scientists discover test predicting response to immunotherapy
Tech & Science Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Cancer research breakthrough: Scientists discover test...

SCIENTISTS in Barcelona have found a tumour marker which predicts how cancer cells will respond to immunotherapy treatment – hailed as the future of oncology medication. The report, published in and carried out by the...

Unfinished Sagrada Família breaks the 100-metre barrier
Culture Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Unfinished Sagrada Família breaks the 100-metre barrier

BARCELONA'S iconic Sagrada Família cathedral has finally broken the 100-metres-high barrier – 92 years after it started being built. The unusual, ultra-modern and totally-unique temple – the inside of which is...

Gang who burgled Shakira and Piqué arrested
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Gang who burgled Shakira and Piqué arrested

AN ORGANISED criminal gang who burgled pop-rock icon Shakira and her FC Barcelona husband Gerard Piqué in June has been caught and disbanded. Detectives say the 15 suspects are behind at least another 20 break-ins...

'Honeycomb housing'? Barcelona says 'no'
Property Thu, Sep 6, 2018

'Honeycomb housing'? Barcelona says 'no'

AS A SOMEWHAT dubious solution to affordable housing availability, a start-up developer wants to build what it calls a 'beehive block' in Barcelona – eventually extending to Madrid and other European cities...

Sánchez's 'Catalunya compromise' satisfies nobody
Politics Mon, Sep 3, 2018

Sánchez's 'Catalunya compromise' satisfies nobody

SPANISH president Pedro Sánchez's attempt to play devil's advocate over Catalunya has resulted in a proposal that both sides of the independence debate consider unworkable: a referendum on self-governing. Given...

Gerard Piqué caught driving with 'banned' licence
Sport Sat, Sep 1, 2018

Gerard Piqué caught driving with 'banned' licence

FC BARCELONA midfielder Gerard Piqué is once again on the wrong side of traffic police – this time for driving with a licence with no points. In Spain, driving licences start with 12 points, and these are removed...

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