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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...

Shakira testifies over tax dispute
Entertainment Thu, Jun 6, 2019

Shakira testifies over tax dispute

POP-ROCKER Shakira appeared in court today (Thursday) for a hearing concerning her alleged tax irregularities, facing an accusation of 'defrauding' the authorities of around €14.5 million between 2011 and 2014...

Mark Knopfler announces retirement in Barcelona
Entertainment Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Mark Knopfler announces retirement in Barcelona

FORMER Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler announced during his Barcelona concert that he would no longer be going on tour, saying: "This is a beautiful way to say goodbye." "I'm old," Knopfler...

Hollywood-style Walk of Fame for Barcelona
Entertainment Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Hollywood-style Walk of Fame for Barcelona

BARCELONA could soon have its own Hollywood-style Walk of Fame with the names of huge stars in the Catalunya arts world engraved into its surface. Among these would be the late Montserrat Caballé, a world-renowned...

Undressing bather photo-bombs weather programme
Entertainment Wed, Dec 26, 2018

Undressing bather photo-bombs weather programme

A NATURIST photo-bombed a Catalunya TV weather programme – much to the embarrassment of the presenter – in a clip that has now gone viral on social media. Viewers watching the slot on regional channel TV3 did a...

Shakira and Piqué burgled
Entertainment Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Shakira and Piqué burgled

COLOMBIAN-BORN pop-rocker Shakira and her FC Barcelona midfielder husband Gerard Piqué have suffered a burglary at their home in Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona province) – but as yet have not made a formal report...

Horrorland theme park to open in Barcelona province
Entertainment Sun, May 27, 2018

Horrorland theme park to open in Barcelona province

A SCARY new theme park is set to open in the province of Barcelona this autumn to coincide with Hallowe'en and get visitors into the spirit of the season. Horrorland will be based in the disused waterworks and...

New rides unveiled at PortAventura's Ferrari Land
Entertainment Fri, May 25, 2018

New rides unveiled at PortAventura's Ferrari Land

TARRAGONA-BASED them park PortAventuraWorld has unveiled five new attractions within its Ferrari Land complex – a feature that led to Easter visits rocketing by over 60%. The park expects to see around five million...

Catalunya marks Sant Jordi's Day with yellow 'protest' roses
Entertainment Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Catalunya marks Sant Jordi's Day with yellow...

WHILE England celebrated Saint George's Day today (Monday), so did Catalunya – but instead of dragons and Master Carvers, Sant Jordi in the north-eastern region of Spain is associated with books and flowers....

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