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Local news and information for Costa Maresme

Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Ferry collides with cruise ship in Barcelona port

A FERRY and a cruise-liner crashed into each other in Barcelona port yesterday (Friday) afternoon, but nobody was hurt and no major damage reported. The ship , part of the company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) and travelling...

Travel/Tourism Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Foreign tourists prefer Barcelona, and Spaniards, Madrid

BARCELONA is Spain's top city-break destination for foreign tourists and Madrid for visitors already living in Spain, according to a survey by airline search engine Jetcost. And 10 Spanish cities are in the top 20...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Mossos officer guarding arrested man kills himself in...

A POLICE officer guarding an offender who was in hospital shot himself in the toilets on Christmas Day afternoon. The Mossos d'Esquadra agent was standing on duty over an arrested man at Bellvitge Hospital...

Politics Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Anti-separatist car protest with Spanish flags

A LINE of over 50 slow-moving cars filled Barcelona this evening (Saturday) hooting and waving Spanish flags in protest over the Catalunya independence movement. They started from the Plaça Artós and covered the C/...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Iberia staff call off Barcelona airport strike

AN IBERIA strike at Barcelona airport aimed at disrupting Christmas has been called off after the company agreed to 'improve the situation' for its workers in order 'prevent total chaos'. Employees had...

Transport Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Mossos officer caused mass AP-7 lorry tyre punctures

A CATALUNYA police officer has been arrested for the spate of lorry tyre-punctures on the AP-7 motorway through the provicne of Barcelona. The accused, a Mosso d'Esquadra aged 51 from Montmeló, had been off work...

Society Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Europe's oldest woman Ana Vela, 116, dies in Barcelona

EUROPE'S oldest woman and the third-oldest person, and woman, in the world has died at her residential home in Terrassa (Barcelona province). Ana María Vela Rubio (pictured right) was 116 years and 47 days old when...

Politics Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Barcelona mayoress Ada Colau reveals she is bisexual

BARCELONA'S mayoress Ada Colau has revealed in a TV interview that she is bisexual and has had several girlfriends since her teens. Talking to Jorge Javier Vázquez on the programme on Telecinco, Spain's fifth...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Iberia staff to strike during Christmas week

EMPLOYEES of Spain's national airline Iberia have announced a four-day strike up to and including Christmas Eve at Barcelona's El Prat airport over their excessive workload. They say they have accumulated over 7...

Transport Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Tyres on 30 lorries slashed on AP-7 through Barcelona...

AT LEAST 30 lorries parked near the AP-7 motorway through the province of Barcelona had their tyres slashed in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) for reasons that have not been clarified – five days after...

Entertainment Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Almost 35,000 tickets sold in two hours for Bruno Mars...

The concert offered by the American singer Bruno Mars on June 20th at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona has recorded a sale of 34,288 tickets in just two hours, after making the tickets available to the public this...

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