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Local news and information for Catalonia

Crime/Incidents Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Barcelona bakery explosion 'accident, not terrorism'

A BAKERY explosion in central Barcelona has left 21 people injured, one of whom is in a critical condition, but authorities stress that the blast was an unfortunate accident and not a deliberate act of destruction....

Politics Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Catalunya 'IndyRef': Ada Colau criticises 'warlike'...

BARCELONA'S left-wing mayoress says Catalunya needs a referendum, but 'not one that leaves half its people out of the equation'. Ada Colau, of the Podemos branch En Comú Podem, disapproves strongly of the...

Politics Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Catalunya police raid printing firms over referendum...

POLICE in Catalunya are keeping close watch on – and even raiding – companies given the job of printing out referendum material such as voting slips, electoral lists and polling cards. In the last few days, the...

Culture Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter

A WOMAN who believed she was the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has found out via the national press that the DNA samples did not match. But as neither she nor her lawyer have heard anything...

Politics Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Catalunya passes law allowing 'IndyRef' on October 1

CATALUNYA'S regional government has passed the required legislation to allow it to go ahead with its independence referendum on October 1, thrusting Spain's central Parliament into panic. Enough pro-secession or...