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Local news and information for Catalonia

Transport Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap

A MAN has been fined for taking a photograph of a speed trap on the AP-7 and uploading it onto social media. Catalunya's military police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, saw the 23-year-old on the roof of a service...

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...

Politics Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Catalunya goes to the polls

CATALUNYA residents will vote today (Thursday) in a regional election called by Spain's central government in response to the disputed independence referendum on October 1. Standing for president are the now-ex...

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