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politics

Batet to head PSC candidacy on April 28

The PSC Catalan Socialist party yesterday announced its candidates in all four regions of Catalonia, who will stand in the April 28 general election. As expected, the Spanish minister for territorial policy,...

society

Fire in Barcelona leaves 77-year old man dead

A 77-year old man died yesterday in a fire at his home on Sants street in Barcelona. A neighbour alerted firefighters in the early hours of the morning. The fire began in the living room, where the man...

society

Barcelona closes down 4,900 illegal tourist flats

Barcelona has seen a drastic fall in the number of illegal tourist flats, after the city council ordered the closure of 4,900 flats, some 95% of the total. Only 272 ads for flats without licences remain...

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat gets new metro station

Yesterday, the Provençana metro station went into operation, the sixth on Line 10 south and the 18th in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The station’s opening has been long-awaited, since local residents...

Candidates of all stripes

Thirteen Democrats from all sorts of backgrounds have already announced their intention to stand for the party in the 2020 presidential election

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

TIME FOR CALÇOTS

What’s calçot in English?” is a frequently asked question that so often fails to receive an acceptable answer, the reason being that other countries and cultures do not have this singular vegetable....

THE LAST WORD

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Perhaps more by accident than design, but in recent months Catalonia Today has published a series of interviews with leading experts that help shed light on the whole independence process with the sort...

Memory slip of the Rajoy government

Former top officials during 2017 referendum unable to tell Supreme Court who was responsible for police operation

culture

Cap Roig festival announces top names from home and abroad

The Cap Roig music festival yesterday announced its line-up for its 19th edition this summer. Taking place from July 12 to August 21, the festival will feature 13 acts from abroad and 10 from Spain.Sting,...