Friday, 20 October, 2017

Tag: barcelona

Puigdemont slams Rajoy 'repression' in last-minute letter as crisis deepens further

Barcelona crowd backs Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez as direct-rule deadline looms

A BRITISH mother and son spent a hellish 60 hours flying home from southern Spain after Monarch's collapse and the wave of Ryanair cancellations left them stranded.  Tom Payne, 24, treated mum Sharon Morris to...

Spain happens to be an excellent tourist destination and there are plenty of avenues for our tourist to spend time in this sunny Mediterranean country.

A DUTCHMAN has denied tricking a British woman he met in Spain into flying to Amsterdam for a ‘pull a pig’ joke. Sophie Stevenson claims she was left ‘humiliated’ after being stood up at Amsterdam...

Spanish PM says Madrid could adopt direct rule over Catalunya

CERVEZAS San Miguel has shocked Catalunya by announcing they have moved their headquarters from Barcelona to Malaga in response to the independence referendum. The company has had a brewery in Malaga in 1966 - but...

Carles Puigdemont set to pull back from independence push in key speech this week

EU and Spanish officials pick former prime minister as possible mediator

Finance flight worries as CaixaBank and Sabadell see shares plummet

Josep Lluís Trapero could face 15 years in prison for defying orders to halt referendum

Union leaders call for general srike as Barcelona protesters voice anger at police

ALMOST 1,000 people were injured while trying to vote in the Catalunya referendum yesterday.  According to the Catalan health service, 893 people received medical attention as a result of injuries sustained during clashes with police. Four...

Euphoric crowds in Catalunya Square celebrated a conclusive victory in the referendum with preliminary results suggesting 90% of counted ballots favoured independence. The results were revealed by regional government spokesperson Jordi Turull in the early...

BARCELONA'S La Liga fixture against Las Palmas has gone ahead behind closed doors after political unrest in the Catalan city following today's referendum. Reports suggest Barcelona requested to postpone the game entirely over fears that...
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WITNESSES in Catalunya have reported excessive use of force by police. According to Sky News, police used their batons to attack residents who were sitting peacefully outside polling stations. It comes after cops used rubber bullets...
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GUARDIA Civil have shot rubber bullets at voters taking part in the Catalunya independence referendum. Tensions are rising as voters across the region are attempting to vote this morning. It comes after Madrid claimed they had...

THEY say the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain. Judging by the way the rain fell in Barcelona today perhaps the old rules no longer apply to the breakaway Catalan state. Joe Wallen headed...

THE Catalonian police – the Mossos d'Esquadra - has been instructed by Spain’s Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña (TSJC) to prevent Sunday’s referendum from taking place. The prosecutor demanded that both Catalan AND Spanish police...

Farmers have descended on Barcelona in their tractors to park them in front of polling stations ahead of Sunday's vote.

Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau has called on the European Union to intervene in Catalunya's referendum and blames Rajoy's government for worsening the situation.

The summer might be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still an opportunity to get away from it all and experience a little bit of last minute fun in...

CATALAN president Carles Puigdemont has called on the EU to act against Spain's 'violation' of the region's 'basic rights'. The leader said it was the European Commission's duty to intervene, but the bloc has stood...

Spanish police evacuated and cordoned off one of Barcelona's main tourist attractions as part of an anti-terrorist operation.

Mancunian dad felt like a 'prime target' as killer struck Catalan capital

BRITISH holidaymakers have helped Spain smash its record for international tourist arrivals. It comes after the National Statistics Institute (INE) revealed the number of visitors in July soared by 10.1% on last year. Spain hosted more...

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