Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Catalunya

Barcelona issues ‘abusive rent’ fine for the first time since new regulations came into effect

Fines and costs of up to €90,000 will apply to private landlords who illegally increase rents prices, under new regulations in Catalunya.  The Barcelona City...

Four police officers arrested for involvement in drug trafficking in Spain’s Catalunya

FOUR officers from the Polica Local have been arrested in a dawn raid in Catalunya over suspected involvement in a cannabis trafficking operation. The operation...

One dead in Spain’s Barcelona after falling from a window when the building went up in flames

A MAN has died after falling from an eighth floor window in a fire located in the Badalona area of Barcelona. According to authorities, they...

Convicted paedophile on US wanted list discovered teaching English to children in Spain’s Oviedo and Barcelona

A 64-year-old American who has been a fugitive from justice since 2010 was finally tracked down to Barcelona where he was working as an...

IN PICS: Take a sneak peek at Moco, the new modern art museum just opened in Barcelona

A BRAND new contemporary art museum has opened in the Born district of Barcelona adding yet another reason for art lovers to visit the...

WATCH: Candle factory goes up in flames in Spain’s Barcelona

FIREFIGHTERS battled to contain an enormous blaze that broke out at a Barcelona candle factory late Sunday evening and continued to burn throughout the...

Imminent terror strike stopped in Spain as five jihadists detained in Barcelona and Madrid

SPANISH National Police, with the support of EUROPOL, stopped an imminent terror attack on Wednesday after detaining five suspected terrorists in Barcelona and Madrid.   Police...

Work begins to repair Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas after cracks appear on touristy avenue

BARCELONA City Council has begun work to repair the pavement of the city’s famous ‘Rambla’, the poor condition of which has sparked complaints from...

Woman arrested for smuggling cocaine into Spain’s Barcelona hidden beneath her wig

A WOMAN has been arrested in Barcelona after police found 760 grams of cocaine, distributed among 58 packages, under her “bulky” wig.  Police in Barcelona...

Eight-year-old disabled boy found after getting lost in forest near Spain’s Lleida

A DISABLED eight-year-old boy has been found after an enormous search operation involving thermal cameras, helicopters, dogs, police and an army of volunteers.  The boy...

Gang of six arrested in Spain for kidnapping plot with €20,000 ransom demand

OFFICERS from Spain’s National Police and the Mossos d'Esquadra have arrested five men and a woman between 22 and 42 years old, who are...

British Ambassador to Spain visits new British School of Barcelona 

The British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott visited the campus of The British School of Barcelona (BSB), which recently opened in the centre of...

Spain’s hoteliers call for more regulation of Airbnb type tourist rentals but praise Barcelona for leading the way

ON FRIDAY representatives of hotel associations from 36 countries met to demand more regulation of tourist flat rentals such as AirBnb.  Didac García, a representative...

Italian Judge delays decision on Spain’s extradition request for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

FORMER Catalan Separatist leader Carles Puigdemont walked free from an Italian court on Monday after a judge delayed a ruling on Spain’s extradition request.  The...

Nissan’s Barcelona plant could be saved by China’s Great Wall Motor

CHINA’S Great Wall Motor is set to ride to the rescue of workers at Nissan’s Barcelona plant which is due to shut down in...

Popstar Shakira attacked by wild boars in Barcelona park

Singer Shakira was attacked by a pair of marauding wild boars who snatched her bag while she was walking with her son in a...

ANALYSIS: What does ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrest mean for ‘peace talks’ in Catalunya?

THE former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is expected to appear in an Italian court next week, but his arrest in Sardinia threatens to destabilize...

LATEST: Italian court frees ex-leader Carles Puigdemont but orders him to stay in Sardinia while Spain’s extradition request is...

AN Italian court has ordered the exiled regional leader of Catalunya to be freed a day after his arrest in Sardinia, his lawyer said. Carles...

Puigdemont: Exiled Catalan separatist leader detained by police in Sardinia faces extradition to Spain

CARLES Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalunya who fled Spain after a failed independence bid, was detained by Italian police in Sardinia on Thursday...

Exiled Catalan leader claims to ‘have proof’ Spain used espionage to repress independence drive

THE exiled former Catalan president of Carles Puigdemont has insisted he has evidence that Spain used political espionage against him and others around him. The...

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