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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...

Have you seen this man? Police release photo of dad on the run after killing toddler in Barcelona hotel...

POLICE in Spain have released an image of the man accused of killing his two-year-old son in a Barcelona hotel room on Tuesday evening. The...

VIDEO: Wildfire blamed on tossed cigarette on Spain’s Costa Brava ravages natural park and forces 300 from their homes

FIREFIGHTERS in Catalunya have battled a wildfire that destroyed 400 hectares of forest and forced 350 people to be evacuated from their homes. The blaze...

Catalunya is latest region in Spain to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as fifth wave hits

Catalunya has announced it will tighten restrictions on socializing and nightlife after a surge in new coronavirus infections hit Spain. The new rules come as...

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail… and immediately demand independence from Spain

THE nine Catalan separatist leaders who walked free from prison on Wednesday after a controversial pardon by the Spanish government appeared not to have...

Godfather of Catalan nationalism faces trial along with seven children over ‘hidden fortune’

JORDI Pujol, the former regional president of Catalunya for 23 years, is to face trial along with his seven children over an alleged fortune...

COVID-19 digital passport to travel across EU can be downloaded in Catalunya

A DIGITAL COVID-19 passport which will allow holders to travel within the European Union can be downloaded by patients in Catalunya from June 9. If...

Jailed Catalan leader admits unilateral independence route ‘no longer viable’

THE  jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras has said unilateral efforts to break away from Spain were no longer viable.  Junqueras, who is serving a 13-year...

Spain’s Catalunya spared repeat election after two independence parties reach deal

TWO Catalan separatist parties said they have reached an initial agreement to form a regional government, sparing the voters the prospect of returning to...

VIA VERDE: Cycling and kayaking through Catalunya’s Ebro Delta makes for a great family adventure

THIS was a holiday which separated the men from the boys. Unfortunately, my fear of the dark meant I came across as one of...

REVIEW: World’s ‘best’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca? Maybe if it sorts out its wine

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out

Spain’s state of emergency curbs ‘will not end in Catalunya’ – report

CATALUNYA is planning to bring in a new law next week to allow it to carry on with the curfew and other restrictions to...

Holy crap! World’s first caganer shop opens in Spain’s Barcelona

THEY are as much a part of Christmas in Catalonia as the pessebre, or nativity scene. Now these curious figures, which depict everyone from Boris...

Spain’s Catalunya to relax Covid-19 restrictions from Monday

CATALUNYA will relax Covid-19 restrictions from Monday by allowing citizens to travel anywhere in the region and permitting bars and restaurants to open during...

Weekend lockdowns on the cards for Spain’s Catalunya in fight against COVID-19

The confinement would affect Saturday and Sundays, the two days where typically thousands of people travel to their second homes or meet up with family and friends for days out

Catalan bill to bring in rent controls slammed as ‘unconstitutional’

A BILL to control rents has been dubbed ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ by a property owners’ pressure group. ASVAL, the Association of Owners of Homes for...

Catalan separatist leader demands investigation into Spanish phone hacking scandal

A LEADING Catalan Minister has demanded the Spanish government publicly investigates alleged phone hacking. Roger Torrent, a key backer of Catalan's break-away efforts from mainland...

Police in Spain launch probe when man complains condoms were too short for him

A DISAPPOINTED man put in an official complaint when he bought condoms that turned out to be too small for him. He had purchased what...

Police launch manhunt after British woman raped in Spain

SPANISH police are hunting a man who allegedly raped a 21-year-old British woman. The victim reported she was attacked in the Costa Brava resort of...

Barcelona opera house reopens with concert for plants

BARCELONA’S Liceu opera house is reopening on Monday (June 22) with a concert in front of a planted audience. Attendees won’t need to bother with...

Protests break out in Spain as Nissan confirms closure of Barcelona plants with loss of 3,000 jobs

THOUSANDS of workers have been protesting outside the gates of Nissan's Barcelona plant after receiving confirmation that it will close. Around 3,000 redundancies will be...

CORONAVIRUS: Towns cut off by police in Spain as residents threatened with €60,000 fines for disobeying quarantine orders

SEVERAL towns surrounding Barcelona have been cut off by authorities in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Igualada, Vilanova del Cami, Santa Margarida...

Catalan separatist leader battling extradition from Scotland says she will face ‘show trial’ if sent back to Spain

The University of St Andrews professor said she faced a ‘show trial’ if the UK sends her to trial in Spain

Spain’s favourite car company Seat CLOSES Catalonia factory as general strike paralyses Barcelona

Almost half of the workers at the factory (7000) have been told to stay at home, after Seat cancelled five shifts.

Tourist dies in Catalan airport chaos as riots paralyse Barcelona after Spain jails independence leaders

The airport had seen 45 flights cancelled yesterday and 100 on Monday due to violent clashes involving thousands of people

WATCH: Barcelona police throw old lady to ground and punch man in face, while another loses eye in violent...

Shocking footage posted online appears to show police ramming protesters with vehicles, an officer throwing an old woman to the ground, as well as a man already floored being punched in the face by an officer

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