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The part of the medical team that performed the full face transplant during today's presentation

27 July 2010 12:57 AM

First successful full face transplant in the world performed in Barcelona

4 months after the surgery, the patient is said to be "happy" with his new image. The Vall d?Hebron Hospital of Barcelona performed the operation. It is the 1st full face transplant, after 13 partial face transplants in the world.
Ramon Grasa, Head of Investigation of the Catalan Police

24 July 2010 01:34 AM

Police operation against Barcelona?s subway pickpockets

About 50 people have been detained in two major police operations in Barcelona?s subway since May. Minor robberies have been a constant problem in the few last years.
A prototype of electric car developed by SEAT

23 July 2010 01:20 AM

Barcelona invests itself in the future of the electric car

The city of Barcelona plans to be the frontrunner of the electric car industry in Catalonia. Under the public-private initiative ?Live Barcelona?, the city will take many steps to promote the use of electric vehicles.
A demonstration of the functioning of the new radiotherapy equipment of the ICO

21 July 2010 12:22 AM

New radiotherapy designed to fight cancer is being used by the Catalan Institute of Oncology

A new technique has been put into place that enables more precise irradiations, affecting surrounding organs less and thus minimising secondary effects. The Catalan monographic hospital is the 2nd in Spain to use this technique.
The twinning ceremony with San Francisco's Mayor, Gavin Newsom, sitting at the table

20 July 2010 01:05 AM

Barcelona, San Francisco?s twin

The Catalan capital has just become ?twins? with another city in the world, the Californian city of San Francisco. Ignasi Cardelús made an agreement with the San Francisco mayor on Monday recognising the cities commonalities.
Image of the coastal urban development near Sitges

19 July 2010 07:10 PM

Greenpeace alerts that 89% of non-protected seashores in Catalonia have buildings

According to a Greenpeace study, the situation of the Catalan coast is delicate. Not considering the already protected shores, 89% have the presence of buildings.
Flags at the entrance of the Tibidabo's amusement park with grief mantles

19 July 2010 06:53 PM

An amusement park attraction collapses and kills 1 girl

Tragedy in Barcelona?s Tibidabo amusement park. The pendulum ride attraction falls, resulting in 1 girl dead and 3 other minors injured. An investigation will look into the exact causes of the tragedy.
The Catalan Minister for Health, Marina Geli (dressed in white and speaking) presenting the new helicopter base in Sant Pau's ho

16 July 2010 12:27 AM

Mortality drops in Catalonia despite a population increase

There has been a drop in mortality in Catalonia despite a growing population. The Minister for Health, Marina Geli, says this might be an effect of speedier emergency services.
The UAB researchers Corral, Ossó i Llebot (from left to right)

13 July 2010 01:34 AM

Researchers from the UAB affirm that predicting hurricane intensity will never be 100% reliable

A university study from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona concludes that the intensity of hurricanes will never be possible to predict with an accuracy of 100%. The study has been published in the prestigious journal ?Nature Physics?.
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