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A member of the street sellers speaks to the gathered protesters at the demonstration for the street sellers' rights in Barcelona. (Photo: Laura Fíguls)

02 August 2019 06:29 PM

Barcelona's 'top manta' vendors protest 'persecution' by city council

Irregular street sellers demonstrate on Rambla in response to crackdown by local authority

Poster of the campaign 'Legal shopping,' launched by Barcelona local government on August 2, 2019 (Ajuntament de Barcelona)

02 August 2019 06:03 PM

Barcelona launches campaign against illegal street selling

Aimed above all at tourists, 'Buy legal' is a new council initiative in the same week it began cracking down on 'top manta' vendors 

A Proactiva Open Arms boat (by Reuters/Juan Medina)

02 August 2019 12:52 PM

ProActiva Open Arms, putting lives before politics

The Catalan NGO continues to rescue migrants stranded in the Mediterranean despite opposition from the authorities

The Rambla del Carme in Esplugues del Llobregat where the incident took place on November 28 2018 (by Àlex Recolons)

01 August 2019 06:27 PM

No jail for man who caused first electric scooter death

Court to consider prosecuting him for reckless endangerment after he ran over 92-year-old while checking his phone, say reports

Flowers left on Barcelona's La Rambla in memory of the victims one year on from the 2017 terror attacks. (Photo: Aina Martí)

01 August 2019 11:51 AM

'La Vanguardia' claims report on 2017 terror attacks contradicts revelations by 'Público'

Newspaper says terrorists were not tracked before incidents, but digital publication insists secret reports it used were independent of police investigation

Barcelona's Sagrera station, 40% built

31 July 2019 07:11 PM

After 10 years, Barcelona's Sagrera station is 40% completed

Despite being plagued by problems, work on the city's grand intermodal station continues but with no fixed completion date 

Some street sellers setting up their shops after police patrol ends at 10pm on July 29, 2019 (by Miquel Codolar)

31 July 2019 12:16 PM

Barcelona's 'top manta' street vendors feel 'betrayed' by city council

With the new police crackdown on illegal selling, spokesman says sellers have no alternative and calls on mayor to "remember her promises" 

Territory minister backs police operation against street sellers to recover 'coexistence'

30 July 2019 06:00 PM

Second day of police patrols against Barcelona's 'top manta' sellers

Some hundred officers from three forces again patrolled key areas of the city to discourage illegal street selling
Image of a man donating blood in Joan XXIII hospital, in Tarragona (by Núria Torres)

30 July 2019 11:38 AM

Blood Bank urges 20,000 donations in August

Last heatwaves contributed to a 20% drop in donors, says public health agency

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