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Screenshot from the Lidl website displaying their new Prospero food processor for sale

07 April 2021 01:39 PM

Lidl returns to market with new product after losing food processor legal battle

Supermarket chain was forced to withdraw their Monsieur Cuisine cooking assistant, but now returns with similar Prospero
A moment from the opening night of the fireworks show in Blanes. (Photo: Lourdes Casademont)

31 March 2021 11:29 AM

Blanes postpones 50th edition of iconic firework contest due to pandemic

The committee makes the decision "reluctantly" to delay the internationally renowned event for the second time

Rural tourism house in Berguedà, located inland in northern Catalonia (by Estefania Escolà)

18 March 2021 12:12 PM

Bookings for this weekend and Easter skyrocket due to end of county-level lockdown

Inland cottages and accommodation in Pyrenees among most popular destinations

Bunyols de Quaresma: puffy and sweet Catalan desserts to eat during Lent

17 March 2021 01:21 PM

Bunyols de vent: the quintessential puffy Catalan desserts to eat during lent

Airy and sweet pastries double in size when they are fried and are often filled with cream, custard or chocolate

Catalan Wikipedia volunteer 'helping to preserve' the language

16 March 2021 01:54 PM

‘Viquipèdia’ 20 years on - Catalan language Wikipedia celebrates two decades of activity

Catalan version of the free online encyclopedia boasts the first article written not in English
A home care worker takes care of an elderly person in a wheelchair (by Eloi Tost)

10 March 2021 04:20 PM

Support network for older and more vulnerable English speakers extends services to Catalonia

Project run by non-profit and British Embassy lists local resources for those in need

The Vampire of Raval - Myths and legends from Barcelona's old town

27 February 2021 09:45 AM

Myths and urban legends from Barcelona’s old town

From the good wizard who healed ailments, the Vampire of Raval, and the curse put upon the Liceu opera house, the Catalan capital is replete with mystery
Astruc Sacanero's plaque on Carrer d'Estruc, a portrait of Enriqueta Martí, and an old newspaper illustration of the Liceu theatre burning in 1861

26 February 2021 06:23 PM

PODCAST: The wizard, the vampire and the curse – Dark tales from Barcelona's Old Town

The medieval herbalist Astruc Sacanera, the kidnapper Enriqueta Martí and the troubled fate of the Liceu opera house are the stuff of legend 

The façade of NaturaLlibres bookshop in Alins, in the Catalan Pyrenees, on January 25, 2021 (by Marta Lluvich)

31 January 2021 05:53 PM

The Pyreneean cow shed that became a bookshop

NaturaLlibres offers more than 1,000 books to town with only 80 inhabitants

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