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Catalan Police patrolling along Barcelona's underground (by O. Campuzano)

31 August 2012 11:44 PM

The Catalan Police highlight a decrease in thefts in Barcelona metro

Police estimate that 150 pickpockets operate daily in the Catalan capital’s underground, smart phones being the main target. The way the pickpockets target their victims has changed, no longer operating in large groups meaning that they are more...
Participants of the Formula Student 2012 (by J. Pujolar)

31 August 2012 11:38 PM

Engineering students from around the world compete in Montmeló to be part of Formula 1 teams

The Circuit de Catalunya hosts the Formula Student Spain 2012 competition with over 700 participants from nine countries. The competition is designed to test the student’s knowledge and engineering skills over four days, in a competition judged...
A waiting room in the Catalan Healthcare System (by B. Cazorla)

30 August 2012 11:20 PM

The Catalan Government guarantees primary healthcare to all immigrants registered for at least three months

The decision by Spanish Government to restrict access to the public healthcare system could leave 600,000 people in Catalonia (8% of the population) without primary and specialised medical attention. 180,000 of these people would be foreigners....
A chemist in Catalonia (by ACN)

27 August 2012 11:28 PM

Pharmaceutical spending drops by 24.6% in Catalonia in July

Compared to a year ago, the Catalan Healthcare System spent 24.6% less last July than in the same month of 2011. In July 2011, Catalonia spent €143.52 million on pharmaceutical products while it spent €108.10 million last month, when the drug...
The previous project named 'Qualia' (by ACN)

24 August 2012 11:13 PM

Sitges reconsidering Paul McCartney’s university project for an Institute for Performing Arts

The new city government is considering the continuation of a project started by the last Mayor. The venture proposed by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), the specialist higher education institution co-founded by Paul McCartney,...
A bull tied to a rope in the Ebro Delta area (by ACN)

17 August 2012 10:54 PM

Bull festivities in Catalonia revive debate between tradition and animal rights

After the Catalan Parliament’s ban on bullfighting approved in 2010, controversy between those in favour and those against bull festivities has been continuing for years now. The latest issue under discussion is the continuation of a specific...
A prostitute in one of Barcelona city centre's streets (by ACN)

16 August 2012 10:33 PM

Barcelona bans street prostitution starting this weekend, fining both clients and prostitutes

The City Council’s ban, totally prohibiting street prostitution, comes into force this Friday. The highest fines will be for clients, having to pay between €1,000 and €3,000. The fine for prostitutes will be significantly less, between...
Landscape after the last July's Alt Empordà County's forest fires (by J. Pujolar)

08 August 2012 09:42 PM

Catalonia on alert for high forest fire risks due to African heat wave

It is expected that the heat wave will last from Thursday to Saturday and that temperatures will climb to at least 34ºC throughout Catalonia. The Catalan Government has closed eight forest areas of high risk and has limited agricultural activity....
A Wolof class in Barberà de la Conca (by M. Cervelló)

07 August 2012 09:00 PM

Wolof language courses taught to bring Catalan and Senegalese cultures closer

The Conca de Barberà County does not want to neglect the high number of immigrants living in Catalonia and is organising Arabic, Chinese, and Wolof language classes with native speakers as a pilot project. Wolof is a language spoken in Senegal,...
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