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Children going to school (by E. Romagosa)

09 March 2012 12:02 AM

Catalonia’s Supreme Court validates the current linguistic immersion public school model

The highest Catalan court has clarified how to execute the sentence of the Spanish Supreme Court that had recognised the right of 3 families to school their children in Spanish and not in Catalan. These families will have their individual rights...
A person arrested by the Catalan Police and kept inside Barcelona Stock Exchange (by O. Campuzano)

29 February 2012 10:53 PM

Violent protests in downtown Barcelona during Catalonia’s university strike against budget cuts

Catalan university staff and students protested against the budget cuts, temporary worker lay offs and an increase in university fees. Peaceful demonstrations with thousands of participants were organised in Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona, and...
Barça Regal players with children with rare diseases (by FC Barcelona)

29 February 2012 07:39 PM

FC Barcelona Foundation gives visibility to rare diseases

On World Rare Disease Day the FC Barcelona Foundation showed solidarity with all patients who have any of these conditions, and their families. Both in the Palau Blaugrana, with the collaboration of Barça Regal players, and social networks, the...
An image of a colonoscopy test (by ACN)

24 February 2012 12:02 AM

A pioneer study led by a Catalan hospital supports an easier way to detect colon cancer

Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic has coordinated a world pioneer medical study with 60,000 patients. The study has compared the effectiveness of early detection of colon cancer by using a colonoscopy or a specific analysis searching blood in the...
Mercè Romeva, daugther of the Catalan Christian-Democrat MP Pau Romeva, receiving a box with documents (by A. Moldes)

20 February 2012 11:49 PM

The first stolen Spanish Civil War documents are returned to their legitimate owners 73 years later

In 1939, Franco’s troops entered Catalonia and plundered most of the official documents of the Catalan Government, institutions, political parties, trade unions, and cultural organisations. In addition, they also took personal documents...
The train has its nose smashed after crashing into the end-of-track buffer (by J. Pujolar)

09 February 2012 11:21 PM

Another small train accident once again puts rail infrastructure maintenance under the spotlight

A train has crashed into the end-of-track buffer in Mataró, north of Barcelona. 11 people have been injured; all of them with minor injuries except the driver, whose life is not at risk. The Catalan capital’s suburban train network has...
A caption from the IBB's website (by IBB / ACN)

09 February 2012 01:53 PM

Research led by Catalan scientists reveals new information about cell aging

The results of the research will be helpful to expand the knowledge on diseases related to the process of protein aggregation. Discovery of this might lead to the early detection of Alzheimer ’s disease. The research has found a way to precisely...
Telefónica's headquarters in Barcelona, located on the Diagonal Avenue, next to the Fórum - Diagonal Mar area (by J. Pueyo)

06 February 2012 09:54 PM

Barcelona to become the first city in Spain fully wired with optical fibre

Spanish multinational telecommunications company Telefónica will offer Internet access through optical fibre to every home in Barcelona before the summer. The company’s General Director in Catalonia, Kim Faura, has also explained that...
Snow covered vineyards in the Bages County, in Central Catalonia (by E. Escolà)

02 February 2012 09:44 PM

Catalonia covered in snow

Almost all of Catalonia was covered in a blanket of snow on Thursday morning. The Siberian cold front affecting the entire European continent arrived in Catalonia midweek. All emergency services have been put on alert, but no major incidences have...
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