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Festa de Gràcia brings decorations back to the streets

16 August 2021 03:52 PM

Festa de Gràcia takes aim at fighting homophobia

The iconic street festival of the charming Barcelona neighbourhood returns this week
A thermometer showing 40 degrees in Lleida on August 12, 2021 (by Salvador Miret)

13 August 2021 02:24 PM

Heatwave expected to surpass 43 degrees over the weekend in parts of Catalonia

Barcelona residents advised to avoid Collserola park, while cities look for solutions to extreme conditions
Firefighting teams at the scene of the La Pobla de Massaluca wildfire, August 2021 (by Anna Ferràs)

13 August 2021 09:10 AM

Wildfire in southern Catalonia controlled after burning 75 hectares

Firefighters will keep some crews in the area as a precaution as extreme conditions continue
Image of the forest fire burning in La Pobla de Massaluca (image courtesy of Catalan Fire Brigade)

12 August 2021 04:32 PM

40 firefighting crews battling wildfire in southern Catalonia

One campsite has been evacuated as a precaution, as country remains on high alert for forest fires
Eugeni Darnaculleta, a Girona's shepherd (by Aleix Freixas)

11 August 2021 01:06 PM

The 84-year-old Girona shepherd ploughing fields to stop fires spreading

Eugeni Darnaculleta urges better forest management from local administration amid spate of summer wildfires

A forest fire burns in a mountain in northern Catalonia (by Albert Coromina)

11 August 2021 12:40 PM

Camping, leisure, and agricultural activity halted in 279 municipalities for risk of fire

Heatwave causing extreme conditions to arrive in Catalonia on Wednesday

A fire fighter attends to a wildfire in July, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

10 August 2021 05:47 PM

Responsibility urged in the face of the highest fire risk in 18 years

Catalan president warns of “critical days” upcoming, with a heatwave of “extreme danger”
Protesters hold a sign reading 'Electricity is a necessity for all, not a luxury' (by Arnald Prat)

10 August 2021 09:55 AM

Experts warn climate measures will raise household costs and say ‘compensation’ will be needed

Electricity prices in Spain hit a new all-time high on Monday after steady increases throughout the year
Redouane Mehdi standing in front of Barcelona's Office for Non-Discrimination (by Eli Don)

06 August 2021 02:28 PM

Barcelona real estate firm sanctioned over racial discrimination of Moroccan renter

City council fines company and landlord €45,000 in groundbreaking decision

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