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  • Two children among four dead in Barcelona fire

    Family of four die in fire in Barcelona's Plaça Tetuan square

    ACN | Barcelona
    30 November 2021 09:48 AM

    Eight vulnerable people had been living in commercial premises

HIGHLIGHTS


Filmin is one of the streaming platforms that will be affected by this law if it is approved (by Violeta Gumà)

6% minority language quota will not affect Netflix, HBO or Amazon Prime

Spanish cabinet bill, which only affects companies headquartered in Spain, stems from...
Basketball player Pau Gasol in Barcelona (by ACN)

Footballer Alexia Putellas, basketball player Pau Gasol honored with Creus de Sant Jordi

Former TV3 director, Mort & Phil creator and pop rock band Els Pets also recognized for...
Alexia Putellas and Pedri at Ballon d'Or 2021 gala in Paris on November 29, 2021 (by FC Barcelona)

Barça’s Alexia Putellas becomes first Catalan to win Ballon d'Or

Former Barcelona star Messi awarded 7th trophy while Pedri named best footballer under 21

COVID-19


Graph showing the first week of the vaccine rollout in Catalonia

Covid-19 vaccine rollout progress in Catalonia: graph updated daily

Doses began on December 27, 2020, with authorities aiming to administer it to 70% of the...
Screenshot of a chart showing daily coronavirus cases reported in Catalonia

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020
Customers show Covid certificates to enter restaurant, November 26 (by Marta Casado Pla)

New date: Covid certificates to be compulsory in bars, gyms and care homes from Friday

Requirement was suspended last week only a few hours after coming into force after system crashed

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POLITICS


Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is greeted by ex-ministers Clara Ponsatí and Toni Comín as he exits the court in Italy (by  Natàlia Segura)

Puigdemont calls on Spain's Supreme Court to officially state extradition warrant has been suspended

EU court says ex-president and two other MEPs cannot be arrested or sent back to Spain for now
Carles Puigdemont leaves court in Sassari, Sardinia, with his lawyer Gonzalo Boye, October 4, 2021 (by Natàlia Segura)

EU court provisionally denies immunity to Puigdemont but says he should not be arrested

After detention in Sardinia, former president requested privileges to be returned while appeal on...
The Spanish Congress pictured during the debate over the 2022 budget (image from Spanish Congress)

Spanish budget passes in Congress with support from pro-independence parties

Biggest Catalan parties in favour of split with Spain divided over whether or not to lend their...

SOCIETY


Several slopes in the Boí Taüll ski resort on November 27, 2021 (by Anna Berga)

Most Catalan ski resorts open this weekend, earlier than expected

Intense snow in the Pyrenees during the week sees activity return after tough 2020-2021 season
A demonstration in favor of the immersion system in Catalan in schools, on March 17, 2018 (by Júlia Pérez)

'You can watch 35 movies in Catalan and 93 in Icelandic on Disney+ in Catalonia'

Catalan faces constant difficulties to survive on a social and administrative level, say activists

BUSINESS


Fuel prices are behind the inflation rate drop (by ACN)

Spain’s inflation rate up to 5.6% in November, highest since 1992

Lack of supplies and last year’s price drop key reasons behind soaring costs
Black Friday poster in a Misako store in L'illa Diagonal shopping mall, Barcelona, November 22, 2021 (by Marta Casado Pla)

Retailers set for bumper Christmas shopping season but say Black Friday losing appeal

Sector confident of meeting demand despite concerns over supply chain issues prompting early...
The Barcelona Port (by Aina Martí)

Catalonia's exports grow by 24.8% in 2021 so far to €59.1 bn

Sales abroad increase by 18.3% in September

MOST POPULAR


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020

Restrictions, including Covid certificates for nightclubs and other indoor events with dance floors, extended until December 2

Doses began on December 27, 2020, with authorities aiming to administer it to 70% of the population by end of August 

CULTURE


Javier Bardem in The Good Boss, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and nominated for a record 20 Goya Awards (Mediapro)

'The Good Boss' makes history with 20 nominations for 2022 Goya Awards

Movie directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem was co-produced by...
The new star on top of the Sagrada Família's Virgin Mary tower (Courtesy of the Sagrada Família)

5.5-tonne star crowns Sagrada Família's second-tallest tower

Newest addition to Gaudí basilica will illuminate Barcelona skyline on December 8

LIFE & STYLE


Barcelona kicks off Christmas campaign presentation on November 23, 2021 (by Turisme de Barcelona)

Barcelona aims to become southern Europe’s top Christmas destination

Tourism Office launches new campaign aimed at attracting visitors from Spain and across Europe
Plaça de Catalunya square Christmas lights on November 24, 2021 (by Blanca Blay)

Christmas lights switched on in Barcelona

Festive display lights up after two-hour rain delay, with new designs at Plaça Catalunya,...
A figure of the angel of the Annunciation, between Carrer Ferran and Plaça Reial, in Barcelona, on November 23, 2021 (by Pere Francesch)

Barcelona's nativity scene to stretch upwards and outwards from Sant Jaume home

More traditional nativity scenes can be seen at the Frederic Marès Museum and Pedralbes...

SPORTS


Diego Armando Maradona photographed on the pitch during his time at Barcelona (image from FC Barcelona website)

Remembering Diego Maradona’s time in Barcelona

The Argentine’s time in Catalonia was perhaps marked more by brawls and incident than trophies...
Women's race 2021 - Cursa de la dona (by Barcelona Local Council)

19,000 run in Barcelona to raise awareness of breast cancer

8 km-race held on Sunday in Catalan capital after last year's edition was virtual due to Covid-19

TECH & SCIENCE


A UPC research lab in Manresa (by Nia Escolà)

59 research groups band together to launch technology transfer association Tecnio

All Catalan universities, I-Cerca foundation, and CSIC in ACCIÓ-backed initiative
The Marenostrum 4 at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (by BSC)

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to build Southern Europe's first quantum computer

Computer will be one of first to use European technology and will have a two-qubit microchip by 2022

IN DEPTH


Filling the Sink Logo (ACN)

PODCAST: Filling the Sink – all episodes

From sport and culture to news and current affairs, 20-minute podcasts on all things Catalan 
A baby spider monkey with its mother Emi at Barcelona Zoo (Barcelona City Council)

PODCAST: Barcelona Zoo – research or recreation, conservation or captivity?

Protecting biodiversity top priority but campaigners say agreed changes are being delayed

CATALAN TRIAL


Former Parliament speaker Carme Forcadell in the Supreme Court during the Catalan Trial (image from Supreme Court)

Former parliament speaker’s appeal against sedition conviction rejected

Constitutional Court upholds Supreme Court verdict against Carme Forcadell, paving the way for...
Jordi Sànchez is applauded at the National Day protest on September 11, 2021 (by Sílvia Jardí)

Pardoned independence leader Sànchez takes case to European Court of Human Rights

Activist-turned-politician wants an "unequivocal correction" of his sentence and criticizes...