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Hackers break into Catalan police server and publish critical personal data

Hackers break into Catalan police server and publish critical personal data

A document that the cybercriminals obtained shows all those on duty at a Catalan prison on the night of February 1st

Guillem RS / Julio Collado

Thursday, 15 of february of 2024 - 21:00

Dani Alves cries on the stand, and asserts that the sex was consensual: "I am not a violent man"

Dani Alves cries on the stand, and asserts that the sex was consensual: "I am not a violent man"

On third day of former Barça star's trial for alleged rape, expert witnesses appeared and the defendant took the stand

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 7 of february of 2024 - 21:53

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Three tragic deaths revealed after partial collapse of Badalona housing block

Three tragic deaths revealed after partial collapse of Badalona housing block

Hours after the disaster, rescuers find bodies in 3 separate flats: a solo mother, a young father, and a woman in her 50s

Guillem RS

Wednesday, 7 of february of 2024 - 20:32

Dani Alves's night of wine, whiskey and G&Ts: the defence focuses on drunkenness as mitigating factor

Dani Alves's night of wine, whiskey and G&Ts: the defence focuses on drunkenness as mitigating factor

Alves's wife Joana Sanz testifies that her husband arrived home at 4am, "bumping into furniture" and "smelling of alcohol"

Mayte Piulachs / Guillem RS

Tuesday, 6 of february of 2024 - 21:32

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Dani Alves's victim again states that he raped her in Barcelona nightclub as trial begins

Dani Alves's victim again states that he raped her in Barcelona nightclub as trial begins

Complainant testifies behind closed doors to protect her identity, while two other women with her that night also appear

Mayte Piulachs / Guillem RS

Monday, 5 of february of 2024 - 19:07

Catalonia declares a drought emergency, with six million people affected

Catalonia declares a drought emergency, with six million people affected

The entire Ter-Llobregat system, with 202 municipalities including Barcelona, now enters the most extreme drought level

John McAulay / Pedro Ruiz

Thursday, 1 of february of 2024 - 20:31

Catalonia's drought: internal reservoirs fall below 16%; Barcelona on edge of emergency level

Catalonia's drought: internal reservoirs fall below 16%; Barcelona on edge of emergency level

The Ter-Llobregat system, which supplies drinking water to five million people, is still just above emergency level of 16%

El Nacional

Thursday, 25 of january of 2024 - 22:25

Barcelona residents don't want to live in Barcelona: 63% would prefer to live somewhere smaller

Barcelona residents don't want to live in Barcelona: 63% would prefer to live somewhere smaller

Only 4 out of every 10 Barcelona residents prefer life in a city as big as the Catalan capital

Laura Cercós Tuset

Wednesday, 24 of january of 2024 - 22:39

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Police arrest Chaca, leader of 'narcopisos' drug business in Barcelona's El Raval

Police arrest Chaca, leader of 'narcopisos' drug business in Barcelona's El Raval

The Mossos and GU have hit 3 levels of a neighbourhood drug network in downtown Barcelona: sellers, distributors and a boss

Guillem RS

Thursday, 18 of january of 2024 - 00:35

The 140 Catalan municipalities where housing rental prices will be capped

The 140 Catalan municipalities where housing rental prices will be capped

Most towns with stressed rental prices are in the Barcelona metropolitan area and other parts of the Catalan coast

Germán Aranda

Thursday, 11 of january of 2024 - 21:30

Eighteen people a day died trying to reach Spain in 2023: a total of 6,618 migrant deaths

Eighteen people a day died trying to reach Spain in 2023: a total of 6,618 migrant deaths

The figure almost triples the total for 2022, when 2,390 migrants lost their lives in the seas around the Spanish coasts

El Nacional

Wednesday, 10 of january of 2024 - 23:20

What are the plastic pellets that have washed up on the coasts of Galicia?

What are the plastic pellets that have washed up on the coasts of Galicia?

Two decades ago it was the Prestige oil spill, now it is a more inert but also hazardous oil product on Galicia's coasts

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Tuesday, 9 of january of 2024 - 22:44

Murder the two children to avenge the mother: police hypothesis over Barcelona tragedy

Murder the two children to avenge the mother: police hypothesis over Barcelona tragedy

The Mossos police await forensic tests following the deaths of a man and his two children in Barcelona's Horta district

Guillem RS

Tuesday, 9 of january of 2024 - 21:18

Drought level drops a notch in two Pyrenean catchments: Noguera Pallaresa and Ribagorçana

Drought level drops a notch in two Pyrenean catchments: Noguera Pallaresa and Ribagorçana

Two western Catalonia basins are at 43.21% of their capacity, but a third - the Segre basin - remains in emergency status

John McAulay

Monday, 8 of january of 2024 - 23:18

Face masks are now compulsory again in Catalonia's health centres

Face masks are now compulsory again in Catalonia's health centres

Catalan ministry imposes the measure due to the high numbers attending health centres for respiratory viruses

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Friday, 5 of january of 2024 - 19:00

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Police strike against puppy traffickers who had buried dead animals in Girona: 100 dogs rescued

Police strike against puppy traffickers who had buried dead animals in Girona: 100 dogs rescued

Carlos Manzano

Thursday, 4 of january of 2024 - 21:29

Leading Catalan doctor recommends using face masks on public transport and for 'Reis' gatherings

Leading Catalan doctor recommends using face masks on public transport and for 'Reis' gatherings

Dr Antoni Trilla warns that emergency rooms are close to capacity and only to see the doctor if a cold develops complications

Jordi Martín

Wednesday, 3 of january of 2024 - 22:30

La Rambla is preparing a new souvenir: one aimed at the people of Barcelona themselves

La Rambla is preparing a new souvenir: one aimed at the people of Barcelona themselves

Amics de la Rambla launches an action plan promoting a new urban tourism model to bring locals back to the city's promenade

Jordi Palmer

Wednesday, 3 of january of 2024 - 21:43

Arrested in Catalan border town: US man wanted for Florida armed robbery and murder

Arrested in Catalan border town: US man wanted for Florida armed robbery and murder

The Mossos police arrested Eric Charaudeau, wanted for a US bank robbery and homicide in 1999, at a hotel in La Jonquera

Carlos Manzano / Guillem RS

Tuesday, 2 of january of 2024 - 22:40

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A 420,000 euro fine for Barcelona property owner who illegally rented flats to tourists

A 420,000 euro fine for Barcelona property owner who illegally rented flats to tourists

A Ciutat Vella building owner has rented out flats illegally to tourists for years, with alleged legal tenants in the middle

Jordi Palmer

Tuesday, 2 of january of 2024 - 21:50

Jenni Hermoso confirms to judge: Rubiales kiss was not consensual and she suffered coercion

Jenni Hermoso confirms to judge: Rubiales kiss was not consensual and she suffered coercion

Footballer testifies that she was pressured constantly during flight home from the World Cup and Spanish team's stay in Ibiza

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Tuesday, 2 of january of 2024 - 18:42

Top 20 most populated cities in Catalonia: Badalona overtakes Terrassa for third place

Top 20 most populated cities in Catalonia: Badalona overtakes Terrassa for third place

Barcelona is still the most populated city and L'Hospitalet de Llobregat remains in second place.

Quim Riera Guitart

Wednesday, 27 of december of 2023 - 21:41

TMB fares 2024: What will public transport fares be in Barcelona?

TMB fares 2024: What will public transport fares be in Barcelona?

The new agreed prices will not come into effect until the Spanish government officially enacts the contribution.

Alba Solé Ingla

Wednesday, 27 of december of 2023 - 20:57

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The 2023 news in Catalonia, as sung by Lo Pau de Ponts for El Nacional's lottery special

The 2023 news in Catalonia, as sung by Lo Pau de Ponts for El Nacional's lottery special

The news highlights - good and bad - that the Catalan singer summed up in a song for our TV special on Christmas lottery day

El Nacional

Friday, 22 of december of 2023 - 22:51

Barcelona's Parc de la Ciutadella recovers its Hivernacle, 14 years later

Barcelona's Parc de la Ciutadella recovers its Hivernacle, 14 years later

City's 'modernista' wintergarden forms the first piece of a new research and innovation cluster: the Ciutadella Knowledge Hub

Ketty Calatayud

Monday, 18 of december of 2023 - 23:11

Wave of bomb threats affects international schools across Spain: three Tarragona centres closed

Wave of bomb threats affects international schools across Spain: three Tarragona centres closed

A number of international schools across the Spanish state received email bomb alerts, but police discounted any danger

Guillem RS

Monday, 18 of december of 2023 - 22:23

Barcelona, where it's unsafe to walk with a phone in your hand: city police warn of theft danger

Barcelona, where it's unsafe to walk with a phone in your hand: city police warn of theft danger

Police warn that Barcelona thieves target people carrying phones in hands to take photos, message or use GPS functions

Guillem RS

Monday, 11 of december of 2023 - 23:22

Irene Rigau, on Catalonia's PISA results: "The system is disoriented"

Irene Rigau, on Catalonia's PISA results: "The system is disoriented"

Former education minister says that if we load too many tasks on schools, there is less time for maths and languages

Alba Solé Ingla

Thursday, 7 of december of 2023 - 21:38

Catalonia fails in PISA tests: among the worst in Spain in maths, science and reading skills

Catalonia fails in PISA tests: among the worst in Spain in maths, science and reading skills

Catalan 15-year-olds register their worst reading comprehension level since 2006, well below the Spanish and OECD averages

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Tuesday, 5 of december of 2023 - 20:40

Andrea Zanon, former World Bank consultant, arrested at Barcelona airport for massive fraud

Andrea Zanon, former World Bank consultant, arrested at Barcelona airport for massive fraud

Spanish judge asserts that the US financier used his trusted reputation to attract investors into a cryptocurrency scam

Carlos Manzano

Monday, 4 of december of 2023 - 18:39

Barcelona is to host an international summit on drought in September 2024, Sánchez tells COP28

Barcelona is to host an international summit on drought in September 2024, Sánchez tells COP28

The Spanish PM insists on the need for international cooperation on the issue as he addresses the climate summit in Dubai

Quim Riera Guitart

Friday, 1 of december of 2023 - 18:39

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The six-hour eviction at El Kubo and La Ruïna, squatter houses in uptown Barcelona | VIDEO

The six-hour eviction at El Kubo and La Ruïna, squatter houses in uptown Barcelona | VIDEO

More than 300 Mossos agents took part in the eviction of two squatter buildings in Barcelona's well-to-do Bonanova district

Guillem RS

Thursday, 30 of november of 2023 - 22:13

Barcelona's T-Mobilitat transport pass: five key questions answered

Barcelona's T-Mobilitat transport pass: five key questions answered

Barcelona's cardboard T-Mobilitat pass is now being phased in, and as physical cards the T-Casual and T-Usual are phasing out

Jordi Palmer / El Nacional

Tuesday, 28 of november of 2023 - 18:41

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Complaints of sexist violence within couples have risen 10% in a year

Complaints of sexist violence within couples have risen 10% in a year

6,056 men have been arrested in Catalonia for sexist violence, which represents an increase of 13.2% compared to last year

Judit Pellicer

Thursday, 23 of november of 2023 - 22:45

Catalonia decrees a drought pre-emergency: these are the water restrictions that will apply

Catalonia decrees a drought pre-emergency: these are the water restrictions that will apply

New phase involves a reduction in the maximum amount of water per inhabitant per day, which will go from 230 to 210 litres

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Tuesday, 21 of november of 2023 - 19:55

Shakira accepts multi-million euro fine to avoid jail for tax evasion

Shakira accepts multi-million euro fine to avoid jail for tax evasion

Shakira admits to Barcelona court that she defrauded the treasury and accepts 3 years' jail, to be converted into a fine

Mayte Piulachs

Monday, 20 of november of 2023 - 22:25

Ex-PP politician Alejo Vidal-Quadras, shot in Madrid street, relates attack to his Iran links

Ex-PP politician Alejo Vidal-Quadras, shot in Madrid street, relates attack to his Iran links

Politician has links with Iranian opposition and has told police that this could be the reason for the attack

Quim Riera Guitart

Thursday, 9 of november of 2023 - 21:22

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Fire in a shanty town near Barcelona: no casualties, but a reminder of how some live in 2023

Fire in a shanty town near Barcelona: no casualties, but a reminder of how some live in 2023

Guillem RS

Friday, 3 of november of 2023 - 21:12

Catalonia drought worsens as 23 Pyrenean municipalities are elevated to Exceptional status

Catalonia drought worsens as 23 Pyrenean municipalities are elevated to Exceptional status

Catalonia has been in drought for 36 months and reservoirs are currently at just 19% of their capacity

Vicenç Pagès

Tuesday, 31 of october of 2023 - 23:02

Carrer Jonqueres, the green axis that no-one was expecting

Carrer Jonqueres, the green axis that no-one was expecting

The reconstruction of Barcelona's Via Laietana changes a choked-up urban dragstrip into a surprisingly peaceful street

Jordi Palmer

Tuesday, 10 of october of 2023 - 05:30