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New penalties for prostitutes.

The Barcelona city council has introduced new regulations limiting soliciting on the streets. Sex workers exercising their trade within 200m of any educational institution or interrupting traffic flow...
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House prices highest in Spain.

House prices in Barcelona increased by 15.2 per cent in 2005, according to a survey conducted by idealista.com. The average price for property in the Catalan capital is now 4,498 euros per square metr...
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Record for office rentals.

A report by property consultants, Jones Lang LaSalle, has revealed a 15 per cent increase in the office space rented in 2005 in Barcelona compared to the year before. Of the 410,000 sqm rented out las...
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Get your cat domain.

The .cat domain name, which will be available from the end of January, is intended for use by institutions promoting and supporting Catalan language and culture. The initial registration process will...
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Cava boycott pushes regional sales up.

Calls by Spaniards to boycott Catalan cava have increased sales of the famous sparkling wine in Catalonia itself, the autonomous regions retail association, Confederacin de Comer de Catalua, has said....
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First figures for new police force.

In its first month in operation in November, the new Catalan police force, the Mossos dEsquadra, made a total of 1,589 arrests. Robbery, from petty theft to violent hold-ups by car thieves, was the m...
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Catalonia births rise

Figures just released by the Institut dEstadstica de Catalunya (IDESCAT) show that during 2004 the number of births recorded in Catalonia increased by 5 percent in comparison to the previous year. Thi...
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