Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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Extra security for metro.

Twenty-two extra security guards are now patrolling the Barcelona Metro network, bringing to 164 the total number of security personnel at work at any one time. The citys busiest line, L5, now has 29...
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Council flats raffled.

Barcelona city council has raffled 184 low-cost short-lease apartments to help young people move out of the family home and promote a regular turnover of tenants. Over 11,017 people aged 25-35 applied...
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English radio talk show.

The new Radio Free Barcelona now broadcasts in English on Saturday mornings from 09.00 to 11.00 on 107.7FM. The programme includes local, national and English business news compiled by the British Cha...
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Face lift for Plaa de les Glries.

The Barcelona city council has announced a major redevelopment project to transform the Plaa de les Glries into a 19-hectare park. The central lanes of the Gran Via, which currently rings the Plaa, ar...
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Connecting the Zona Franca.

Five new underground stations and a new bus route are part of the city councils comprehensive transport project for the Zona Franca industrial park in the Poble Nou neighbourhood. Underground line 9,...
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New rent rules in Cuidad Vella.

Apartment owners renting out their property in the Cuidad Vella on a nightly basis are now required to obtain a licence under new rules aimed at reducing overcrowding in the old town. The council has...
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Fitness Club near Sagrada Familia.

A Barcelona-based company, Centres de Fitness DiR, has opened their tenth health and fitness club in the Catalan capital. The company has spent 4.1 million on the state-of-the-art DiR Claret club on C...
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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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Articket to include Picasso Museum.

The Picasso Museum will be added to the special Articket system from 2 January 2006. The validity of the Articket will also be extended from its current three to six months so as to encourage local Ca...
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Cuitat Vella welcomes immigrants

A new plan approved by the Barcelona city council for the historic Cuitat Vella district of the Catalan capital will welcome and help newly arrived immigrants to the area for the first six months of t...
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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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Las Ramblas to lose animal shops.

The numerous outdoor pet-shops along the world famous boulevard are set for closure after the sale of pets has come under fire from the Association for the Protection of Animals. Owners are being give...
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Catalonia police force takes over.

After two years of preparation for the changeover, Los Mossos dEsquadra the Catalonian regional police force - has taken over the responsibility for policing Barcelona from its national police collea...
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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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