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Premature babies to benefit from pioneering breast milk bank

A pioneering breast milk bank for extremely premature babies has been launched by Catalonia
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Barcelona is world’s model city

Barcelona is the most admired city in the world, according to a study by consultants Ernst and Young as part of its Cities for Citizens report. City leaders around the world, including mayors and...
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A quarter of Barcelona children living in poverty

One in four children in Barcelona is living below the poverty line, according to figures from Programa Caixa Proinfancia. The organisation highlights the most vulnerable children in the city as those...
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Socialists lose power in Barcelona

In a historic shift the socialist PSC party has lost power of Barcelona for the first time since democratic elections were restored in Spain after General Franco
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Barcelona to ban wearing of bathing suits on its streets

Barcelona plans to completely ban the wearing of bathing suits, or any semi-nudity, on its streets, public spaces or public transport from next summer. The city council intends to have legislation in...
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Catalan road tolls discriminate against Barcelona residents

Barcelona residents and transport carriers are protesting to regional government about
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Marriages at a 50-year low

The number of marriages taking place in the Catalonia region has fallen to the lowest level in 56 years, according to recent figures released by authorities. In 2009, 27,500 marriages took place, a ye...
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Life expectancy in Barcelona rising dramatically

Life expectancy in Barcelona is rising sharply, according to the Anuari Estad
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Dangerous defects still affecting hundreds of Barcelona homes

Hundreds of homes in Barcelona are still suffering from dangerous structural defects, 20 years after problems were first detected when a building collapsed. In El Tur
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Barcelona boosts culture with largest library in Spain

By 2015 Barcelona will have the biggest library in Spain, city authorities have announced. Construction on the new
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Barcelona graffiti clean-up costs escalating

The cost of cleaning graffiti from Barcelona
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Louis Vuitton HQ in Brussels

French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH is to base its European customer services headquarters in Brussels. The office will serve 11 European countries, including Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Franc...
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Passenger numbers on the rise at Barcelona airport

Barcelona airport served over three million passengers for the first time in two years during the month of August. Total passenger numbers for 2010 to date are 19.17 million, a rise of 3.1 per cent on...
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New purge on Barcelona prostitutes

The police have launched a new crackdown on prostitution in the Raval district of Barcelona and the central tourist thoroughfare La Rambla de Barcelona. The move is a collaboration between three polic...
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Financial crisis sees Barcelona abandon more animals

Financial crisis sees increase in abandoned animals Barcelona authorities have begun a new campaign and streamlined the adoption process for abandoned animals this summer as homes are urgently needed...
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Catalan cinema law approved

The Catalan parliament has voted in favour of a law that will mean 50 per cent of all foreign films being shown in the region must now be dubbed or subtitled in Catalan. Among the members of parli...
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Barcelona’s green rooftops

Barcelona has over three hectares of green roofs
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Barcelona cracks down on bare torsos in public

Dressing down is a no-no in Barcelona this summer. City authorities have begun a widespread, multi-lingual campaign to prevent residents and tourists, both male and female, from baring their torsos in...
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Banking closures in Catalonia

Banks in the Barcelona region shut an office for every day of last year as a result of the collapse of the banking and real estate sectors. According to figures just released from Banco d
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New Ryanair hub at Barcelona’s El Prat

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will begin flying 20 routes from Barcelona
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Barcelona authorities accused of animal cruelty

City authorities have been accused of the inefficient and cruel slaughter of thousands of pigeons in Barcelona by the Associaci
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Thousands of young Catalans not in employment or education

More than 100,000 young Catalans are not working or studying, according to the Consell de la Joventut de Barcelona (CJB), which heads 90 youth organisations in the city. Unemployment in the 16 to...
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Barcelona’s new metro L10 opens

The first stretch of Barcelona
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New school places in Barcelona behind schedule

Thirty-one new schools, including 14 primary and secondary schools, due to be opened by 2011 in Barcelona have yet to start construction. The schools would give 6,000 extra school places in the ci...


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