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Barcelona council takes on unemployed

Under a new anti-crisis strategy Barcelona city council is to provide jobs for over 2,000 residents who have been out of work for six months or longer and who no longer receive unemployment benefit. I...
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Metropolitan authority for Catalonia

Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu has proposed that the city
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New unisex prison for Barcelona

The Catalan government has authorized the building of a new prison in Barcelona
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Tercer Lloc tracks Barcelona's hotspots

A new website aimed at Barcelona
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Barcelona jobless drops

Barcelona has seen the first drop in unemployment since the beginning of 2008. Figures released by the economic and employment commission for the last quarter of 2009 show that over 7,000 people more...
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Barcelona chooses Catalan

Barcelona city council is to make Catalan its official preferred language, above Castilian Spanish. All internal communications will now be conducted in Catalan following an amendment to linguistic re...
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Barcelona bids for Winter Olympics 2022

Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu has announced that the city will be putting forward a bid to host the 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic games. The opening and closing ceremonies and all indoor sports, su...
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Barcelona MOVELE plan

Barcelona city council has announced moves that it hopes will boost the take-up of electric powered vehicles in the city. Under a joint agreement with utility company Endesa, the council is to install...
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Barcelona’s L9 driverless metro

The first section of Barcelona
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Barcelona crime figures

Arrests by Barcelona
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Barcelona Mandarin Hotel

Barcelona has seen the latest step forward in its quest to position itself as an upmarket tourist destination with the opening of a hotel from the high-end Mandarin Oriental hotel group in the city....
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Barcelona residents complain most about noise

Rubbish and noise pollution are the biggest bugbears of Barcelona residents, according to a report in the Barcelona Reporter. Recent research conducted by Barcelona city council showed that litter in...
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Barcelona scheme to lease housing

Barcelona council is to begin selling homes to eligible residents on a leasehold basis. An initial 40 apartments will be allocated in a draw early in 2010. Under the new scheme the council will transf...
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Redeveloping Barcelona neighbourhoods

Eight Barcelona neighborhoods are to benefit from an injection of millions of euros for redevelopment under an agreement between the city council and the regional and central governments. The neighbou...
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Barcelona to host David Cup

It has been announced that Barcelona is to host the tennis Davis Cup finals in December this year. The historic Davis Cup team competition is one of the most important and prestigious dates in the men
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Barcelona to vote on bullfighting

Bull fighting in Barcelona may be all but over, despite being second only to Madrid and Seville for the number of bullfights it hosts yearly, and sell-out crowds at its Plaza de Toros Monumental bullr...
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Pickpockets in Barcelona

Travellers are more likely to be pickpocketed in Barcelona than in any other city in the world, according to US travel website Tripadvisor. Using data from its own editors and contributors, the site r...
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Barcelona via sms

Barcelona city council is to increase the services on offer to residents via SMS. Residents will, from October, be able to receive reminders of appointments at the tax office
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No red light zone for Barcelona

Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu has ruled out establishing official red light districts in the city. His comments come in response to the recent uproar over pictures published in Spanish daily El Pa
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Best Global Destination awards

Barcelona is competing against five other cities worldwide for the title Best Global Destination in the first ever TripOut Gay Travel Awards. Described as a
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Safety measures for Barcelona motor bikes

Barcelona city council is investing over one million euros over the next two years to help prevent motorcycle fatalities in the city. The council is installing 23 kms of protective barriers that help...
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Barcelona removes Franco era plaques

Barcelona city council has begun the removal of plaques representing the fascist Franco regime from the facades of buildings and houses throughout the city, 34 years after the military dictator
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Ryanair goes self service in Barcelona

Barcelona airport will become one of the first in Europe to be fitted with low-cost airline Ryanair
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CCTV to combat Barcelona crime

The Barcelona areas of Raval and G
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Barcelona house prices drop

Some Barcelona districts have seen declines in house values of more than 20 per cent in the last three years, according to the latest data from property website T he Sant Andreu, Nou B...
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The beach comes to town.

The beach has come to the city centre again as Barcelona has now opened up its public bathing area and man-made beach inside the Jardins de la Torre de Les Aig


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