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Some of the numerous flowers and candles at Castelldefels Platja station

26 June 2010 12:19 AM

The total number of victims of Castelldefels tragedy grows while the identification continues

13 and not 12 is the total number of victims who immediately died from being hit by a high-speed train, according to the forensic exam. In addition, 3 of the wounded are in critical condition. The forensic analysis continues and 9 corpses have...
The new unit will offer therapy 'on demand'

25 June 2010 04:58 PM

Barcelona to offer cancer treatment 'on demand'

The new Research Unit for Molecular Therapy at the Vall d'Hebron Hospital will be able to treat 400 patients a year. It will study each particular tumour differently, on a case per case basis, and analyse it?s genome.
The working group of the European Cultural and Linguistic Internet Domains presented at the European Parliament the domain .cat

25 June 2010 01:39 AM

The internet domain .cat a success for European linguistic diversity

The European Cultural and Linguistic Internet Domains Association presents the domain .cat as an example to follow for other cultural and linguistic communities such as the Welsh, Scottish, Galician or Basque.
Medical staff and police in the station, where 12 people have died

24 June 2010 03:36 PM

Train kills 12 trying to cross track in Castelldefels, near Barcelona

A tragic night in Catalonia as a high-speed train hit a group of 30 young people who were leaving the platform by crossing over the tracks instead of going through the underpass. They were heading towards the beach for Sant Joan's Eve festivities.
Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, the leader of the People's Party in Catalonia and promoter of this initiative

24 June 2010 12:12 AM

Senate demands that Spanish Government ban the burqa in public spaces

The Spanish Senate has approved a new motion to prohibit the use of full-face veils such as the burqa or niqab in public spaces. The ban has no immediate effect, but puts the burqa debate on the political agenda and also puts pressure on the...
The Sagrada Família

23 June 2010 11:23 PM

The Sagrada Família may have 'structural problems' unlinked to the high-speed train tunnel, suggests Catalan minister

Joaquim Nadal, responsible for Territory and Infrastructures, denies that the cathedral is at risk by the construction of a tunnel near it, but urges the building firm to check that the Sagrada Família does not have any structural damages.

23 June 2010 09:40 PM

Department of Labour and Barcelona City Hall develop employment plan for prostitutes

The Surt Foundation and the Catalan Government fund the reinsertion of female sex workers into the regular labour market. 6 of the 24 participating women have already found a job.
Graciela, the first baby born in Catalonia in 2010, and her family

23 June 2010 12:12 AM

Birth-rate in Catalonia drops for the first time in 10 years

In 2009 there have been 5% less births in Catalonia. The rate is at 11.65 for every 1,000 inhabitants, greater than the 10.73 for the Spanish average.
"1000 Autumns" olive oil.

22 June 2010 11:49 PM

Millennial olive trees preserved

The village of Ulldecona has more than one thousand millennial olive trees. These basic olive trees, which are known as the ?1000 Autumns?, are located in the territory of La Sénia. The oil is the only thing that can be taken from these trees.
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