Prosecutors back legal action against Mas
The country's top prosecutors support the taking of legal action against Catalan premier, Artur Mas, for going ahead with the consultation on self-rule on Nomember 9th which was deemed illegal by the Constitutional Court.
New fines for disrespecting cylists
Honking a horn or driving too close to a cyclist will soon be penalised with a fine. In an attempt to get cyclists off the pavements, the Ajuntament is making an effort to improve safety for them on the roads. The exact sanctions have yet to be decided but will be included in the new 'ordenanza de circulación'.
Shops want to open on Sundays
Barcelona's shops want to increase the time period and number of hours that they can open on Sundays. They are currently allowed to open from 10am till 6pm in July, August and the first half of September, which, they feel, is insufficient for an international city.
Top marks for Barcelona's business schools
The new ranking of business schools in Spanish-speaking countries, published by the magazine América Economía, places Barcelona schools IESE in first place and ESADE in sixth.
New winter festival names announced
The new Suite Festival will take place in the Liceu from December 31st until May 23rd and will include some big names, including Woody Allen, Bob Geldof and Van Morrison.
Grenade discovered in Park Güell
A Civil War grenade has been discovered in Park Güell. Still intact and hidden in a little-visited part of the park, historians think it was abandoned during a conflict when that area of the park was still woodlands.