Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish inflation fell by five decimal points in December to a rate of 2.4 percent; FC Barcelona make it through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey (where they will meet Real Madrid) with a 1-2 win at Osana; The Catalan wing of the PP says it will support the Generalitat's 2012 budget if the government gets rid of the proposed tourist tax and charge for prescriptions (ticket moderador).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Access to five Catalan prisons has been blocked due to continuing protests by staff; Central European Bank president praises efforts made by new Spanish government to cut its deficit; Lorry driver killed in accident on AP-7 motorway.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas told Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy that he would give him a "short-term" deposit of confidence, when they met yesterday; Spanish government back-tracks over its wish to have more control over autonomous community accounts.