In the Barcelona news headlines today:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The cost of Spanish debt is continuing to rise, hitting a new historic high of 504 points this morning; The Socialist candidate to be Spanish prime minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has said that it is up to Catalans to make sure that his party stays in power, as they did back in 2008; 10,000 people protest in central Barcelona against cuts to university budgets.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Going into the final day of election campaigning, PP candidate Mariano Rajoy says that his party "guarantees" a way out of the economic crisis, thanks to its courage and patriotism; Trial of so-called 'Robin Hood of banks' starts today in Vilanova i la Geltrú—Enric Duran is accused of swindling banks of €500,000, which he then gave to social projects and a media company that produced newspapers criticising the global financial system; Police in Barcelona have taken action in 34 cases of people cleaning car windscreens at the city's traffic lights in the past two months.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The local radio station of Santa Coloma de Gramenet has been forced to close down, following interference caused to other broadcasters; Catalan chemists take their protest to the streets for the first time, to show their concern about the cut in medicine prices and the lack of payments from the Generalitat.