Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Police reports to the Spanish interior ministry show that ETA is continuing its activities and seeking out new activists; Bank clients plan to take banks to court over selling of investment products (participaciones preferentes) into which they are tied in; Cold wave continues with temperature alerts in place in 48 provinces across Spain.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The former president of Mallorca, Jaume Matas, says on a television show that he collaborated with Iñaki Urdangarin (husband of Infanta Cristina and due to appear in court on fraud charges in the coming weeks) "whatever the price"; Local neighbourhood businesses away from the city centre are suffering heavily as a result of the crisis; Cycling association calls for drivers to respect security distances following death of two cyclists in single accident over the weekend.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Four thousand homes in the Poble Nou neighbourhood are still without gas supplies, leaving them without heating and hot water, as a result of a water leak; the Generalitat's debt level has tripled in the past six years and is forecast this year to outstrip its budget.