Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
A transportation strike is underway in Barcelona today, and has already caused commuter delays of up to 40 minutes on Rodalies train lines, while bus and metro lines are running a reduced service (read story here); The Catalan minister of health, Boi Ruiz, has stated that the Catalan health system would function more efficiently if it were independent from the Spanish state (read story here); Students returning to university this Monday face an increase in tuition costs (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
As child poverty reaches a level as high as 25 percent in Barcelona, community centres struggle to keep services available to each child in need (read story here); Real Madrid is dealing with an internal crisis following a difficult weekend in which the current League title-holders lost 1-0 at Sevilla and are now lying in 10th in La Liga (read story here); The governing PP has said that the problem with the future of Catalunya lies in the "double speak" of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The president of the pro-Spain Catalan party Ciutadans (or C's), Albert Rivera, has said that all Spaniards should be involved in any decision regarding the future of the autonomous community (read story here).