The case into the corruption of Sabadell's mayor Manuel Bustos develops, as tapping into the mayor's telephone conversations has led to an investigation into the city's waste collection services (read story here). A nightclub in Barcelona's Sarrià-Sant Gervasi has been shut down by police after exceeding the maximum capacity by 300% and selling alcohol to minors (read story here). The hotel Porta Marina was the scene of a tragic incident this weekend after a young prostitute was pushed from the building's balcony by a violent client, and remains in critical condition (read story here).
The charity food collection, El Gran Recapte, organised by La Fundació Banc dels Aliments, donated 1,700 tonnes of food to those in need this weekend after two days of campaigning and collecting; 300 tonnes more than their original target (read story here). FC Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao this weekend with an impressive score of 5-1 and continue to go from strength to strength as the top team in La Liga (read story here). 89,68% of the 10,000 employees of the Barcelona City Council voted in favour of an alternative system regarding extra Christmas pay for 2013 (read story here).
Shops in Catalunya have been given permission to remain open during the next 22 days leading up to Christmas in order to stimulate holiday shopping (read story here)