Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas is in Madrid today, just days after the massive demonstration in Barcelona calling for Catalan independence (read story here); One person is missing and three have been injured following the breaking of a water canal in Asturias that caused flooding (read story here); The Spanish economy minister, Luis de Guindos, has said that certain social security benefits will not be sustainable if the crisis continues, and reckons that the government has three months for the situation to be reversed (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Three Catalan parties, CiU, ICV and ERC, are to seek support from the European parliament for a referendum on the region's future and possible independence from Spain (read story here); Barcelona bars and clubs suffering as a result of the VAT increase that came into effect on September 1st (read story here); Convergencia (CiU) and the Catalan Socialist Party representatives in the city council are to try and reach agreement tomorrow on plans for Barcelona's future development (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Thousands of schoolchildren started the new school year yesterday, with continuing protests by teachers about the sector's spending cuts marking the first day back (read story here); The Spanish public television company TVE has said that it made a mistake in the way it handled coverage of the September 11th protest in Barcelona (read story here).