These are some of the stories making the Barcelona news headlines today:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
FC Barcelona made hard work of their match against Real Madrid, who fought bravely for victory, but the home team held on for a 2-2 draw which sees them go through to the next round of the Copa del Rey; Catalan education department preparing curriculum changes which will include more hours of maths a week and less free choice options; Catalunya is one of the regions hoping to become home to Europe's biggest casino complex, a Las Vegas-style project.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is to meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel today with a proposal to extend the level set for Spain's budget deficit following the country's return to recession; City council backtracks on plans not to hold Carnival procession on Avinguda Paral·lel following meetings with South American associations; Barcelona parents seeking a school for their child will be able to choose between 12 schools during the pre-inscription process.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The former president of the Valencian community, Francisco Camps, has been cleared on bribery charges by a jury; New Spanish justice minister has announced changes to abortion laws, which mean that underage girls seeking a termination will need their parents' consent.