Making the headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The value of the Spanish stock exchange has fallen this morning to around 7,500 points, while the price of Spanish sovereign debt has risen to 410 points above German debt; FC Barcelona trainer Pep Guardiola continues to insist on the impossibility of the side winning the Spanish league this season, despite the lead by rivals Real Madrid being cut from 10 to four points in a matter of weeks - "nobody in history has overcome a 10-point Madrid lead", he says; Residents of the Catalan town of Rasquera to vote in a referendum today over whether to allow a local plantation for medical marijhuana as a way of raising funds for the municipality.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The eldest grandson of the king of Spain - son of the Infanta Elena - has undergone an operation in Madrid after he accidentally shot himself in the foot with a shotgun; Spanish flag stolen from the town council building of Sant Pol - the council had been forced by a court ruling to fly the national flag a month ago following various incidences of it being burnt; Shack burns down in Poblenou, causing the death of four Romanian immigrants, who were living there temporarily.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan education minister, Irene Rigau, says she is very worried by new spending cuts of €10 billion in health and education announced by Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy; Spanish government making plans to revise competencies of autonomous communities as a way to control their spending.