In the Barcelona news today, you'll find the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Prime minister elect Mariano Rajoy asks German chancellor Angela Merkel for help with dealing with the Spanish financial crisis; Bank of Spain takes action to shore up the Bank of Valencia with €3 billion and a change of board; Barcelona commerce representatives present a plan to create a temporary ice rink in Plaça Catalunya.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Outgoing Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announces that there will the Spanish Socialist Party will hold a congress in the first week of February to decide future leadership; Convergència says that it won't "throw itself into the arms" of Mariano Rajoy and repeats call for new financial agreement; Barcelona mayor calls on cleaning companies to do more to keep streets of the city clean.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Nine roads are closed in the Girona region due to flooding following heavy rainfall in recent weeks; More than 450,000 Catalans go by bike each day.