Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish foreign minister, José Manuel García-Margalla is to travel to the UK and meet his counterpart William Hague in an effort to defuse tensions over Gibraltar - the situation has been fuelled by a planned visit to the colony by Prince Edward; Investors give small respite to Spanish IBEX stock exchange, which has risen slightly this morning; Cleaning staff at Barcelona airport have started four days of strike action by spreading rubbish and papers around the T1 terminal - the move follows similar actions in the T2 terminal last week.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
During a press appearance yesterday, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy refused to investigate an alleged financial shortfall at Bankia; Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias has said that he is not in favour of improving bike lanes on pavements and wants cyclists to be banned from pedastrian areas; 700,000 unemployed in Spain have spent more than three years looking for work.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)