Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Unemployment in Spain rose by 38,179 people in August, the first rise after four consecutive months of decreases in the number of people looking for work (read story here); Spanish and Moroccan authorities have carried out joint action to remove immigrants occupying Isla de Tierra, with the majority of them being repatriated to Morocco (read story here); The Partido Popular (PP) is divided over the release of ETA prisoner Uribetxeberria Bolinaga due to illness (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
An Italian father and son are in serious condition in hospitals in Girona and Barcelona respectively after their family was shot at in Blanes in the Costa Brava - the pregnant mother of the family escaped unhurt (read story here); Catalan cyclist Joaquim 'Purito' Rodríguez has admitted that he is now favourite to win La Vuelta after gaining an additional six seconds over rival Albert Contador (read story here); Bankia to receive €4.5 billion from bank rescue fund, FROB (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Castilian / Catalan)
The leader of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), Pere Navarro, who was elected earlier this year, has removed three key figures from the head of the party in a shake-up of the PSC hierarchy (read story here); Cristiano Ronaldo said to be unhappy at Real Madrid and has asked to be released from his contract there (read story here).