Making the news headlines today in Barcelona are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The PP candidate to be the next Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, strengthened his position against his Socialist rival, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, in last night's televised face-to-face debate; Bankruptcies rose 25 percent in the third quarter of this year; Xavi says draw against Athletic was "best match of the season" so far.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Zaragoza withdraws its candidacy for 2022 Winter Olympics, leaving way open for Barcelona's bid as sole Spanish application; Case over death of five construction workers ends with a deal that sees company president spend one year in prison; Catalan doctors call a strike for 15th and 16th of November, to protest about health cuts.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Evacuated residents of building in La Teixonera neighbourhood, in front of which a large hole appeared in the pavement on Friday, return home with continuing concerns about the safety.