Despite October 12th marking the Día de la Hispanidad, some schools in Catalunya are choosing to remain open (read story here). New figures by Barcelona's District Attorney's office report an increase of almost double the amount of workplace deaths (read story here). Culture minister José Ignacio Wert expressed the government's interest in assimilating Spanish pride amongst Catalan students (read story here).
The third consecutive day of intermittent and indefinite strikes on the TMB bus service continues to cause problems in the city (read story here). Basketball's Barcelona Regal triumphed over last year's NBA champions The Dallas Mavericks beating them 99–85 (read story here). Changes to Barcelona's Bicing service are expected to occur in 2013 with an increase of 116,13% in the price of the annual unlimited subscription (read story here).
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Taxes on higher education in Catalonia have risen between 84% and 103% above inflation since 2001. L'Observatori del Sistema Universitari warns that the latest rise could go beyond the limits set by the state (read story here).