Making the news in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan prison workers are staging protests at various prisons in the region, while 15 people spent the night at the Department of Justice, all in protest at spending cuts; Real Madrid are likely to meet FC Barcelona in the next round of the Copa del Rey, after they beat Malago 0-1 last night; Generalitat found to be paying monthly salary of €5,500 to the director of an arts centre that doesn't exist.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has announced that his government will have to make budget cuts of more than double was originally said—up to €40 million instead of €16 million; Trade unions and employer associations have asked Rajoy for more time to negotiate the terms of labour reform; Up to half a million families could lose their homes in the next four years due to mortgage non-payments.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
There were fewer traffic accidents and resulting deaths in Barcelona last year; Two people were killed in a bar fight in L'Hospitalet de l'Infant last night.