Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish inflation starts the year with another fall, bringing it to two percent; Thousands of Barcelona residents are still without gas or water, for the fourth day in a row; Hundreds of Catalan teachers and other education staff have spent the night in schools and nurseries in protest against budget cuts to the Generalitat's education spending.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
FC Barcelona beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 in last night's first leg of the Champions League knock-out round; Spanish doctor associations call for protests in face of "indiscriminate spending cuts" to the sector; Spanish opposition leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba will today meet prime minister Mariano Rajoy to express his disapproval of proposed labour reforms.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
CiU and PP have put different spins on their agreement regarding the 2012 Generalitat budgets; Suspicions arise that Rajoy's government may have inflated Spanish deficit figures to make 2012 results look better.