In the Barcelona news headlines today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The cost of Spanish sovereign debt continues to rise as markets maintain their pressure, and the risk premium ended yesterday at 460 points; Northern areas of Catalunya—Girona, Osona and Vallès Oriental—are at risk of flooding today due to the continuing rainfall; Special emergency plan to deal with dangerous road accidents activated following crash of truck carrying 32,000 litres of gasoline in Camprodon.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Controversial Telecinco show 'La Noria' will be screened this weekend with no ad breaks, as all its advertisers have abandoned the programme following pressure from the public regarding its interview with mother of suspect in murder case; Barcelona mayor agrees to reduce the council budget for nursery schools; Socialist candidate for the general elections, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has accused his PP rival, Mariano Rajoy, of trying to "squeeze dry" the topic of the crisis in his campaigning.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The first day of the strike by Catalan doctors left the majority of public health services unaffected; The town of Cunit doesn't have enough money to pay for Christmas lights in the streets—the council has asked for donations from residents; El Corte Inglés is planning to open a new store in Mataró, with the purchase of land for the project at the start of 2012 for €30 million.