Making the news headlines today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian/Catalan)
The president of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, has pointed out that at this stage it is impossible to know exactly the degree of success to which the manifestations which took place yesterday have met. He also thanked all those involved for their civility and behaviour stating that 'We have offered the world the best possible image of Catalunya' (read story here); Former FC Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola, offers his support as regards the issue of independence in a video message recorded in New York (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian/Catalan)
Catalunya and the manifestations which took place yesterday have been reported on extensively in the international press including Le Monde, Al Jazira, The New York Times and on the BBC website (read story here); Fifteen Barcelona hotels are to offer Catalan wine tasting for a week this September (read story here); Contemporary Afro-American dance company, Alvin Ailey, arrive in Barcelona (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
More than a million and a half people took to the streets in order to demonstrate peaceably yesterday (read story here); Georgia give the Spanish football team a scare in their World Cup qualifier (read story here).