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September 2019

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G-TCDX A321 Thomas Cook Lanzarote. Photo by Rob Hodgkins (CC BY-SA 2.0)

As if things could get much worse for Brits in Europe, now many are stranded on their holidays after travel company Thomas Cook collapsed this week. Here’s everything you need to know. Read more

VISITING

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Banksy on Brexit, mural detail.

Parliament suspended, another election round the corner… It’s been another chaotic summer in the UK. Here’s a breakdown on what on earth has been going on. Read more

LIVING

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Crowd in in front of the Supreme Court at the Gerrymandering Rally on October 3, 2017. Photo by Slowking (GFDL v1.2).

Gerrymandering is a scourge on US politics that sees both Republicans and Democrats redraw legislative districts to tip the scales in their favor. Here’s how and why the people at the top do it, and what you can do to lobby against it. Read more

LIVING

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Boes e Merdules. Photo by Boa Campbell.

The FiraMediterrània Manresa returns for its 22nd year celebrating Mediterranean performing arts. Local artists take to the stage with numerous artists from across Spain, as well as France, Italy and Macedonia to highlight Mediterranean creativity. Read more

Culture

Protecting Barcelona precious urban plan is one of the main issues the city faces today. So to assess Barcelona’s present, we must look to how it is maintaining it’s past. Read more

History

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Platja San Sebastian, Sitges. Photo by Victor (CC BY NC ND 2).

There’s a reason why so many people choose to leave the bustle of Barcelona for the small town charm of Sitges. In fact, there are several… Read more

LIVING

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Andrew Funk and Victor Horcasitas.

Homeless Entrepreneur has helped turn around the lives of twelve homeless people in Barcelona. Its next goal is to do the same for one hundred people and the organization needs your help. Read more

Community

The tendency for girls to choose humanities over science & tech means they risk being left behind in the digital era, and numerous Barcelona initiatives are scrambling to try to reverse the situation. Read more

Education

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The "Trash Tribe" poses with the result of their efforts of one hour of beach cleanup along Barceloneta Beach. Photo courtesy of Pure Clean Earth.

The enormous amount of plastic debris collecting on the city’s beaches is what convinced British expat Daniel Reynolds that he needed to do something, so he started the Pure Clean Earth organization to help tackle the problem in Barcelona. Read more

Community

The world is changing. And banking is no exception. Read more

Business & Working

In a bid to tackle sexism and gender imbalances in children’s literature, a Gràcia based project took matters into its own hands, analyzing entire libraries to remove books containing problematic tropes. We spoke to the director to find out more. Read more

Education

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Capgrossos. Illustration by Tara Shain.

Barcelona takes on a new life towards the end of the month, when its streets and plazas are awash with festivities in celebration of the city’s patron saint. Read more

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