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Sabadell Centre station reopens amid protests

State rail operator, Renfe, yesterday reopened its renovated Sabadell Centre train station amid controversy. No local dignitaries attended in protest over the presence of state representatives, including...


Thrombosis test could save 70% of cancer sufferers

The main cause of death in cancer patients –apart from the disease– is thrombosis. To tackle this problem, yesterday a new diagnostic tool was presented that could prevent from 50% to 70% of these...


Almost 78% of female inmates are mothers

Almost 78% of women in prison in Catalonia are mothers with an average of 2.3 children (outside prison the average birth rate is 1.6). Most are between 18 and 40 and are mostly Spanish. Some 36% of inmates...


Gas Natural sells 20% of its distribution

Gas Natural Fenosa has completed the sale of 20% of its gas distribution network in Spain to an infrastructure consortium made up of Allianz Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board....


If Sànchez’s appeal fails, JxCat will put Turull forward

JxCat’s candidate for president, Jordi Sànchez, will find out today if the Supreme Court upholds or rejects his appeal for release. If the high court does not grant him his freedom, then JxCat will...

Gaudí’s La Pedrera gets new guided tour

The head of the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, Marta Lacambra, summed it up yesterday: “This was the last civil building that Gaudí built and he wanted it to pay homage to nature, his main source of...

Next stop, Finland

Puigdemont will go from Switzerland to the Scandinavian country on Thursday as he continues his efforts to focus international attention on the Catalan conflict

A solid victory for Vladimir Putin

Rather than wear him down, power continues to strengthen Vladimir Putin who gained strong support (around 72% according to exit polls) to take the presidential elections held yesterday, reaffirming the...


DMD renews demand for legal euthanasia

The Right to die with Dignity Association (DMD) has insisted that Spain’s parliament pass a law on euthanasia following the increase in the number of people who have chosen to register a “Living Will”,...

October 1 goes to court

The State has already been sentence three times for violating the freedom of speech; now it is up to the European Court of Human Rights to examine O-1