SOCCER

Benítez lands in Chelsea hotseat

Former Valencia, Liverpool and Inter boss replaces Champions League winner Di Matteo

PUBLIC FINANCES

Bank of Spain chief warns that deficit targets could be missed

Luis María Linde says no signs yet of a recovery in economic activity

BUSINESS

Brussels steps into battle between Spain and airlines over airport fees

European Commission asks Madrid to justify hefty price hikes following complaints from carriers

CORRUPTION CLAIM

Interior Ministry denies existence of police report into alleged fraud by Catalan leader

Artur Mas claims phantom document is part of “dirty war” ahead of elections Government’s official response is that El Mundo story is based on a mixture of case files

EDITORIAL

Worse than a year ago

Rajoy faced a hard job, but his handling of the crisis has brought much attrition and few results

LITERATURE

Joyce comes under comic scrutiny

Spanish prizewinner among books examining writer's checkered personal life

LITERATURE

The masters who influenced the Latin American Boom

Vargas Llosa and García Márquez took cues from Faulkner

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

If you want to see where Spain is headed, take a long look at Jerez

Decades of financial mismanagement have brought the city to the brink of bankruptcy The new mayor is determined to impose order, but at what cost?

Congress calls off open house for public

Formal excuse is the ongoing refurbishment works in the building Some see it as an extra measure to avoid protest groups breaking through the security barrier

OPINION

A few questions

Will Artur Mas resist the huge pressures on him, chiefly from the Catalan business elite?

MADRID TRAGEDY

Promoter of fatal Halloween event blames security lapse

Miguel Ángel Flores tells judge that police failed to control drunken crowds outside Madrid Arena

REGIONAL POLITICS

Mas accuses "sewers" of the state of trying to influence Catalan elections

Premier's party charges police with "electoral" crime over corruption report

Editorials

Mudslinging in the electoral campaign

With low ratings in the polls, Mas and Pujol claim they are victims of Madrid’s “dirty tricks”