HEALTH CRISIS

Catalonia admits to almost 100 cases of child malnutrition

Ombudsman warned last August about the growing problems of poverty

PUBLIC OPINION

In politics we trust (just not in our politicians)

Spanish parties sink to lowest rating of all institutions while popular interest in the decision-making process reaches new high

HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

From drugstore to drugstore...

Transplant recipients in Catalonia are having to resort to hospitals and friends to obtain the medicines they need to stop their bodies from rejecting new organs

road safety

Catalonia wants to cancel licenses for at-risk drivers

Planned measures focus on alcoholics, drug addicts and mental disorder patients, although health authorities express caution

CRIME

“Endoscopy gang” caught by police with medical equipment worth €300,000

Four men arrested after spate of hospital robberies

MEDICAL THEFTS

“Endoscopy thieves” targeting equipment from hospitals already feeling the pinch

Police suspect highly organized gang of stealing equipment worth hundreds of thousands

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TECHNOLOGY

Why Google refuses to forget

Many people are calling on the search engine to delete links to information they see as damaging The Spanish Data Protection Agency is giving its backing to these legal battles

Costa Brava town says goodbye to British writer Tom Sharpe

Late 'Wilt' author had made his home in Llafranc for last 15 years

Olot care-home killer is “a woman trapped in a man’s body”

Defense experts stress repressed homosexuality as serial murderer’s case throws up medical negligence

High Court passes landmark extra-territorial genital mutilation sentence

Senegalese woman given two years despite ritual ablation taking place prior to arrival in Spain

CORRUPT LOCAL POLITICS

Mayor waived taxes for Russian mafia boss in return for luxury trips

Lloret de Mar resort chief Xavier Crespo may be indicted alongside his second in command

Civil Guard arrest four people allegedly linked to Russian mafia in Catalonia

Suspects supposedly tied to one of FBI’s top 10 wanted fugitives

CRIME

Business leader killed during burglary

Jordi Comas murdered during a violent assault at his Costa Brava home

SOCIETY

City Hall locks garbage containers to avoid "humiliating" scramble for food

Some remain sceptical about motives for new initiative

Four killed and 12 injured in Girona wildfires

Interior minister argues for stronger criminal penalties after cigarette butts emerge as cause of blazes

THE PROSTITUTION DEBATE

La Jonquera: A supermarket for sex

The mayor of the Girona border town is fighting a losing battle against prostitution Municipalities are seeking out creative methods to curb the selling of sex on their streets

GENDER DISCRIMINATION

"The Senate does not allow for work-family reconciliation"

Catalan Socialist ordered a recess in order to breastfeed her baby daughter

CORRUPTION

Audit Office voted to shelve report on mayor's financial irregularities

Catalan multi-party committee opted to turn blind eye on siphoning of 350,000 euros of public money

PROTEST VIOLENCE

Five anti-eviction activists injured in skirmish with Catalan police

Platform for Mortgage Affected fails to stop family's forced removal in Salt