CATALONIA

Video suggests that dead birds found in Tarragona were hit by a vehicle, not killed by a toxic cloud

There are fears over the cause of the deaths, given that the animals were discovered near a Spanish chemical plant that recently suffered a major explosion

NEWS

Dozens of dead birds show up near Spanish chemical plant that suffered blast

Investigators are ruling out a toxic cloud, but have yet to explain what killed around 100 starlings in Tarragona

BLAST IN TARRAGONA

Chemical explosion in Spain claims third victim

Another worker has died from the injuries he sustained while plant managers come under fire for not alerting authorities about the accident

BLAST IN TARRAGONA

Explosion at chemical plant in Spain kills two, injures eight

One of the victims died when a building several kilometers away partially collapsed as a result of the blast, which took place at an ethylene oxide facility in Tarragona

WEATHER

Torrential rains claim one life in Catalonia

Four more people remain missing after being swept away by floodwaters; the storm has caused power cuts and travel disruption in the northeastern region

ANIMAL WELFARE

Taurine fiestas called into question in Catalonia, after 19 injured by bull

Authorities in the region, which banned bullfights in 2010, are considering restrictions to activities such as the ‘correbous,’ as these traditions are called in Catalan

CATALONIA

Spanish Cabinet meets in Barcelona despite protests and road blocks

Thousands of supporters of Catalan independence have joined an evening march that began at 6pm

Referendum in Catalonia

Civil Guard searches newspaper in Catalonia over referendum links

Police follow up investigation into use of premises to prepare pro-independence campaign material

animal rights

170,000 signatures to save unregistered pet bovine facing slaughter

“Nobody is going to touch Margarita the cow,” say local residents defiantly, with support of vegan NGO

VEGETARIANISM

Spanish vegan restaurant sparks row with ban on bottled milk for babies

Tarragona restaurant insists policy is coherent with its views on animal rights

ANIMAL WELFARE

Attack of animal rights activists caught on video at bullrunning

Four members of the same family alleged to have attacked two women who were recording events at a Tarragona fiesta

Salou forces promoter to remove reference to “orgies” in springbreak ad

Local council unhappy to see resort town advertised once more as party paradise

ROAD TRAGEDY

Tarragona bus driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel before fatal crash

Catalan authorities confirm nationalities of the 13 victims, who were all foreign students

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

At least 13 dead, 43 injured in Tarragona bus crash

Most of the passengers were Erasmus students returning from Valencia's Fallas festival

Police bust criminal gang who tried to force immigrant to sell kidney

Group wanted organ for its boss’s son, and kidnapped donor after he had second thoughts