CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Authorities in Catalonia clear protests on AP-7 freeway near Girona

Supporters of independence for the northeastern region have been trying to block the road, which links Spain with France, since Monday

Catalan independence drive

Catalan independence protesters block highway to France

The protest called by Tsunami Democràtic is expected to last for three days and has been described as the “most ambitious action” yet since the Supreme Court ruling that jailed pro-independence leaders

IMMIGRATION

Three attacks in one week against migrant youth centers in Catalonia

Regional government calls the incidents racist, and admits its services are overwhelmed by a 145% spike in arrivals

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

CATALONIA

Violent clashes in Catalan city between riot police and “anti-fascists”

Regional leader Quim Torra orders changes to Mossos d’Esquadra over their response to a pro-Constitution tribute supported by Vox

WEATHER

Body of motorcyclist found in Girona, after he was swept away following heavy rain

Much of the Mediterranean has been on alert for rainfall since Thursday, with the Valencian city of Gandía and the surrounding area seeing nearly 300 millimeters

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Eighty people wearing white suits and masks remove yellow ribbons in Catalonia

The members of a self-styled brigade to “free the region from the pro-Independence movement” took to the streets of La Bisbal d’Empordà at around 2am

SPANISH ARTISTS

Judge dismisses Dalí paternity suit, orders plaintiff to pay costs

Ruling condemns “temerity” of María Pilar Abel Martínez, who pressed ahead despite DNA tests

Terrorism in Spain

Why did “well-integrated” Moroccans carry out Barcelona terror attack?

Local people come to terms with radicalization of young men who carried out killings in Catalonia last week

Catalonia terror attacks

Police continue search for driver of van used in Barcelona terror attack

Police sources say main focus now on Younes Abouyaaqoub; initial chief suspect Moussa Oukabir, 17 was killed by police after attack in Cambrils early Friday

ANIMAL WELFARE

What to do about Spain’s street cats?

Colonies are often found in Spanish towns and cities, causing bad smells and health risks, some residents complain

DRINK-DRIVING INCIDENT

Boy, 11, reports mother for driving him around under the influence

Youngster pretended he needed to go to the bathroom to call for help at a gas station

MYSTERY DEATH

US parents who concealed dead child released by Girona court

Judge withholds couple’s passports while authorities investigate death of their son

American couple arrested in Girona after dead child found in their home

Decayed body apparently that of their son, aged around seven, who died four weeks ago

Catalan independence bid

Catalan premier accuses central government of “Inquisition” tactics

Mas charges against Popular Party plans to reform Constitutional Court powers Move is part of bid to block plans in northeastern region to secede from Spain

Civil Guards suspected of stealing pro-independence flag in Catalan village

Witness took down license plate after seeing man climb flagpole in the middle of the night

Man chops off two of his fingers to collect insurance payout

Last year he obtained over €24,000 by faking amputations on his other hand

PROSTITUTION

Brothel owner acquitted of human trafficking due to lack of evidence

Testimony against Moreno could not be corroborated, judge rules Six other members of allegedly criminal gang also absolved

Pianist faces jail term over “psychological damage” caused to neighbor

Complainant suffered “panic attacks and pregnancy problems,” say doctors

CRIME

House vandalized in wake of Gypsy shooting in Girona

Police believe that murder suspect’s home was attacked by victim’s relatives

crime

Argument between Gypsy clans ends in cemetery shootout death

30-year-old man was killed in a gunfight on All Souls Day

Strasbourg intervenes to stop eviction of 16 families from Girona apartments

Protestors rejoice in Salt as squatters given reprieve at least until end of the month