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‘They say I should clean floors’: Barcelona’s working-class, leftwing mayor Ada Colau fights for third term
The city’s first female mayor is reviled by the elites and pro-car lobby, but embraced by others for her social policies

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

27, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Barcelona’s beaches could vanish as authorities abandon ‘enhancement’
Along Spain’s east coast, storms and rising sea levels are eating away at the coastline – but the old solutions are out of fashion

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

11, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Dream dinner party guests: Obama, Springsteen and Spielberg delight Barcelona restaurant staff
The trio attended Bruce Springsteen’s concert and made a last-minute dinner reservation at the Palace Hotel’s Amar restaurant

Danya Hajjaji

28, Apr, 2023 @10:06 PM

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‘I feel I was raped’: six women in Barcelona seek justice after relationship with ‘spy cop’
Legal challenge also takes aim at Spain’s home ministry after police officer allegedly posed as anarchist

Ashifa Kassam in Barcelona

25, Apr, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Suspended in time: inside Barcelona’s civil war air-raid shelters
Exhibition brings together new photographs of 40 of the more than 1,000 shelters built during conflict

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

16, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘A plague of locusts’: Barcelona battles port authorities to curb cruise tourists
Councillors and residents hope to limit the number of daytrippers arriving by boat to preserve the city’s streets and character

Ashifa Kassam

09, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Barcelona green space plan could improve health of 30,000, study finds
Creating more green areas could also save up to £40m a year in costs linked to mental health issues, say researchers

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

30, Mar, 2023 @10:02 AM

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Three abandoned children, two missing parents and a 40-year mystery
The long read: Elvira and her brothers, Ricard and Ramón, were left at a train station in Barcelona aged two, four and five. As an adult, when Elvira decided to look for her parents, she discovered a family history wilder than anything she had imagined

Giles Tremlett

28, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Like a vacuum cleaner running all day’: noisy nightlife making Spanish streets ‘uninhabitable’
Tensions between residents and revellers have reached boiling point after loosening of serving restrictions during Covid

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

25, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Imaginary Friends: Barcelona art show aims to connect with our inner child
Exhibition evoking childhood experiences brings together installations by nine artists

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

21, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Police investigating disappearance of British rugby player in Spain
Levi Davis, 24, was last seen on CCTV leaving a pub in Barcelona in October 2022

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

28, Feb, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Carlos Saura obituary
One of Spain’s most celebrated directors best known for his 1990 film ¡Ay Carmela!

Michael Eaude

21, Feb, 2023 @12:50 PM

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