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This was a bridge too far, even for Boris Johnson | Rowan Moore
His proposed link from Scotland to Northern Ireland has finally been sunk by cost. No surprise there

Rowan Moore

04, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Huge star atop Sagrada Família rekindles residents’ complaints
Locals in Barcelona accuse religious foundation in charge of Gaudí‘s masterpiece of highhandedness

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

29, Nov, 2021 @12:52 PM

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If health and education are essential services in Spain, why not housing? | Irene Baqué
A renters’ movement in Catalonia saving families from eviction and trying to fill a gap left by the state, says documentary film director Irene Baqué

Irene Baqué

11, Nov, 2021 @12:19 PM

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Sindicat: evading eviction in one of Europe’s most densely populated cities – Guardian documentary
Near Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat is one of the most densely populated cities in the EU and home to a large migrant community. Dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable members of this fringe society, a group of young volunteers set up Sindicat, a renters’ union that is working to counteract the housing crisis engulfing the often undocumented residents

Irene Baqué, Ekaterina Ochagavia and Lindsay Poulton

11, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Museum celebrates Barcelona’s disappearing Gypsy heritage
Artefacts reflect joys and sorrows of a community persecuted in Spain since Catholic reconquest in 1492

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

07, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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New Barcelona centre teaches Spanish men to explore their masculinity
Campaigners say there is little sex education or discussion of sexuality in the Catalan education system

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

07, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘Freedom’: exhibition celebrates Barcelona’s 1970s counterculture
Underground recalls brief but intense flowering of movement in city following death of Franco

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

10, Oct, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Spanish hotel booking app to show working conditions of staff
Spanish chambermaids’ union to launch platform in response to outsourcing and low pay rates

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

01, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘We can’t go back’: the Russian gay family who took refuge in Spain
Family was targeted in hate campaign on social media after appearing in a food chain’s ad

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

06, Aug, 2021 @11:23 AM

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Russian gay family in controversial ad flee to Spain after threats
Lesbian couple faced hate campaign after supermarket chain VkusVill called the promotion ‘a mistake’

Andrew Roth in Moscow

05, Aug, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’
Researchers also find impact of bottled water on ecosystems is 1,400 times higher than that of tap water

Joey Grostern

05, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Church bells in Catalan town chime again after residents’ pot-banging protests
The bells on the Santa Maria dels Turers church in Banyoles stopped ringing at night after complaints from tourists

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

04, Aug, 2021 @4:48 PM

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