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Can a mass shooter demand a good death? The strange case that tested the limits of justice
The long read: In 2021, a security guard in Spain stormed into his workplace and shot four people. He was caught, badly injured, and a trial was set – but his victims would never get to see him punished

Giles Tremlett

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Alcarràs director Carla Simón: ‘I have feelings for Spanish culture and Catalan culture’
Inspired by her own rural upbringing after her parents both died, the Barcelona‑born film‑maker’s latest movie won the top prize in Berlin for its vivid portrayal of Catalonia’s peach farmers

Jonathan Romney

08, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Alcarràs review – heartbreak and ruin in the Catalan heat
Carla Simón’s award-winning story of a peach farmer struggling to make ends meet asks many important questions about our relationship with the land and the human cost of progress

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Francesc Vendrell obituary
Effective United Nations peace negotiator who brought about dialogue between warring parties in many international crises

Jonathan Steele

05, Dec, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Spain to overhaul sedition law used to jail Catalan independence leaders
Socialist-led coalition to rename offence ‘aggravated public disorder’ and reduce maximum sentence to five years

Sam Jones in Madrid

11, Nov, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Shapeshifting witches, hallucinogenic fog and sinister forests: Sitges film festival has it all
With snowbound dystopia in Polaris, true crime drama The Stranger and lockdown terrors in The Harbinger, Catalonia’s annual fantasy and horror show keeps the shocks coming

Anne Billson

19, Oct, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Catalan regional coalition breaks down as hardline party quits
Decision by Junts to pull out leaves government in minority hands of Catalan Republican Left

Sam Jones in Madrid

08, Oct, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Is Catalonia still dreaming of independence from Spain?
Five years after the showdown with Madrid, the region remains split over secession – and even those who back it are divided on how to achieve it. Do the people still have the will to go it alone?

Stephen Burgen and Sam Jones

25, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Wild boar hunters in Catalonia hang up their guns to protest against new regulations
Strike could lead to sharp rise in region’s unwieldy boar population, which is estimated at 250,000

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Sep, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Toddler dies in Catalonia after being struck by large hailstone
The 20-month-old girl, who has not been named, was hit by the hailstone during a storm in La Bisbal d’Empordà

Sam Jones in Madrid

31, Aug, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Paraplegic shooting suspect can avoid trial and end his life, Spanish court says
Man who allegedly injured former co-workers before being shot by police is entitled to assisted dying

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Aug, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Folly or art? Catalonian town to buy labyrinthine Espai Corberó for €3m
In need of repair, futuristic yet surreal complex built by artist Xavier Corberó is to become public space

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

18, Jul, 2022 @5:55 PM

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