Catalonia Today

Algeria

Judges join the protests against Bouteflika

Over a thousand judges are refusing to oversee the April 18 presidential elections if current President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999, runs. This is the third week of protests...

technology

Eurecat robot to assist old people who live alone

The Eurecat centre is part of a project to develop a robot that uses AI and automatic learning to aid old people living alone. The robot, based on the Giraff platform, weighs 15 kg and has a modular design...

politics

Black man refused entry into far-right Vox party event

Vox refused to allow a young black man entrance into an event held by the far-right political party on Saturday in the Teatre El Canal in Salt, near Girona. The man, who was with his girlfriend, was turned...

environment

Volunteers collect 5t of rubbish in the Delta de l’Ebre

More than 200 volunteers yesterday took part in the Per un Delta net clean-up campaign, organised by seven municipalities near the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park. Some five tonnes of rubbish were collected...

New records set in 41st Barcelona marathon

Ethiopian-born athlete Alemu Bekele, who competes for Bahrein, won the 41st Barcelona marathon yesterday, setting a new record of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 4 seconds. The women’s category was won by Ethiopian...

society

Barcelona area to get 300km of riverside paths

Some 60 municipalities in the Barcelona area will be connected by 300 kilometres of pathways for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, which will run alongside the Llobregat, Anoia and Cardener rivers. The...

What 101 female singers have to say

The first interview is with US soul legend Mavis Staples, and the last is with 21-year-old English singer-songwriter, Jorja Smith. In between are 99 interviews with female singers by journalist Toni Castarnado...

Rush to finish public works

The state government has pressed the accelerator to start or resume infrastructure projects that have been stalled for years before the April election

society

Futurescope’s new Catalan attraction

Children are the focus of Futuroscope’s latest initiative, which will see 1.5 million euros invested in a new nine-hectare attraction called Futuropolis, The City of Children. Currently, some 56% of...