News from El Punt Avui

Catalonia observes World AIDS Day in Barcelona

Catalonia commemorated World AIDS Day yesterday with the unfurling of colourful tapestries from a government building balcony in Barcelona’s Sant Jaume square. At the same time, an institutional event...

tourism

Catalan Pyrenees full for holiday weekend

Next week’s long bank holiday weekend will see just about all the 26,000 places occupied in hotels, rural guest houses, tourist apartments and campsites in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is a good start to...

Barça take on Villarreal at Camp Nou this evening

Barcelona welcome Villarreal to Camp Nou this evening looking for their first win in three La Liga matches. While the Catalans beat PSV in the Champions League midweek, they managed only one league win...

international

Ex-US president George Bush senior dies at 94

Former US president George Bush senior has died aged 94. Bush was president between 1989 and 1993, overseeing the first Iraq war against Saddam Hussein. The former US president died on Friday at his home...

Protest to unblock appeals

Jailed MPs Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull begin an indefinite hunger strike to condemn the blocking of their appeals by Spain’s Constitutional Court

THE LAST WORD

“A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENED”

It was a year that, like all years, a lot of things happened in.” Thus wrote the great Carrie Fisher in The Princess Diarist, her hilarious and revealing memoir of what it was like making the Star Wars...

Marchena to stay as October 1 chief judge

The head of the court that will try pro-independence leaders says he has no “direct or indirect” interest in the case

politics

President Torra will not attend Constitution event

Catalan president, Quim Torra, will not attend the event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution on December 6. Arguing that the constitution has become “a prison for Catalans’...

Espanyol visit Getafe today for “must-win” game

Espanyol travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez this evening to take on Getafe at 6.30pm in a “must-win” game, according to head coach of the Catalan side, Rubi. After losing at home to Girona last...

society

10th edition of food collection campaign kicks off

The 10th edition of the Gran Recapte food collection campaign kicked off yesterday hoping to surpass last year’s record of almost 5,000 tonnes. People can now donate online, while volunteers in 2,500...