News & Views Directory 3

This is a full directory of all 153 articles about Barcelona, listed in reverse order, with the most recent article at the top. If you'd prefer to search for some particular article, please use the search facility on the news front page.

Barcelona Off To Winning Start

Aug.30.2010

After an eventful off-season, during which Spain won the World Cup, Fabregas didn't sign from Arsenal, but Mascherano did sign from Liverpool, Barcelona FC fina...

Barcelona Hospital Installs Skype Phones

Aug.26.2010

Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, in the West of the city, has shown some forward thinking behaviour and installed two Skype video phones in their maternity ...

Air Traffic Controllers Abandon Strike

Aug.16.2010

No need to cancel your holidays plans to Spain this August, or to go through the small print of your insurance policy if you've already booked! Thankfully for S...

Museum of Erotica For Sale!

Aug.04.2010

Looking for an original birthday present? Then you'll be delighted to know that Barcelona's Museum of Erotica is on the market - on Ebay to be precise! Housing ...

Bullfighting Banned in Catalonia

Jul.29.2010

It's official, the 'sport' of bullfighting has been banned in Catalonia following a vote by the Catalan parliament. Animal activists bought the issue to the par...

Books on the Beach

Jul.26.2010

This summer a great new initiative has begun in Catalonia bringing mobile libraries to the beaches of Barcelona and beyond! The idea is to give folks a chance t...

Tragedy at Tibidabo

Jul.19.2010

There was tragic news in Barcelona in this weekend, when a 15-year-old girl died during a ride at the Tibidabo Amusement Park. On Saturday evening a ride called...

Spain World Champions

July.12.2010

For the first time in their history, Spain's national football team held the World Cup trophy in their hands last night, after decades of disappointing their pu...

Spain Fulfill Octopus Prophecy

Jul.09.2010

Normally, prior to a game of this magnitude, the focus might be on say the form of Spanish star striker David Villa, or the fitness of German midfield general B...

Spain 1 Portugal 0

Jun.30.2010

Crack open the Cava, Spain have advanced into the quarter finals in a hard fought match against local rivals Portugal. Man-for-man Spain are considered a superi...

Spain Advance: Portugal Beckons!

June.25.2010

It should have been a tense affair but what with David Villa's wonder strike in the 23rd minute and then a second goal from Iniesta on the 38rd (set up by Villa...

Villa Kickstarts Spain's World Cup

June.22.2010

After their disastrous start in the World Cup against Switzerland last week, Spain knew that nothing but a win would do against Honduras if they were to maintai...

Spain 0 Switzerland 1

Jun.06.2010

This wasn't how it was supposed to happen. Only a few days ago Spain were preparing for the World Cup with a bottom thrashing that means the poor Polish players...

Spain Ready For World Cup

June.09.2010

Spain's preparation for the World Cup 2010 got a timely boost last night in a friendly against Poland, when they produced an emphatic 6-0 scoreline in Murcia, u...

Apple to Open in Barcelona

June.04.2010

Technology giants and inventors of the all-conquering iThingies (Pods, Pads and Phones!), Apple, are eyeing up the Spanish market as a potentially lucrative one...

Barcelona Bikini Ban

May.26.2010

If you've wandered the beaches of Barcelona already you might think that bikinis were banned long ago in BCN, seeing as so many sun worshippers chose to go wit...

Barcelona La Liga Champions

May.17.2010

Epic celebrations took place around the city last night as Barcelona's beloved football club wrapped up La Liga with a 4-0 victory against Valladolid at Camp No...

Spain Second Happiest Country in Europe

May.14.2010

According to a recent survey by Coca Cola in 16 countries across the globe, Spain ranked as the second happiest in Europe! The soft drinks giant surveyed 12,500...

Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

May.05.2010

Despite a certain volcano (we won't mention any names, but that's only because we can't spell it) doing it's best to disrupt the F1 teams' preparations it seems...

Barcelona Crash Out of Champions League

Apr.30.2010

Barca's fans were in tears last night as their dreams of winning a historic second Champions League title in a row were ripped up by a defiant - and let's face...

Police Getting High At Work

Apr.23.2010

According to Barcelona Reporter, Barcelona's police force been getting high on the job - and not only that but they've had the gumption to grumble about it too!...

Barcelona Win El Clasico in Madrid

Apr.12.2010

Over 5,000 football fans gathered for drinking and setting off firecrackers at the Placa Catalunya and the Canaletes Fountain on La Rambla on Saturday night... ...

Messi Runs Riots

Apr.06.2010

After giving Arsenal a demonstration of near perfect football for 70 minutes at the Emirates last week, FC Barcelona had unaccountably let their hosts back in t...

Barcelona Rue Missed Chances

Apr.01.2010

It was a game hyped as a meeting of the two best footballing teams in Europe... FC Barcelona, the Catalan champions of Europe vs. their younger proteges Arsenal...

Barcelona Cruise Into Quarter Finals

Mar.18.2010

Thousands of Stuttgart supporters had made the journey to Barcelona yesterday in the hope of seeing their team cause an unlikely upset against European cup hold...

Hip New Bike Tour for BCN

Mar.12.2010

In a city over-saturated with bike tours, you might have thought that the news one more is coming to town would hardly stop the press... but this is one ride Ba...

Stars Line Up For Sonar

Mar.05.2010

After the first raft of headliners for the Sonar Festival were announced earlier in the year, music lovers have been waiting with baited breath to see which of ...

Barcelona Thrash Real Madrid in Final

Feb.25.2010

With a title like that you might expect soccer fans to get excited, but in fact the sport in question last weekend was all about handiwork and not footwork... R...

Bicibox To Protect Barcelona Bikes

Feb.19.2010

Barcelona, with its hundreds of kilometres of bike paths, largely flat terrain and warm weather has long been bicycle friendly. However one thorn in bike owners...

Chemical Brothers To Rock Sonar

Feb.11.2010

With Air and LCD Soundsystem already confirmed for the 2010 edition of Barcelona's superlative Sonar Festival, it appeared that things couldn't get much more ex...

Penelope Cruz Nominated for Oscar

Feb.04.2010

Sultry Spanish siren Penelope Cruz is looking to double her Oscar tally at this years Academy Awards in March. The 35 year old actress has been nominated as Bes...

Tourism Down in 2009

Jan.25.2010

It's January, it's cold and it's rainy (yes, it does occasionally rain in Spain), so perhaps now is a good time to dispense with some bad news whilst we're alre...

Woman Survives Lift Ordeal

Jan.17.2010

Police and firemen have rescued a Spanish woman after she got trapped in the lift of her apartment building in Sitges, near Barcelona. The 35 year old survived ...

Spanish Boy Becomes 16-yr-old Transsexual

Jan.12.2010

Ok, so there's a little shortage of news going around right now, which is why we've gone all Daily Mail on you for this 'human interest' story. According to ...

MNAC Celebrates 75 Years

Jan.04.2010

The National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2010 with an exhibition entitled 'Guests of Honour', which will showcase the works ...

Barcelona Win World Club Cup

Dec.22.2009

The current Barcelona football team have added to their glittering cabinet of trophies by winning the FIFA World Club Cup final in Abu Dhabi, by beating Estudia...

City Calls Time on Happy Hour

Dec.06.2009

First Las Ramblas got a much-needed clean up, after photos of prostitutes going about their business made the front pages of the Spanish press, now the city is ...

Barcelona Win El Clasico

Nov.29.2009

At 7pm on a dark wet Sunday night in Barcelona it was finally time for the talkers to stop talking and the walkers to start walking. The hype before La Liga's f...

Henry Accused of Cheating with Handball

Nov.19.2009

Barcelona's Henry has been accused of cheating during France's crucial World Cup play off with Ireland, which saw the Irish eliminated from the qualifying stage...

Barcelona Cruising to Success

Nov.05.2009

In a year that has seen the number of visitors to Catalonia drop by 12 percent (curse that economic crisis!), at least one success story has sailed into the loc...

Real Madrid Suffer Ridicule of the Century

Oct.28.2009

'The Ridicule of the Century' was just one tag dished out by the Spanish press this morning as they queued up to pour salt on the wound of Real Madrid's histori...

Barcelona Hotel Prices Falling

Oct.19.2009

No one is claiming a global recession is a good thing, but it doesn't have to be 100% doom and gloom. Whilst the Barcelona Life team are no economic whizz kids,...

Red Bull Air Race 2009

Oct.05.2009

The skies of Barcelona were the backdrop of a daring display of aerial acrobatics this weekend as the final meeting of the Red Bull Air Race 2009 World Champion...

CCTV for Las Ramblas

Sept.20.2009

Barcelona City Council has applied for approval for six CCTV cameras to be installed in problem areas in the Old Town. The move follows an ongoing debate in the...

Swine Flu in Spain

Sep.09.2009

With over 20,000 new confirmed cases of swine flu recorded in Spain during the last week of August and a death toll of 25 people, the government has sanctioned ...

Colin Farrell to star as Don Quixote

Aug.14.2009

It was only ever a matter of time before some Hollywood bigwig came up with the bright idea of making a movie based on Miguel Cervantes' medieval masterpiece, D...

Beckham vs. Barcelona

Aug.04.2009

The largest crowd to watch a football (or 'soccer') game in the US, since the 1994 World Cup, turned out to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California to watch LA Gal...

Ibrahimovic in, Eto'o out...

Jul.22.2009

It's a frustrating time of year for football fans - and that's everyone in this city - when games are few and far between, and endless transfer talk and specula...

Spain Fighting for British Tourists

June.24.2009

Britain has been one of the hardest hit in the economic crisis, and the knock on effect has been that less of the green stuff is now arriving in Spain... Brits ...

Countdown to San Joan

June.21.2009

It seems like life in Barcelona is one big party. No sooner has Sonar Festival packed its record bags and left the city than the next big event looms into view....

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