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Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Carles Puigdemont, seen here on separatist posters, sent a bullish message to his former comrades this morning

Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont tells jailed politicians: 'Do whatever you need to do to get out'

Catalan independence leader to jailed comrades: 'You must get out at all costs'

Carles Puigdemont sent a note of defiance to his fellow separatist leaders this morning

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Three Spanish police officers suspended over 'death threat WhatsApp group'

Three Spanish police officers suspended over 'death threat WhatsApp group'

Three Spanish police officers suspended over 'death threat WhatsApp group'

Messages in the WhatsApp group allegedly threatened Madrid's mayor, journalists and a fellow police officer

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hostage situation at bank in Madrid

Hostage situation at bank in Madrid

Hostage situation at bank in Madrid

Armed man caused chaos at branch of Bankia this morning

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Users of Whatsapp left floundering after service temporarily went down on Friday

Users of WhatsApp left floundering after service temporarily went down on Friday

Users of WhatsApp left floundering after service temporarily went down on Friday

Users in Europe, as well as India and as far as Mozambique, reported they had no service on the messaging system

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

Our host delivered an impassioned monologue over the unfolding crisis in Spain

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Motion passed following secret vote in Parliament today

Spanish Government set to strip Catalan Parliament of its powers

Catalan independence crisis: President Mariano Rajoy requests authority to fire Carles Puidgemont

Spanish President Mariano Rajoy declares intention to fire Carles Puidgemont

The Spanish Senate is set to back Mariano Rajoy's motion to impose Article 155

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Parliament will decide whether to trigger independence declaration

Catalan leader says Parliament will decide whether to trigger independence

Puigdemont made the comments this afternoon

Carles Puigdemont is ready to row back from his independence demand, according to Spanish sources

Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont speech suspended without explanation

Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont speech suspended without explanation

Puigdemont had been expected to announce fresh elections rather than independence in headline speech

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Spanish parties 'agree to take control of Catalan Government and media'

Spanish parties 'agree to take control of Catalan Government and media'

Major parties reportedly agree to take over Catalan institutions

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Article 155 of the constitution will be triggered and Catalonia will lose its right to govern itself

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The EU has refused to recognise the result of Catalonia's independence referendum

Catalan independence: 'Nicola Sturgeon is being a candid friend to the EU over its mistake in backing Spain's crackdown'

'Catalan independence debacle is draining support for the EU in Scotland'

EU leaders will remain in a very dark place until they recognise Catalan independence - and there's no reason for Sturgeon to join them

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Early reports suggested the plane's engine failed

F-18 fighter crashes on takeoff near Madrid

F-18 fighter crashes on takeoff near Madrid

Crash took place at around 11am local time

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Carles Puigdemont offers Mariano Rajoy two months to initiate independence dialogue

Spain blasts Catalonia over independence declaration response: 'It's not hard to say yes or no'

Spain blasts Catalonia over independence response: 'It's not hard to say yes or

The Catalan leader announced his move to temporarily suspend the independence mandate to open discussions with Madrid

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Catalonia declared independence in suspense on October 1

Catalonia, the Spanish view: 'The most painful thing is how preventable it's been'

Catalonia, the Spanish view: 'The most painful thing is how avoidable it's been'

talkSPORT's Spanish editor Alvaro Romeo describes the pain and frustration he feels watching Catalonia gradually slip away

Why does Catalonia want independence?

Why does Catalonia want independence?

Why does Catalonia want independence?

The declaration of independence has been signed by regional leaders in the wake of the country's referendum

Catalan fans hold up independence flags during the recent derby between Girona and Barcelona

Catalan independence: FC Barcelona say they want to stay in La Liga

FC Barcelona say they want to stay in La Liga if Catalonia leaves Spain

Spanish giants say they want to go 'hand-in-hand' with La Liga

Catalonia independence declaration is signed and temporarily suspended

Catalonia: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asks Carles Puigdemont to clarify whether he has declared independence or not

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asks Catalonia: Have you declared independence or not?

Mariano Rajoy is planning to send a formal warning to Carles Puigdemont, according to reports in Spain

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Catalonia could declare independence in a matter of days

'In the long-term it could really pay off, but there are so many variables': A Catalan economist's take on independence

'Long-term we could be very wealthy': A Catalan economist's take on independence

Jon Sindreu of the Wall Street Journal discusses Catalonia's post-independence economic prospects

Former French Prime Minister says Catalonia independence would be 'madness'

Former French Prime Minister says Catalan independence would be 'madness'

Former French Prime Minister says Catalan independence would be 'madness'

Manuel Valls, who is a resident in Barcelona, made the comments in a local TV interview

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Catalan leaders have pledged to honour the result of the referendum

Spain suspends Catalan Parliament before it can declare independence

Spain suspends Catalan Parliament before it can declare independence

Spain's Constitutional Tribunal tells Parliament it can't meet to formally declare secession from Madrid

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Catalan independence vote: 'There is a possibility of violence going forward', says radio station owner

Catalan independence vote: There is a strong possibility of more violence, says local ex-pat

There's a strong possibility of more violence in Barcelona, says local ex-pat

Jim Kent, the founder of Barcelona City FM, spoke to Daisy McAndrew about the region's critical and controversial vote

Catalan leader says region has 'won statehood right' in referendum marked by violence

Catalan leader says region has 'won right to statehood' after blood-stained referendum

Catalan leader says region has 'won right to statehood' after referendum

The independence vote in the region of Spain was marked by violence

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Protesters clash with police during demonstrations ahead of the Catalan independence referendum

Catalan independence referendum: Violence breaks out across Catalonia as voters clash with Guardia Civil

Violence breaks out across Catalonia as referendum voters clash with police

Videos and images go viral on social media as Catalan separatists condemn Mariano Rajoy and Spanish police

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Barcelona have long been one of the biggest clubs in Europe

What will happen to FC Barcelona if Catalonia completes Brexit-style independence from Spain?

What will happen to FC Barcelona if Catalonia breaks from Spain?

Fans of Nou Camp club could face years out of European competition if political earthquake comes to pass

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Catalonia is due to hold a referendum on October 1 - but faces repression from Madrid

Why have we heard so little about the Catalan independence referendum?

Why have we heard so little about the Catalan independence referendum?

In Scotland this subject should be front and centre of the news media. But, for some reason, it isn't

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

The commuter expressed support for Adolf Hitler

Spanish Nazi launches into 'Heil Hitler' rant on packed Madrid metro train

Spanish Nazi launches into 'Heil Hitler' rant on packed Madrid metro train

Man told woman in headscarf 'we don't want Arabs here' and said he wished 'the guy with the moustache' would come back

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona: 'There's certainly a feeling of defiance' in wake of Las Ramblas attack, says editor

Barcelona: 'There's certainly a feeling of defiance' in wake of Las Ramblas attack, says editor

'There's certainly a feeling of defiance' after Barcelona attack, says editor

Fiona Govan, who works for The Local Spain, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about how the city was recovering from the attack which killed 13 people

Barcelona: 13 dead in deadliest terror attack since 2004 Madrid bombings

Barcelona death toll rises to 15

Barcelona death toll rises to 15

City still in shock after double atrocity yesterday

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mykola hopes to trade his invention for long-term residency in Spain

Meet the Ukrainian refugee genius hoping to revolutionise car travel

Meet the Ukrainian refugee genius hoping to revolutionise car travel

Mykola is currently working on an invention which he hopes will revolutionise car travel

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Catalan independence supporters are seen in Barcelona ahead of regional figurehead Artur Mas's civil disobedience trial this year

Trump won't help Catalonia get independence: 'This is a matter for Spain'

Trump won't help Catalonia get independence: 'This is a matter for Spain'

US embassy in Madrid releases communique saying it won't intervene in Catalan independence push

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Leicester City fans thrown off Madrid train after robbing bar - local media

Leicester City fans thrown off Madrid train after robbing bar - local media

Leicester City fans thrown off Madrid train after robbing bar - local media

Marca footage shows people shouting 'it's f*****g free' as they climb a bar

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The scientists hope their technology will be rolled out for commercial use soon

Scientists design 3D printer that creates human skin

Scientists design 3D printer that creates human skin

Robot will be used for transplants and emergency treatments

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Five jailed in Spain over Halloween horror stampede

Five jailed in Spain over Halloween horror stampede

Men were jailed over crush at a rave in Madrid which killed five people in 2012