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Home SWEET home

After months and months of lockdowns and mobility restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year it seems as if summer holidays are back on the table, albeit in a still limited form. Last summer...

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Beg pardon?

Towards the end of last month, the Catalan Nine were pardoned and released from jails in which they had spent between three and four years, having been judged guilty of misuse of public funds, disobedience...

A sweet and sour end to the season

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the latest form of Catalonia’s leading clubs as this most abnormal of football seasons reaches its close

Family fun in Palafrugell

The town is offering 30 outdoor activities that let you get to know the nooks and crannies of Palafrugell, Calella, Llafranc, Tamariu and Llofriu

The art of the impossible

Barcelona’s Les Drassanes venue hosts an exhibition by graphic artist M. C. Escher that has been to dozens of countries around the world

Living the REALITY

Who are these people? “Immigrants temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than the one[s] in which they were raised.”This to me is a much better explanation than the word expat (or expatriate),...

Pennies from heaven

Of all the indictments ever hurled against the Euro perhaps the sharpest was made by Margaret Thatcher thirty years ago. Her memoirs describe a conversation in summer 1990 where she tried to convince John...

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It’s a woman’s world

Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued (pun intended) football, it’s turned out to be a fantastic season for Barça. Of course, I’m not referring to Ronald Koeman’s shower of overpaid...

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All unwelcome

In his memoirs, the Catalan novelist, playwright, poet, journalist and translator Josep Maria de Sagarra describes how easy it was to travel in Europe when he was a young man, before passports were gradually...