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music

Costello returns more Elvis than ever

Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now (Concord Records), is all optimism. The musician returns with The Imposters –Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass) and Pete Thomas (drums)– 10 years...

economy

Congress passes decree to reduce electricity prices

The Spanish Congress yesterday ratified the decree containing a package of urgent measures to bring down the price of electricity and to guarantee the protection of consumers, especially those who are...

transport

Circulation of diesel vehicles could be limited

Diesel vehicles bearing a yellow label –Euro 4 and Euro 5– could be banned from circulating in low emission areas from 2024 or 2025. That is according to the Barcelona Metropolitan Authority (AMB),...

Priority given to HQ changes

Business register prioritised changes of corporate headquarters over setting up new companies, while minister denies existence of report hiding concerns of firms

Health workers asked to practise what they preach

This year’s flu vaccination campaign, which begins on Monday, aims to significantly raise how many health professionals take the treatment, which currently stands at only 23%. The campaign hopes to boost...

Colau headed for trouble with police

Relations between the government of Ada Colau and Barcelona’s municipal police force have never been easy but the situation has now been aggravated by the decision, not yet finalised, to dissolve the...

Canada’s yes to cannabis

The North American country becomes the first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis for recreational use; Uruguay legalised its use in 2013

international

Floods kill at least 10 near Carcassonne

Severe flooding caused devastation in parts of south-western France on Sunday night with at least 10 people dead. The town of Carcassonne was on alert as water levels continued to rise. Heavy storms swamped...

medicine

Stem cell study gives clue to eradicating HIV

Reserach by Irsicaixa and the Gregorio Marañón hospital has found five people infected with HIV who received a stem cell transplant for a serious hematologic condition have tested virus-free in blood...