Catalans pay more tax than anywhere else in Spain. As the eurozone crisis deepens, the independence movement is gaining strength. Will this put-upon region break away? Link.
The kidnapping of aid workers and tourists, as well as torrential rains, are hampering relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, as the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) warns of a shortage of funds. Link.
Anti-police feeling more to blame for August mayhem in Hackney than elsewhere, claim researchers. ‘Stop and search’ tactics singled out. Link.
A MAN was last night being quizzed by detectives after a woman was stabbed to death in a suburban Bristol street in broad daylight. Link.
Critics condemn Olympics as waste of money better spent on projects of real and lasting value to Hackney residents and the local environment. Link.
A beast that once haunted Hackney’s waterways could be back after a resident witnessed the sudden death of a 16lb Canada goose on a nearby canal. Link.
A HEARTBROKEN lover took his own life on Valentine’s Day after breaking up with his girlfriend, an inquest has found. Link.
Louis Emanuel is a journalist based in Bristol. He has written for the Guardian, the Hackney Citizen, Cafebabel and the Bristol Evening Post.