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Order issued for the Zona Franca internment centre for foreigners to be sealed off

Rights. In the case of non-compliance, the case will be taken to the Spanish High Court to make the Ministry of the Interior close down the centre.
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Collective ownership, a new housing model

Housing. The start of work on the building by the La Borda cooperative, in Can Batlló, opens up the path towards a new cohousing model.
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Technology features in all ten city districts for Mobile Week BCN

MWeekBCN. The programme of parallel and prior activities for the Mobile World Congress has been boosted.
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New secure parking places for bicycles.

Bicycles. This is a pilot test, with fourteen stations with a capacity for 150 bicycles. The annual subscription is 15 euros.
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Plaça del Centre lights up with solar energy

Urban planning. The renewed area includes a solar pergola which provides energy for the 25 light fittings around the square.
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The public audience with the city’s youth reaches its final stage

Participation. Before the collective act on 23 May, students from the participating districts will read out their proposals to councillors on the reception of refugees at a neighbourhood level.
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Family reunification strengthens neighbourhood roots

Diversity. Over the last year the New Families service has attended to 2,266 families, mainly from people from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines and China.
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Debates and artistic creations to reflect on the impact of the digital world

Technology.Ten young artists have produced artistic creations around Barcelona’s ten city districts to show their vision of digitalisation and the transformational power of new technologies.
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Disruptions to traffic for the Three Kings Parade 2017

Mobility. Private traffic and surface transport will be restricted along the route of the parade from 5 pm to 9.30 pm.
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The Magic Fountain begins its winter timetable

Magic Fountain. The change in timetable is due to sustainability criteria. New shows that were first seen during the this year's La Mercè musical fireworks display have been included.
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Chess in the video-game era

Sport. The Sants, Hostafrancs and La Bordeta International Open brings together 670 chess players from 47 countries
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