IN PICTURES/TIMELINE: The Catalan crisis in October 2017

IN PICTURES/TIMELINE: The Catalan crisis in October 2017

With new developments unfolding every hour in Catalonia, here's a brief review of the major happenings in the last month.

Spanish economy grows despite Catalan crisis

Spanish economy grows despite Catalan crisis

Spain notched up vigorous growth in the third quarter, prior to the current Catalan crisis, official data showed on Monday October 30th.

Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is apparently already in Belgium

Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is apparently already in Belgium

As Spain's attorney general filed charges for sedition, rebellion and embezzlement against Puigdemont, Spanish press reported that the former Catalan regional leader is already in Brussels.

Newly-promoted Catalan side Girona inflict symbolic victory on Real Madrid

Newly-promoted Catalan side Girona inflict symbolic victory on Real Madrid

Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday October 29th.

AS IT HAPPENED: Catalan administration overhauled amidst major changes

AS IT HAPPENED: Catalan administration overhauled amidst major changes

As the Spanish government enters its first working day following the Senate's granting of unprecedented powers to Prime Minister Rajoy to activate Article 155 of the Constitution and remove and replace Carles Puigdemont's pro-independence regional government and its officials, The Local Spain brings you live updates throughout the day.

New dawn of uncertainty for Catalonia as Madrid takes control

New dawn of uncertainty for Catalonia as Madrid takes control

Spain enters uncharted and potentially perilous territory on Monday October 30th as Madrid moves to take over the running of Catalonia in response to the rebellious region's parliament unilaterally declaring independence.