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Local news and information for Alcobendas, Madrid

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Police inspector shoots himself after holding restaurant...

A POLICE inspector locked himself into a Chinese restaurant in a Madrid-region town before shooting himself in the head after 10 hours of talking with kidnap negotiators. He was eating a late lunch in the restaurant in...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Thyssen security guard found dead in mysterious...

A LONG-STANDING employee of the Baroness Thyssen has been found dead at a house on a luxury urbanisation in Madrid. The security guard ha worked with the Baroness Carmen Thyssen, otherwise known as Tita Cervera, for...

Transport Mon, Nov 9, 2009

Cash rewards for sober drivers

GOING on an 'alco-bender' in Alcobendas doesn't pay – but being breathalysed can, thanks to a new incentive launched by the police in the town just outside Madrid. Partygoers driving home actually present...

Property Fri, Jul 14, 2006

Missing builders found dead in rubble

The bodies of the two men missing after the collapse of a partially-completed building on the Río Norte industrial estate in Alcobendas yesterday afternoon, have been recovered. They have been identified as: Plácido...

Politics Thu, Dec 8, 2005

Baby Leonor gets in some Christmas shopping

The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at a commercial centre in Alcobendas on the outskirts of Madrid shortly after 4pm yesterday afternoon, pushing a pram containing the future Queen Leonor of Spain. The couple...

Sport Tue, Oct 25, 2005

Spanish `Hurricane´ wins world title in Madrid

Local boy Pablo "Hurricane" Navascues won the Intercontinental Superwelterweight (147-154 pounds) title with a unanimous points decision over Denmark's Christian Blad in front of a packed house at the...

Society Wed, Nov 24, 2004

Wall collapses injuring young man in Alcobendas

A man aged roughly 29 years old was seriously injured yesterday when part of the back wall of Alcobendas´s sports centre collapsed on top of a car driven by a 27 year old woman, who was also slightly injured. The young...