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Local news and information for Getafe, Madrid

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 26, 2012

Madrid metro worker dies electrocuted in tunnel

According to information from the emergency services in Madrid, a 34-year-old man has died from electrocution whilst repairing a tunnel in the capital's metro network. An emergency call went through at 00.46 hours...

Sport Fri, Aug 26, 2011

Getafe: 'Become a sperm donor and breed more fans'

A SPANISH league football team is encouraging its fans to become sperm donors so that they can breed more season-ticket holders. Getafe FC, in the Comunidad de Madrid, is in La Liga but is struggling to compete against...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Two teens dead and one in a coma after drug-taking at...

TWO young men aged just 18 have died after reportedly taking ecstasy and cocaine at aan illegal rave in Getafe (Madrid). Another youth of 20 is in a critical condition in hospital. Police say the bodies of the deceased...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 4, 2011

'Missing' Madrid teen found safe and well

THE parents of a 16-year-old girl who went missing over a week ago say they intend to press charges against a youth who allegedly 'forced' her to leave home. Celia Carpio, from Getafe (Madrid) walked out of her...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 21, 2010

34 of 35 stolen works of art recovered

The police have recovered 34 of the 35 works of art stolen from an industrial unit in Getafe at the end of November, but have as yet been unable to apprehend the thieves. The works of art were found last Saturday inside...

Politics Fri, Dec 5, 2008

Conservative mayors outraged by federation leader's gaffe

Pedro Castro, the socialist president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) walked into a storm yesterday after rudely complaining about the number of mayors that are also members of the...

Education/Work Fri, Nov 21, 2008

Airbus halts A380 production at Spanish plants

According to reports this morning on Cadena Ser radio, workers at Airbus's three Spanish plants have been told to stop manufacturing components for the new A380, the biggest passenger plane ever built. The decision...