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Free alcohol could be banned in Madrid...and beyond
Food & Drink Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Free alcohol could be banned in Madrid...and beyond

FREE alcohol deals could become illegal in the Greater Madrid region, and if the plan goes ahead, may stretch to other parts of Spain. In a bid to improve public health in general, an overhaul of food and drink...

Uber and Cabify workers protest over taxi drivers' 'monopoly'
Transport Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Uber and Cabify workers protest over taxi drivers'...

UBER and Cabify cars blocked Madrid's main business boulevard today in a counter-protest against taxi drivers trying to get them off the streets. Around 40 black vehicles staged a slow march along the Paseo de la...

'Politicians' university' in 'fake' master's scam: Underqualified Italians registered to practise law
Education/Work Fri, Sep 21, 2018

'Politicians' university' in 'fake' master's scam:...

AN ONGOING saga of 'dodgy diplomas' affecting Madrid's Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) has taken another, more sinister twist: hot on the heels of two MPs' resignations over master's degrees being...

One builder dead and 11 injured in Ritz floor collapse
Crime/Incidents Tue, Sep 18, 2018

One builder dead and 11 injured in Ritz floor collapse

A COLLAPSING floor at Madrid's Ritz Hotel has left one dead and 11 injured, emergency services confirm. The hotel had been closed for renovations costing €99 million since February 28, a job that was not expected...

Exploding laptop evacuates Madrid metro train
Transport Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Exploding laptop evacuates Madrid metro train

A LAPTOP computer exploding on an underground train in Madrid sparked panic this morning (Monday) and a number of passengers needed medical treatment. The Line 9 train was level with the station Príncipe de Vergara at...

World's top-three restaurant 'pops up' in Madrid
Food & Drink Tue, Sep 11, 2018

World's top-three restaurant 'pops up' in Madrid

THE WORLD'S third-best restaurant is set to open a pop-up version at a Madrid hotel this autumn, offering an identical menu to that of its main base. Mirazur, run by celebrity chef Mauro Colagreco and based on...

Madrid denies biting black fly 'epidemic'
Environment Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Madrid denies biting black fly 'epidemic'

MADRID city council has assured the public there is 'no existence of a swarm' of biting black flies in the metropolitan area, and that the cases reported to date are 'within the realms of normality'....

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site
Politics Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site

DICTATOR General Franco's remains will be exhumed from Madrid's Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') before the end of the year now the government has approved a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree,...

Elton John's three-year farewell tour includes show in Madrid
Entertainment Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Elton John's three-year farewell tour includes show in...

BRITISH artist Elton John's last-ever tour will stop off at Madrid's WiZink Centre next June – as yet the only date in Spain confirmed by his promoters. The tour starts in the USA on September 8 this year with...

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