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Victims of Spanair crash remembered on 10th anniversary
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Victims of Spanair crash remembered on 10th anniversary

RELATIVES and friends of those killed in the Spanair crash at Madrid Barajas Terminal 2 marked the 10th anniversary of one of Spain's worst air disasters today outside the monument set up for the victims in the Juan...

Teen electrocuted taking selfies on train roof
Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Teen electrocuted taking selfies on train roof

A 17-YEAR-OLD man is in a serious condition in Madrid's La Paz hospital after being electrocuted whilst taking selfies on the roof of a train. His head touched the overhead cable on the line in Coslada, Madrid and a...

Mum speaks out over metro racism against daughter, 7
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 3, 2018

Mum speaks out over metro racism against daughter, 7

A RACIST verbal attack on a little girl and her mother on the Madrid metro was met with a flood of outrage by fellow passengers after their assailant reportedly told them they had 'no right' to be in Spain. Luz...

Amazon distributors on strike over Prime Day
Economy Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Amazon distributors on strike over Prime Day

A THREE-DAY strike at the Amazon distribution warehouse in Madrid started today (Monday) aimed at coinciding with the online retailer's 'Prime Day' for maximum impact. Workers at the plant in San Fernando de...

Woman dies after cleaning her kitchen with ammonia
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Woman dies after cleaning her kitchen with ammonia

A 30-YEAR-OLD woman has died after spending two hours cleaning her kitchen with ammonia, according to emergency services in Madrid. Paramedics say they were called out to a home on the C/ San Herculano in the San Blas...

Police deliver baby on suburban pavement
Society Sun, Jul 8, 2018

Police deliver baby on suburban pavement

A WOMAN has given birth on the street in a Madrid suburb with National Police officers delivering the baby, emergency services report. The 34-year-old was heard by her neighbours crying for help outside her home on the...

Madrid metro drivers call off 24-hour strike over Pride
Transport Sat, Jul 7, 2018

Madrid metro drivers call off 24-hour strike over Pride

DRIVERS on the Madrid metro have called off their strike scheduled for today (Saturday), which was in protest over having to work an extra hour to cover the Gay Pride festival in the city. Instead of finishing at 01.33...

Drowning boy, 9, revived after an hour of CPR
Society Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Drowning boy, 9, revived after an hour of CPR

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy pulled out of a public swimming pool in cardiac arrest has come round after paramedics spent more than an hour giving him CPR. Normally, first-aiders have just 30 minutes to restart a patient's...

Madrid metro drivers to strike during Pride over extra hour's work
Transport Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Madrid metro drivers to strike during Pride over extra...

METRO drivers plan to go on strike in Madrid for 24 hours to clash with the main LGB Pride celebrations in the capital in protest over being expected to work an extra hour on that day. Although International Gay Pride...

Brexit Big Band opens Madrid's summer-long arts festival
Entertainment Sat, Jun 23, 2018

Brexit Big Band opens Madrid's summer-long arts festival

LIVE entertainment planned across Madrid this summer will kick off with an open-air gig by the Brexit Big Band and will include a talk by the new science minister, astronaut Pedro Duque. Most of the 75 events across 21...

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