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Franco's tomb defaced in protest against past oppression
Crime/Incidents Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Franco's tomb defaced in protest against past oppression

Guardia Civil officers have detained the sculptor Enrique Tenreiro in the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen, Madrid) for defacing the tombstone of Francisco Franco. Using a plastic can of red spray paint that...

Bon Jovi announce Madrid concert in July
Entertainment Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Bon Jovi announce Madrid concert in July

American rock band Bon Jovi have announced that the upcoming European leg of their ‘This House is not For Sale Tour’ tour will include a stop at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on Sunday July 7th next year...

King Felipe travels by metro to mark 100th anniversary
Transport Wed, Oct 17, 2018

King Felipe travels by metro to mark 100th anniversary

KING Felipe VI caused a stir today (Wednesday) when he appeared out of the blue on the Madrid metro – a rare trip to mark the 100 anniversary of the underground train network in the capital. Commuters missed him, as...

Fines for cars in Madrid not showing 'emissions stickers'
Transport Sat, Oct 6, 2018

Fines for cars in Madrid not showing 'emissions...

DRIVERS in Madrid without traffic authority emissions stickers in a prominent place will be fined in six months' time, warns the city council. Although residents will now have time to acquire their stickers, issued...

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'...

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...

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