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UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum

BRITISH architect Norman Foster is behind plans to extend Madrid's iconic El Prado art museum, one of the capital's 'big three' along with the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemizsa. Foster &...

Madrid teen saves driver's life with CPR
Society Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Madrid teen saves driver's life with CPR

A 19-YEAR-OLD man saved the life of a driver who suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car and mounted the pavement in Santa María de la Cabeza (Madrid) yesterday (Sunday). Manu was walking through town when he...

Madrid metro staff strike over asbestos cases
Transport Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Madrid metro staff strike over asbestos cases

TODAY saw the first of four days of strikes on Madrid's metro as workers call for a much more extensive health-check programme after it was found that asbestos had been used for building the rail network. Further...

Madrid to ban traffic from city centre, except residents
Transport Wed, May 23, 2018

Madrid to ban traffic from city centre, except residents

NON-RESIDENT traffic will be banned from the whole of the centre of Madrid from November in a bid to drastically cut air pollution. The massive circle marked out by the city council in which vehicles will no longer be...

Builders missing after Madrid apartment block collapse
Crime/Incidents Wed, May 23, 2018

Builders missing after Madrid apartment block collapse

A TEAM of around 50 firefighters continue to search for two builders lost among the rubble of a block which collapsed in Madrid on Tuesday. Both the missing contractors were working on the fifth floor of the apartment...

Rajoy's police escort killed in motorbike crash
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 7, 2018

Rajoy's police escort killed in motorbike crash

ONE of the motorcyclists killed in a crash in Madrid on Sunday was president Mariano Rajoy's police escort, confirm sources from the Moncloa, the leader's official residence. A policeman and a 32-year-old woman...

Cristina Cifuentes quits as Madrid regional president
Politics Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Cristina Cifuentes quits as Madrid regional president

MADRID'S regional president Cristina Cifuentes has resigned after CCTV footage of her about to leave a shop with unpaid-for face creams was leaked. Cristina, who is on the right-wing PP party but is considered one...

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