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Community/Public Services news & information for Madrid region/province

Off-duty Guardia Civil officer saves baby's life
Society Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Off-duty Guardia Civil officer saves baby's life

AN OFF-DUTY Guardia Civil officer saved the life of a six-month-old baby in a park in the Greater Madrid-region town of Leganés. The infant had gone into cardiac arrest – his heart and breathing had stopped – and,...

Spaniards from Wuhan out of quarantine and symptom-free
Society Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Spaniards from Wuhan out of quarantine and symptom-free

SPANIARDS repatriated from Wuhan are now out of quarantine and symptom-free – and most are keen to get back to the Chinese city as soon as it is safe. The group of 21 – who all live there permanently or are in China...

'Mini-hero' Mohammed gets medal from Madrid government
Society Tue, Feb 11, 2020

'Mini-hero' Mohammed gets medal from Madrid...

A YOUNG hero who saved his mother by keeping calm and calling 112 is due to receive a medal today in Madrid regional government headquarters. February 11 is European 112 Day, and town and city councils and regional...

'Mini-hero' Mohammed, 11, saves his mum's life
Society Wed, Feb 5, 2020

'Mini-hero' Mohammed, 11, saves his mum's life

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has become a local hero after saving his mum's life when she collapsed. Mohammed, from the Madrid suburb of Leganés, rang the 112 emergency hotline at 06.52. “Hello, sorry, I've just heard...

Spaniards repatriated from China 'happy and relaxed' in quarantine
Society Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Spaniards repatriated from China 'happy and...

SPANIARDS repatriated from the Wuhan area of China are in quarantine in Madrid, where they are said to be 'very content' and have been receiving supplies from their families. Around 20 Spanish nationals were...

'Looking for Rosy': Twitter campaign launched after Christmas gift left on train
Society Tue, Dec 24, 2019

'Looking for Rosy': Twitter campaign launched after...

A MASS social media campaign is seeking someone called 'Rosy' whose Christmas present, bought from and wrapped by El Corte Inglés department store, was accidentally left behind on the Madrid metro. Passenger...

Police and firefighters visit kids in hospital: “My son's little face lit up,” says patient's mum
Society Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Police and firefighters visit kids in hospital: “My...

POLICE and firemen are constantly seen surrounding a Madrid hospital just lately – but not because of any public emergency. They climb through windows and burst into wards where bored children are forced to sit around...

Graffiti on Madrid's Berlin Wall pieces 'nearly cleaned off by mistake', says retired mayor
Society Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Graffiti on Madrid's Berlin Wall pieces 'nearly...

THREE chunks of the Berlin Wall have been on display in a Madrid park for exactly 29 years – but the day before they were unveiled, council workers started cleaning the original graffiti off them by mistake. Saturday...

Government agrees for Madrid to take in 635 refugees
Society Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Government agrees for Madrid to take in 635 refugees

A TOTAL of 635 refugees will be arriving in Spain thanks to an agreement between president Pedro Sánchez and the city council, with 200 of them due to be sent over imminently. The Secretary of State for Migration (SEM)...

Madrid to slash minimum height for Local Police
Society Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Madrid to slash minimum height for Local Police

SHORTER Local Police officers will now be on the beat in Madrid after the city council axed minimum height requirements which it said was 'discrimination'. The right-wing PP-led local government accepted its...

Irish twins missing in Madrid found safe and well
Society Tue, May 14, 2019

Irish twins missing in Madrid found safe and well

TWIN sisters from the Republic of Ireland missing in Madrid since Thursday have been found safe and well a day apart, but the first of the young women to be traced is described as 'confused and traumatised'....

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