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

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...

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 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...

Hospital loses frozen sperm – twice
Society Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Hospital loses frozen sperm – twice

A HOSPITAL in Madrid has once again lost a man's sperm which he had frozen, meaning he cannot now have children of his own. The man in question decided to freeze his sperm when he was 32, back in 2003, after being...

One-way 'traffic' on Madrid pavements during Christmas shopping season
Society Thu, Nov 23, 2017

One-way 'traffic' on Madrid pavements during...

ONE-WAY pavements – as opposed to streets – will become a feature of Christmas shopping in Madrid in an attempt to ease the flow of pedestrians and make the festive retail rush less stressful. Mayoress Manuela...

Demo for 'racism-free society' takes over Madrid
Society Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Demo for 'racism-free society' takes over Madrid

AN ANTI-RACISM protest in Madrid has called for an end to undocumented migrants being held in internment centres, and for foreigners living in Spain to be allowed to vote. Held on the 25 anniversary of the murder of...

Rubbish collection strike in Madrid called off
Society Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Rubbish collection strike in Madrid called off

RUBBISH collectors in Madrid agreed to stop their strike after reaching a deal with the franchise companies that employ them, and started work again at 23.00 last night (Tuesday). Unions had been negotiating with the...

Rubbish collectors strike 'indefinitely' in Madrid
Society Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Rubbish collectors strike 'indefinitely' in Madrid

AN INDEFINITE rubbish collection strike started today (Monday) at 07.00 in Madrid as unions battle for improvements in working conditions and pay. Refuse collection in the city is carried out by three franchise firms...

Man missing for six years found in Torrejón de Ardoz
Society Fri, Jul 7, 2017

Man missing for six years found in Torrejón de Ardoz

A YOUNG man who disappeared from his home in Palermo, Sicily six years ago has been found in the Madrid satellite town of Torrejón de Ardoz. The 26-year-old – who was 20 when he vanished in 2011 – was found...

'March for Dignity' storms Madrid
Society Sun, May 28, 2017

'March for Dignity' storms Madrid

THE latest 'March for Dignity' took over Madrid last night (Saturday) with several thousand protesters calling for 'bread, jobs, shelter and equality' and criticising lack of employment and of permanent,...

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