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Local news and information for Madrid region/province

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Madrid nightclub ceiling collapses; 26 injured

AT LEAST 26 people have been injured after a plasterboard ceiling collapsed at a nightclub in the Carabanchel area of Madrid at 01.30 this morning (Sunday). Emergency services were called out to La Suegra club on the...

Transport Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Madrid 'charters' RENFE train for snowed-in skiers

RAIL board RENFE sent a 'chartered' train up a mountain in Madrid after snowdrifts prevented hundreds of day-trippers from getting home. They had gone up to the Cotos ski station by car and coach and then in the...

Economy Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Madrid to house IATA's largest global delivery centre

MADRID has been picked as the venue for the International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s largest global delivery centre, responsible for managing €125 billion in flight tickets. The centre in the Spanish...

Entertainment Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Three Kings stop parade as sweet stocks run out

A THREE Kings parade in a Madrid neighbourhood had to be stalled midway through after the Magi ran out of sweets, according to the local fiesta committee. Most Three Kings processions take place on the night of January...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Family hurt in Christmas Eve lift crash

FOUR people have been injured after a lift fell down in an apartment block in Madrid. Firefighters rescued a married couple and their two daughters when the shaft, then on the fourth storey of the Travesía de Conde...

Politics Sun, Dec 24, 2017

King's nephew Froilán mugged outside bingo hall

KING Felipe VI's nephew Froilán de Marichalar and his friends were mugged outside a bingo hall in Madrid recently, reports have revealed today (Saturday). Froilán, son of the Infanta Elena – the King's...

Transport Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Madrid metro and airport security strikes from this week

TRANSPORT headaches are likely in Madrid over Christmas with metro staff and airport security workers having announced strikes. Train drivers on the underground rail network will down tools between 17.00 and 21.00 today...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 11, 2017

TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no...

DOZENS of passengers have been left stranded in Oporto after their TAP Portugal flight to Madrid was cancelled and no further information given. They were due to fly to the Spanish capital on Sunday at 20.15, but were...