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Recently Madrid has become one of the most active and innovative capitals in Europe. From art exhibitions to nightlife, right now it is the place to be. It is full of young people and has become the centre for the global gay community, thanks to new laws on civil rights and same-sex marriages. Findi...

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Pollutants not monitored adequately in Madrid

Madrid city council is failing to monitor levels of one of the most dangerous pollutants. Only 25 per cent of its measuring stations have sensors to give data on levels of PM2.5, a hazardous particula...
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Madrid’s pollution causes high death toll

Pollution and poor air quality contribute to more deaths in Madrid every year than road traffic accidents, according to a report produced for Ecologistas en Acci
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Madrid taxi protests

For the first time in 30 years Madrid
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Carrefour bans plastic bags

French-based retailer Carrefour, the second largest in the world and the largest in Europe, has stopped giving out plastic carrier bags in its Madrid stores. By the end of the year the move will h...
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Madrid gets tough on litter

A controversial new law targeting litter-bugs, graffiti artists and dog-owners among others has been approved by the Madrid city council. Providing for massive fines for offences such as urinating in...
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Madrid monuments datadated

Visitors and inhabitants of Madrid can now access information about Madrid
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Madrid’s noise levels mapped.

A team of over 25 technicians has mapped the Spanish capital
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Madrid approves sustainable energy plan.

Madrid city council has ratified a 55-point plan to combat greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable energy usage. Approved measures include the establishment of an alternative fuel network, an...
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Madrid air pollution alerts via SMS.

The Madrid regional government has launched an air pollution warning system which operates via text messages, alerting citizens when levels of substances like ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and su...
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Madrid city council has approved a
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Madrid public transport: Green taxis for Madrid.

Ten Madrid taxis are to be converted to natural gas fuel (LPG) in a pilot project aimed at reducing the capital
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Residents parking permits renewal.

Madrid residents have until 29 December to renew their parking permit; they can apply for a renewal by post, in any one of the 17 offices of L
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Car-free day in Madrid.

Madrid is one of the few European capitals along with Helsinki, Stockholm and Budapest participating in the In town without my car day as part of the European Mobility Week 2006 from 16-22 September....
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New recycled water deposit inaugurated.

Madrid mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardn has inaugurated a new recycled water deposit in the Parque del Oeste. The deposit has a capacity of 6,000 cubic metres which will be used to irrigate the Oeste and L...
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Uncertainty over Prado trees.

City council plans to redevelop the boulevards linking the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums with the Cibeles fountain are causing controversy because of their possible impact on the trees in the...
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Property prices slow.

House prices in Madrid rose by an average of 7.3 percent in 2005, just slightly down on the 2004 increase of 7.5 percent. Recently released figures from the ministry of housing reveal an overall slow...