Madrid

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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Madrid ready for new king and queen

Thousands of flags, garlands of flowers and cheap souvenirs are ready for enthronement of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Thursday 19 June. The handover from King Juan Carlos, who is abdicating...
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Madrid World Hunger Day Concert

Madrid is one of three cities in Europe, along with Paris and London, staging a live concert against hunger on 13 October organised in conjunction with Action Against Hunger and the European Commissio...
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Strikes in Spain

Spain is facing its second general strike in a year against the government’s austerity measures. In the early hours of 14 December protestors were already arriving in Madrid in response to the c...
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Franco stripped of honours

Madrid city council has announced that it has posthumously stripped former Spanish ruler and military dictator General Francisco Franco of all honours it bestowed on him during the time of his rule, f...
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Madrid to dismantle shanty towns.

The mayor of Madrid Alberto Ruiz-Gallard
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Madrid reinforces fire-fighting corps.

124 newly graduated firemen have joined Madrid
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Fiesta di San Isidro in Madrid.

15 May is the feast day of St Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid, and the city is marking the occasion with a week-long programme of music, dance and performance. Traditional delicacies such as bitter...
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Poverty in Madrid.

Roughly 14.9 percent of Madrid residents live in relative poverty according to a report on living standards in the Spanish capital published by the trade union Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO). The
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Madrid parish defies closure order.

The priests and parishioners of San Carlos Borromeo in Madrid
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Madrid’s 11 March monument opens.

The monument to the victims of the 11 March 2004 train bombings in Madrid is now open to visitors. Inaugurated on 11 March by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, the monument stands beside Atocha railwa...
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Ban on mobile phones in Madrid classrooms.

The first draft of a new law to improve school discipline has been approved by the Madrid regional government. The proposals, announced by Ignacio Gonz
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Madrid gets more policemen.

5,000 municipal police are to patrol the streets of Madrid in 2007, more than double the number that were on the beat when mayor Ruiz-Gallard
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Consumer protection campaign in Madrid.

Ten local government inspectors from the department of consumer protection are to carry out sweeping controls of product guarantees across Madrids commercial outlets from shopping malls to family-run...
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New centre for Madrid’s homeless.

A new shelter for the homeless with 30 beds is to be set up in Madrid
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Cuesta de Moyano to be pedestrianised.

The Calle Claudio de Moyano, home to Madrid
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Santa Maria de la Cabeza market re-opens.

The municipal market in Madrid's Santa Maria de la Cabeza district has re-opened after six months of renovation work costing 3.1million. Now housing a supermarket alongside the traditional market stal...
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Facelift for city centre square.

The Plaza de la Comendadoras in Madrids Centro district is to be given a major revamp. The project includes planting 30 new trees and over 200 shrubs, plus the creation of a childrens playground and...
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Council housing allocated by computer.

565 council properties have been allotted at random using a new computer programme which also informs applicants in which district their new flat is located. The raffle assigned 369 properties for sal...
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Neon signs banned in historic centre.

The Madrid city council has approved a new law prohibiting the use of neon advertising signs in the historic centre. Pharmacies, restaurants, cinemas, bars and theatres will be affected by the ban, wh...
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Summer camps for young and old.

Madrid city council is running three months of free educational activities, including courses, workshops, summer camps and guided tours, until mid-September. The Escuela de Verano focuses on respect f...