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Free parking in centre.

Following protests by local residents 993 parking spaces in the historic districts of Fuencarral-El Pardo, Carabanchel and Hortaleza are to become free of charge. The spaces are currently controlled b...
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Tax declarations made easier.

Madrid citizens can now make their tax declarations at special municipal bureaus thanks to an agreement between the city council and the state tax office, the Agencia Estatal de Administracin Tributar...
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Road tunnel inaugurated.

Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardn has inaugurated the new extended ODonnell road tunnel linking the eastern suburbs of Madrid to the city centre. At 1,441 m, the tunnel is three times longer than the origin...
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First municipal dance school.

The Madrid city council is to spend 3 million on renovating a building in the Retiro district which is to house the first municipal school of music and dance. Work on the structure in the former milit...
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Tourism to get cash injection.

This year the Madrid city council is to spend almost 20 million on promoting the Spanish capital as a top international tourist destination, a 40 per cent increase over 2005. The councils 2006 Plan of...
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Sporting village for south of city.

Gymnasiums, changing rooms, lecture rooms, conference halls and a medical centre with rehabilitation facilities are to be built on municipal land ceded by the Madrid city council in the El Ensanche de...
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Green light for El Caaveral development.

The Madrid city council has approved the 277 million urban development project for the El Caaveral district in Viclvaro near the suburb of Coslada in north-east Madrid. Plans include the construction...
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Number of visitors up in 2005.

Nearly six million people (5,914,561) visited Madrid in 2005, representing an increase of 11.2 per cent on 2004. The Spanish capital had 40 per cent more visitors than Barcelona. The majority of visit...
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Christmas lights on.

The Christmas lights are on in Madrid, 500,000 more than last year; seven large trees are going up around the city and one of the largest nativity scenes in Europe has been installed at the AZCA centr...
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Madrid tourism up.

According to the National Statistics Institute (INE) data, just under three million tourists visited Madrid between January and June 2005, representing an increase of nearly 11 per cent over last year...
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Campaign to combat prostitution.

Madrid city council has launched a campaign to eradicate prostitution in the capital for the second consecutive year. Targeting prostitutes clients, some 2,000 posters, 100,000 pamphlets and 40,000 po...
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Spanish permissive about drugs.

Just over a quarter of the Spanish population thinks that drugs are not dangerous and believes that everyone should experiment with them at least once in their lives. The same percentage was also agai...
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Water restrictions come late.

Spains severe drought continues, as water reserves are still only at 40 per cent of normal levels for this time of the year, despite recent rainfall. Nevertheless environment minister, Cristina Narbon...
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Property prices rise steeply.

A report by Tasaciones Inmobilarias, the property evaluation experts, has confirmed the trend in increasing house prices in Spain, mirroring what is now an established Europe-wide phenomenon. Annual i...
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Spains dry summer.

Forest fires, heat-waves and the worst drought in over half a century are the key factors in a dramatic equation which sees Spain paying a heavy price for its notorious mismanagement of water resource...
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Madrid launches its Madridcard.

Theres now a new way to see the sights of Madrid. Tourists visiting Spains capital city would be well advised to think about the advantages of buying a Madridcard. This card, which can be bought onl...
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