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Prado gift from Várez Fiza collection

The Prado Museum in Madrid has received a donation of 13th-15th century Spanish art from the Várez Fiza collection. The 12 pieces will be added to the Prado’s already important Spanish Me...
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Iberia pilots willing to cut salaries

Iberia pilots have announced that they are prepared to accept a reduction in salaries of what amounts to 26 per cent. They have also said that they will agree to a 50 per cent reduction in pay for new...
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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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Madrid scraps plan for toll roads

A plan to introduce tolls on motorways around Madrid has now been scrapped. The suggestion was first introduced by the then head of the Madrid government, Esperanza Aguirre, to help with the cost o...
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Architecture week in Madrid

Architecture week in Madrid from 1-7 Oct offers the chance to see some of Madrid’s most distinctive buildings, as well as some that are not usually open to the public. Throughout the week arc...
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Madrid wins Eurovegas deal

Europe’s biggest gambling complex will be built outside Madrid over the next decade. Gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands, who has chosen Madrid rather than Barcelona, h...
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Spain's illegal immigrants to pay for health

Immigrants in Spain without legal documents will have to pay for health care from Saturday 1 September. This includes both cancer and HIV treatment. Illegal immigrants who have managed to acquire a...
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Madrid Mercedes-Benz fashion week

Mercedes-Benz 2013 spring/summer fashion week opens in Madrid on 30 August with showings by top international and Spanish names, such as Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Roberto Verino, Devota & Lomba, Do...
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Iberia redundancies ahead

International Airlines Group (IAG), the holding company created out of the merger of Iberia and British Airways, is expected to announce redundancies at Iberia after the company clocked up a €263...
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Renting media space on Madrid’s Puerta del Sol

It can cost the media up to €700 a day to hire a balcony in central Madrid to cover street demonstrations according to a report in El Pais newspaper. A balcony space on the Puerta del Sol has...
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Madrid’s summer of festivals

The popular Madrid arts festival, Veranos de la Villa, livens up the city until the beginning of September. It provides a mix of popular and classical music, dance, cinema and operetta. It includes...
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Thyssen-Bornemisza sells Constable masterpiece

The sale by Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza of John Constable’s painting “The Lock” in London at the beginning of July not only raised less money than had been expected (£22.4 millio...
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Cycling deaths in Spain increase

Deaths from bicycle accidents in Spain rose 20 per cent in 2010 over the previous year to total 67. In the same year there were 564 serious injuries from bicycle accidents. This ranks Spain as the...
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Spain’s drivers get good driving points

Good drivers in Spain are to be awarded an extra point on their licences if they have not lost any points since 2006 when the scheme first came into force. It is estimated that about 16 million dri...
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Odyssey Marine loses case over Spanish sea salvage

The United States Supreme Court has declined to take an appeal by the salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration over who has the rights to the ownership of the wreck of the Mercedes, which sank off t...
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Take the Metro arrests in Madrid

Three people protesting rises in the fares of Madrid metro price have been arrested and face fines from
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Proposed new airport taxes in Spain

Ryanair is expected to ask passengers to pay extra costs on flights already booked out of Spain if the Spanish parliament passes new airport taxes proposed in the budget. The Irish low-cost airlin...
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Ryanair to bill passengers for extra airport fees

Ryanair is expected to ask passengers to pay extra costs on flights already booked out of Spain if the Spanish parliament passes new airport taxes proposed in the budget. The Irish low-cost airline is...
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Iberia announces more strikes

Iberia pilots have announced a series of strikes in protest against the company
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Spain’s sea treasure returns from USA

The Spanish sea treasure from the wreck of Nuestra Se
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Spain’s National Library celebrates 300 years

The Spanish National Library celebrates the tri-centenary of its foundation by King Philip V in 1711 with a programme of exhibitions, concerts, drama, meetings and conferences. The main exhibition...
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The Prado reveals early Mona Lisa copy

The Prado Museum has announced that its copy of Leonardo da Vinci
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Unemployment in Spain hits 16-year high

Unemployment in Spain was 4 per cent up in January on the previous month. The number of people out of work has now reached nearly 4.6 million according to the figures from the ministry of employment a...
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Iberia pilots confirm Christmas strikes

Iberia pilots have confirmed strikes on 18 And 29 December in protest against the creation of a new low-cost airline, Iberia Express. Ground staff and cabin crew have decided not to join in the indust...
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Spain registers more emigrants than immigrants for first time

More people are now emigrating from Spain than those coming to the country to live according to the country
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MADRID PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRICES TO GO UP BY 50 PER CENT

The price of a single ticket on Madrid
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Teachers strike in Madrid

Secondary school teachers in Madrid began a two-day strike on 20 September. The teachers are protesting against job lay-offs and increased hours in the second round of austerity measures being ushered...
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