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Wage gap in Madrid rises sharply

Madrid has moved from eighth to second place in a ranking of wage inequality in Spain. The average salary for men in the city is now
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Charity handouts in Madrid double

The number of people seeking charity handouts for food and clothes in Madrid has doubled in the last three years. C
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Apple takes over iconic Madrid building

Computer giant Apple is to open one of its biggest stores worldwide in Madrid
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Cars pick up speed in Madrid

Motorists may rejoice as the average speed in Madrid
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Abono Joven upper age limit extended

The Abono Joven pass that gives discounted travel to young people in Madrid will be extended from May to those up to 23 years of age, city authorities have announced, to help young people in the curre...
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Couples in Madrid increasingly choosing to be childless

Fourteen per cent of couples in Madrid of childbearing age are choosing not to have children, according to a survey by the capital
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Hundreds of new police officers in Madrid

Three hundred new municipal police officers have been inaugurated in Madrid, bringing the police to resident ratio to 2:1 police officers per thousand of population. In the last eight years Madrid
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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 has lowest number of smoking inspectors in Spain

City authorities in Madrid have assigned the fewest number of inspectors in Spain to police the new smoking ban, which came into force on 2 January prohibiting smoking in all enclosed public spaces in...
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Foreigners register to vote in local elections

Foreigners living in Madrid, who can now vote in the city
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High-speed AVE Madrid Valencia train link opened

The long-awaited Madrid Valencia AVE high-speed rail link opened in December, cutting the previous four-hour journey time to one hour and 35 minutes. A one-way ticket on the 330 kph trains costs
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Public sector organisations to be culled in Madrid

In a bid to fight a dire financial crisis, city authorities in Madrid have approved a cull of regional public sector bodies, including 83 government agencies, colleges and advisory bodies. Among a...
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Madrid flouts new abortion law

Madrid has been named as one of the two worst areas in Spain for violating the principles of the new abortion law
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Financial crisis hits Madrid nightlife

The economic crisis has been blamed for plummeting profits among Madrid
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Madrid metro to enable Bluetooth service

The Madrid metro is to run a two-month pilot that will allow passengers to download information onto their mobile phones via Bluetooth. Passengers will be able to access timetable and service info...
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Madrid gets first bite of Apple

California-based computer giant Apple has opened its first store in Madrid, in the Madrid Xanad
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New care centres for Madrid elderly cancelled

Madrid city council has cancelled five promised night-care centres for those suffering from dementia. The aim of the centres was to give much-needed respite to carers and allow them a nights rest....
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Madrid drivers evade breath testing

Up to 20,000 drivers have eluded alcohol breath tests in Madrid and other areas after the introduction of a real-time service that relays the position of all police breathalyser patrols to anyone with...
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Military hospital opens up to Madrid residents

From October Madrid residents will be able to use the city
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Madrid council doesn’t deliver on transport promises

New bus lines, resident parking and sports facilities have fallen foul of the economic crisis in Madrid, as city chiefs make cuts. According to figures released by officials under the Programa Operati...
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Madrid bans summer barbecues

City authorities in Madrid have banned all campfires and barbecues in the mountains of the region, even in designated areas, until October to help prevent forest fires. Authorities claim that 90 p...
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Madrid cuts Sunday waste collections

Madrid authorities will no longer be collecting waste on Sundays and holidays, as a result of budget cuts. The new practices will come into force on 1 August, however the resulting 15 per cent cost sa...
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Road deaths fall by half in Madrid

Latest figures released by city authorities show that the capital has seen a 44 per cent drop in road traffic fatalities since 2004. The city signed the European Road Safety Charter in 2005, with the...
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Madrid patients wait too long for doctor’s appointments

Up to 50 per cent of those with appointments to see specialist doctors in Madrid fail to keep their appointments because waiting times are so long that most go to accident and emergency units or seek...
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Madrid has new rules on mobile phone masts

The installation of new mobile phone masts and other telecommunications equipment will be strictly limited under tough new rules implemented by Madrid
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Speeding in Madrid’s M30 tunnels

Almost 40 per cent per cent of Madrid
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