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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...
Madrid News

No smoking ban starts smoothly.

New anti-smoking legislation that came into force on 1 January has not been greeted by any serious protests, and the majority of bars, restaurants and company premises seem to be enforcing the new reg...
Madrid News

Dog patrols on the Metro.

There are now 24 German shepherd dogs patrolling the capitals underground system in a pilot scheme involving eight metro lines and 57 stations. The idea is to make the Madrid underground a safer place...
Madrid News

Dog patrols on the Metro.

There are now 24 German shepherd dogs patrolling the capitals underground system in a pilot scheme involving eight metro lines and 57 stations. The idea is to make the Madrid underground a safer place...
Madrid News

Off to the theatre.

A two-week campaign to get people back to the theatre is underway in Madrid sponsored by the town council. Over 1,500 banners will be hung in the busiest parts of the city to promote the 23 privately-...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

Spain to ban learner drivers from the roads at night

If Spains general traffic department has its way, learner drivers will be banned from driving late at night and in the early hours of the morning. Recent statistics have shown that 18 per cent of fata...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

Spanish drivers face heavier fines.

In preparation for the introduction of a points-based driving licence system in the next 12 months, heavier fines have just been introduced throughout Spain to combat widespread dangerous driving, inc...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

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...
Madrid News

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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