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Adrift in Madrid’s white weekend

IF we thought the bells on New Year’s Eve marked the end of our troubles, a historic snowfall in and around Madrid...

SPECIAL REPORT: Snow and severe weather bring four deaths and travel chaos to Spain as army called in, flights...

The first reported victims were a South American couple who drowned in Mijas after their car was swept away by surging water

WATCH: Couple arrested for robbing cemeteries of over 2 tonnes of bronze statues throughout Spain’s Toledo region

A MARRIED couple have been detained for the theft of nearly half a million euros worth of statues and ornaments from cemeteries...

Boa constrictor escapes from house in Spain’s Madrid causing alarm with neighbours

AN agent of the Environmental Unit (UMA) in Madrid has caught a large boa constrictor that escaped from a house in the...

Lavish praise for Malaga –and a top ten slot among European destinations for US expats

The survey, reported in Forbes magazine for wealthy Americans, placed Malaga in 10th, San Sebastian fourth and Madrid in second

Woman arrested for skipping €500 taxi fare to Spain’s Costa Blanca from Madrid

A TAXI passenger tried to avoid paying a €500 fare but was caught in a Alicante street after the cab driver chased...

Weekend of riots across Spain in wake of new COVID-19 restrictions

CITIES across Spain awoke this morning to the aftermath of chaotic scenes as violent demonstrations took place against new COVID-19 regulations.

Spain’s Prado fuses tech with art in first official museum guide for Android and iOS phones

THE Museo Nacional del Prado, in collaboration with Samsung, has created a mobile application that contains a guide to the most outstanding...

Illegal cigarette factories which churned out 18,000 fags per MINUTE dismantled in Spain’s Madrid and Costa Blanca

A total of 38 people were arrested, believed to be the core of a ‘highly specialised organisation’ run by Bulgarians

BREAKING: Spain declares state of alarm in Madrid to close down majority of region ahead of bank holiday weekend

It comes after weeks of disagreements between Madrid and Moncloa as the former became the epicentre of the second COVID-19 wave in Spain

WATCH: Police discover 26,000 baby chicks left to die at Spain’s Madrid airport as hunt begins for those responsible

SPANISH National Police rescued some 20,000 live chicks abandoned at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, last weekend. They had...

WATCH: Madrid train station PACKED as hundreds head from COVID-19 epicentre to Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca

As new measures and restrictions were announced earlier this week, scores of students or those with second homes hopped on trains to the likes of Benidorm and Malaga

Doctors and teachers banned from speaking out to media about COVID-19 in Spain’s Madrid

An internal statement released by regional leader Isabel Ayuso urged the affected workers to 'never act on their own' when talking to media outlets

Spain registers 31,785 COVID-19 cases over weekend while Madrid REFUSES to close down as emergency meeting with central government...

An extra-ordinary meeting this evening between the Minister of Health Salvador Illa and councillor for the Community of Madrid Enrique Ruiz Escudero has ended without an agreement, according to sources from the Madrid executive

Opera in Madrid abruptly ends after crowd becomes infuriated by lack of social distancing measures

The venue was forced to interrupt a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera on Sunday night after safety concerns caused a protest among the audience

Demand increases to simplify squatter evictions as banks are blamed for part of the problem

SPANISH banks that own empty properties are part of the problem with illegal squatting in communities, claims a report.

Spain’s Basque Country warns of ‘tsunami’ of COVID-19 cases as it prepares to declare health emergency while Madrid remains...

Regional president Isabel Ayuso said the situation 'is not going to be much different from what we have seen these last few months' as the contagion is less severe and the affected are younger

King Felipe reminded to wear his mask by teenage daughter during memorial event for COVID-19 victims

The absent minded mistake came after King Felipe had just given a speech commemorating the 28,400 people who have died of coronavirus in Spain

Police reveal 19 victims of ‘sextortion’ throughout Spain, four arrested in Madrid

POLICIA NACIONAL have detained four people that allegedly conned over €7,000 from victims in a 'sextortion' scam. They posed...

Multi-millionaire rocks art world with removal of Mata Mua painting from Madrid gallery as talks with Spanish Government crumble

KNOWN as ‘La Misteriosa’, she has shadily presided over an art collection worth €390 million that counts Matisse, Picasso and Rodin among...

Madrid sees first outbreak of COVID-19 since end of state of alarm, bringing total in Spain to 67

Five employees have tested positive, while another 18 people, made up of 12 family members six other workers, are being monitored

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival confirms rearranged dates for 2021

MADRID’S Mad Cool Festival has been rearranged for next year, due to the coronavirus crisis.

Gang of youths arrested for ‘stoning’ good samaritans who stopped woman being robbed in Madrid street

A GROUP of nine youths have been arrested for stoning and robbing people in Madrid. The thugs robbed a...

Black Lives Matter protests sweep across Spain and the Costa del Sol

BLACK Lives Matter protests have swept across Spain, including on the Costa del Sol.

Man straps cocaine to testicles in failed smuggling attempt in Spain’s Valencia

The two suspects were taken by surprise by cops at a police checkpoint in Valencia

Man breaks travel restrictions to board flight from Spain’s Madrid to Lanzarote while infected with COVID-19

The man, who will likely face a hefty fine, and 14 other passengers, will now spend two weeks in self-isolation in their homes