ENVIRONMENT

Madrid to ease low-emissions zone restrictions: More cars, lower parking fees

The mayor’s new plan, which will come into effect next year, will allow vehicles currently banned to access the center of the capital

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 30, 2019

HISTORICAL MEMORY

Supreme Court authorizes immediate exhumation of Francisco Franco

A ruling made public today removes the final obstacles in the way of the transfer of the former Spanish dictator’s remains, and rejects appeals filed by his grandchildren

GABRIEL CRUZ TRIAL

Ana Julia Quezada sentenced to life in jail for Gabriel Cruz murder

The self-confessed killer of the eight-year-old is the first woman to receive the punishment of “permanent reviewable prison” since it was introduced into Spanish law several years ago

Catalonia

Catalan separatists tried to build “secure channel” to aid Puigdemont, probe finds

Suspects held for plotting violent acts allegedly contacted ex-leader’s sister to set up safe communications between Waterloo and the regional government headquarters in Barcelona

WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Disabled workers at Madrid’s Royal Palace condemn abusive conditions

One employee says she was paid just €545 for nearly 200 hours of work, while others claim they were only given their contract to sign when they were fired