ENVIRONMENT

Madrid plans fines of €751 and up for leaving dog droppings on the street

But City Hall will allow pet owners to exhange hefty sanctions for weekend community work

Madrid councilor won’t resign after guilty verdict for offending Catholics

Rita Maestre, of Podemos and Ahora Madrid, chanted slogans during a topless protest in 2011

ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

Wanda Group still wants to refurbish Edificio España, says Madrid mayor

Confirmation comes after rumors that Chinese firm had pulled out of project

TRANSPORTATION

Upcoming Madrid subway line closures set to spark travel chaos

Engineering work on Line 1 to be followed by shutdown of route to Barajas Airport

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid looks to ban polluting diesel cars from 2020

City environment chief also wants to extend public bike rental schemes beyond BiciMad

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid to ban all cars from center if pollution reaches critical levels

Tough new protocol drawn up by Ahora Madrid-led council due to go into effect in February

ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

Madrid left in the dark over Edificio España project

Chinese-owned Wanda Group has reportedly backed out of plans to rebuild historic structure

Trial over Madrid Arena Halloween party deaths gets underway

Fifteen defendants face up to four years over 2012 tragedy in which five were crushed

TRANSPORT

Madrid City Council to build 33 new bicycle lanes in 2016

More than €40 million will be spent on completing the existing network of cycle paths

SPAIN'S FRANCOIST LEGACY

City of Madrid to change 30 Francoist street names before the summer

New leftist administration to remove references to dictatorship across the capital

PUBLIC HEALTH

Madrid wants to lift fines for street drinkers who show healthy lifestyles

Mayor Manuela Carmena’s leftist administration feels monetary sanctions are not working

TRANSPORTATION

Madrid’s bicycle rental service teeters on the brink of bankruptcy

Constant acts of vandalism and recurring glitches severely set back BiciMAD operator

TRANSPORT

Madrid City Hall to start banning cars to combat pollution

Amount of traffic on capital’s streets could soon be slashed in half on certain days

Madrid City Hall to forbid owner of Edificio España from tearing it down

Chinese group claims it is impossible to keep façade intact; expert says it is just costlier

Owner of Madrid’s landmark Edificio España wants it torn down and rebuilt

City Hall mulling referendum on Chinese group’s plans to reconstruct façade brick by brick

GAY RIGHTS

Madrid to rename square after late gay rights activist Pedro Zerolo

PP opposes move on grounds that it will cost taxpayers’ money, but other groups back it

MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Confusion reigns over changes to controversial Madrid news website

Mayor Carmena issues conflicting statements about page dedicated to correcting stories

MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Madrid opposition calls on mayor to close website correcting news reports

Manuela Carmena’s new municipal web service has whipped up a storm in the City Council “I am against correcting the opinion of journalists,” says Socialist spokesman Carmona

TOURISM

Madrid City Hall mulling Barcelona-style tourist tax

Opposition conservatives dub new leftist government’s idea “nonsensical”

MADRID

Plaza Mayor: No longer just a place for a relaxing ‘cafe con leche’

Local businesses are calling on City Hall to completely revamp the landmark site

EVICTIONS CRISIS

60% of Madrid evictions are from public flats sold to investment funds

Treasury Ministry report contains worrying data regarding resources available for rehousing

LOCAL POLITICS

New Madrid mayor’s economic ideas slammed in Tax Agency report

Manuela Carmena ran on a program that included debt default and creating a public bank

CONTROVERSY IN MADRID CITY COUNCIL

New Madrid culture chief resigns over offensive Twitter messages

Guillermo Zapata, from new party Ahora Madrid, had only been in role 48 hours He became caught up in controversy over offensive jokes he had posted in 2011

NEW CITY COUNCIL IN MADRID

Madrid mayor faces first crisis over councilor’s jokes on Twitter

Guillermo Zapata tweeted offensive messages in 2011 making fun of the Holocaust

CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Leftist governments take shape in cities and regions across Spain

Popular Party set to lose its decades-long grip over the Valencian region, Madrid and Cádiz

CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Socialists and Ahora Madrid reach deal to make Manuela Carmena mayor

PSOE's nine votes will be enough to make leftist bloc candidate the capital’s new leader

Why Atlético Madrid looks set to stay at the Vicente Calderón stadium

Row between City Hall and regional government hikes cost of formerly free move to €40m