REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2015

Aguirre looks to rule in “concentration government” with Ahora Madrid

PP mayoral hopeful does U-turn after bid to leave Podemos-backed bloc out of office fails

REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2015

Aguirre seeks pacts with all parties to keep Podemos out of Madrid City Hall

PP candidate goes as far as to offer role of mayor to Socialist politician Antonio Carmona

regional and municipal elections 2015

PP veterans planning to make way for new faces following election losses

But PM sees no need for major reforms despite widespread call for profound changes In Madrid, conservative mayoral nominee sounds out Socialists to keep leftist out of office

REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2015

Five policies that Manuela Carmena wants in place in her first 100 days

Measures include assistance for those evicted and guaranteed access to basic utilities Points were voted on by citizens when she was chosen as Ahora Madrid mayoral candidate

REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2015

Ahora Madrid-PSOE pact likely to keep Aguirre from mayoral post in capital

PP candidate wins 21 seats in City Hall but falls short of absolute majority Podemos-backed Manuela Carmena set to reach deal with Socialist Party

Local and Regional Elections 2015

Socialist candidate for Madrid mayor moots local ID card for non-residents

Carmona says proposal will give undocumented migrants access to social services

LOCAL AND REGIONAL ELECTIONS 2015

Sparks fly in Madrid mayoral debate as top contenders clash on corruption

PP nominee Aguirre accuses Ahora Madrid rival Manuela Carmena of terrorist sympathies The leftist candidate responds by calling on veteran politician to leave politics

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2015

Aguirre: “If Podemos wins, it will be the last time Spaniards vote freely”

PP’s candidate for Madrid mayor issues warning after poll shows her in tie with leftist rival

PM and Popular Party candidates enjoy two-wheeled photo op

Rajoy takes a ride with his party’s hopefuls for Madrid mayor and regional premier

Fifth skyscraper to join Madrid’s landmark ‘Four Towers’

Constructor OHL announces plans to add another building at Cuatro Torres site

Homeless people damage tourism, says Madrid mayoral hopeful Aguirre

Popular Party candidate says sight of people sleeping rough hurts image of capital Authorities should be able to take people to shelters by force, she argues

Court upholds ban on replacing Atlético stadium with high-rises

City of Madrid will appeal the decision in a bid to move the soccer club to La Peineta

Madrid’s great hole in the ground

The crisis saw an ambitious convention center never make it past its foundations

POLITICS

Madrid Socialist chief Tomás Gómez comes out fighting after party sacking

Former Parla mayor has been expelled for his role in an over-budget transport project “This has only just begun,” the politician tells reporters on Wednesday

URBAN Development

Court rules against Real Madrid’s stadium expansion plans

Decision puts project to add shopping mall and hotel to Santiago Bernabéu on hold

CINEMA

Credits roll on Madrid’s film agency

Private group may take up public body’s mission of attracting movie shoots to the capital

New Atlético Madrid soccer stadium delayed again

Club will not move to La Peineta before 2017 after constructor decides to renegotiate deal

Councilor who fired official for being mother quits Madrid family committee

Municipal worker declines offer from city mayor Ana Botella to return to her post

Madrid district councilor dismisses top official for having a child

“I need maximum performance and as many work hours as possible,” says PP politician

TAMING THE TRAFFIC

Madrid mayor wants to restrict car access to Chueca and Malasaña neighborhoods

Officials hope these neighborhoods will join an ongoing drive to reduce traffic in the city center

TAMING THE TRAFFIC

Madrid to close off new section of city center to vehicles

Any non-resident who enters Sol or Palacio areas of capital will be slapped with a €90 fine

Tree that killed Madrid man had been checked 20 days before

Fallen branch was rotten but damage was “undetectable,” says city environment chief

Second death in Madrid in three months due to falling branches

Latest in a series of incidents involving trees sparks fears and prompts criticism of maintenance cuts

Man killed by falling branch sparks concerns over tree safety in Madrid park

City Hall creates committee to examine Retiro’s 25,000 specimens after three incidents in a month

BUSINESS SCANDAL

Gowex founder writes open letter apologizing to staff for actions

Madrid administrations break off relations with free wi-fi firm in wake of fraud revelations

Two skyscrapers and a park to replace Atlético de Madrid stadium

Soccer team moves to new facilities while old site will house residential and commercial blocks

Public bike rental inauguration falls flat

Technical glitches hinder a service that Madrid City Hall had been promising since 2009