RIOTS IN MADRID

Lavapiés sees second day of unrest in wake of immigrant death

Anti-establishment groups being blamed for much of the damage in Madrid on Thursday night, with conflicting reports over whether street vendor was being chased by police when he collapsed

Public safety

Madrid ramps up security for Three Kings parades

Parade in Puente de Vallecas has been threatened with attack for including float featuring drag queen

MADRID

Baa baa black shop: Madrid’s one-way street policy draws pedestrian ire

Police stop people from walking the “wrong” way on Preciados and Calle del Carmen on weekends

SPANISH NEWS

Madrid City Hall begins work to restrict Christmas traffic on Gran Vía

Municipal sources complain that the permanent concrete blocks will lead to heavy traffic jams in center

ACCIDENT

Shocked Green Day pay homage to acrobat killed at Mad Cool festival

Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong says band did not know of accident until after performance

Soccer

José Mourinho accused of €3.3 million tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

Manchester United coach allegedly failed to pay sum in question over 2011-12 period

LGBTQ rights

Madrid boosts security ahead of World Pride celebrations

More than 1,000 police officers drafted in to oversee main parade on July 1

ACCIDENT ON MADRID METRO

Boy loses both legs after jumping between trains on Madrid Metro

Twitter user had captured video on Line 1 just moments before of youngsters standing on coupling

PREJUDICE

Case opened against Madrid mall for discriminating against gays, Gypsies

Security guard claims company had “code pink” procedures when dealing with homosexuals

EDUCATION

Madrid to inspect school where girls knit and boys visit soccer stadiums

State-subsidized Catholic college in hot water over segregated extra-curricular activities

CARE OF THE ELDERLY

Madrid retirement home resident dead for 12 hours without being noticed

Staffing levels had been criticized by families of elderly patients at state-run institution in Alcorcón

Medieval Spain

Sighs of relief: Spanish religious artwork rescued from UK auction

Frieze went missing from Alcalá de Henares cathedral at the end of the Spanish Civil War

TERRORISM

Thirteen years after deadly Madrid train bombings, memorial in disrepair

City mayor had promised to fix it 18 months ago, but no progress has been made so far

CRIME

Madrid pedophile who abducted four girls given 70-year prison sentence

Antonio Ortiz found guilty on four counts of sexual assault

CRIME

Thieves make off with jewels worth €30,000 at Spanish movie awards

Film academy says expensive gems disappeared last weekend during Goya ceremony

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid bans half of all cars from city center as pollution levels spike

All vehicles will be allowed back into the capital on Friday, council announces

PUBLIC HEALTH

VIDEO: Police shut down Madrid bakery after rats spotted in counter

Authorities closed the premises after passers-by filmed the rodents nibbling on sandwiches

PROSTITUTION

Despite fines, street sex trade continues in Madrid suburb

A total of 791 customers have been reported and 120 prostitutes fined using new security law

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Madrid voter aged 92 dies from heart attack after casting poll

Electoral officials say voting in the capital operating “normally”

ROAD SAFETY

Madrid driver caught using carpool lane with passenger doll

Patrol officers were suspicious of the fact that the alleged child was wearing a fleece in hot weather

TRANSPORT

Madrid braces itself for double transportation strike on Tuesday

Subway and train service will be considerably reduced as workers pressure for better conditions

ILLEGAL TRADE

Civil Guard seizes 74 elephant tusks from Madrid home

Owner used a fake hunting license to try to legalize and sell the ivory for around €200,000

ENVIRONMENT

Blaze at tire dump outside Madrid was arson, say police

The fire spread rapidly despite previous week’s heavy rains and started in three spots simultaneously

ENVIRONMENT

Inferno at tire dump close to Madrid puts two Spanish regions on alert

The army is standing by to help with an effort that could last several days; authorities increasingly suspect arson

TRAFFIC

Mystery of driverless car that fell four meters into Madrid tunnel resolved

Driver explains to police that his girlfriend lost control of the vehicle, and that they left the scene in a taxi

GAY RIGHTS

Homophobic attacks rising in Madrid region, says rights group

Police rolling out new measures to deal with problem. Experts say spike in reports due to greater social awareness

Civil Guard officer arrested for shooting driver over traffic spat

The victim allegedly collided with his car and failed to stop, prompting a chase on the A-3 motorway