Rent hikes shut down small stores and bars across downtown Madrid

The end of rent control laws on January 1 may change the character of the capital

LGTB RIGHTS

Expulsion of gay couple from Burger King prompts mass kissing protest

The two young men were ejected from the Madrid restaurant by a security guard

POLITICS

Plagued by corruption, PP holds “auditions” for mayoral candidates

Madrid party chief Esperanza Aguirre seeks to protect herself from future scandals

Thousands of traditional businesses facing closure as Boyer rent law ends

Up to 250,000 stores and bars could shut once landlords are free to hike charges by 1,000%

Bring-your-own-bottle bars lure Madrid’s open-air drinkers inside

A few nightspots are welcoming in youngsters keen to avoid fines for outdoor drinking

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Online pressure forces travel agency to cancel bullfight holiday package

Former Madrid premier Esperanza Aguirre says those against bullfighting are “anti-Spanish”

INTERVIEW

“I ended up alone for refusing to be mutilated”

Janet Naningoi wants her experience to serve as an example to other girls