CORONAVIRUS

Meet the teams going door-to-door in Zaragoza to ensure people observe their coronavirus quarantine

The capital of the Aragón region is the first to implement such a measure, which was introduced given the high infection rates in the area

Animal welfare

The Spanish volunteer vets taking care of livestock in Lebanon

Every year, a group of specialists travel to the Middle Eastern country to conduct medical check-ups on farms. Often, this is the only care the animals receive

LANGUAGE LEARNING

The 500 problems most Spaniards face when studying English

New book by three British Council teachers encourages students to take a more flexible approach

LIVE MUSIC

Green Day, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon confirmed for Mad Cool 2017

Belle and Sebastian, Alt-J, Wolf Machinedrum also among 170 acts at three-day festival in Madrid

PHOTOESPAÑA

“Brando was a pussycat”

Retrospective of veteran US photographer Steve Schapiro’s work goes on show in Zaragoza

Trips of the tongue: Spanish language tourism on the rise

The number of people heading to Spain and Latin America to study is growing

TOURISM

The Magaluf “rite of passage”

Attracted by cheap alcohol, thousands of young foreigners flock to the Mallorca resort each year

On call with the death cleaners

DEP Traumatic Cleaning is called in to mop up after murders, suicides and decomposing corpses They are also experts at clearing hoarded garbage in homes

TECHNOLOGY

Spain examines use of futuristic mind probe in missing woman case

Husband given brain impulse test as suspect in wife's disappearance

state subsidies

Sinking money into a pit

The Miner Plan showered tens of millions of euros on the struggling mining regions But it failed to foment job-generating alternatives to coal of in León, Teruel and Córdoba

Striking street cleaners raise a stink in Madrid

Indefinite stoppage continues in protest at planned layoffs

Feline fans will make a bee-line for this new establishment

Madrid gets its first cat café, based on a Japanese idea

consumer affairs

Debt collectors feel public backlash

Techniques used by agencies over small defaults are coming under increasing scrutiny Courts are siding with the consumers against service providers

city life

Empty promises abound in the capital, but who wants them?

There are 573 vacant lots in Madrid, along with a further 421 buildings that are empty or underused These properties have a potential value of 12 billion euros

The villains' advocate

Jason Coghlan robbed banks in the 1990s armed with a shotgun After doing time, he has become a legal advisor to other British convicts

TURNING LIVES AROUND

The program curing drug addicts with heroin

Controversial treatment celebrates 10th anniversary and seeks to expand Cost justified by positive impact on society, doctors say

EMIGRATION

The Spanish architects building new dreams abroad

Faced with few opportunities at home, growing numbers of recent graduates are moving overseas

cinema

End of the reel as Madrid’s last celluloid developing lab ships out

Test Deluxe Spain moves declining service to Barcelona

NEWS

Wanted: Eurovegas employees; apply to: the Parla PP

Local branch puts out call for workers for unbuilt casino

New dome covering Madrid's Las Ventas collapses ahead of inauguration

No one was hurt in the incident, which may have been caused by strong winds