Culture

Can crowdfunding save one of Madrid’s last video rental stores?

Regulars of Ficciones hope online donations can save business boasting 20,000 titles from closure

Spanish history

What should Madrid do with its Franco-era victory arch?

Critics want the monument celebrating troops of former Spanish dictator torn down

ANIMAL CRUELTY

Was the Casa de Campo dolphin to be used as a decoration?

Mystery of cetacean corpse found in park in landlocked Madrid still far from being solved

ANIMAL CRUELTY

Road where the postman won’t even ring once

Residents are cut off from Madrid services due to proximity of a drug-dealing point Mail isn't delivered and trash pickup occurs twice a month because of insecurity

TRANSPORT

Madrid's pirate cabbies

The capital's taxi owners are fed up with unlicensed drivers taking their custom Some of them aren't afraid to get violent with repeat offenders

education

University fees in Madrid to rise by a further 20 percent next academic year

Regional government blames austerity and Socialists as cost of learning spikes

around town

Tongues too loose in Madrid’s Latin quarter

Residents of trendy district complain about noise from bars and street drinking

Have prescription, will travel: Are drug charges creating pharmacy tourism boom?

Madrid government's introduction of prescription surcharges drives locals to seek cheaper medicine outside the region.