gambling

After a century of exile, new casinos open in central Madrid

Until 2012, Spanish law prohibited gambling establishments within a radius of 29 kilometers of the center of towns and cities

effects of the crisis

Families getting by on half a salary

Workers at the central hospital laundry in Madrid struggle to survive The private sector contractor for the service has slashed their wages by 46 percent

Cannabis store blast puts four in the hospital with serious burns

Madrid investigators say explosion occurred during marijuana extraction process in cramped basement

HEALTH

Companies join unified healthy-worker program

Firms complying with World Health Organization norms receive a certificate

FEATURE

The great preferential share swindle

Ordinary savers are thought to have been mis-sold 30bn euros worth of complicated financial products, but many are now fighting to get their money back in the courts