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# madrid - Friday 29 September, 2017

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote
# Independence
# Independence

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote

Sep 29th 2017, 10:37 PM 14,493 Views 61 Comments

Authorities in Madrid have instructed police to ensure no votes are cast in Sunday’s vote.

# madrid - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials
# Spanish Imposition
# Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

Sep 20th 2017, 12:15 PM 21,967 Views 89 Comments

Madrid is trying to prevent a 1 October plebiscite being held.

# madrid - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Chris Froome completes historic Grand Tour double with Vuelta triumph
# Double Grand Tour
From The42
# Double Grand Tour

Chris Froome completes historic Grand Tour double with Vuelta triumph

Sep 10th 2017, 8:14 PM 3,814 Views 12 Comments

The English rider became just the third rider in history to win both Grand Tours in the same year.

# madrid - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015
# Madrid
# Madrid

Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015

Jul 20th 2017, 12:26 PM 10,704 Views 23 Comments

Five paintings by the British artist were stolen from the home of a friend of Bacon in July 2015.

# madrid - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Manspreading is now banned on buses in Madrid
# Spreading The Message
# Spreading The Message

Manspreading is now banned on buses in Madrid

Jun 17th 2017, 5:23 PM 29,975 Views 72 Comments

Buses have been kitted out with stickers banning the habit

# madrid - Friday 9 June, 2017

Madrid is putting up signs to stop 'el manspreading' on its buses
# PERSONAL SPACE
# PERSONAL SPACE

Madrid is putting up signs to stop 'el manspreading' on its buses

Jun 9th 2017, 10:36 PM 32,395 Views 72 Comments

The company said that this would be similar to what already exists in other transport systems worldwide.

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain
# Catexit
# Catexit

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

Jun 9th 2017, 12:08 PM 20,511 Views 30 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.

# madrid - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Murray slump continues with shock exit while coach-less Djokovic advances
# On The Slide
From The42
# On The Slide

Murray slump continues with shock exit while coach-less Djokovic advances

May 11th 2017, 7:31 PM 4,160 Views 1 Comment

The Scot’s form struggles are a concern just weeks out from the French Open.

# madrid - Friday 3 February, 2017

Baku and Madrid go head-to-head to host Champions League final
# First-Timers
From The42
# First-Timers

Baku and Madrid go head-to-head to host Champions League final

Feb 3rd 2017, 12:47 PM 4,845 Views 7 Comments

There will be a straight shootout between two cities with contrasting football histories for the right to host the prestigious event in 2019.

# madrid - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Disabled people stage protest against Ryanair in Spain for 'systematic discrimination'
# Unfair Treatment
# Unfair Treatment

Disabled people stage protest against Ryanair in Spain for 'systematic discrimination'

Jan 24th 2017, 4:30 PM 19,300 Views 20 Comments

A statement from the airline said the claims were untrue and that the protest was baseless.

# madrid - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'

Oct 20th 2016, 3:05 PM 10,116 Views 42 Comments

Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to abolish bullfighting from January 1, 2012 after animal rights groups garnered 180,000 signatures for a petition.

# madrid - Sunday 18 September, 2016

The bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found hacked to pieces near Madrid
# Dismembered
# Dismembered

The bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found hacked to pieces near Madrid

Sep 18th 2016, 6:48 PM 49,087 Views 25 Comments

The alert was sounded in the morning by one neighbour who smelt a strange odour emanating from the house, police said.

# madrid - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

WATCH: Man catches flight after dashing across runway at Madrid airport
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

WATCH: Man catches flight after dashing across runway at Madrid airport

Aug 9th 2016, 7:26 PM 37,893 Views 39 Comments

The Bolivian national now faces a hefty fine.

# madrid - Sunday 10 July, 2016

A bullfighter was gored to death on live television in Spain
# Madrid
# Madrid

A bullfighter was gored to death on live television in Spain

Jul 10th 2016, 12:32 PM 42,865 Views 153 Comments

It’s the first death of a matador in over 30 years.

# madrid - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Man arrested after live-streaming himself driving at 195 km/h in Spain
# STREAMING AT HIGH SPEEDS
# STREAMING AT HIGH SPEEDS

Man arrested after live-streaming himself driving at 195 km/h in Spain

May 10th 2016, 6:33 PM 17,249 Views 15 Comments

The police say it’s the first time that someone has been arrested in Spain for a crime involving Periscope.

# madrid - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

After 134 days without a government, Spain's king has had enough
# Pain In Spain
# Pain In Spain

After 134 days without a government, Spain's king has had enough

May 3rd 2016, 11:48 AM 24,277 Views 32 Comments

And you thought we were bad?

# madrid - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

New footage shows PSV fans forcing beggars to do press-ups for small change
# Disgraceful
From The42
# Disgraceful

New footage shows PSV fans forcing beggars to do press-ups for small change

Mar 16th 2016, 10:24 PM 13,031 Views 23 Comments

The Dutch club have said they will do anything to find the people responsible.

# madrid - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Ahead of Champions League tie, PSV fans engage in disgusting behaviour in Madrid
# Horrible
From The42
# Horrible

Ahead of Champions League tie, PSV fans engage in disgusting behaviour in Madrid

Mar 15th 2016, 5:50 PM 15,340 Views 27 Comments

The group humiliated a group of women who were begging at local hub Plaza Mayor.

# madrid - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Spanish councillor faces year in prison for 2011 topless protest
# Madrid
# Madrid

Spanish councillor faces year in prison for 2011 topless protest

Feb 18th 2016, 10:31 PM 36,483 Views 47 Comments

27-year-old Rita Maestre went on trial for her role in the protest when she was still a university student.

# madrid - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Two puppeteers have been arrested for 'glorifying terrorism'
# Madrid
# Madrid

Two puppeteers have been arrested for 'glorifying terrorism'

Feb 7th 2016, 12:04 PM 9,627 Views 0 Comments

Other scenes in their show – like the hanging of a judge and the rape of a nun – also shocked the audience.

# madrid - Monday 2 November, 2015

The queue for Penneys in Madrid is around the corner and absolutely insane
# Gracias Penneys
# Gracias Penneys

The queue for Penneys in Madrid is around the corner and absolutely insane

Nov 2nd 2015, 10:37 PM 30,384 Views 29 Comments

And this is JUST TO GET IN THE DOOR.

The queue for Penneys in Madrid is absolutely batshit insane
# Gracias Penneys
From The Daily Edge
# Gracias Penneys

The queue for Penneys in Madrid is absolutely batshit insane

Nov 2nd 2015, 9:20 AM 7,092 Views 4 Comments

And this is JUST TO GET IN THE DOOR.

# madrid - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Penneys flagship store opened in Madrid today and here's what it looks like
# Primania
# Primania

Penneys flagship store opened in Madrid today and here's what it looks like

Oct 15th 2015, 3:22 PM 43,868 Views 49 Comments

The store is located in one of the most iconic buildings on Madrid’s Gran Vía.

# madrid - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Tanorexia: Some people steal money from their parents to go 'indoor tanning'
# Orange
# Orange

Tanorexia: Some people steal money from their parents to go 'indoor tanning'

Aug 29th 2015, 10:15 AM 17,562 Views 25 Comments

It’s still a problem, despite new rules for sunbeds.

# madrid - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Ronaldo's mother stopped at Madrid airport with €55,000 in handbag
# Pocket Change
# Pocket Change

Ronaldo's mother stopped at Madrid airport with €55,000 in handbag

Jun 9th 2015, 8:02 AM 32,810 Views 41 Comments

It was a LITTLE over the €10,000 passengers are allowed to take out of Spain without declaring it.

# madrid - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Cuban flight takes off after passengers stranded in Shannon overnight
# Confusion
# Confusion

Cuban flight takes off after passengers stranded in Shannon overnight

May 3rd 2015, 3:52 PM 40,515 Views 44 Comments

They spent five hours aboard the plane on the tarmac, before being allowed off.

# madrid - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Incredible exhibition helps blind people 'see' artistic masterpieces with their fingers
# Art For All
# Art For All

Incredible exhibition helps blind people 'see' artistic masterpieces with their fingers

Apr 4th 2015, 4:30 PM 6,454 Views 6 Comments

Visually impaired visitors can now experience the Mona Lisa in an entirely new way.

# madrid - Monday 23 February, 2015

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks central Spain
# Madrid
# Madrid

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks central Spain

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:47 PM 32,443 Views 15 Comments

There are no reports of any injuries.

# madrid - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Gay people 'more likely to dodge tickets', metro workers told
# Madrid
# Madrid

Gay people 'more likely to dodge tickets', metro workers told

Feb 19th 2015, 10:20 PM 20,769 Views 36 Comments

An investigation has been launched into the leaked memo.

# madrid - Saturday 31 January, 2015

The Irish weren't the only ones protesting today, the Spanish were out too
# The Change Is Now
# The Change Is Now

The Irish weren't the only ones protesting today, the Spanish were out too

Jan 31st 2015, 6:42 PM 11,827 Views 40 Comments

Thousands were out in support of the new anti-austerity party Podemos.

# madrid - Saturday 20 December, 2014

The women who are selling porn to bypass a tax hike in Spain
# Whatever Works
# Whatever Works

The women who are selling porn to bypass a tax hike in Spain

Dec 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 18,628 Views 9 Comments

Spain has much higher VAT for cultural events than it does for porn.

# madrid - Monday 24 November, 2014

These photos of a Spanish woman being evicted are heartbreaking
# Debt Collectors
# Debt Collectors

These photos of a Spanish woman being evicted are heartbreaking

Nov 24th 2014, 7:54 PM 35,150 Views 82 Comments

A football team has offered to help the 85-year-old.

# madrid - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening
# RIGHT TO VOTE
# RIGHT TO VOTE

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening

Nov 5th 2014, 10:08 AM 8,025 Views 58 Comments

The vote is set to go ahead in defiances of legal challenges by central Government.

# madrid - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola
# All Clear
# All Clear

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Oct 21st 2014, 4:59 PM 11,787 Views 50 Comments

Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.

# madrid - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse
# Madrid Madra
# Madrid Madra

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse

Oct 7th 2014, 10:18 PM 20,059 Views 81 Comments

A petition to stop it has tens of thousands of signatures already.

# madrid - Monday 6 October, 2014

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first infection to take place outside Africa
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first infection to take place outside Africa

Oct 6th 2014, 10:57 PM 30,710 Views 84 Comments

The infection has now been confirmed by Spain’s Health Minister.

# madrid - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official
# 9N Votarem
# 9N Votarem

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

Sep 27th 2014, 7:48 PM 28,164 Views 155 Comments

The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.

# madrid - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe
# I'm A Wanderer
From The42
# I'm A Wanderer

The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe

Aug 12th 2014, 6:13 PM 12,425 Views 15 Comments

Tapas and football? It’s time to start planning your next break.

Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000

Aug 12th 2014, 10:33 AM 13,693 Views 31 Comments

He had been treated with an experimental US serum after being evacuated from Liberia to Spain.

# madrid - Monday 28 April, 2014

Radars used to hunt for remains of Don Quixote author
# Tilting At Windmills
# Tilting At Windmills

Radars used to hunt for remains of Don Quixote author

Apr 28th 2014, 3:30 PM 7,554 Views 5 Comments

Miguel de Cervantes died in poverty on 22 April, 1616.