Madrid residents facing dry summer

MANY people who live in Madrid avoid the heat of the elevated city in July and August by escaping to the coastal areas in Spain which have generally have a more pleasant heat and, of course, the beaches. Those remaining behind often live in gated communities and urbanisations that have shared pools for residents, popular spots for all the family over months when many Madrileños use their entire annual holiday allowance.

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Suicide attempt at a Madrid hotel

POLICE in Madrid managed to stop an apparent suicide attempt in a city centre hotel that is being used to quarantine Covid-19 sufferers. The 57-year-old woman had locked herself in a room in the Hotel Colon, based on the cities main shopping street, and the police were alerted by staff. They managed to break down the door, which the woman had jammed shut, and found her with a broken glass, apparently as...


Rock bottom rentals

WHAT do you imagine the cheapest property rental is in Madrid, a notoriously pricy city to find accommodation? The current answer is 7€ per month, or €84 per year. Before you start making plans to move to the Spanish capital to snap up a bargain, there is a major catch. Those enjoying the rock bottom rentals had the price fixed before 1985 and in many cases under the Franco era, where property owners...



THE British Embassy in Madrid has said that there will be no immediate change to a TIE(Foreigners´ Identity Card) for British nationals who have a residencia certificate or card, adding that no action is needed “for now”. Embassy officials said that they had received a number of queries about when the switch will happen, but they stated that the current residencia documents will remain valid, even...


SPAIN´S former PSOE Socialist party leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, was buried on Saturday, after he died last on Friday aged 67 after suffering a stroke.. Rubalcaba was admitted to a hospital in Majadahonda near Madrid in a serious condition two days earlier. Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who succeeded Rubalcaba as party leader in 2014, immediately took to social media to mourn "a statesman...

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