2019 Red days and Local Holiday list

For the 2019 working calendar in Spain, there are eight working days which will be considered national holidays, including two which will form a “bridge” around a weekend, as both November 1, All Saints Day , and December 6, Constitution Day, fall on a Friday, These are the national holidays of course, known as “red …

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Cars Without Eco Stickers Restricted in Madrid

Once again, Madrid is facing high levels of contamination caused by motor vehicle emissions, but unlike during previous episodes of pollution when everyone was confused as to who could drive where and when, this time the city council is able to better control access, thanks to the introduction of the Eco Sticker. On Wednesday, 12 …

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How and Why You Should Obtain your Eco Sticker

Although obtaining and displaying the Eco Badge is voluntary, it is becoming less of a choice on account of the benefits, as cities and towns start to use the classification to reduce pollution causing congestion. Early in October, Madrid restricted access to parts of the city, preventing more polluting vehicles from entering, with only those …

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Tourists Continue to Enjoy Torrevieja

The councillor for tourism, Fanny Serrano, detailed various aspects relating to the data collection in a press conference, which, amongst other things, show how the tourist information offices have received a total of 11,265 visitors, and water consumption indicates a population equivalent to almost half a million people during the summer months. Serrano said that …

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Eight Injured in Kamikaze Collision

A total of eight people were injured on Saturday night after a kamikaze driver, travelling in the opposite direction, collided with other vehicles on the M-30 in Madrid. According to the preliminary investigations, which are ongoing, the driver allegedly travelled on the M-30 from kilometre 2 as far as kilometre 21, where the vehicle collided …

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Child Rescued from Locked Car as Dad goes for Tapas

The Police in the Madrid town of Alcorcón, rescued a child who had been left in a car during the hottest time of the day, whilst the father had gone for tapas.   The incident occurred on Saturday when the 15-year-old had been locked in the car, with the windows closed, and “in full sun”. …

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Bus Driver in Dramatic Bridge Crash Rescue

Fire fighters in Madrid rescued the driver of a bus when his vehicle crashed through the safety barrier and was left suspended off a bridge. The bus was working a shuttle service from the Mad Cool Music Festival when it crashed on the M-11 motorway in the early hours of Sunday morning. The incident occurred …

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Woman Dies Cleaning House in Madrid

A young woman, said to be 30-years-of-age, died on Monday after suffering intoxication caused by inhaling fumes created whilst she was cleaning her house in the Madrid area of Canillejas, according  to the emergency services. The woman had been cleaning the kitchen of her house using ammonia, when, after about two hours of cleaning, she …

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Truck Stop Robbers Arrested

In a joint operation between officers from the Guardia Civil and the National Police, working under the operational name of “TOLVAJ”, a criminal group dedicated to robbery in trucks parked in service areas and industrial estates of the A-2 motorway has been disbanded. The area where the gang would operate was specifically in sections of …

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