Dancers in Madrid during the 2018 Gay Pride parade. The Madrid government is being accused of censoring pro-LGBT publicity ahead of this year’s festivities. Photograph: Mario Roldan/via Getty Images

The new right-wing government of Madrid is being accused of censoring pro-LGBT publicity ahead of the city’s Gay Pride festivities. The Madrid Gay Pr(...)

A municipal worker packs ballot papers for distribution to polling stations in Barcelona. Photograph: Enric Fontcuberta

During a televised debate between the candidates for mayor of Barcelona this week, the Socialist Jaume Collboni turned to address one of his rivals, t(...)

Íñigo Errejón, former deputy leader of Podemos, and Podemos leader  Pablo Iglesias in October 2016. File photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In a recently released video, members of Podemos in different parts of Spain speak into a camera to proclaim the party’s presence across the country. (...)

Roses are placed to mark the 20th anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of Miguel Ángel Blanco in Ermua, the Basque Country town where he was a Popular Party councillor. Photograph: Luis Tejido/EPA

The victim of one of Basque terrorist group Eta’s most notorious killings, 20 years ago, has been remembered this week, although the commemorations ha(...)

Uber has introduced a fleet of electric cars to its Madrid service. Photograph: Laura Dale/PA Wire

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies launched in Madrid on Thursday its first fleet of electric cars. In Spain’s capital city, as elsewhere, Uber’s(...)

People hold estelada  separatist flags, on Catalonia day “Diada” in central Barcelona. The ban on the flag at Sunday’s final announced  this week by Mariano Rajoy’s caretaker government provoked strong reaction in Catalonia and even divisions within his own party. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

A judge has overturned a decision by the Spanish government to ban Barcelona football fans from carrying pro-Catalan independence flags at this Sunda(...)

A dog cools off in a fountain in Madrid. City Hall has published on its website a “dog excrement map”, highlighting all the streets of the capital where dog mess is deemed a regular problem. Photograph:  Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Having long blighted the city’s streets, dog mess is now the target of a pioneering scheme overseen by the authorities in Madrid, under which a combin(...)

About 200 protesters take part in a demonstration against the arrest of two puppet players, at Cibeles Square in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Fernando Alvarado/EPA

Two men arrested for allegedly glorifying terrorism and inciting violence with a puppet show they performed have been released, but their case has sp(...)

Manuela Carmena: her honeymoon period as Madrid’s new mayor lasted just a few hours. Photograph: AFP Photo/Gerard Julien

The honeymoon period for Madrid’s new mayor, Manuela Carmena, lasted only a few hours. Ms Carmena (71), who took office on Saturday as the head of th(...)

Manuela Carmena, the retired judge who last month took Madrid’s municipal election by storm and is expected to be confirmed as the city’s mayor today. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

She looked like just any other woman in her 70s, reading a book on the Madrid subway. But a closer look at the photograph showed it was indeed Manu(...)

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