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A protest  against coronavirus restrictions in Puente de Vallecas, a  Madrid neighbourhood. Photograph: Gianfranco Tripodo/The New York Times

Residents of infection hotspot Madrid are to be barred from leaving except on essential trips under new rules to fight the coronavirus resurgence, Spa(...)

Spanish health minister Salvador Illa has urged the imposition of measures that are necessary to ‘take control’. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Spain’s response to the worst resurgence of coronavirus in Europe was plunged into chaos on Friday as Madrid regional authorities defied a national go(...)

Yeni Salazar leads a Zumba class in Queen’s Elmhurst Memorial Park in New York on Monday. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

In May, Madrid sought to break free from the nightmare of Covid-19. Death rates and infections had fallen since the days when the Spanish capital’s in(...)

History and geography teacher Leila Islam from Donegal and her fiancé Ivan Revilla in Madrid before things changed due to Covid-19

Leila Islam is originally from Burtonport, Co Donegal, who lives in Madrid where she is a humanities teacher in a second-level school When did you le(...)

  Real Madrid substitutes  look on from the stands  during the La Liga  match against  Real Sociedad  at Estadio Anoeta  in San Sebastian. Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

As coronavirus infection rates in Spain started to rise again recently, so did the anxiety among the leaders of Spain’s top soccer league. Earlier thi(...)

Connie (Saskia Reeves) has decided she wants to leave the uptight Douglas (Tom Hollander)

This isn’t the worst time in history to be middle-aged. Coronavirus stalks care-homes and strong-arms the elderly into glorified hibernation. Young pe(...)

 Madrid’s regional president Isabel Diaz Ayuso: on Friday she  announced  a partial lockdown of the 37 worst-hit areas in the Madrid region. Photograph: EPA/JuanJo Martin

People in the queue to be tested for Covid-19 at the Buenos Aires health centre in south Madrid on Friday morning were met with a bleak but polite hom(...)

Gareth Bale scores for Real Madrid in their 2018 European Cup final win in Kiev. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Apologies if you’ve heard this one before, but there are some lines, some passages that just stick. A page in a book often returned to is No 174 of Ma(...)

Gareth Bale: could be set for a return to White Hart Lane. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Tottenham are confident they will secure a deal to bring back Gareth Bale from Real Madrid and the hope is that it will be completed before the end of(...)

It is unsurprising that Dublin is the hot spot for the virus. File photograph: The Irish Times

Timing is everything, especially so with pandemics. It is unfortunate for the Government, therefore, that the pressing task of reining in a surge of C(...)

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