Raccoons and parakeets in for a bad time in Madrid

The Madrid regional government of Madrid has approved the capture and killing of any specimen of raccoon, monk parakeet and rose-ringed parakeet, as it considers these to be a threat to endemic flora and fauna.

Ancelotti appointed as manager of Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed as the new manager of Real Madrid, with Laurent Blanc replacing the Italian as coach of Paris St-Germain. Ancelotti, aged 54, led PSG to the French title last season but asked to leave the club in May after Real made an approach for him. He has signed a three-year deal in Spain to replace Jose …

Domestic stabbing in Madrid

A 22 year old Ecuadorian national has been arrested in Madrid on charges of stabbing his 15 year old Spanish girlfriend. The girl is currently in hospital.

Pilot dies at aircraft exhibition in Madrid

A 35-year-old pilot died in Madrid on Sunday following a crash at an aircraft exhibition at the city’s Cuatro Vientos aerodrome. The pilot, Ladislao Tejedor, was married with one child and worked as the personal assistant to Defence Minister Pedro Morenés.

Domestic fatality in Arganzuela, Madrid

A 30 year old Angolan woman was found dead at a guest house in Madrid on Saturday. She had suffered a deep cut to the neck and stab wounds to her body.

Domestic fatality in Mejorada del Campo, Madrid

A 66 year old woman died on Friday after being struck on the head at her home in calle Los Olivos in Mejorada del Campo, Madrid. Her husband has been detained as the alleged perpetrator of the attack. There was apparently no prior history of abuse or violence.

Fatal plane crash near Madrid

The pilot of a small plane died on Sunday afternoon when the craft he was flying crashed and burst into flames near El Alamo, Madrid. The plane was en route from Casarrubios, Toledo, to Madrid when the accident occurred.