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Shepherds drive thousands of sheep through Madrid

More than 2,000 sheep meandered through central Madrid today as shepherds made use of their ancient grazing and droving rights.

The shepherds have to move their livestock from the mountainous areas, which will soon be under snow, to winter grazing grounds in southern Spain.

The so-called La Transhumancia migration route passes along Madrid's Alcala Street by the famous landmark Cibeles Fountain.

Madrid used to be a rural hamlet and for over 800 years farmers have being droving their animals along a route that now lies through the capital city.

Reports: Flight quarantined in Madrid over Ebola fears

An Air France flight has been quarantined at Madrid's Barajas airport following concerns that a passenger may have Ebola, according to Spanish media reports.

The plane was reportedly flying from Paris to Madrid, and landed in the Spanish capital at 11:30 local time (10:30 UK time) this morning.

Neither the airport nor Air France have confirmed the media reports.


Hundreds protest over killing of 'Ebola-infected' dog

Hundreds of Spanish protesters took to the streets of Madrid again today to show their outrage at the killing of a dog thought to be infected with Ebola.

A placard is hung on a dog reading 'Excalibur, we won't forget nor forgive' Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas

The Labrador-type breed, named Excalibur, belonged to a Spanish nurse who is believed to be the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa.

Two dogs wear T-shirts reading 'I'm also Excalibur' Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Teresa Romero Ramos' husband, Javier, is being held in quarantine at a hospital in Madrid along with 15 others to check for signs of the virus.

Javier previously released a video urging authorities not to euthanise their dog.

Hundreds of people protesting against the killing of a dog believed to have Ebola Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Austerity government cuts fuel protests in Madrid

Anti-austerity protesters gathered in Madrid on Saturday with banners against the Spanish Government's cuts to public health and education.

Demonstrators march with banners during a protest against public health and education cuts in Madrid. Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Protesters take to the streets of the Spanish capital. Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas


Eyewitness claims Madrid police attacked Man City fans with batons

Manchester City's matchday presenter Natalie Pike, in Madrid with the club for their Champions League game, claims Spanish police 'battered' English fans who were "doing nothing but singing and having fun".