Archive for: July, 2011

18m-euro facelift for Candelaria

PLANS are being drafted for an 18-million-euro major renovation of Candelaria’s Basilica and the surrounding area, which has been damaged severely by bad weather and strong tides. The Cabildo, in conjunction with the Provincial Coastal Dept, has put forward a redevelopment project for the San Blas walkway. Tenerife Planning Minister María del Pino de Leon […]

A desalination plant will provide water to 36,700 local people

A seawater desalination plant will supply 36,750 people in the South of Tenerife, in particular the municipalities of Granadilla (where this facility will be located), San Miguel de Abona, eastern and western Arico – Arona with a daily production of water. The objective of this initiative is to improve the quality of water supply in […]

London’s Olympic Games site is tailor-made for Spanish business

WITH one year to go before the start of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, on 27th July,London is now ready to stage the “Greatest Show on Earth”. Imaginative planning, design and construction by leading British companies have resulted in the completion of world-class Olympic facilities, with environmental and economic benefits which will transform the […]

Loro Parque opens a colourful new aviary

LORO PARQUE has opened a new aviary for macaws to celebrate the International Year of Forests, and as a tribute to the inhabitants of the South American jungles. The huge aviary is filled with lush vegetation and typifies the humid American jungle, in which various species of colourful macaws provide a real eye-opener for adults […]

Windmills to generate light in Candelaria

The mayor of Candelaria, José Gumersindo Garcia and Councillor of Works, Ramon Gil, met with wind turbine manufacturers to discuss the possibility of installing this technology in the lighting of the town. The meeting was with representatives of local businesses and technology manufacturers – Italian, American and from Finland. Garcia Trujillo said that the council […]

Santiago del Teide concert

Sacred Concert in the Church San Fernando Rey de SantiagodelTeide On July 30th, from18:30 pmand held in the Church San Fernando Rey de SantiagodelTeide , a Sacred Concert with the participation of the soprano and flute, Barbara Hebborn and organ, Hans Peter Reiners will be taking place. The event is free to enter and will […]

British Taliban suspects held in Afghanistan

British Armed Forces have arrested two UK nationals in Afghanistan suspected of fighting for the Taliban, the Ministry of Defence has said. The Foreign Office has also confirmed two Britons were detained in the country. It is understood the suspects have British passports but are dual nationals. Afghan officials said the pair was detained at […]

Badgers to be culled to curb TB in cattle

Badgers are to be shot as part of controversial plans to control the growing problem of TB on farms. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said the policy would be piloted in two undisclosed locations. If the trials showed badgers can be killed effectively and humanely, she was “strongly minded” to roll out the strategy to other […]

Eurozone leaders meet for crucial debt talks

Eurozone leaders will later meet for an emergency summit to thrash out a solution to the Greek debt crisis that threatens to bring down the euro. The 17 leaders of the eurozone countries have been urged to “do what it takes” to salvage the single currency after a torrid few weeks on the markets. If […]

End of an Era: Space Shuttle returns to earth

Atlantis has safely touched down in Florida, bringing America’s space shuttle programme to an end after 30 years. The aircraft completed the 135th and last shuttle mission as it landed at Kennedy Space Centre in clear skies with hardly any wind, shortly before sunrise. After three decades of sending shuttles into orbit around Earth, Nasa […]

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