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Archive for: July, 2013

El Medano – Sensaciones y sabores de verano

This Friday, 2nd August, El Medano is the place to be. In the plaza between the hours of 10am until 2pm there is an artisan market with food and handicrafts from the  Granadilla area and later between 7pm and midnight there is wine and tapas offered by the establishments in this tiny coastal town.  

Running by the light of the silvery moon

El Medano hosted the second night-time coastal trail last Saturday night. There were three different routes along the coast, 5, 15 and 30 kilometres. The trail, organised by the departments of Tourism and Environment, used the natural paths within the municipality and just the light of the moon and the stars. This year each participant […]

Beyonce’s hair-raising show

BEYONCE has laughed off an incident which could have caused her a serious injury during a concert in Montreal. The iconic American singer’s hair became entangled in a cooling fan as she went into the audience pit to perform Halo. But, like the seasoned trouper she is, Beyonce carried on singing while security staff struggled […]

Pc murder charge – after 28 years

A MAN aged 44 has been charged with murdering Pc Keith Blakelock as a result of the Broadwater Farm estate riots in Tottenham, north London, 28 years ago. The 40-year-old father of three was stabbed dozens of times while trying to protect firemen as they tackled a blaze at a supermarket during the height of […]

Lightning strike cuts short Ryanair flight

A RYANAIR flight on its way to Alicante from Edinburgh landed at Prestwick Airport just minutes after take-off after being struck by lightning. The plane had just left the Scottish capital at 6.15pm during a storm when it was hit by a bolt of lightning. Aviation engineers inspected the craft fully and gave it the […]

Young Brit stabbed to death

A BRITISH teenager was stabbed to death during a brawl on the Greek island of Crete in the early hours of Tuesday. The clash, between dozens of Brits, broke out among a group of holiday-makers in Malia. The man suspected of the stabbing was arrested, along with 17 others, and police have continued their search […]

Film appeal reels ’em in!

CINEMA box-office receipts in Britain hit a record high of £1.1bn last year, with admissions reaching 172.5 million.   That was the third-best figure recorded in 40 years, according to the British Film Institute (BFI) 2013 Statistical Yearbook.   The BFI said UK films took £3.45bn at the global box office, claiming a 15% share […]

Jet2 success

According to statistics from airport operator Aena, Jet2.com recorded a 20% growth over the month of June 2012, including an increase in the number expats using the airline to fly to and from Spain. Of the top 15 airlines in operating in Spain, Jet2.com recorded the greatest growth, compared to the same month last year, […]

Carnival poster voting suspended

Voting for the Santa Cruz Carnival Poster 2014 has been suspended due to suspected fraud. Last Friday the Carnival organisers launched online the ability for residents to choose from the five finalists which carnival poster they preferred to promote the 2014 Santa Cruz Carnival. Residents could vote for their cartoon favourite by going onto the […]

App scam reaped 40,000 euros

A 23-YEAR-OLD Spaniard, said to have defrauded some 40,000 euros from mobile phone users, has been arrested in Murcia. He evidently sent his victims a fake application, which said it would enable them to spy on WhatsApp conversations held by their contacts. Using a convincing “phishing” scam, the Spaniard was able to tap into the […]

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