Archive for: April, 2016

This week, King Felipe VI met with all the major political leaders in a last-gasp attempt to get somebody to form a working Government. Most Brits will find it astonishing that there is still no Prime Minister, government or cabinet in Spain. But the 20th December General Election caused the doomsday scenario many people had […]

Right blend just a taster

COSTA ADEJE’S 11th annual Adeje Cocktail Competition, which takes place today (Friday), features bar men and women from all over the Canaries, striving to win through to the national championships. It will be held at Adeje Centre for Tourism Development (CDTCA), backed by the borough’s Economic Development and Tourism departments, and organised by the Tenerife […]

Height of success!

READY, steady, go! Tenerife Bluetrail, Spain’s highest mountain race, returns to the Island on 11th June, with more than 1,000 athletes already registered to tackle the gruelling annual event, from sea level to a height of over 3,550 metres. Under the slogan “trail running for all”, it features five tracks, making it accessible to runners […]

Norovirus – by the bottle now

MORE than 4,000 people in Catalonia succumbed to the contagious norovirus disease, having swallowed bottled spring-water contaminated with human faecal matter. The regional government’s health department, in north-east Spain, said 4,146 people were treated for symptoms including nausea, vomiting and fever in Barcelona and Tarragona, after drinking the contaminated water from office water-coolers. Six needed […]

Weapons galore found in US airport luggage

PASSENGERS with a record number of firearms in their hand-luggag, were prevented from boarding planes in the US last week. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) disclosed that screeners working in airports across the country found that 68 of the 73 weapons uncovered were loaded – and 27 of them even had a round in the […]

BHS on same rocky path as Woolworths

BHS, the High Street chain, has gone into administration, with an uncertain future – if any! It has put 11,000 jobs at risk and up to 164 stores are facing the threat of closure. The collapse is the biggest retail failure since Woolworths folded in 2008 with the loss of nearly 30,000 jobs. And analyst […]

Pitt pitches up in Las Palmas

BRAD Pitt and fellow Hollywood A-Lister Marion Cotillard are to film scenes of their next movie in Gran Canaria, although London is cited as their main base. The Gran Canaria scenes will take place in at least three places in the island capital of Las Palmas, especially in Triana’s Plaza de Cairasco. The film, entitled […]

It’s Excellence supreme!

THE Alliance for Tourism Excellence (Exceltur) has revealed the full extent of the tourism boost as a result of ongoing problems in North Africa. It has confirmed that around 800,000 tourists have come to the Canary Islands instead of using planned trips to destinations such as Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia. Exceltur Executive Vice President Jose […]

Mercadona’s local support is a boost

SUPERMARKET chain Mercadona continues to boost the local community, buying local produce worth nearly half-a-billion euros last year. It also used over 100 Canarian suppliers, and its bill came to just over 466m euros. The Valencian chain closed the year with 81 supermarkets in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and a total staff count […]

White House 9/11 secrets of Saudis to be exposed?

THE Obama administration is said to be considering releasing part of a secret chapter from a congressional inquiry concerning the 9/11 terror attacks. The documents, said to contain possible Saudi connections to the hijackers, are kept in a secure room under the Capital. It is thought they also hold information into “specific sources of foreign […]

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