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TENERIFE Cabildo is waving goodbye to its three casinos, for an asking price of 29.9m euros or more. But several unions, including the Spanish General Workers’ Union, are concerned about the future of the 100-plus staff at the establishments. The island’s authorities have launched a tender for selling off Tenerife’s publicly-owned casinos. But the 121 […]

Guardia catches dodgy dog-men

THE Guardia Civil in Fuerteventura, from the Morro Jable Quarters, have filed an official complaint against two Tenerife men over the lack of paperwork for hunting dogs. Both men were served denuncias for breaking Law 8/1991, under the Canarian Animal Protection Act. They were caught transporting 14 hunting dogs, all pedigree Podecos, crammed into a cage […]

Minister’s happy to meet the expat mainland groups

ROBIN Walker, Britain’s Department for Exiting the EU Minister, met Spanish Government ministers and members of the business community to discuss the Brexit issue in Madrid on Sunday. He also took part in a round-table discussion on citizens’ rights with officials from groups representing UK nationals in Spain. Members of Brexpats in Spain, Bremain in […]

Ex-boyfriend crashes his car into love rival

A MAN who ran over a love rival in his car after a heated argument in El Fraile, has been accused of attempted murder, after fleeing the scene before Arona’s Local Police arrived. The events began after a row broke out between them at Calle Tagoror, at around 10pm. Both men are 26, and the […]

Expat trio found dead

POLICE are investigating the deaths of three expats, who were found at a country house in Andalucia, in an advanced state of decomposition. The bodies were discovered by the house-owner’s son in Coin, just inland from Malaga and the Costa del Sol. It is believed that the trio, of Dutch nationality, were a 62-year-old man, […]

Ambitious Loro Parque says goodbye to single-use plastic

LORO Parque is progressing with its strategy to get rid of single-use plastic from its facilities. And already, it has replaced numerous products with alternatives, manufactured with biodegradable and compostable materials. Among other actions, the world-famous Puerto zoo, a prolific supporter of environmental projects, is committed to replacing single-use, plastic water bottles with other biodegradable […]

Pensioner’s crash ends in car park!

A PENSIONER, aged 68, suffered considerable head injuries after losing control of his car, driving into the Tu Trebol in Adeje and turning the vehicle over. The accident happened at 2.27pm on Wednesday, on the road adjacent to the motorway at Calle Charfa. An ambulance was called to the scene and the crew checked him […]

Motorbike crash leaves a pillion passenger critical

A WOMAN was left in a critical condition after being involved in a serious motorbike accident on the busy road, connecting Chio and Guia de Isora in the south of Tenerife. How the accident happened isn’t clear, but witnesses confirm that the motorbike on which she was travelling went out of control, and the 34-year-old […]

 ‘Stolen-baby’ crime: doctor is guilty, but the law sets him free

MADRID’S High Court has found 85-year-old retired doctor Eduardo Vela guilty of three crimes in Spain’s first “stolen baby” court case. But he has not been convicted! Vela was the perpetrator of child abduction, faking a birth and falsifying birth records related to Ines Madrigal, who is believed to be a “stolen baby”. Despite the […]

Fashion hits beach again

THE second Tenerife’s Beach Fashion show, staged jointly by Adeje Council and the Cabildo, takes place next week, from Monday (15th Oct) to Saturday, on two beaches, Del duque and Fañabe. Although the event is aimed primarily at fashion, tourists and employment, the other objective is to strengthen the island’s image, and at least 30 […]

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