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Arona offering almost €500,000 in study aid

ARONA residents have until 24th September to apply for special education grants, for university or higher education studies, music and transportation. The offer, which has a total of 492,000 euros available, also includes subsidies for the extracurricular activities, implemented by AMPAS. Arona Town Hall’s Education Department, led by Councillor Yurena García, has named the deadline […]

Crime rate in the Canaries goes up

THE crime rate in the Canaries has risen in the Canaries by 6.4% in the first six months of the year, compared with the same 2018 period. All the collective police authorities across the Canary Islands have received these figures, revealing some 47,148 reports of criminal offences. In Tenerife, between January and June 3.4% (20,348) […]

Crash sparks TF-1 jam

  AN accident on the TF-1 motorway in the Fañabe area last Sunday brought traffic to a sudden halt. A car travelling southbound, which turned over and crashed on to the hard shoulder, was taken away by a pick-up truck because it had been immobilised. But the incident caused large traffic jams, and many drivers […]

Motorists, beware a ‘cure’ to ease that awful misery

DRIVERS, often unaware of certain medication that can lead to a positive test for alcohol or drugs at the wheel, could be handed a 1,000-euro fine and a six-point loss on their licence in Spain. Everyone gets a cold now and again. But next time, motorists who suffer those coughs and sneezes should remember not […]

Elephant stampede injures Sri Lankan pageant crowd

MORE than a dozen festival-goers were injured after an elephant taking part in a Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka went on a rampage. The procession in Kotte, near the country’s capital, began with a government minister placing a sacred relic on a decorated casket, atop an elephant adorned with shiny red clothing. But it turned […]

Gang of scammers raked in €6.3m by cheating top stars 

AN insider at the Tax Agency helped con foreign sports players of €6.3m in total, in a scam run by three lawyers, which involved filing fraudulent claims for rebates in the names of high-profile sportsmen, who were residents in other countries. A Madrid court, together with the public prosecutor for financial crimes, have busted a […]

Guardia officer is toddler life-saver

A GUARDIA Civil officer, working at Tenerife North Airport, acted swiftly on Monday afternoon over an incident involving a two-year-old toddler. The officer was told that a little girl, travelling with both parents, was in urgent need of medical attention. The family were about to board their flight when, suddenly, the toddler began choking on […]

Hospital hammer man even warned the staff

A MAN aged 29, who already has a criminal record, has been charged by the National Police with threatening behaviour at a hospital emergency room in La Laguna. He was arrested and charged with threatening staff and patients with a hammer at the hospital’s emergency waiting room, causing panic with everyone in the area. He […]

La Gomera’s annual day of remembrance

ON Wednesday, 11th September, many residents remembered one of the worse tragedies of all in the Canary Islands, which happened in La Gomera 35 years ago. For most of them, the terrible incident felt like yesterday, yet 3½ decades have passed, and the forest fire La Gomera suffered is still registered today as one of […]

Violent, knife-wielding thief performed locally

A MAN from Las Galletas, arrested by the Guardia Civil, was charged with violent robberies at specific companies in nearby El Fraile and Costa del Silencio. In total, four crimes were committed, and all appeared to follow the same modus operandi. The robberies took place at the end of the day, as the businesses were […]

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