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LORO Parque Fundación has recently presented a sculpture, made from recycled objects, that shows the serious problem plastic generates in the environment. The inauguration, which took place in the University of La Laguna’s Auditorium (ULL), was attended by more than 500 people. Loro Parque Fundación and the Universidad de La Laguna have now joined forces […]

THOUSANDS of women across Spain and the Canary Islands were out demonstrating on last Monday’s International Day of Violence against females. But, tragically, a woman was stabbed to death at home in the early hours of that morning. Sara, 26, a native of León, in north-west Spain, became a victim of domestic abuse at her […]

TENERIFE football coach López Garai was relieved of his duties last Sunday night, straight after the club’s home draw with league leaders Cadiz, following an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors. The Basque coach had been given an ultimatum: beat the Andalusians to avoid being dismissed. Garai’s men performed well to earn a draw […]

WHEN I was a kid, in Ireland, a common sight in many a kitchen, over the fireplace, was a photo of the Pope on one side, and the Kennedy brothers, John and Bobby, on the other, writes Cliodna O’Flynn. The Kennedys were above reproach, the very name Kennedy symbolising all that was good and right. […]

BRITISH low-cost airline Jet2, in the wake of the Thomas Cook collapse, has announced plans to open a base at Tenerife South airport, which will increase passenger seats from the central regional terminal by around 330,000. During the low season, some 200,000 seats will be offered, rising to 330,000 in summer. That nearly doubles the […]

THOUSANDS of 50p coins, minted to commemorate a 31st October Brexit, will now be shredded and melted down, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s broken pledge to leave by Halloween. The Royal Mint must take this humiliating step, after the PM and the EU confirmed last Monday that Britain’s departure would be delayed for three months. The […]

THE Canarian Government’s Santa Cruz headquarters in Tenerife, last Friday hosted the presentation of Loro Parque’s prestigious Gorilla 2018 Award to Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays. The award, which celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, highlights environmental responsibility, taking into account strategies and actions to conserve biodiversity, and the sustainable use of resources. […]

SPONTANEOUS protests erupted across Catalonia this week by people demanding the release of separatist leaders, after they had been given stiff sentences by the Spanish Supreme Court. Tens of thousands of furious Catalans marched on Barcelona, taking to the city’s streets, and its airport, from Monday onwards. On Wednesday, for the third consecutive night, there […]

ELECTRIC-scooter riders and cyclists will soon be banned from using pavements and parking on them, under a new set of regulations being prepared by Spain’s Traffic Department (DGT), which covers the Canary Islands. The new rules have been outlined by Pere Navarro, Director General of Traffic, in his official presentation of the latest campaign, on […]

THOUSANDS of residents and tourists in Tenerife were hit by a power failure on Sunday, after an explosion at a Granadilla sub-station at around 1pm caused a blackout, affecting all areas of the island. Trams in the capital city, Santa Cruz, ground to a halt, shops were forced to close, as well as cafes and […]

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