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THE body of Amy Gerard, the missing woman who trained killer-whales at Loro Parque, was found in the sea at Puerto de la Cruz on Tuesday, following a night out with her boyfriend and workmates the previous Thursday. Officers in a Guardia Civil helicopter police spotted a body floating in the sea around 11am, close […]

SIMON Manley, the UK’s Ambassador to Spain, visited Arona this week to address an important public meeting on Brexit matters that could affect British residents, urging them to ensure they are living legally in Tenerife. The meeting took place on Tuesday evening, at Villa Cortés Hotel, in Playa de las Américas, and the Ambassador said […]

LAST weekend’s storms on the North Tenerife coastline, which caused horrific damage throughout, were even registered as an earthquake by scientists from the Canary Islands Volcanalogical Institute. And one Spanish newspaper described the aftermath as being “like a war zone”. The repair bills will add up to an estimated one million euros, but, miraculously, there […]

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who wants the UK to stage a second referendum on Brexit “in the future”, has reassured the thousands of British expats living in Spain that they will maintain the same rights as they have now, even if there is a no-deal. “I appreciate and thank Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitment […]

EX-PATS in Tenerife will join countless people across the world on Remembrance Sunday, staging a two-minute silence, in homage to the millions who perished in the First World War. This year, especially, is the most important event in modern times, because it marks the centenary. And, as ever, there are services across the South of […]

A SANTA CRUZ doctor and pharmacist, arrested by the Guardia Civil on Tuesday, have been charged with fraudulent crimes, adding up to over one million euros. The staggering sum is believed to have been raked in by the pair, who issued false invoices. The operation came to a head on Tuesday afternoon, when the Guardia […]

NATIONAL Police officers have seized a tugboat in the Atlantic, near Gran Canaria, transporting 1,400 kilos (1.4 tonnes) of cocaine, worth an incredible 84m euros on the streets. The vessel carrying the illegal drugs was reported to have departed from Turkey, under a Moldovan flag. It arrived on Tuesday at the Las Palmas Naval Base […]

ROADWORKS will begin in the next few weeks, installing new links from the TF-1 motorway to Las Chafiras, and San Miguel de Abona Mayor Arturo González is delighted. In a statement yesterday (Thursday), the Mayor said: “We are glad that these works are taking priority, as they are of extreme necessity, and are finally getting […]

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 […]

POLICE Scotland, the country’s national force, are working closely with Europol and Spanish officers as they search for a man last seen in Tenerife, almost four months ago. Alan Jeffrey, 25, was supposed to have travelled home with his girlfriend on 10th June, after their holiday here. But he told her he was going to […]

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