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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 […]

 THE Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, this week ceased trading with immediate effect, and all its bookings, including flights and holidays, have been cancelled. But those stranded will be given a free flight home. Currently, there are still around 130,000 UK Thomas Cook customers stranded abroad, and officials are aware […]

DISTRAUGHT relatives and friends of an Irishman, who went missing in Tenerife while on holiday some six months ago, have been scouring the island’s remote parts in a bid to find clues to his mystery disappearance. The parents, family and friends of Peter Wilson are among those who travelled to the island last weekend, to […]

A DEADLY scorpion was discovered inside the rucksack of a young girl, which she had used on her family holiday to Morocco. Her parents came across the poisonous creature, known as an arachnid, as they were emptying her bag, and preparing material for the youngster on her return to school after the summer holidays. After […]

ARONA’S Department of ​​Health, run by Councillor Pura Martín, has renewed its grant for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), which guarantees the continuous programme of comprehensive care for cancer patients and their families in the borough. Pura Martín met with AECC Provincial President Andrés Orozco, and Inés Grillo, Regional President of the South of […]

MORE than 200 people have been infected with Listeria across Spain, with 150 in Andalucía and a Tenerife family of seven, along with the remainder from five mainland regions. It has also claimed the lives of three elderly people. It the country’s biggest-ever outbreak of the disease, and the affected people all consumed crackling or […]

A WILDFIRE, sweeping across Gran Canaria this week but now under control, led to the evacuation of a staggering 12,000 people this week. Thankfully, there were no casualties and people were allowed to return to their homes on Wednesday. The reactivated blaze stemmed from a fire, started accidentally a week earlier by a man welding, […]

THE governments of Spain and the UK are determined to halt the sale of fraudulent travel insurance policies to travellers, which give exactly the same cover as the European Health Card, which is free. Politicians in both countries are fully aware that these fraudulent policies lead travellers to believe that they have been sold private […]

THE new Marvel movie blockbuster, “The Eternals”, is set to be shot at Mount Teide in Tenerife, and will be the highest-profile blockbuster film to be made in the Canary Islands. Tenerife Cabildo hosted a meeting on Wednesday with Kevin de la Noy and Karl McMilan, producers at Disney, which owns the cinematographic rights for […]

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