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The huge, eight-metre-long mammal was spotted last Friday, showing obvious signs of its injuries. It was dragged on to the shore at the La Jaquita beach, where it was seen by fascinated beach-goers. Unfortunately, though, the lifeless mammal had to be retrieved from the shore-line and carried away. Only a few weeks ago, specialised Tenerife […]

Outraged British tourist and his daughter checked out of their “dreadful” Tui hotel in Tenerife, just two hours into their stay, disgusted at the exposed wiring and cracked tiling in the “filthy” bedroom. Businessman Lee Parker, from Beccles, Suffolk, checked into the Catalonia Punta Del Rey in Las Caletillas, expecting four-star premises. However, he claims […]

THE National Police have smashed a money-printing racket in Arona town, run by four Italians on a high-quality printing press, which was earning them around €7,500 a month in “proper” cash. Arona’s leading member of the force, the General Directorate of Police, said the dismantled printing press had been the “most active” counterfeit, euro-note printing […]

THE Los Cristianos Carnival is well under way, and, over the last week, we have seen some spectacular performances and outfits to fit this year’s theme of “The Jungle”. On the main stage, during this week, we have seen the Carnival queen competitions for the infants and for the veterans, competing against each other to […]

THREE huge drug-sale points in El Medano have been dismantled by Guardia Civil officers, attached to the Las Americas and Granadilla Judicial team. The officers called the operation “Proditor”, and, as a result of their success, three men and a woman were arrested and charged. All four, Spanish, Columbian and Uruguayan nationals, have lived in […]

SPANISH police are investigating a possible string of expat murders by a couple who, allegedly, took lonely foreign pensioners under their wing, including two with Tenerife links, and tricked them into handing over their properties and savings. Guardia Civil officers arrested a German man and his Cuban-German wife, and freed two elderly people, believed to […]

THE British Ambassador to Spain has welcomed Spain’s Royal Decree on Brexit contingency measures, providing assurances to citizens and business alike. It follows last month’s announcement by Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez, and this week’s approval by his ministers, the Consejo de Ministros, of the Royal Decree covering Spain’s Brexit contingency measures. It includes important provisions […]

IT’S bright, brash, breezy, and unforgettable, which is why, every year, more than 250,000 people head to Santa Cruz to celebrate the annual Tenerife Carnival, acknowledged as the second-most-popular event of its kind, after Rio. While this is debatable, it has been voted the Carnival Capital of the World beating Rio, Notting Hill and New Orleans, and it begins today […]

A GANG of drug-traffickers, based in Tenerife, have been dismantled, thanks to the combined forces of the Guardia Civil, the National Police, Customs officers and the Spanish Tax Agency. The organisation had been operating successfully on the island for some time… until some members were arrested, along with 13 kilos of cocaine and a form […]

TENERIFE’S huge traffic problems are an ever- growing concern, especially for Miguel Becerra, the Cabildo’s Development and Mobility Director, who believes it is the island’s most worrying problem. There are three large metropolitan areas in Tenerife, in which the volume of daily traffic continues to expand: the North, the South, and its Santa Cruz capital. […]

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