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A SECURITY guard, working at a Costa del Silencio supermarket, was attacked and wounded by a shoplifter last Friday afternoon. But the courageous man remained determined to perform his job to the best of his ability, despite his injury. The guard noticed that the man was helping himself to several products from the shelves. But, […]

NORWEGIAN energy giant Equinor has secured a permit to build the world’s largest 200MW floating wind-farm off the Canaries, possibly in Tenerife, which is said to have ideal conditions. And, says the Canarian Government, operations could start as early as 2024 if further, regulatory hurdles are overcome this year. It would be Spain’s first commercial-scale, […]

The new regulations include: for the first time, users of mopeds or personal mobility vehicles (VMP), such as electric scooters, must adhere to a mandatory 30km/h limit on all one-way streets; no more car-valeting activity and “begging” at traffic lights; restrictions on vehicle traffic, through contamination or safety, and the introduction of rotating (limited) parking […]

FIVE different elections are taking place, here and in mainland Spain, on Sunday (26th May), and European citizens, over 18, who are on their local “padrón”, are entitled to vote in two of these: local and European. For British citizens, the right to vote was confirmed through a bi-lateral agreement, signed by the Spanish and […]

A FIRE, which broke out in Teide’s National Park on Wednesday afternoon, in the vicinity of Cañada de los Guancheros, looked menacing, because the flames could be seen for miles around. Yet many fire-fighters, working through the night, had the blaze under control and extinguished at around 3am yesterday (Thursday), thanks also to the hard […]

THE prestigious Blue Flag, which certifies the quality, standards and services of Spain’s beaches, will be flying on 43 of them in the Canary Islands this summer, with six ports also rewarded. There will also be big smiles all round again in mainland Spain, which has retained its world-record with 669 flags. Last year, the […]

PEDRO Sánchez and his socialist PSOE party won the most seats at last Sunday’s General Election. But his 123 total leaves him short of the 176 he needs for an outright majority, which means another coalition beckons. It seems likely that the acting Prime Minister will form a stable coalition partner with Left-wing Podemos party, […]

GUARDIA Civil officers, who found the bodies of a German woman and her 10-year-old son on Wednesday in an Adeje cave in Ifonche, have arrested her former husband, who is the boy’s father. He will appear in court today (Friday), but when the officers arrived to detain the 43-year-old at his Adeje house, in Calle […]

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 […]

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