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Reckless drivers, beware the long-distance drones

THE Guardia Civil, along with the DGT (General Traffic Department), have incorporated drones that can detect from as far as two kilometres, motorists driving without seat belts, as well as those using mobile phones. Initially, the drones will be used on the two main Tenerife motorways, as well as specific areas used for illegal car-racing, […]

It is vital to be legal, says Embassy chief

BRITAIN’S Ambassador to Spain has warned expats, in his Brexit update, that those in mainland Spain and on the islands, including Tenerife, that it is “vital” that they and their families are registered properly. Simon Manley, the outgoing Ambassador, who leaves at the end of this month, said Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had […]

Jerry Lee rocks the boxing world

JERRY Lee Palmer brought home Gold last weekend from the Spanish Amateur Boxing Championships, held at the Juancho Pérez de Badajoz Pavilion in mainland Spain. The Tenerife boxer demonstrated her skill by beating two strong opponents in her weight division, to become women’s Spanish National Boxing Champion. The England-born boxer, fighting out of the Dynamite […]

Horrific crash leads to death of woman driver

A WOMAN driver was killed, instantly, on Wednesday morning, when a heavy goods vehicle crashed into the TF-1’s central reservation, causing it to overturn and land on her car, in opposite lane. The HGV’s 53-year-old driver, from La Orotava, was on route to Santa Cruz when, for reasons unknown, he lost control of the vehicle […]

Columbian imprisoned for the murder of a taxi-driver

A COLUMBIAN man, found guilty of murdering 64-year-old San Isidro taxi driver Gabino, last Wednesday, has been imprisoned, provisionally. He appeared on Tuesday morning in the Granadilla courts, where the judge handed the 20-year-old a provisional prison sentence, without bail or communication, at least until the investigating officers determine the incident’s forensics. The man, who […]

Guardia’s paws for thought

THE Guardia Civil, making use of social media, have posted an important message on their Twitter account, aimed at dog-owners specifically. The message states: “Our pets also struggle and suffer when we have heatwaves, so we are asking all dog-owners to consider the heat when taking their dogs for a walk. “When the sun beats […]

Blaze wrecks Beach Club

SAN Miguel fire-fighters were called to a blaze, late on Wednesday night, at the Callao Beach Club in Los Cristianos, near the Costa Mar apartments. Fortunately, they arrived before any serious injuries occurred, but by the time they had extinguished the flames, the entire building was completely burnt out. The beach club had, previously, received […]

Schoolkids survive a bus crash on way home from day out 

THREE people, including a child, were injured after their excursion bus, full of primary schoolchildren and adults, was involved in an accident on the TF-5, between El Tanque and Icod de los Vinos, on Wednesday afternoon. Sources say the accident was the result of the vehicle’s brakes failing inside a tunnel. The driver then tried […]

Eye-opener as Guardia arrest a drug-trafficker

NEIGHBOURS in Guargacho watched in astonishment as a man was captured last Friday afternoon. Onlookers witnessed how several Guardia Civil officers, including undercover men and reinforcements, sent over from mainland Spain, captured then restrained the man. They then placed him into an unmarked van and an officer drove him away. The man, wanted in the […]

Missing student is found dead in Santa Cruz area

AN 18-year-old student, who had been missing since Monday afternoon, was found dead in the Santa Cruz capital of Tenerife, late on Tuesday afternoon. Police officers are dismissing the death of Irene Díaz Folgueiras as suspicious, and have ruled out a criminal act.  But an autopsy will determine the facts. Irene, whose body was found […]

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