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Amy’s death may not have been accidental

AMY Louise Gerard, the British woman who went missing on 30th November last year and was then found dead, tragically, off the Puerto de la Cruz coast four days later, is now believed to be another victim of domestic violence. La Orotava Court, responsible for cases against gender violence, lifted the judicial secrecy on Wednesday. […]

Doctor Who Series 12 being filmed on island

After flying into Tenerife on 1st April, the Doctor Who production crew and cast, including Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, started work on filming Series 12 the following day. On 2nd-3rd April, there was filming in a landscape, dominated by pines in volcanic soil around Montaña Samara, near Mount Teide, and […]

Plastic shame for the beach at Poris

THE beach at Porís, in the South of Tenerife, is said to contain more discarded plastic than any other resort in the Canary Islands, and there seems to be no end of it! Plastic by the kilo was uncovered last weekend by a group of volunteers from the R & S Ocean Clean Tenerife group, […]

The big Carnival you mustn’t miss

THE annual, spectacular Los Cristianos Carnival, themed this year on “The Jungle”, began last night (Thursday) with the selection for Infant Queen, Veteran Queen and Carnival Queen. And the colourful street party gets under way tomorrow (Saturday), with the opening parade in Playa de las Américas. THE COMPLETE TIMETABLE FRIDAY (22nd Mar) 7pm: Inauguration of […]

Tourism’s huge boost to domestic economy

ONE in every seven euros paid into the Spanish economy last year came from tourism, according to statistics from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The figures, overtaking the US to become the world’s second-largest receiver of international tourists, highlights just how valuable the industry is to the country’s economy. Spain’s tourism sector grew […]

Chimiche II wind farm  is now up and running

FERNANDO Clavijo, The Canarian Government President, has highlighted the results of a joint project between Iberdrola and Canarian investors, raising the profile of renewable energies in the Canarian energy mix. It has grown, from 8% to 20%, in just three years, and Clavijo has now opened Chimiche II wind farm, in the south of Tenerife. […]

Missing armbands cost a four-year-old his life

PRESLEY Stockton, the four-year-old boy from Wigan who drowned in a Tenerife hotel pool last year, had previously had his armbands removed so that he could have a snack, an inquest heard. The tragedy occurred the day after his arrival at the four-star Paradise Park hotel in Los Cristianos, on 19th September last year, with […]

Diving schools fail a Guardia inspection

THE Guardia Civil have opened an investigation into eight diving schools across the south of Tenerife. Two schools are in Abadas, another two are in Radazul and four more in Las Galletas, and all eight are being investigated after the Guardia officers issued 61 examples of non-compliance, as well as incorrect paperwork. The inspections were […]

Trio on the run, but have you seen them?

BRITAIN’S National Crime Agency (NCA) has released its list of the most-wanted UK criminals on the run, who may have fled to Tenerife, or mainland Spain. Among them are an alleged murderer, a convicted drug-trafficker and a big-time VAT fraudster, all of whom may be living here. If you have spotted any of the following […]

Mobile-roaming charges could make comeback if  there’s a no-deal Brexit 

BRITONS travelling in Europe could face a return to mobile roaming charges in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to Government documents. Mobile phone firms have been banned from charging extra fees to customers travelling within the EU, since 2017. However, a draft “statutory instrument”, tabled as part of a raft of no-deal preparations, […]

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