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Ambitious Loro Parque says goodbye to single-use plastic

LORO Parque is progressing with its strategy to get rid of single-use plastic from its facilities. And already, it has replaced numerous products with alternatives, manufactured with biodegradable and compostable materials. Among other actions, the world-famous Puerto zoo, a prolific supporter of environmental projects, is committed to replacing single-use, plastic water bottles with other biodegradable […]

Murdering dad did not drug his family

TOXICOLOGY reports have confirmed that the father who murdered his La Orotava family in July had not administered some type of sedative to his victims, including the dog, before strangling them. The man, identified as Israel R.M., a veteran of the Afghanistan war, suffocated his wife and two daughters, aged three and five, without drugging […]

Mayors tell tourism chief: We must have more funds

SPAIN’S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto met the mayors of the Canarian Tourism Borough’s Association (AMTC) last Saturday at Arona Gran Hotel. She was welcomed by Adeje Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who is also AMTC President, and Arona Mayor José Julián Mena, on behalf of the association. But the need to improve funding to help […]

Woman admits to torching hospital emergency centre

A WOMAN aged 51, who caused chaos by starting a fire in Candelaria Hospital’s paediatric/emergency department, has been remanded in police custody after being medically examined. The Spanish woman admitted that she had sparked the fire by opening an oxygen bottle valve and applying a flame, believed to have been from her lighter. She had […]

Keep young ones in their car seats

“I know how much you love me, but please, when we use the car, can you put me in my special chair and not in your arms on your knee?” THIS is an extract from a special message, posted on Twitter by Santa Cruz Local Police, to try to get the message across to the […]

Disaster-building case is suspended

THE judge handling the April 2016 building-collapse case in Los Cristianos, when seven people lost their lives, has suspended the investigation, because the accusations cannot be addressed clearly. Judge Sofia Elena Valdivia, in the Arona Court has been in charge of the Julian Jose tragedy since the start, and on Tuesday, she ruled that the […]

Advice to holiday-makers for a safe and happy visit

THE British Consulate, based in Santa Cruz, will be distributing a safety leaflet to the Canary Islands today (Friday), in a campaign aimed at holiday-makers especially. It pinpoints four key messages, aimed at encouraging people to look after their belongings and themselves. The leaflet will be launched at today’s press conference, taking place at Arona […]

Rajoy down, and out!

MARIANO Rajoy, leader of the Popular Party and Spanish Prime Minister of Spain from 2011 until last week’s no-confidence vote, is “leaving politics”. But, at meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee, he pledged to stay on in a caretaker role until a successor was chosen. The PP is now set to begin to process […]

Rajoy out!

PM Mariano Rajoy has been voted out following a corruption scandal. The vote has put the opposition in charge and is assumed the leader, Pedro Sanchez will be leader as of Monday. More to follow…

El Beril’s beach reopens, and it’s better than ever

THE Playa del Duque Norte beach, in Costa Adeje’s El Beril, reopened on Monday after an extensive reformation, costing around two million euros. The project was funded by CIO, the Compania de las Islas Occidentals, and the new-look, 400m stretch comprises brown sand, sea access for bathers with special mobility needs, as well as new […]

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