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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 […]

Have you seen Donato?

AN official alert for a missing Guimar man was published on Monday, and Guardia Civil officers sent out a search party on Tuesday afternoon. Donato Rosa Oramas was reported missing, after last being seen a week ago, on Friday (10th May). The 57-year-old was last seen in the El Medano vicinity of Los Saltos, and officers […]

Jonas returns home, after dodging killer!

THE small German boy, who survived last week’s horrific murder of his mother and 10-year-old brother, in Adeje, allegedly, by his father, has returned to his native country. Jonas, aged six, was chaperoned by a priest, who was given permission by the boy’s German relatives, to accompany him The priest visited Jonas shortly after the […]

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 […]

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