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Canaries happy with giant-sized challenge

A RISE of 2% in British tourists visiting the Canary Islands, despite airline connections dropping by 9.3% for low season, spurred officials to try to maintain or improve on this success. And part of their strategy meant hosting a stand at the World Travel Market, in the multi-purpose ExCel Event Halls, in East London’s Royal […]

Nothing new about these old fairy tales

IT’S the same old trio of national newspapers and the same old song: Mount Teide is about erupt, for the umpteenth time, apparently. British dailies the Sun, Mirror and Mail are definitely singing from the same sheet. Happily, for residents and holiday-makers in Tenerife, they are completely out of tune! Yes, we’ve experienced several, minor […]

An 855m-euro fraud, and nobody’s guilty!

AN investigation into the ERE scandal, Spain’s biggest public-money fraud in history, is now into its fifth year. But the authorities have yet to prosecute a single person, or even recover any funds! Judges have heard how a staggering 855 million euros from the EU was siphoned away, illegally, to a string of individuals and […]

EU groups lose Brexit trust in Home Office

CAMPAIGN groups, representing EU citizens anxious to protect their right to remain in the UK after Brexit, have warned they will reject any deal that gives the Home Office any say in their future. Grassroots campaign groups across the UK and Europe wrote to EU negotiators on Monday to say the Home Office “cannot be […]

Rajoy may face new trial, in Parliament!

SPANISH Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, having been grilled for two hours as a witness in a huge, on-going Gürtel scandal case in court last week, is under the cosh again. This time the Government’s left-wing parties, PSOE and Podemos, have joined forced to sign a joint petition to parliament. They demand the house be recalled […]

Please help tragic Anabelle recover

WHEN Maria Zobnina’s eight-year-old daughter Anabelle was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer last year, both their worlds fell apart. And when, after a year of continual, heavy, chemotherapy treatment and other, alternative options, her condition had deteriorated, 36-year-old Maria extended her research into the ghastly disease. Maria, who lives with her daughter at […]

Man steals taxi with baby in it

A SLICK car thief hijacked a taxi at Tenerife North airport as a family and their luggage were dropped off, driving away with a five-month-old baby boy still on the back seat. The Moroccan family, mum, dad and two older daughters, arrived at the airport at 3pm last Sunday and went to help the driver […]

Leigh-Hannah’s grand gesture

By Gordon Slayney THE grand final of this year’s Tenerife Loves Karaoke took place last Saturday at Showtime Live, Karting World, Las Americas, and it proved to be a fantastic night. Ten finalists, from various bars across the South of the island, battled it out  to be crowned champion and win 1,000 euros, with a […]

A Gold Medal for IES Adeje School

IES Adeje secondary school has been awarded the town’s Gold Medal by the local Council, following a unanimous vote by councillors. Prior to this, the Council had awarded this distinction just four times: in 2007 to the borough’s firefighters and in 2011 to its School of Folklore, the Patron Band and the “Hermandad del Santísimo”. […]

New Property Supplement out in this week’s paper

New Property Supplement out in this week’s paper See pages 25 – 32

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