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Hospitals crowded with hundreds of flu victims

AN increase of respiratory problems across the Canary Islands is causing concern, and hospitals’ emergency departments are virually overflowing. That has occurred over the last few weeks, particularly, because of the regular bouts of flu and the calimas. Professionals working at Candelaria Hospital’s emergency department are seeing more than 250 patients a day, yet on […]

Some Tenerife beaches are swamped in plastic

EIGHT beaches across Tenerife are heavily contaminated with plastics, and, among the several tested, the worst offender is Playa Grande, in Poris, followed by Puertito and Almáciga. Research groups from Gran Canarias University, specialising in the studies of the ecophysiology of marine organisms (EOMAR), confirmed the contamination across Tenerife’s beaches, after taking hundreds of samples. […]

Jet2 continuing its summer expansion

JET2.COM and Jet2holidays are continuing regional expansion for this summer with an extra 700,000 seats from Manchester airport. The 25% capacity hike over last summer will see 3.5 million seats available from the north-west hub, which was the base of defunct Thomas Cook Airlines. Jet2 acquired former Thomas Cook take-off and landing slots at Manchester, […]

Las Galletas drivers warned

THE C8 Facebook page of the Canarian News is raising awareness of street vandalism in Las Galletas. Several car windows have already been smashed, which is how vandals are getting into the vehicles, mainly to steal items inside. Various car-owners have already made police reports regarding their damaged vehicles, while their cars were parked in […]

Four people died after a huge explosion at plant

AT least three workers, and a local resident have died, and others have suffered serious body burns and other injuries, following a mighty chemical explosion at a Tarragona’s La Canonja petrochemical plant, on Tuesday evening. One man, admitted to hospital with serious burns, died in the early hours of yesterday morning ((Thursday). The shocking explosion […]

Make a note of  the date, in full

POLICE in Murcia have issued a strict warning to anyone signing, or filling out, important documents in 2020, because dates this year can be written as 07/01/2020 or, more briefly, 07/01/20. The latter can be doctored easily, however, with an extra two digits to change the date to 07/01/2012, for example. It is why police […]

All aboard the Christmas bus, to meet Santa Claus!

SANTA Cruz children, accompanied by adults, can this year enjoy riding on a Christmas Bus, where they will meet Santa Claus. The plan is to preserve and encourage the illusion of Christmas for children, Spanish or otherwise. The treat spans three days, from today (Friday) until Sunday, and the route takes in the city’s five […]

Jerry Lee wins gold!

LOCAL boxer Jerry Lee Palmer claimed first place at the prestigious Women’s Winter Box Cup, at the Guildford Spectrum arena last weekend in Surrey, beating two world-class opponents. The event, for established women and girl boxers only, is the first of its type in the UK, and is open to Juniors, Youth and Elite fighters […]

Walk for Life goes international, with Think Pink Europe

THE 15th Walk for Life will be held next Sunday (15th December) with funds raised going to genetic research and the Bra and Linfa projects, among other things Carrera por la vida/Walk for life is now on the international stage, having joined the Think Pink Europe network, under the slogan ‘Close the Gap’. The objective […]

Chayofa roundabout a blessing for drivers

AT long last, after years of complaints from local Chayofa motorists, Arona Council has agreed to build a much-needed roundabout. It will enable direct access into Chayofa from the TF-28, saving drivers the additional journey to La Camella. Land required for the construction is under compulsory purchase, but the Council now has all the relevant […]

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