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Doctor’s neglect cost star gymnast her leg

Local 2

YOUNG, elite, Spanish gymnast Desirée Vila, who was heading for stardom with the Spanish team until she lost part of her right leg in 2015, is to receive damages of 2,154,685 million euros from Pedro Larrauri. The Spanish trauma specialist, from the north-western Spanish city of Vigo, was found guilty of medical malpractice and sentenced […]

Major EU headache for Britain’s airlines

Local 24

EASYJET is reported to be in the process of establishing an EU operating company, to obtain an air-operating certificate. It follows a warning by EU chiefs to all UK-based airlines that, after Brexit, they must relocate their headquarters if they want to keep their continental routes through Europe. But the company is adamant it will […]

Damaged Plaza’s building emptied

Local 6

THE building on Plaza San Lorenzo street, in Valle San Lorenzo, was evacuated on Monday night because of structural damage. It was a precautionary measure, taken by Arona Council on the recommendation of experts, after the community of owners had asked for the building to be inspected. Structural damage was evident on a pillar in […]

Cable cars set to be back on track

Local 4

TEIDE’S two cable cars should be back in business this coming Wednesday, following last week’s dramatic break-down, which left 111 sightseers stranded at the top of the mountain overnight. And while 127 people were rescued on the same Wednesday, the rest were airlifted to safety the following day by three helicopters. The Swiss manufacturing company […]

Lab chocolate might replace the real deal

Local 7

IMAGINE a world without chocolate! It is entirely possible, according to the future mapped out by some climate-change observers. But there’s good news for all the sweet-toothed people in our midst because laboratory-made chocolate is already at the prototype stage. The 2.5ºC temperature rise, expected by 2050, will make cocoa cultivation impossible across most of […]

Dogs’ DNA will catch their careless owners

Local 11

THERE are an estimated 100,000 dogs in Malaga, southern Spain, and authorities there are to introduce obligatory DNA profiling in a bid to reduce the amount of canine excrement. Owners will have to pay for genetic analysis of their pets, which will then have to carry a small tag on their collars with their name […]

Giant dies after a crane fails to move him clear

Local 10

A STRICKEN man in Seville, classed as morbidly obese, has died of natural causes because of his weight, following firemen’s attempts to lift him from his home with a crane after he became ill. The 25-year-old, who weighed more than 47 stone, was too huge to fit down the halls of his apartment block. Paramedics […]

Hunt still on for missing German

Local 21

THE Guardia Civil’s Mountain Rescue Unit is continuing its search for a 67-year-old missing German man, lost in Teno Alto, Buenavista del Norte. Günter Kurt Seifert disappeared on 15th March when he left his hotel in Puerto de La Cruz, wearing a grey T-shirt, navy-blue shorts, hiking boots and a rucksack. He is around 5ft […]

The right Gere for Spain’s buddhists

Local 22

VETERAN film star Richard Gere wants to build Spain’s largest buddhist centre, in the Greater Madrid region of commuter town Alcorcón. The US actor, who has been a buddhist for many years, already sponsors two homeless shelters, in conjunction with his Spanish partner Alejandra Silva (pictured with him). He is also a firm supporter of […]

Brakes on taxi thief

Local 25

A KNOWN criminal and drug-addict was arrested by the Guardia Civil early on Wednesday for stealing a taxi from the South Airport. The cabbie was unloading his passenger’s suitcases from the boot of his VW Caddie at the time. And, as the 33-year-old suspect sped off, other suitcases tumbled out. The incident took place at […]

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