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San Juan celebration lights up the beaches

PLAYA Fañabé is preparing to celebrate the shortest night of the year, which is tonight (Friday), when San Juan is celebrated to welcome the start of summer time with bonfires and traditions. The Adeje department, under the direction of Councillor Ermitas Moreira García, and in partnership with Urb. Playa Fañabé S, the company which run […]

Sssh, it’s a noise map!

MAYOR José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga this week presented the results of a study, which has led to a “Noise Map” for Costa Adeje. It took the AAC Acústica + Lumínica specialist company one year to produce, and the results, say the Adeje Mayor, “indicate that, in general, we are meeting the quality acoustic objectives”. Rodríguez […]

Cockroaches plague areas in El Medano

AN infestation of cockroaches has struck some public areas of El Medano, and political party Ciudadanos is concerned enough to ask Granadilla Town Hall to launch a new fumigate plan. The areas affected include playgrounds and El Medano’s Plaza, as well as the surroundings areas where, says Ciudadanos spokesman Arquipo Quintero: “The cockroaches have taken […]

Sharp knives are now off the menu

ATTEMPTS are being made to keep potential “weapons” off the streets of Spain, following the banning by Madrid of vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tons in the centre during its Easter processions. Salamanca’s local police force has advised owners of its bars and restaurants to keep knives and forks off the tables on their terraces […]

New train flies – like a bullet!

SPAIN’S new “bullet” train, which is scheduled to cover the Mecca-Medina route in Saudi Arabia, reached a peak speed of 330km/h in Sunday’s trial run. That’s the threshold necessary for commercial operations once the line is inaugurated officially. It’s a high-speed railway link, costing 6.7bn euros, and built to improve journey times for travellers on […]

Six healthy stingrays light up Loro Parque

LORO Parque’s Aquarium has again been successful with its breeding programme, six strong and healthy stingrays being born there. After their uncomplicated births, the aquarium’s team of professionals decided to keep the youngsters (Dasyatis Americana), known in the Canaries as “chucho”, in a floating tank within the big exhibition tank. This way, the new-borns cannot […]

How cars are stolen

ADEJE’S School of Security has hosted a course for police and other local and national security forces on the subject of stolen cars and the method of selling them. It was delivered by members of Interdocpol, an international, non-profit organisation, based in various countries, with its headquarters in Spain, and it attracted 36 people connected […]

New software a bonus

THE Citizens’ Assistance Bureau in Adeje handled almost 42,000 people in 2016. And its new system software also enabled staff to carry out operations, via an electronic register, without people having to call into the office. Councillor Andrés Pérez Ramos, in charge of the division, said: “Attention to the needs of the public is a […]

Bare facts about men, and drones

A GROUP of women, sunbathing nude on yacht’s deck in Mallorca, have complained to the Guardia Civil that they had been filmed by a drone, operated by men. The yacht was moored in Portocolom, on the east coast, and the authorities have launched an investigation into whether the men responsible had performed an illegal act. […]

Bullfighter is made to pay by opponent

A SPANISH bullfighter, gored in the south-west of France by the bull he was tackling, told medics as he was being rushed to hospital: “Hurry up, I’m dying!” Those were final words of Ivan Fandino, 36, who was entertaining a crowd in Aire-sur-l’Adour at the weekend when he tripped on his cape and fell to […]

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