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THE body of Amy Gerard, the missing woman who trained killer-whales at Loro Parque, was found in the sea at Puerto de la Cruz on Tuesday, following a night out with her boyfriend and workmates the previous Thursday. Officers in a Guardia Civil helicopter police spotted a body floating in the sea around 11am, close […]

Beach-Vibes Friday

LAST Friday saw the first of Activate Sports Club’s Beach-Vibes Friday, at their Fuel RestoBar & Beach Club. These nights are an after-work event like no other. Canarian Weekly attended the evening, and what a great success it was. People were relaxing either at the bar, in the restaurant or on the club’s beach, listening […]

Women’s home chance to be virtual assistants

THE Economic Development and Job Creation Department, led by Adeje Council’s Manuel Luis Méndez Martin, is offering a work-based, virtual-training programme for 15 women in the borough, in conjunction with the Cruz Roja. The course is for women on the Adeje padron, and it offers a new kind of job opportunity for those with young […]

The gym that offers everlasting power!

A GYMNASIUM, able to convert human movement into energy to power machines, has opened in Greater Madrid. Mónica and Juan Ignacio, the brains behind the project, who opened the Movewatts gym in Alcobendas, along with an 11-strong team, say the treadmills, exercise bikes and spinning apparatus produce power when they are used, and, effectively, fuel […]

All smiles as op kids drive to local theatre

A HOSPITAL in Bilbao allows children to “drive” themselves to operating theatres in toy electric cars, to let them assume their ordeal is actually a lot of fun. The IMQ Zorrotzaurre has bought a job-lot of baby-cars, which porters operate by remote control. And the kids, kitted out in gowns and gauze caps, climb aboard […]

Transgender op beats the clock, by a decade!

IN just 17 hours, a Spanish doctor has performed radical sex-change surgery, which usually takes up to 10 years in Spain. The astonishing medical breakthrough was performed by a Spanish team, on a 29-year-old transgender man, at Valencia-based private hospital Imed. Gender reassignment surgery can take between 8-10 years through the Public Health system, because […]

Adeje warming up for Christmas now

ADEJE is in full Christmas swing, with the lights switched on last Saturday, and a full programme of events planned between now and the January arrival of Their Majesties, the Magi. The programme is planned to appeal to families and friends throughout the borough, and among the events is “Adeje, Vive la Navidad” tomorrow (Saturday) […]

Baby Guanche remains found in Tenerife cave

A HUNTER and his cameraman pal were exploring caves last February, looking for an Albino spider to photograph, when they stumbled across the skulls of two new-born Guanche babies, hidden in a large crack in the wall, Domingo the hunter, and his friend, Sergio, told the press about their discovery on Tuesday, in great detail, of […]

Heart-breaking end for a German couple

THE bodies of a German couple were discovered last Sunday inside a Gran Canaria house at Vecindario, in Santa Lucia de Tirajana. Neighbours informed the Local Police last week about a strange smell, emanating from the home in which they lived. Officers went to investigate on the Wednesday, but failed to get any response from […]

Things are swinging for the special-needs people

A MUSIC therapy project called “Timba”, set up for special-needs individuals, has been launched by Adeje Council, with the municipal School of Music and the Los Olivos centre for functional diversity. The programme, under Councillors Carmen Rosa González Cabrera and Carmen Lucía Rodríguez, will be open to any special-needs people in the borough, the main […]

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