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Old pumping station has worldwide fame

THE Daily Mail has published an extensive report on its official website about all the abandoned palaces and castles, scattered across the world. The ruins of a special building in Los Realejos, an old pumping station in the north of Tenerife, have found themselves a special place on the website, the image being shared across […]

Remembering all who died in horrific aeroplane blaze

TUESDAY, 20th August, marked an important date in the Spanish aviation world, because, on that day in 2008, Spanair’s Madrid-to-Gran Canaria flight JK 5022, caught fire shortly after take-off from Barajas Airport. This horrific incident was reported as one of the worse aviation tragedies in Spain, because 154 people died and eight others were seriously […]

Big-time money-launderers ‘cleaned’ fortune for gangs

A GROUP of professional money-launderers in Spain, who “cleaned” more than €70m for Colombian and Asian gangs, have been dismantled. Twenty-eight people have been arrested, 22 of them in Spain and six in the Netherlands, and 19 commercial companies are being investigated. In addition, seven firearms, 100 vehicles and more than 70 buildings and bank […]

Spaniards are not the worst drivers around!

A STUDY by the Spanish Royal Automobile Club has surveyed residents of 15 EU countries, to find out which has the worst and best habits when it comes to road safety. While many people might believe that Spanish drivers are less disciplined behind the wheel than other European motorists, this turns out to be an […]

Affected processed meat sparks Listeria outbreak

THE Canarian Government’s Ministry of Health issued a warning statement about contaminated meat last Monday, after receiving an alert from its Health and Safety Department. The Health Ministry was notified that on 10th July, a small portion of the processed shredded meat, Carne Mechada, which had been produced in Seville, was distributed to an Adeje […]

We must save wildlife, pleads an expat expert

SPAIN’S regional authorities are being pushed to do more to help the thousands of animals which die every year, after being caught in electric cables. Birds of prey, including many protected species, have been killed on an industrial scale, which is something described by conservation groups as “truly a massacre”. In fact, more than 33,000 […]

Car kills driver by rolling backwards

A WOMAN was fatally injured after being run over in Castalla, Alicante, by her own car, after it rolled backwards over her when she left the vehicle. The 38-year-old mother of two was with both her children when she was fatally injured. They were also in the car at the time, along with a young […]

Ruben falls to his death after parachute failure

A DAREDEVIL, who sneaked into an Alicante cement factory in the dead of night to jump from a 150ft-high chimney, died after his parachute only partially-opened. Ruben Carbonell, 29, threw himself from the Cemex building in Alicante’s San Vicente del Raspeig, at 1am last Wednesday. The Costa Blanca native’s aim was to record the jump and […]

Syrian’s ID papers just didn’t add up!

OFFICERS from the National Police have detained a man at Fuerteventura airport, who was attempting to travel to the UK on false British documentation. The 33-year-old already has a police record, and the officers were informed by the airline that a person was trying to board an aeroplane with a suspicious passport, which appeared to […]

Shaky El Fraile building just too unsafe to live in

ARONA Town Hall reports that 20 residents, from eight apartments, were evacuated from an El Fraile building in Calle Fuerteventura, last Friday evening, after they reported that they could feel it shaking Technicians have judged the building to be unsafe, and the Council have opened the municipal sports pavilion to allow the residents to stay […]

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