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Corruption is such a major problem, say youth of Spain

CLIMATE change is the main issue concerning the world’s millennials – those born between 1982 and 2004 – according to the annual Global Shapers Survey, released by the World Economic Forum. Half of all young people surveyed said it was a pressing problem for the world, ahead of wars and conflicts. It was chosen by […]

Drinkers’ terrorist scare is unfounded

PEOPLE enjoying a drink outside a Spanish nightspot feared they had been targeted by terrorists when a car careered off the road and ploughed into them. The incident, which happened in the southern city of Huelva, followed last month’s tragedy, when 13 people were killed as a van rammed into crowds in Barcelona. A terrorist […]

Facebook stung by Spanish regulator 

SOCIAL network Facebook has been fined 1.2m euros by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) for breaking laws concerning the use of its users’ personal data. The agency said the global social network had been compiling, storing and helping itself to user information for advertising purposes, without prior authorisation. Facebook, which says it “respectfully disagrees” […]

An 855m-euro fraud, and nobody’s guilty!

AN investigation into the ERE scandal, Spain’s biggest public-money fraud in history, is now into its fifth year. But the authorities have yet to prosecute a single person, or even recover any funds! Judges have heard how a staggering 855 million euros from the EU was siphoned away, illegally, to a string of individuals and […]

Silent ‘sex-abuse’ cabbie

THE National Police arrested a Puerto de la Cruz taxi driver for, allegedly, sexually-abusing an eastern European tourist. The incident took place back in July, and, according to the victim’s statement, she got into the taxi in the La Paz area to take her back to her hotel and admits she was a little tipsy. […]

Splash out for charity

CHARITY’S “Swim for Life” event takes place at T3 (Tenerife Top Training) today (Saturday), from 10.30am. That’s when warm-ups start in the pool, and, one hour later, there will be an Agua Gym session, and, in parallel, some water games and diving experiences for those interested. All participants will be presented with a pink swimming […]

New-look schools to please students

ADEJE schools have welcomed back hundreds of students this week after the summer holidays. Primary schools reopened their doors on Monday, and the borough’s secondary schools followed suit on Wednesday. During July and August, the local Council invested over 50,000 euros in repairs to centres in the borough. And Adeje Education Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera […]

Airport unions in limbo

TUESDAY’S strike talks between the Spanish Government and the airport unions, about the latter’s proposed 25 days of walk-outs this year, left some unions “fearing the worst”. The meeting, said to be “more technical”, also showed a distancing between the two groups, leading to further talks to try to regain the common ground they had. […]

Bus in death crash

A PENSIONER died and another nine people were injured on Monday afternoon in Gran Canaria, following an accident between two cars and a bus on the GC-1 motorway. The 72-year-old man was travelling in one of the cars, and those who suffered various injuries were taken to a health centre for treatment. The incident caused […]

Dali is not the dad!

A DNA test has proven once and for all that Salvador Dali is not the father of 61-year-old Spaniard Maria Martinez. A Spanish court had ordered Dali to be exhumed in July at Martinez’s request, a ruling which was highly controversial. A large stone slab had to be removed so forensic scientists could access the […]

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