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Man knifed several times

A MAN aged 43 was seriously injured in Gran Canaria after being stabbed several times in a brutal incident, inside a building in Vecindario, in Santa Lucia de Tirajana. The Canarian emergency services were alerted at around 6.15pm on Wednesday, and an ambulance was dispatched to the scene immediately, after the caller said the man […]

Painful insight over regular mobile calls

A DOCTOR from Torrevieja has revealed the extent of harm that mobile phones can inflict on the human body, especially among the young. Dr Alfonso Cort highlighted studies that show we spend an average of 5½ hours looking at cell-phones or computers every day, causing “technological injuries” in children. These injuries include tendinitis of the […]

Reader left with stars in his eyes

A BAFFLED reader has shared a mysterious photograph with local newspaper Diario de Avisos, which he took at precisely 8pm in El Fraile last Tuesday, specifically in Calle Ladera del Teide. He was surprised by the image he caught, especially as it was captured with a mobile-phone camera, with very poor lighting. The reader said […]

Benidorm police left confused grandad to find hotel… at 3am!

BENIDORM police have been criticised heavily, following   emails which revealed that they allowed missing British man Philip Pearce walk out of a police station, in the dead of night, in a clearly “confused and disoriented state”. The family of the great-grandfather now demand answers from Benidorm police about why he was released on 10th September, […]

Man’s shock death at memorial service

A MAN not known to those attending a Remembrance Sunday service in north Wales, at Caernarfon Castle, was heard screaming for help just before midday, shortly before dying. Guests were evacuated from the landmark, moments after the traditional two-minute silence was observed. Paramedics from the air ambulance rushed to help the stricken man, but they were unable […]

Emergency landing down to false alarm

A BINTER flight was believed to have run into trouble on Wednesday morning, when the pilot said he was forced to make an emergency landing, shortly after take-off, because of a technical fault with an engine. However, it was later established that the alert was a “false alarm”, although the pilot acted correctly after detecting […]

Sánchez back in power, but at what price?

PEDRO Sánchez, Spain’s caretaker Prime Minister and Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, and Unidas Podemos chief Pablo Iglesias surprised election voters by striking a deal they had been unable to reach after the April election. The first question the agreement raises is just that: if it were possible to sign an agreement in just a few hours, […]

Spain-Lithuania combine to smash a sex-slave ring

SPANISH National Police, along with their Lithuanian counterparts, have smashed a sex-slave ring in an operation led by the judicial authorities in both countries, in close co-operation with Eurojust and Europol. The combination led to the arrest of two alleged organisers in Spain, and 13 alleged criminal group members in Lithuania. At least 50 searches […]

Fruit and veg exporters fear a Morocco-UK deal

EXPORTERS of fruit and vegetables in the Canary Islands are concerned about an association agreement, signed on 26th October, between Morocco and the UK. Two professional organisations in the province warn of a new obstacle to local products, recalling that, for example 50% of tomato and cucumber harvests are exported to the British market. That […]

Thief helps himself to €30,000 jewellery haul

A MAN aged 40 has been arrested, after forcing his way into a La Laguna house in the Geneto area and stealing valuable jewellery items, worth around €30,000. The National Police began investigating after they received a report from a property owner, claiming that several valuable pieces of jewellery had been stolen from the family […]

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