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THE family of a man, shot dead after being riddled with bullets on Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting, are adamant that Carlos Machin was not going to testify at the forthcoming “Corredor case” trial. The 50-year-old was murdered by a hit-man, armed with a semi-automatic weapon, as he climbed into his vehicle in the […]

Join the beautiful people

BARBARA Tucker, the legendary American singer-songwriter, will grace the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife open-air stage on 12th May, as the headline act, at the next Children of the 80s concert. With a string of number-one tracks in the US, as well as several hits in the UK, including Beautiful People and Everybody Dance (The Horn […]

Fugitive cornered at London airport

A BRITISH fugitive, wanted in connection with the disappearance of Lisa Brown, was arrested at Heathrow airport yesterday (Thursday). Simon Corner, 35, was handcuffed on arrival, after a European Arrest Warrant had been issued last month. This latest saga follows the launching by Lisa’s family of a £100,000 reward, for information on Corner’s whereabouts, at […]

Book & Comic Fair is the pride of Adeje

ADEJE’S popular Book & Comic Fair, being staged over the weekend, will be held in the car-park of the town’s School of Music and Dance, as in previous years. This is the event’s 16th year, hosted by the local council, and it starts today (Friday), until Sunday. The aim is to promote locally-based authors, as […]

Norwegian airline has attracted IAG interest

THE International Airlines Group (IAG), which is a parent company to British Airways, is considering a possible bid for low-cost carrier Norwegian. It issued a statement, responding to recent press speculation, saying: “IAG considers Norwegian to be an attractive investment and has acquired a 4.61% ownership position in Norwegian (minority investment). “The minority investment is […]

Lorry-load of hash discovered by cops

POLICE in Almeria have seized around eight tons of hashish, hidden between flagstones and metal panels, in a lorry trailer. Officers also arrested the driver of the vehicle, who was carrying more than 177,000 euros in cash, according to reports. The arrest was part of a wider operation against a group, alleged to be trafficking […]

Battle against drugs adds up to millions!

THE Spanish Government, though criticised in local circles because of its slow response to drug-smuggling through La Linea de la Concepcion, has proved itself in recent action, with a  hashish seizure worth millions of euros. It was claimed that La Linea, on the frontier of Gibraltar, was becoming a lawless town, where the police were […]

Safety code for strays

A NEW rule will be introduced to ban the euthanisation of healthy animals at rescue shelters in Estepona, on the Costa del Sol. The Town Hall has, reportedly, backed a PSOE motion to prohibit killing healthy pets at rescue centres there, says ADANA, the dog rescue charity. The local council move comes after ADANA and […]

Counterfog does exactly that… and much more!

A FOG-CREATING machine could prove a low-cost solution to traffic emissions and other air contamination, even chemical leaks and smoke from forest fires,. That’s according to its creators at the University of Alcalá de Henares, in the Greater Madrid region. “Counterfog”, developed over four years by a team, led by Professor José Luis Pérez-Díaz, with […]

Boozed-up, in-flight pests may face fines 

DRUNKEN travellers at UK airports could face on-the-spot fines for bad behaviour, in a bid by the authorities to crackdown on boozy, in-flight incidents. The threat, says The Times, comes as Government ministers are investigating the possibility of giving airport police the power to hand out immediate fines, without having to go through the courts. […]

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