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Immigrants saved, in the nick of time

IT has been a decade since the Canary Islands went to the aid of a wooden boat, known as a patera, carrying a large number of immigrants. However, that changed last Sunday when 152 Senegalese, who had travelled across the Atlantic over a six-day period, were rescued. And, despite their lack of water or food, […]

Cancer-sufferers set for a luxury holiday

CALLAO Salvaje’s Atlantic Holiday Centre hotel has donated week-long, VIP holidays to 12 Adeje individuals, who have been fighting various cancers. They are all under the care of the Spanish Cancer Association and Adeje Council’s socio-sanitary programme. The deserving dozen, who are also dealing with ongoing oncological treatments with members of their family, were invited […]

Motorway car crash injures three people

THREE people were injured when two cars collided on the TF-1 in the early hours of last Sunday. The impact turned over one of the cars, which smashed into a third vehicle on the southbound lanes at San Isidro. A call was received by the Canarian emergency services just before 3am, and the ambulance services […]

New Government planning a return of free health care

SPAIN’S new government is working on a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree, which will again make free health care universal for everyone living in the country, irrespective of legal status, legal or otherwise. The previous, PP Government, back in 2012, stopped healthcare for anyone not legally resident, except for emergency treatment, as well as […]

Drug-dealer not in the pink now!

AMONG the substances seized by police from a Tenerife man, dealing in narcotics, was a designer drug called Tubici, or Pink Cocaine. Although this powder is becoming extremely popular in Spain and across Europe, authorities in Tenerife believe it is the first time the drug has surfaced on the island. A 32-year-old man has been […]

Post office break-in such a pain for thief

AN attempted break-in at a post office in Adeje, during the early hours of last Thursday, ended abruptly after a man was seen jumping over the fence surrounding the building. He smashed a small, vertical window, through which he attempted to squeeze in, to gain entry to the Calle el Grande premises, in the centre […]

It’s Reggae time again

THE Feeling Festival, following last year’s highly-successful event, returns to Adeje next Saturday (30th June) with a superb line-up of local and international stars. It will be staged in the municipal stadium, previewed by two days of events on Thursday and Friday in the CDTCA. Headline performers this year include Alborosie, Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser […]

Mentor Day so special for the Canary Islands

THE Canary Islands’ non-profit Mentor Day has helped a total of 2,000 entrepreneurs, from various Spanish communities, Europe and Latin America, who have been advised in a magical 34 weeks since 2015. And that has served to position the archipelago in a prominent place in the global, entrepreneurial ecosystem. These programmes have launched 313 projects, […]

Franco’s last stand!

PEDRO Sanchez, Spain’s new Prime Minister, has pledged to go one step further than the former government by moving the remains of dictator Franco from the Valley of the Fallen. During his first TV interview, Sanchez revealed plans to have the vast mausoleum converted into a “memorial about the fight against fascism”, adding: “The country […]

Floor-clause stampede is battering the courts

MALAGA is struggling to cope with the thousands of floor clause cases being brought to its courts. The province has the fourth highest number of cases (6,928), beaten only by Barcelona (23,773), Madrid (17,299) and Sevilla (11,056). The news comes after a special court was created with two judges, to deal with floor-clause claims specifically. […]

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