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FINGERPRINTS have confirmed that the body found buried, on a building site in Amarilla Golf, is that of 35-year-old motor mechanic Victor Alexis Morales Garcia, who went missing from his San Isidro home a fortnight ago. And police, who revealed that he had sustained a major head injury, are now conducting a murder inquiry. They […]

Airbnb accused of flouting rental law

GLOBAL lettings company Airbnb faces a whopping fine in Spain for ignoring the law and advertising “illegal” rentals. The Balearic Islands’ Government has threatened the firm with a  300,000-euro fine for offering properties which do not have a holiday-rental licence. The measure was introduced last August, and Airbnb was given 15 days to avoid the […]

How Spanish hospitals can charge patients a fortune!

A NUMBER of Spain’s public hospitals in Spain are believed to be involved with a company which charges tourists “up to triple” the cost of medical care. A document, seen by a Spanish newspaper, reveals that International Care Patient Assistance (ICPA) acts as an intermediary between the patient and the hospital And it can charge […]

Grandma on benefits hid her Spanish villa

A BRITISH woman, who claimed nearly £40,000 in benefits while renting out a Spanish villa secretly, has avoided jail. Sally Folan, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, failed to disclose the property while claiming thousands in Jobseekers Allowance. Hove Crown Court heard how she and her husband, Noel, had moved to Spain from Worthing “for a better life”. […]

‘Attractive’ people banned from TV gambling adverts

THE Spanish Government is launching a crackdown on gambling publicity, banning radio and TV adverts for online betting firms during “children’s” hours,’ which are said to be from 8-9am and 5-8pm. It is the Treasury’s second attempt at restricting gambling promotions, in the light of youngsters’ rising addictions. A list of new rules on the […]

Helping Hands gets its reward

CHILDREN’S charity Helping Hands was yesterday (Thursday), feted by Granadilla de Abona City Council, led by Mayor-President D José Domingo Regalado. He was joined by Social Services Councillor Maria de la O Gaspar and the  D Marcos González corporation Councillors and Ramon Oramas. They gathered to lavish praise and thanks on the Helping Hands team […]

Hash-crash-bash driver took flight

POLICE have been searching for the ‘kamikaze’ driver of a car loaded with hashish, who caused a serious head-on crash by driving against the traffic down a major Spanish road. The Guardia Civil said the incident happened on the A-44 at Albolote, in Granada, when the driver of the drug-laden car, travelling in the wrong […]

Albanians’ French passports

AN Albanian couple were arrested at Lanzarote airport for attempting to use false documentation, in the shape of French passports! The 25-year-old woman and her companion, 28, were detained after a call was made to the authorities by the check-in staff. Airport police checked the passports for certain security features required, and it soon became […]

Miracle escape for wrong-way driver

SPANISH police stopped an elderly man for driving at speed, in the wrong direction, on a busy dual-carriageway. Miraculously, the traffic, including heavy-goods vehicles, managed to avoid his vehicle, preventing a major accident. Police had received calls from alarmed motorists, who had spotted the light-coloured van, with the driver seemingly-oblivious that he was on the […]

Stormy weather is heading here

TENERIFE weather forecasters are expecting the Canary Islands to be hit by the first of two heavy Atlantic storms this weekend. Rain is expected to start today (Friday) continuing throughout the weekend. And the entire archipelago should also suffer cold spells. Strong winds of up to 100km/h, along with the rain, will pass by the […]

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