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The huge, eight-metre-long mammal was spotted last Friday, showing obvious signs of its injuries. It was dragged on to the shore at the La Jaquita beach, where it was seen by fascinated beach-goers. Unfortunately, though, the lifeless mammal had to be retrieved from the shore-line and carried away. Only a few weeks ago, specialised Tenerife […]

Police drug seizure led to euros as well

A 37-YEAR-OLD -man was arrested in the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz, carrying 1,570gm of hashish, 4gm of cocaine and €2,530 euros in cash. The man, who already has a police record for similar offences, was arrested and charged with drug-dealing and trafficking. The arrest took place in the residential area of Ofra, after the […]

Rubbish-bin blaze seemed suspicious

LOCAL police have opened an investigation after being called out on Sunday night, along with a fire-fighting team, to Calle San Nicholas, in the Santa Cruz area of San Matias, where two rubbish containers were on fire. The blaze led to a parked vehicle next to the containers being burnt out, and the car was […]

Tragic death of woman driver

A WOMAN driver died on Wednesday morning after being involved in a head-on collision with a truck, on the new part of the TF-1 motorway, The tragedy happened near the tunnel they call Bicho, in the Guia de Isora municipality, and she passed away upon impact, while the truck driver was airlifted to hospital.  

Spain’s battered as social media draws a blank on Sunday

SPAIN was one of the worst-affected countries by Sunday’s social media crash, which saw Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all go down at once. Among the victims were much of the east and south-east and far north-west of England, The Netherlands, northern Belgium, central Europe, to the east of France and south-east of Germany as far […]

Flying high, super scheme for those with special needs

COSTA Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) recently hosted an event, at which Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga gave recognition to a number of private companies, which have partnered the Council in helping special needs’ individuals find work. The scheme is called ALAS (Acompañamiento Labarol para el Avance Social/work partnering for social advancement), and the “alas” […]

Drones pounce on drivers using their mobile phones

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil Tráfico department has been cracking down on motorists, using their mobile phones while driving during Holy Week. Eight drones, launched at the start of the week, are able to photographing offenders caught checking their device while at the wheel. The high-tech strategy is part of a crackdown on dangerous driving habits during […]

Guardia’s six of the best canes Columbia thieves

GUARDIA Civil officers made six arrests during an operation against a gang suspected of breaking into dozens of properties, in eight Spanish provinces. The Guardia launched operation Esomon after a hit on a property in Guardamar del Segura, near Torrevieja, last December. The owner surprised one of the robbers, who injured him with a screwdriver […]

Pilots halt Easter strike

A STRIKE by pilots in Spain, which has been called off following a last-minute deal, has avoided chaos for Easter travellers. Air Nostrum pilots went back to work after a compromise was reached between the Spanish regional airline and Sepla, the national pilots’ union. But technical difficulties mean that the hundreds of flights cancelled, ahead […]

Amy’s death may not have been accidental

AMY Louise Gerard, the British woman who went missing on 30th November last year and was then found dead, tragically, off the Puerto de la Cruz coast four days later, is now believed to be another victim of domestic violence. La Orotava Court, responsible for cases against gender violence, lifted the judicial secrecy on Wednesday. […]

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