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Deadly virus kills 17, and may have spread to the UK

THE number of deaths from China’s coronavirus outbreak has nearly doubled, to 17 people in just 24 hours, and Wuhan city, where the disease is thought to have started, is shutting down outbound flights and trains. The state-owned People’s Daily newspaper said in a tweet that no one would be allowed to leave the city […]

Drug-trafficking scandal as police reveal ‘suspects’

A POPULAR Finnish expat has been charged, along with 53 other people, and a pop star, in Finland’s biggest-ever drug-trafficking case. Niko Ranta-aho, who was part of the Marbella elite, once owned the popular Teatro in Puerto Banus, a restaurant-cum-performance venue which welcomed such stars as Tyga and Ja Rule. With a property-development company, and a […]

Tiny tot is dumped on street, in a plastic bag

  THE mother of a baby girl, who was abandoned last Friday on an Orihuela street, is wanted urgently by Alicante’s National Police. The tiny tot, thought to be a newborn, or just a few days old, was left in a plastic bag. She was discovered by two pedestrians, who had heard her crying before […]

Knife-gang robbers terrified old ladies

FIVE thieves, aged 18-28, have been arrested by the National Police after breaking into the home of two elderly women, one in her eighties. They stole a top-end mobile phone, along with cash adding up to 100 euros. A call was made to the police following the incident, just days ago. And yesterday (Thursday), officers […]

Boozy Balearics now facing the unhappy hours

DRUNKEN holidays in the Balearics will soon become a thing of the past, because the regional government has outlawed all tourism and commercial activities encouraging excess drinking. Cheap accommodation, flights and packages mean the islands’ coasts are popular with groups of young friends. They are often on one of their first holidays away from home, […]

Fans plead to have contestant ditched

FOLLOWERS of Spanish TV’s Talent show Operacíon Triunfo have bombarded the web with tweets, insisting that the Canarian contestant be thrown off the competition after just one show. They are referring to Eli, from Gran Canaria, and followers of the long-standing singing competition, OT2020, want her removed because she has already causing havoc by showing […]

Las Galletas drivers warned

THE C8 Facebook page of the Canarian News is raising awareness of street vandalism in Las Galletas. Several car windows have already been smashed, which is how vandals are getting into the vehicles, mainly to steal items inside. Various car-owners have already made police reports regarding their damaged vehicles, while their cars were parked in […]

Güímar’s annual festival for animals’ patron saint

GÜÍMAR hosts its traditional festival of San Antonio Abad, the patron saint of animals, this weekend, which is held in high esteem as it is regarded as one of Tenerife’s most anticipated celebrations. That’s because of the abundance of the municipality’s agriculture and livestock, and it kicks off tomorrow (Saturday), at 4pm, with the traditional […]

Rock-climber, 60, suffers a bad fall

A 60-YEAR-OLD man was rushed to Hospiten Sur last Sunday, after falling while climbing the Montaña Amarillo in Costa del Silencio. The accident happened on Sunday morning, and the Canarian emergency services were informed by a caller, who requested an ambulance urgently. He said a middle-aged man had plummeted three metres while rock-climbing, and was […]

African migrant group may take to the streets

A GROUP of 57 African men, who arrived in Tenerife by patera, have asked for help after learning that they will be put on the street without any chance of being relocated. They are also without authorisation to travel to the Peninsula. The help has been requested through activist Helena Maleno, founder of Caminando Fronteras, […]

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