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Underwater museum making such a splash

THE underwater Museo Atlántico (Atlantic Museum), in the Lanzarote sea, opened in 10th January to much acclaim, and is now showing 300 sculptures by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is the first project of its kind in Europe, but it’s not Taylor’s first such scheme. In 2006, he created an underwater sculpture park in […]

Ban this bullfight!

THOUSANDS of people from all over Europe, and as far away as Taiwan and Brazil, have signed a petition to ban a bullfight in the Cadiz area of La Linea. Four representatives of the Campo de Gibraltar anti-bullfighting movement (pictured) delivered the 8,000-plus petition to La Linea Town Hall to demonstrate the growing, global opposition […]

Dolphinarium is illegal, declares Supreme Court

THE dolphinarium at Gran Canaria’s Palmitos Park theme park,  has been ruled illegal, by the Canary Islands’ Supreme Court of Justice. The Court’s Administrative Chamber has annulled the legalisation project for the dolphinarium, which is based inside the protected area of the Pilancones Nature Park, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. This project was approved by […]

Lucky lorry-driver saved by smart cop

THE driver of a lorry, which careered off a bridge into the sea, was saved from drowning by a sharp-eyed Cadiz policeman, after avoiding a pile up. The lorry-driver was forced to veer to one side to avoid smashing into two vehicles, which had already crashed. But he was unable to regain control of his […]

Ryanair boss O’Leary warns about EU veto

MICHAEL O’Leary, boss of budget airline Ryanair, has told the European Parliament that there will be no flights between the UK and the EU for months after Brexit … unless replacements for EU airline agreements are struck. He warned that Heathrow would be deserted, summer holidays cancelled and Ryanair aircraft moved to Europe. The current […]

Thief is brought down to earth…

AN Algerian man was arrested by police after stealing a wallet from a Lithuanian holiday-maker on a Los Cristianos beach. And by the time they caught up with the 49-year-old, he was hiding on the roof of a nearby, dilapidated building, Villa del Peña, which is used by squatters. The Algerian, who pounced when he […]

Youngsters’ gun charges

LOCAL Police in La Laguna have served denuncias on several youths in Valle de Guerra for various crimes. The officers reported the driver of the vehicle for driving recklessly between Tacoronte and Tejina, and not having a driving licence. The other occupants in the car displayed air-guns from the car windows, for which they also […]

Flights to Mallorca facing a booze ban

BOOZE will soon be banned on flights and in airports in the Balearic Islands, but only if the authorities there can persuade Spain and the European Union to come to their rescue. Those who rule the party resorts of Ibiza and Mallorca’s Magaluf are battling like mad to beat the “anti-social tourism”, which lists booze, […]

Ex-bank chief is found dead

MIGUEL Blesa, former chairman of failed savings bank Caja Madrid, was found dead on Tuesday morning at a country estate in southern Spain’s Córdoba province. Police sources said he  arrived at the property, named Puerto del Toro, on Wednesday, intending to spend several days there. Over breakfast with friends, he told them he was going […]

It’s best foot forward, for Madrid magicians

THE latest craze fashion craze in Spain is wearing colourful sneakers, costing 50 euros. And the more they sell, the happier are the four young entrepreneurs who designed them. They can be seen in universities, in upmarket areas of large cities, and even at Spain’s most-crowded concerts. The canvas-and-leather shoes, known as Pompeii, have striking, […]

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