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Big-spending Euro Bank  brings breath of fresh air

THE European Investment Bank (EIB), under the Cleaner Transport Facility, has provided almost €200m since 2017 to cut the polluting emissions produced by buses in Spain’s largest cities. This joint EIB-European Commission financing instrument, enables cities such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca to swap their older, more polluting […]

Have the sales of casinos been ditched again?

PLANS to privatise Tenerife’s three publicly-owned casinos appear to have been abandoned, following a change in the island’s Cabildo government. The news was welcomed by the left-wing Podemos party and the Spanish General Worker’s Union (UGT), who have opposed the decision to sell Casino Playa de las Americas, Casino Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Casino […]

Essex knife-man charged with murder of three men

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with a triple murder by Essex Police, who have also named the three men stabbed to death in a targeted and isolated attack. The victims were 35-year-old Danny Gibson, his brother Jason, 31, and Richard Booth, 35, all from Colchester, Essex. They were each stabbed multiple times last weekend […]

Life for evil stepmum, who killed step-son, 8

AN evil stepmother, who murdered an eight-year-old boy last year, has been given life without the possibility of parole, which makes her the first woman in Spain to receive such a sentence. A jury in Almeria last month found Ana Julia Quezada guilty of murdering Gabriel Cruz, the son of her partner, Angel Cruz. And […]

Teenager killed lawyer with stolen screwdriver

YOUNGSTER Ewen Ireland, who stabbed a father to death with a screwdriver he’d stolen from Poundland, can now be named after turning 18. Ireland, from Newcastle, killed solicitor Peter Duncan, 52, in a targeted attack at a busy shopping centre. The murderer, whose identity could not be revealed by the media when he was still […]

Beach thief caught out by a hawk-eyed tourist

They were caught using intimidation and violence to rob tourists at Arona’s El Camisón beach, but the man was taken by surprise when a tourist on the beach saw him stealing the belongings of a sun-bather, who was swimming at the time. The thief took flight, but the witness trailed him, catching up with him […]

Battered body was all down to Tenerife man

A TENERIFE man has been arrested and charged with the murder of another man from the island, in Gran Canaria’s Sima de Jinamar, in Telde. The victim’s body was found with multiple fractures, as well as several gunshot wounds, and his face was disfigured. The case is now being investigated, but officers have declined to […]

Hooligans cause chaos  during Tenerife flight

POLICE bundled seven British men off an easyJet flight after the captain was forced to make an emergency landing because they started punching each other. Witnesses say one man spat in a woman’s eye during the fight, which involved two groups travelling from Manchester to Tenerife last Thursday. The incident was believed to have started […]

Scammer who made millions, still popular with his victims

A WELL-KNOWN Fuengirola insurance agent, known only as AJCD, scammed pensioners, footballers, businessmen and heirs out of millions of euros, as well as defrauding at least 48 people out of their savings on the Costa del Sol. Finally, he has been sentenced to six years in prison after committing the crimes. But two of the victims […]

Cars torched in a pay-back revenge

OFFICERS from the National Police are investigating an arson attack which happened on Wednesday night, when two cars were set alight, supposedly by an unknown person. They were parked up in a busy, touristic area of Costa Adeje, and the blaze was reported at around 3am at Calle Lisboa, in the El Madroñal vicinity, to […]

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