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Wanted terrorist made it easy for Guardia officers

THE Guardia Civil arrested a wanted terrorist on Wednesday morning, at a La Laguna building in San Cristobal. The 30-year-old man, identified as EMC, was arrested and charged with being a self-indoctrination terrorist. He already had a police record for violence and sexist behaviour. The operation was carried out Guardia officers, after the alarm had been […]

Meditation improves health of schoolkids’

MORE than 200 Spanish schools are teaching pupils the art of meditation, or “mindfulness” as it is now known, according to an organisation promoting the technique in education. The figures come ahead of the second annual Congress on Mindfulness in Education, being run by a group of the same name. It will be staged this […]

TUI losses double in a heatwave summer

HOLIDAY company Tui has blamed last year’s unusually long, hot summer, along with the weak pound, as its first-quarter losses more than doubled. The group, which last week sent shares tumbling after warning over full-year profits, reported seasonal underlying losses of €83.6m (£73.3m), for the three months to 31st December, against losses of €36.7m (£32.2m) […]

Beached whales scared to death of sonar sound

THE mystery of beaked whales being “suicidal” may finally have been solved because sonar, commonly used by America and NATO, causes decompression sickness, also known as the bends. This condition, as many will know, also affects scuba divers, and it is believed that the condition forces the whales to beach themselves. Scientists had previously made […]

26% of children may be facing poverty by 2030

IN its report, entitled “The Future Where We Want To Grow”, Save the Children, predicts that around 26.5% of Spanish youngsters will face poverty in about 12 years or so, unless “urgent” action is taken. The international, non-governmental organisation’s warning comes as Government figures, released by Spain’s High Commissioner of Child Poverty, shows that one […]

Don’t give game away, plead roadblock police

SPAIN’S National Police have appealed on social media for people not to divulge details of roadside checks. The plea came on the same day they made arrests in the south of Spain, in a huge operation involving roadblocks in La Linea (Cadiz) and on the Costa del Sol, which were reported, widely, by newspapers. The […]

Diving schools fail a Guardia inspection

THE Guardia Civil have opened an investigation into eight diving schools across the south of Tenerife. Two schools are in Abadas, another two are in Radazul and four more in Las Galletas, and all eight are being investigated after the Guardia officers issued 61 examples of non-compliance, as well as incorrect paperwork. The inspections were […]

Brit drug-dealer held outside military base

A BRITISH drug-dealer, arrested outside a “military establishment” in Gibraltar, was carrying 56gms of cocaine, said the Royal Gibraltar Police. The 34-year-old suspect was held for possession of drugs, and with intent to supply them. A police statement added: “The operation also involved search warrants being executed at two locations. with the aid of specialised sniffer-dogs. The […]

Horseman’s injury tumble

A HORSE-RIDER, who fell from his mount and had to be taken to hospital, suffered a nasty head wound. The 32-year-old’s accident occurred in the area of El Rosario , and the Canarian emergency services dispatched the necessary teams to the scene. The Local Police, along with two ambulances responded, and the medical team assessed […]

Illegal Taxidermist had 200 Protected Animals

THE bodies, or parts of more 200 protected animals, have been discovered in an illegal taxidermy workshop in southern Spain, including a white rhino, an African lion and a Bengal tiger. Guardia Civil agents also found a hippopotamus, an African crocodile and antelope, as well as a giraffe. Six people have been arrested on suspicion […]

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