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Animal-shelter leader who killed thousands

THE former president of a Costa del Sol animal shelter is set to become the first person ever to be jailed for animal cruelty in Spain. A Malaga judge has ordered Carmen Marin, who previously ran  the municipal cat and dog sanctuary in Torremolinos, to be imprisoned before the weekend. The landmark decision comes three […]

Shark species that can be a real angel

THE waters around the Canary Islands are home to many mammals and fish, which are known to us. But an unfamiliar specimen is the Angel Shark. True, those who dive and snorkel around the coast might have had the pleasure of spotting one because they generally come into shallower waters for breeding refuge, and to […]

We’re backing campaign against domestic violence

ADEJE’S Department of Equality Politics has added its support to the Canarian Equality Institute campaign to counter domestic and gender violence. The campaign slogan is, “If you don’t think like him, REACT. Pick equality”, with the aim of reinforcing relationships built on equality and mutual respect between men and women. It also underlines the reality […]

A special playground for disabled children

ARONA Council is planning to build a playground, geared towards children with disabilities, especially. The park, enclosed with coloured railings, will be built in Avenida Las Americas, known to many as the Golden Mile. It has an estimated budget of 235,000 euros, and is expected to be completed within three months. The area will be […]

Atlantic claims yet another life

EMERGENCY services, trawling the Arucas coastline on the north side of Gran Canaria on Monday, found the body of a fisherman who had been reported missing since the weekend. The call was made at around 5pm on Saturday, claiming that a man a fallen into the sea after being knocked over by a huge wave. […]

Mighty Barcelona protest demands leaders’ freedom

AS many as 750,000 people took part in last Saturday’s mammoth protest in Barcelona, demanding the release of the politicians and pro-independence association leaders. They are being held in pre-trial custody over Catalonia’s secessionist drive. And family members of the ousted Catalan Government ministers, together with the ANC and Òmnium association leaders, read letters and […]

A tasty treat for all to remember

NOVEMBER has been gastronomy month in Adeje for a number of years, and the 2017 Degusta.Me (Taste Me) programme was launched last week. As in previous years, thanks to Adeje Council, there are a range of workshops for all members of the family: trips, events, and, of course, the Tapas Route, with prizes for the […]

Diabetes rife in Canaries

WORLD Diabetes Day took place on Tuesday, and, with that in mind, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the disease had quadrupled over the past 35 years. Diabetes is higher in the Canaries than on the Spanish mainland, and experts say the increase in children and young people is alarming. Unfortunately, the Islands alone […]

Pensioner dies on a flight from Tenerife

A PASSENGER died on a flight back to the UK from Tenerife, despite the desperate efforts of a medical team to resuscitate him. The holiday-makers were on board a Jet2 flight to Newcastle when the elderly man passed away while the plane was in mid-air. Witnesses said they saw medics trying to revive the 81-year-old […]

Adeje seeks your help

HIS name is Carmelo Diaz Pezcos, a local man from Adeje, and it has been a year since he was last seen. Now, the Council is again asking for the community’s help. Carmelo was last seen in the Las Torres area, walking home after shopping at a local supermarket. An Adeje Council spokesperson said: “We […]

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