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Valencia school ban on gender uniforms

THE Spanish region of Valencia is to ban gendered school uniforms, to ensure that no student will be “forced to wear a skirt because of his or her sex”. Valencia’s governing parties, Socialists PSOE, left-wing coalition Compromís and anti-austerity party Podemos, presented the proposal on 30th October, arguing that gendered school uniforms violated “students’ individual […]

Woman fell on top of car roof

A 35-YEAR-OLD woman suffered serious injuries on Tuesday after falling from a third-floor apartment on to the roof of a parked car on Calle Puerto Escondido in El Fraile, Arona. The Canarian emergency services were notified at around 3.30pm, and the caller requested medical assistance, because of the injuries sustained by the woman. An ambulance […]

Tenerife Property Shop honoured at the European Property Awards 2019

CONGRATULATIONS go to Tenerife Property Shop, who, this year, were recipients of awards in not one, but two, categories. They were presented with a 5 Star Award for Best Real Estate Agency Canary Islands, and were the award winner for Best Real Estate Agency Website Spain, at the European Property Awards 2019-2020, the largest, most-prestigious […]

Lobster increases data by up to double across all its tariff plans, for everyone, with no changes in price.

From today Lobster customers can now surf the internet more and for longer, with no changes in price! Lobster has increased data by up to double across all its tariff plans. The Small Plan now has 4GB per month, the Medium Plan 10GB, and the Large Plan 25GB. All Lobster tariff plans continue to include […]

Drug-trafficker nabbed while drinking with pals

A WANTED international drug-trafficker has been arrested outside a Marbella bar, with two of his pals in upmarket Puerto Banus. The 42-year-old Moroccan, known only as R.M., had been wanted by French authorities, accused of drug-trafficking and belonging to a criminal organisation. The suspect was a key player in a large-scale trafficking operation, which moved […]

Mafia chief is arrested in joint police venture

SPAIN’S National Police, working alongside the Italian equivalent, Arma dei Carabinieri, have arrested a Mafia ringleader in the San Bartolome de Tirajana town of Gran Canaria. The arrest followed the Italian authorities’ European Order for his Detention and Delivery (OEDE). The Order was put in place after an investigation into an international drug-trafficking ring, which […]

Sorry kids, chips not on Sainsbury’s menu

SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s has not only removed chips from all its children’s meals, but it has also replaced them with “healthier” alternatives. It means that youngsters will now have to choose between mashed potatoes, baked potatoes or sweet-potato fries to accompany their fish-fingers, sausages and chicken nuggets. Chips are still available as a side for […]

Europe’s first example of dengue fever now in Spain, triggered by sex

A 41-YEAR-OLD man contracted the mosquito-borne viral disease dengue fever, after having unprotected sex with another man who had returned from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. After being warned of the patient’s condition at Madrid’s Ramon y Cajal Hospital in September, an epidemiological investigation was launched. The General Directorate of Public Health confirmed that the […]

PCs who Tasered star footballer identified during death inquiry 

A COURT order protecting the identity of two police officers, charged after an inquiry into the death of Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson, has been lifted by a judge at Birmingham Crown Court. Judge Simon Drew QC overturned the Contempt of Court Act order, allowing the names of West Mercia Police Constables Benjamin Monk and […]

Evil teenager shatters his 8-month-old baby’s skull

AN evil, 18-year-old killer has been jailed for 100 years after battering his eight-month-old baby daughter so badly that her skull was totally shattered. Jayden Straight was, justly, handed the sentence after admitting the July 2018 murder of baby Raija Straight in Des Moines, Iowa. The killer, 17 at the time of the murder, left […]

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