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International hacker nabbed by the police

THE National Police, in collaboration with the FBI, have arrested a Ukrainian man in the Huelva province, alleged to have carried out sophisticated cyber-attacks worldwide. The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the leaders of a criminal gang known in the field of cyber security as “FIN7”. They are dedicated to executing computer attacks […]

Santa Cruz welcomes 21 new police recruits

SANTA Cruz Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez officially welcomed 21 new recruits to the Local Police force in Santa Cruz on Monday, after they had completed the selection process successfully. But Bermúdez told officers to redouble their commitment to serve the city and its neighbours, and, for its part, he said, the City would continue with […]

Murdering dad did not drug his family

TOXICOLOGY reports have confirmed that the father who murdered his La Orotava family in July had not administered some type of sedative to his victims, including the dog, before strangling them. The man, identified as Israel R.M., a veteran of the Afghanistan war, suffocated his wife and two daughters, aged three and five, without drugging […]

Ryanair staff up in the air again!

RYANAIR pilots and cabin crew went on strike in Germany on Wednesday, which led to 150 of the 400 planned flights in the country being grounded. The strike began at midnight, and follows a disagreement over pay and working conditions. It was the latest walk-out to hit the Irish budget airline throughout the summer across […]

Sánchez has Brexit firmly on his mind

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s meeting with Swedish compatriot Stefan Löfven last week, in Enköping, led to discussions on key issues for the European Union’s future. Sánchez made it clear to Löfven that bilateral relations between the two countries were excellent, and the two leaders went on to consider social cohesion, migration… and Brexit! The […]

Car-crash man is shot dead by cops

POLICE officers shot a British man dead in Estepona, Malaga, on Monday evening, after he fired at the cops when they tried to arrest him. The incident began in the morning, when a number of people called emergency services to report a traffic accident, near Puerto Banus, in Marbella, involving Sean Hercules, otherwise known as […]

Qualified life-guards, after just 11 months

FIFTEEN Adeje youngsters have just completed an 11-month training course, in pools and open waters, which has qualified them as lifeguards, and they have the certificate to prove it! The course, under the PFAE programme (training in alternate skills), was funded by the European Social Fund “Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro”. This is a new programme, […]

Unique temple discovery dates back to aborigines 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS exploring the ancient Guanche temple of La Fortaleza, in Gran Canaria, have discovered an important item. The temple, in the Santa Lucia de Tirajana municipality, is where they have found a block of basalt (dark, volcanic rock) with engravings of linear markings, dated from the pre-Hispanic era, before the 16th century. And these engravings, […]

Cabildo’s transport bonus for travellers

TENERIFE Cabildo President Carlos Alonso has announced three of the 10 measures which will be introduced to revolutionise transport on the island. Alonso told a press conference that the first three measures would be introduced immediately. They will embrace the free use of buses and trams for the under-10s, and reduce from 35 to 30 […]

Durex has recalled Real Feel condoms

DUREX has issued an urgent recall of 14 specific batches of its branded condoms, after tests showed they “failed to meet stringent, shelf-life, durability tests”. The batches include Real Feel, Sin Latex, although others on sale in the rest of Europe have also been recalled. These include Love Collection, Natural Feeling and Natural Sensation brands […]

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