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Ryanair has licence to operate in no-deal UK

RYANAIR’S British subsidiary has secured a licence to operate in the UK, in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The no-frill, budget airline, whose standing appears to be low right now, said the permit meant it could “operate UK domestic and UK to non-EU routes in a post-Brexit environment, if necessary”. London and Brussels have […]

Food volunteers aid San Miguel’s needy

SAN Miguel Town Hall is now distributing food, donated to the Municipal Food Bank by residents, associations, social groups, and hotels. Throughout December, the Department of Social Services was responsible for collecting the donations, which are now being sent to the municipality’s under-privileged families. San Miguel Mayor Arturo González, and San Miguel Nuria Marrero, have […]

Spain is preparing for no-deal Brexit

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has been working since November on contingency plans for four key areas in case of a “hard Brexit”, in which the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on 29th March. Now that the issue of Gibraltar has been agreed, largely, and no additional border controls will apply for […]

Super-surgeon repairs a kid’s  ripped-off toes

DOCTOR Pedro Cavadas, Spain’s world-famous “super-surgeon”, has successfully reimplanted a four-year-old boy’s toes, which were ripped off when he became trapped in a fairground ride. The child’s foot ended up wedged into the traction of a mobile staircase at a Christmas fair in the Alicante area of Rabasa. And, despite attempts by four adults to […]

Spanish passport opens doors to 186 countries

A SPANISH passport, which will this year enable the holder to visit 186 countries without a visa, is said to be the fifth most-valuable in the world. That’s according to the Henley Passport Index, compiled each year by London consulting firm Henley & Partners. It is one place lower than last year, when Spain gave […]

Register now for the female art exhibition

REGISTRATION is now open for women artists, who wish to take part in the 2019 ‘Mujeres Adeje-Creativa’ (Creative Adeje Women) collective expo. And those interested have until 31st January to present their work for consideration. The initiative is run by the Equality Department, and Councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro says: “We hope to continue […]

Keep jailed terrorists right where they are!

A CAMPAIGN, allowing members of separatist group ETA to be relocated nearer to their Basque Country homes, has divided public opinion, with terrorism victims condemning the move. Since coming to power last June, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has promised to reverse an official Government policy to keep the jailed ETA members in prisons across […]

Cocaine driver also had too much speed

NATIONAL Police have arrested a 47-year-old man in Santa Cruz, who was carrying 21gms of cocaine, after stopping him for speeding. The officers were on regular patrol when the car, with one passenger, sped past them. The officers, who took up the chase, noticed that the driver seemed to manipulate something inside the car as […]

Guardia’s miracle rescue of beached young couple

A YOUNG couple, stranded on a beach all night in Playa Garañona, in the El Sauzal municipality, were rescued by Guardia Civil officers, last Sunday morning, quite by chance. The 21-year-old man, from Santa Cruz, and his partner, a 22-year-old Italian woman, said they had been “terrified” because they had no food, water or warm […]

A tranquil treat for locals after El Fraile makeover

WORK on transforming El Fraile church plaza to a public space of quality and tranquillity, is set to begin Arona Mayor José Julián Mena, has signed the contract, and the upheaval is scheduled to last for four months. The plaza, surrounding the church of Santa Isabel de Portugal, is deteriorating badly, but is difficult to […]

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