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Spanish passport rated fifth-most valuable in world

A SPANISH passport is the fifth-most “useful” in the world, according to official figures about where citizens can travel to, and how. The Henley Passport Index, drawn up by London-based consultation firm Henley & Partners, uses data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and found that the most valuable passport anyone can hold is […]

Fred. Olsen’s ships are on the way, at Express speed!

FRED. Olsen Express has announced that the first of its two high-speed trimarans was afloat last week for the first time, at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Australia. The launch of this new, fast ferry, which will sail under the name of Bajamar Express, took place last Tuesday, and is now into its final phase […]

Driver’s sugar levels not so sweet for a motorway

THE Canarian emergency services rescued a driver on the TF-5 on Monday morning, after he became unconscious, causing the traffic to come to a standstill. The incident happened in the Victoria area, heading towards Santa Cruz, during last Monday’s rush-hour. The ambulance team arrived and assessed the man, and it became apparent that he had […]

Breath-taking BA flight records fastest time ever

AS powerful winds of 90mph swept across the UK last Saturday, causing a heavy disruption to travel, Storm Ciaria’s adverse weather conditions enabled a flight by British Airways to claim a record time. The flight, from New York to London, took just 4hrs 56mins last Saturday night, reaching speeds of up to 800mph. That led […]

Smart Guardia trap thieving youngsters

THREE delinquents, aged 17, 20 and 21, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil and charged with committing at least 16 house robberies in the La Laguna area. The arrests were made possible through an operation named Celeste 1TF, carried out by La Orotava and La Victoria authorities. The investigations began at the beginning of […]

Tenerife is no longer  the ‘Isle of Fernando’

THE isle of Fernando, better known as Tenerife, has been host to television’s Take Me Out for 11 series, over a 10-year period. But it has now been axed by ITV. The dating show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, was launched in January 2010, and, after 11 series, the final episode appeared in December 2019. Comedian […]

Tragic boat migrants fail to make El Hierro

TWO migrants from a patera, in which 20 people were travelling, died on their way to El Hierro. A man died on board the boat, while a woman, who had been critically ill, passed away in hospital. The evacuation began early last Sunday, via by a helicopter of the Rescue Air Service (SAR), but seven […]

Businessman is now known as superspreader

BRITISH businessman Steve Walsh has been dubbed a “super-spreader” of the coronavirus, now renamed COVID-19, after unknowingly infecting 11 people. Thankfully, the 53-year-old has now fully recovered, after being diagnosed in Brighton on 6th February. The scout leader, who picked up the infection during a Singapore business conference in the middle of January, was representing […]

Guardia race to halt a wrong-way driver

THE Guardia Civil were forced to attend an incident on the TF-1 on Wednesday night, after receiving several reports of a vehicle being driven in the wrong motorway direction, in the Adeje municipality. Telephone calls were made directly to the Guardia at around 10.30pm, and officers rushed the area to intercept the vehicle before there […]

The Oscars bag La Palma

EVEN if they failed to capture a statue at the Dolby Theatre’s Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, all 24 nominees for the top individual categories will still have received a special prize of their own. This year’s “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bag, from marketing company Distinctive Assets, is valued at $225,000, according to Forbes, and […]

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