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Jet2 lays on extra flights to Canaries

JET2 is adding more than 11,000 additional seats to the Canary Islands for Winter 2019/20, to cater for the extra demand at Leeds Bradford Airport. Additional flights, and larger aircraft will support this expansion. There will be a new, weekly Thursday service to Fuerteventura from 13th February to 14th May, which means there will be […]

Youngsters are digesting  even more plastic in food

PLASTIC by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples, taken from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. German weekly magazine Der Spiegel published the findings, which were part of a federal study, focused on “human biomonitoring” of youngsters, […]

Listeria looms again as family are struck

THE Junta issued a new health alert for listeria in Malaga, after a meat product was found to be carrying the deadly bacteria. The affected product is Chicharron Especial, by La Montanera del Sur, which is produced by Benaojan company Incarybe SL. The brand has now ceased production as a precaution, after a 47-year-old man […]

Guardia rescue a cyclist from port

OFFICERS and crew from Guardia Civil patrol boat Pico del Teide, docked in the Los Cristianos port, rescued a man on Monday at around 10pm. He had fallen from his bike, off the dockside and into an immigrants’ wooden boat, which arrived at the port days earlier, and had been occupied by 28 North Africans. […]

People-trafficking network is busted

NATIONAL Police, in collaboration with Europol, have uncovered a criminal organisation dedicated to human trafficking It was also responsible for abducting children from Spanish protection centres, and taking them to France and Belgium. Almeria port was used as the main departure point for transferring illegal immigrants on Moroccan, Spanish and French company buses, either to […]

Pensioner stabbed plumber 30 times, and battered him

A PENSIONER is facing years behind bars for hacking a plumber to death after claiming he took a three-hour lunch break when he should have been fixing his boiler. William Treadwell, 68, stabbed Gary Amer 30 times during a frenzied attack at his home in Walworth, south-east London. He then dialled 999 to confess to […]

Meningitis threat, by raw slugs and snails!

A WORM, which is capable of causing meningitis in humans, has been found for the first time in Mallorca. It is only the second time the Angiostronggylus cantonensis has been detected in the whole of Europe. The parasite can cause neurological conditions in animals and humans, including eosinophilic meningitis. Two specimens were found in hedgehogs […]

 ‘Suicide cliff’ selfie girls taken to task

POLICE have criticised three girls for taking a selfie on the edge of a cliff, known to be a popular suicide spot. A shocking snap taken by officers shows the teens perched on a ledge, over a 20-metre drop. The trio of millennials were trying to capture the moment at Gijon’s Santa Catalina hill, where […]

Spectacular images, from the amazing Tenerife sky

TENERIFE’S long-awaited rains and storms on Monday night enabled the sky across the Canary Islands to display the most spectacular images, specifically taken at Teide National Park. The archipelago is entering the season of the “hunting clouds” and experts are expecting more storms. Astrologer Daniel López captured the images, claiming that they were taken “from […]

Tenerife is becoming essential cruise point

TENERIFE’s main port, Santa Cruz, is rapidly becoming the vital cruise hub, backed up by the Los Cristianos port, according Airam Díaz, commercial director, Ports of Tenerife. “In 2019, we expect around 519 calls and over 1,040,215 cruise passengers, specifically, at these two ports,” he said. “2019 is on a par with 2018, which set […]

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