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Motorbike crash kid was in a critical state

A TEENAGER, aged 17, was in a critical condition after falling into Gran Canaria’s Azuaje barranco while riding his motorbike last Sunday afternoon, The accident happened at around 2.30pm on the GC-350 in the Firgas y Moya municipality, and it was reported that the youngster had crashed into concrete barrier wall before toppling over. The […]

Ice-cream proved fatal for holiday girl, aged 9

A BRITISH girl, aged nine, died after suffering what coroners believe was a severe allergic reaction to ice-cream while holidaying with her family on the Costa del Sol. The girl was taken to hospital shortly after eating the ice-cream in Mijas last Friday. Her parents told staff at the cafe where they were eating, and […]

Brexit transition should be as simple as possible for expats here in Spain

REPRESENTATIVES of EuroCitizens met civil servants from the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry and other Government ministers on Wednesday to discuss Brexit, and a probable outcome for all expats over here. A spokesperson for EuroCitizens, Michael Harris, said: “A law (decreto ley) with full details, to enable measures to be put into place in the event of a hard Brexit, […]

Property scammers are being demolished now

THE alleged mastermind behind a €5m property scam in Mallorca has been arrested in Colombia, as have 11 suspected accomplices. The Guardia Civil have confirmed that they have frozen 98 bank accounts, and taken control of 38 properties owned by the criminal organisation, involved in the fraudulent sale of non-existent, off-plan homes. Carlos Garcia Roldan, […]

PM Sánchez demands new General Election to clear way forward

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, as predicted last week, has called a snap General Election for 28th April. The decision was triggered by last week’s defeat of his Socialist Party’s budget plan in Congress, and it means that Spaniards will be going to the polls for the third time in four years. Spaniards were not […]

Guardia officers save dog from suffocating

GUARDIA Civil officers rescued a dog, in danger of suffocating, from a parked- up vehicle in San Isidro last week, with the sun blazing down. The officers, on motorbikes, noticed the animal inside the vehicle as they rode past, and when they took a close look, they saw that the dog was distressed. They also […]

Obsession with tattoos all down to footballers

SPAIN is now, officially, a tattoo-loving country, acknowledged as being sixth in the world for people sporting body art, with Italy in the lead. And it’s all down to elite footballers, and their fascination with tattoos, according to a report published by Dali, the multi-national market consultancy. The company has compiled a global ranking of […]

Termite plague can affect every island,  warns a bug expert

TACORONTE, an area in the North of Tenerife which had been plagued by wood-eating termites for several weeks, now appear to be clear, thanks to a solution called hexaflumuron. But bug expert David Mora del Pozo, who has studied termites for 20 years, has still issued a stark warning to officials in the Canary Islands. […]

A GANG of drug-traffickers, based in Tenerife, have been dismantled, thanks to the combined forces of the Guardia Civil, the National Police, Customs officers and the Spanish Tax Agency. The organisation had been operating successfully on the island for some time… until some members were arrested, along with 13 kilos of cocaine and a form […]

Wanted terrorist made it easy for Guardia officers

THE Guardia Civil arrested a wanted terrorist on Wednesday morning, at a La Laguna building in San Cristobal. The 30-year-old man, identified as EMC, was arrested and charged with being a self-indoctrination terrorist. He already had a police record for violence and sexist behaviour. The operation was carried out Guardia officers, after the alarm had been […]

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