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Baby born ‘pregnant’ was also carrying identical twin

EARLIER this year, a baby was, apparently, born “pregnant” with her own sibling, and she needed an operation to remove her twin in one of the most bizarre events ever. Last March, a mother gave birth to a baby girl she named Itzmara, through a caesarean delivery, which is a normal procedure for women. Otherwise, […]

Binter flying high with new jet plane

BINTER Canarias has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 jet, and now the Spanish regional carrier is the second operator of the model. It also prides itself in becoming the European launch customer of the E195-E2 aircraft type. Earlier, in September, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras took delivery of the very first E195-E2 aircraft as […]

Brits top list of foreign house-buyers in Spain

BRITONS lead the way for being foreign house-buyers in Spain, accounting for 14.27% of sales to non-Spaniards in the third quarter of the year, having bought 2,160 properties. According to figures from the College of Registrars, the French represented the second-largest foreign group acquiring property in the country (8.4%), followed by Germans (6.6%), Belgians (6.17%), […]

Wow! New Big Bang alerts Canary Islands

A GAMMA-RAY burst, the most powerful explosion since the Big Bang, has occurred in a distant galaxy, and those in the Canary Islands, equipped with huge telescopes were the first to witness it. The Daily Mail newspaper reported that the extremely powerful blast created more energy in a few seconds than the sun will burn […]

Giant telescope could oversea the universe from Canary Island

THE Gran Telescopio Canarias, one of the world’s largest telescopes, is located at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, on the La Palma Canary Island. Rafael Rebolo, Director of the Canarian Research Centre Astrophysics Institute, says a giant telescope, costing 1,4bn dollars, is one step nearer to being built on the Canary Islands, should […]

Crash kills pensioner, who wasn’t wearing a seat-belt 

A LOCAL man, aged 66, from the La Palma town of Tajiya, died after being involved in a head-on collision last Sunday. The pensioner wasn’t wearing a seat belt when the incident happened, in the El Paso municipality that afternoon on the LP-2 and the LP-3, the junction where the two main roads merge. At […]

Human-traffickers’ gang leader given a four-year sentence

THE leader of a human-trafficking gang, who brought more than 100 migrants into the UK inside refrigerated lorries, has been jailed for four years in Spain. Iraqi-born Shwana Rafiq put the lives of whole families at risk by hiding them in freezing-cold trailers in which temperatures could fall below 4°C. The 36-year-old was sentenced after he […]

Lorry driver charged with manslaughter of 39 frozen travellers

A LORRY driver, accused of being involved with the deaths of 39 migrants, has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration. Robinson, a 25-year-old known as Mo, is charged with the manslaughter of a group of men, women and children, all found dead in a refrigerated trailer. The Northern Ireland man, was appearing at […]

Tenerife glittering, with five Michelin stars in is eateries

THE eagerly-awaited Michelin Guide 2020 for Spain and Portugal is now in circulation, following the glittering awards ceremony last Wednesday, which 30 new stars. That produced a third star for one restaurant in Spain, six eateries their second, and honoured another 23 starred restaurants for the first time, with two based in the Canary Islands. […]

You’ll still be quids in, shopping at Poundland

HOW much does any item cost at Poundland? The once-simple answer from the discount retailer, which revolutionised the high street, isn’t as easy as you’d think. Everything in Poundland will no longer cost £1, the discount retailer has announced, in a major shift for the brand. The company plans to launch products for under and […]

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