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Breaking up not that hard to do!

THE Canary Islands has become the second-largest community in Spain to have more marital breakdowns last year. An average of almost 15 separations were registered per day, according to the Canarian Superior Court of Justice. The archipelago recorded an average of 26.7 marital dissolution requests per 100,000 inhabitants during 2018, while in the whole of […]

Chimiche II wind farm  is now up and running

FERNANDO Clavijo, The Canarian Government President, has highlighted the results of a joint project between Iberdrola and Canarian investors, raising the profile of renewable energies in the Canarian energy mix. It has grown, from 8% to 20%, in just three years, and Clavijo has now opened Chimiche II wind farm, in the south of Tenerife. […]

Comings and goings of town’s quiet street

NEIGHBOURS in Alaro, a quiet Mallorcan town, are being warned to lock up their cars, because a mystery man has broken into half-a-dozen of them… to pleasure himself! At least five neighbours have reported having their cars treated in this manner, and all of them living in the same Calle Joan Alcover street, in the […]

Thief struck victim on head with glass bottle

NATIONAL Police officers in Las Palmas have arrested a 49-year-old man, who attacked and robbed a woman in the lobby of her La Isleta apartment building. He was alleged to have hit her over the head with a glass bottle, as well as stealing her mobile phone and 390 euros. The woman told police that […]

When is a Miss actually a Mrs?

SPANISH airports will soon change the way the public is addressed over their tannoy systems, in line with a new “anti-sexist language” policy, by dropping their famous “Señores Pasajeros” opening. The Spanish language defaults to the masculine when referring to people, or objects, collectively, and, unless they are all female, the English “ladies and gentlemen” […]

Fun and games, for kids and dogs in playgrounds

SAN Miguel de Abona Mayor Arturo E. Gonzalez has officially opened a super new playground for kids, on Avenida Lucio Díaz-Flores Feo, in Llano De Camello. It is part of a new 24,000sq/m urban park and a 6,000sq/m dog park, which, he said, “meet one of the major neighbourhood requests, and the area with new […]

Canaries boost Spain’s record high in tourism

THE tourism boom continues unabated on mainland Spain, and in the Canary Islands, the month of January setting a record for both tourist arrivals and spending. Nearly 4.2 million people visited the country, which proved to be a 2.2% rise from the same month last year, and they spent a €4.7bn total, which was 3.6% […]

You definitely can’t rent these hire cars

SPANISH police have arrested two people, accused of selling stolen rental cars, while Guardia Civil officers are investigating another eight people on suspicion of fraud, document misrepresentation, misappropriation, and organised crime. The moves came after 10 cars, believed stolen in Germany, were to have been sold in Madrid and Leon. Under “Operation Palca”, officers began […]

Swim-pool perv, who awaited busy periods

A MAN suspected of sexually-assaulting five teenage girls at an indoor swimming pool in Lloseta, Mallorca, has been arrested by police. The first incident was said to have occurred last week when a 15-year-old claimed a man, swimming in the same lane as her, touched her intimate parts. She did not tell her parents at […]

South Tenerife airport’s new Terminal 2 is three months behind schedule

THE upgrade of Tenerife’s South Airport’s Terminal 2 is running at least three months behind schedule. But officials say that ongoing work will still enable passengers to the use this new terminal. Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA), awarded the necessary works to adapt the airport’s second terminal (T2), so that it would be fully […]

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