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X TNT Trail Nocturno

THIS tortuous 15km mountain race, now in its 10th year, must be completed in three hours maximum. It brings together hundreds of runners tomorrow (Saturday) for a 7pm start. The start and finish is at Plaza de San Marcos de Tegueste, and it is now too late to register. The event is organised by Ayto. […]

On-strike airport workers fined after 2010 walk-out

MORE than nine years after their 2010 strike, which led to eight major Spanish airports closing and, more than 300,000 passengers stranded, the workers responsible were called to account in front of Madrid judges. The two-day strike began on 3rd December that year, when Spanish air-traffic controllers walked out on their positions, in a dispute […]

Lengthy Tenerife stop for windy Newcastle tourists

EASYJET passengers holidaying in Tenerife from the North East, should have boarded their flight home last Saturday evening, and arrived at Newcastle International Airport at 1.05am on Sunday. But delays, caused by Newcastle’s persistent wind throughout last Saturday, led to the flight crew reached their legal, maximum working hours. Instead, staff arranged hotel rooms for […]

Four people died after a huge explosion at plant

AT least three workers, and a local resident have died, and others have suffered serious body burns and other injuries, following a mighty chemical explosion at a Tarragona’s La Canonja petrochemical plant, on Tuesday evening. One man, admitted to hospital with serious burns, died in the early hours of yesterday morning ((Thursday). The shocking explosion […]

Hotel’s hard-up staff forced to go on strike  

EMPLOYEES at the Miramar Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz have been on strike since last Wednesday (8th January), protesting at the repeated non-payment of salaries. And on other occasions, they say, there have been delays in paying salaries by the Hotel Elegance Miramar company. The workforce have not received their salaries for November and […]

Guardia officers pounce on empty-home robbers

TWO men, responsible for a dozen robberies at empty holiday homes near Cartagena, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil, after being trailed since 2018. Officers have been keeping an eye on the pair, aged 23 and 45, since a number of similar robberies began in Los Nietos. The suspects ensured that all properties were […]

Arona’s extra support for its cancer patients, with free family cover

ARONA Council is offering cancer patients free transport to the metropolitan area, as well as physiotherapeutic and aesthetic support. Social Services Councillor Elena Cabello signed agreements with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and with the Association of Women with Breast Cancer of Tenerife (Ámate). There will now be free transport for patients and family […]

Beware ‘false’ keyboards at all cashpoints in Spain

THE Guardia Civil are warning the public over a scam involving “false” keyboards at Spanish cashpoints. Thieves are believed to be sticking the fakes over existing keypads, to either confuse cashpoint users, or detect PIN codes. “If your details have been entered correctly, but the cashpoint does not give you the money, do not leave,” […]

The UK Government’s welcome lift for Flybe

BRITISH airline Flybe has been saved from going bust, thanks a cash deal reached with its investors and the UK Government. The carrier’s shareholders, which include the Stobart Group and Virgin Atlantic, have agreed to pump more money into the company. And the Government has agreed that it will review Flybe’s payment of air-passenger duty, which the […]

Dare-devil girl’s father could be for high jump

GUARDIA Civil officers are working on a report to clarify the circumstances of the four-year-old girl, who walked across a 25-metre-high ledge, on the fourth floor of a Playa Paraíso apartment block, in the Costa Adeje area. A video of the youngster’s breath-taking feat, just over a week ago, has travelled around the world, via […]

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