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  1. Rock-throwing trio endangered drivers

    A DANGEROUS prank, which could have had serious consequences, was played out in the early hours of last Wednesday, by three youngsters. The teenage boys, who were throwing small rocks and stones at...
  2. Such hard labour for rocky police officers

    POLICE had to smash up nearly 19 tonnes of rock with sledgehammers to find 785 packages of cocaine, which had been disguised as stone. Officers had learned that a 188,000kg shipment of stone was...
  3. Furniture chain’s big plastic-waste scheme is far from a novelty

    BUDGET furniture chain Ikea has engaged the help of 1,500 fishermen in Spain, and a Comunidad Valencia-based interior designer, Inma Bermúdez, to fulfil a unique plan. The former are paid to collect...
  4. Indian organised a trail of immigrants to Spain

    A MAN from India is understood to have organised the human trafficking of immigrants, between the Asian continent and Spain, via Morocco. The accused was living, illegally, in Tangier, Northern...
  5. Iconic tourist magnet has planning permission now

    IT has taken a staggering 137 years and €4.6m, but Barcelona’s iconic, as-yet-unfinished, Sagrada Familia basilica has finally been given planning permission. In a process that old hands in Spain...
  6. God, won’t call on your mobile!

    A PRIEST in Galicia has been able to ban mobile-phone use in his church, and warn against it while driving, using a humorous message which has gone viral on social media. Xosé Manuel Lence, the vicar...
  7. Spain’s independent pharmacies lead way

    AN annual study, conducted by the General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacies (CGCOF), shows that Spain has now surpassed Germany and France as having Europe’s largest, independent network...
  8. Remote water-meter readings are so easy

    DETAILS of a new, telematic, meter-reading system, which will allow for remote readings of individual water meters, used by local clients, have been published by Adeje Council. Carmen Rosa Gonzalez...
  9. Spanish tourist may be out of his depth!

    OFFICIALS in Rome have recently updated the capital city’s public action laws, concerning improper behaviour. And these new rules might have caught out Spanish tourist Remi Sanz, who was on a stag-do...
  10. School bullying not always investigated

    AMNESTY International has issued a warning of unseen bullying in Spanish schools, with several cases not being followed up. This bullying is not always seen, yet it affects thousands of children and...
  11. New Titsa buses to have free Wi-Fi for customers

    THE 104 new Titsa buses, to be added to the fleet throughout 2019, will have free Wi-Fi on board. The service is already available on the company’s long-distance lines, as well as on the 20 and 40...
  12. Rectification on timeshare properties

    In edition number 1107 of the Canarian Weekly we released an article on the situation at Los Claveles Resort, situated in Los Cristianos. In such article, some information was delivered regarding the...
  13. Ice-age wolf’s head dwarfs descendants

    SCIENTISTS have revealed the severed head of a huge Ice Age wolf, baring its teeth, which dates back more than 40,000 years. The snarling beast, with its brain intact, was found preserved in...
  14. *‘Mobile’ police stations launched in seven cities

    MOBILE “offices” for the National Police are now patrolling seven of Spain’s metropolitan areas, allowing detectives to carry out work they would normally have to do back at the station. The new...
  15. *‘Strong’ swimmer is drowned at sea

    A BRITISH man, aged 53 and said to be an experienced swimmer, died after strong currents swept him out to sea. He got into trouble at the Playa de El Palmar beach, near Cadiz, while he swam with his...
  16. 28 hurt as fairground ride left in two pieces

    A FAIRGROUND ride was transformed into a horror scene when it split in two, leaving 28 young revellers lying injured among the wreckage last Sunday. Most seriously hurt was a 13-year-old girl, who...
  17. Would-be murderer poured boiling water over flatmate

    The man, who had who already had 25 criminal offences on his police record, did his best to cover up the incident by trying to modify the scene of the crime. After he had moved things around their...
  18. Quakes are the norm on a volcanic island!

    FLUID movements have been detected beneath the Canarian archipelago by scientists, who have been analysing the earth’s behaviour across the islands, recording a mixture of activities since 30th May....
  19. Tenerife is ranked 7th in cruise-ship pollution list

    BARCELONA has topped the list in a damning report, revealing the true extent of pollution caused by cruise ships docking in ports. And the city is followed closely by Palma de Mallorca. In fact,...
  20. Judge orders TUI to compensate a couple for eight-hour fiasco

    A NORFOLK couple received £700 compensation from holiday company TUI, after a flight delay left them stranded at Tenerife South airport for eight hours. Anne and Derek Plackett, from West Runton,...
  21. Mystery of body at base of a cliff

    A MAN’S body was found last Monday afternoon, off the Telde coast in Gran Canaria, lying at the bottom of a cliff in the La Estrellas area. A person out walking nearby, who made the discovery at...
  22. Retail industry enjoying seven fruitful months

    SPAIN’S retail industry has seen seven months of consecutive growth, with profits having increased, year-on-year by 2%. It seems negligible, yet it translates into millions of euros, nationwide. The...
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    Tourist’s 15th-floor fall

    A BRITISH holiday-maker fell to his death from the 15th floor of his Benidorm apartment block, in the early hours of last Sunday. Colin McGarry, a 48-year-old from Belfast, died at around 1.45 after...
  24. Another TF-1 crash in Las Chafiras area

    YET another accident occurred on the TF-1 last Tuesday morning, when two people was injured after a collision in Las Chafiras, San Miguel. The incident happened just before 9am, when the emergency...
  25. Guardia Civil dig out a landscape fraudster

    A RESIDENT from La Laguna, accused of fraudulence through his own landscaping business, has been arrested by La Victoria-based Guardia Civil officers. After committing himself to carry out the...
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