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  1. TITSA card machines a bonus for customers

    TITSA, the Tenerife Cabildo’s bus company, has installed machines for the sale and recharge of the Ten + card in the Costa Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz bus stations, as well as in the Santa Cruz and...
  2. South Hospital to expand *with 300 more beds, and many operating theatres

    TENERIFE’S South Hospital, formerly El Mojon, will next year feature 300 new beds and several operating theatres. And the Ministry of Health will also begin its administrative breakaway from the...
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    Adeje’s Christmas programme

    (The full programme in Spanish is available online www.adeje.es) Today (Friday), 6th Dec, 11am-8pm: Asociacion San Juan Christmas Market In the association’s centre, in Adeje town. Saturday, 7th...
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    National Park’s icy closure*

    ACCESS to Teide National Park has been closed on the TF-21, between El Portillo Alto (PK33) and Boca Tauce (PK 53),*through ice on the road. Temperatures on the summit were also falling yesterday...
  5. Miracle machine strips wine of alcohol content

    A NEW invention, which lowers the alcohol content of wine by 30%, is the brainchild of El Bulli-trained chemist Pere Castells, now aligned to start-up company Alacarte. His device can turn a 14%...
  6. Avalon celebrates award for ‘Best Funeral Plan Provider’

    AVALON Funeral Plans is celebrating a coveted award win after being named ‘Best Funeral Plan Provider’ at the 2019/20 Personal Finance Awards. Now in its 22nd year, the Personal Finance Awards have...
  7. Drug-smuggler had cocaine worth €155m aboard yacht

    A 61-YEAR-OLD Dutch drug-smuggler, who tried to import cocaine valued at €155m into Europe aboard his yacht, has been jailed for 16 years. Maarten Pieterse, by trade a jewellery entrepreneur, was...
  8. Second day’s holiday,and pensioner drowns

    AN elderly man drowned in front of his wife on the second day of their Lanzarote holiday, an inquest heard. Frank Battison went for a swim in the sea, but he got into difficulty and could not be...
  9. Spain’s gambling sector *records $8.48bn in 2018

    THE gambling sector in Spain continues to grow, the total hitting an estimated $8.48 billion in 2018 in terms of gross gaming revenue (GGR), records the country’s regulator. The Dirección General de...
  10. Helicopter rescues crater-fall woman

    A HELICOPTER from the Canarian Search and Rescue Emergency Services was summoned to help rescue a 69-year-old woman, who had fallen into a volcanic crater in La Palma, known to many as Caldera de...
  11. Rescued tigers have a new Spanish home

    JUST five of nine tigers, which just survived a gruelling journey across Europe, set off last Saturday for their new home in a Spanish animal refuge, after weeks of recovery at a Polish zoo. “The...
  12. Walk for Life goes international, with Think Pink Europe

    THE 15th Walk for Life will be held next Sunday (15th December) with funds raised going to genetic research and the Bra and Linfa projects, among other things Carrera por la vida/Walk for life is now...
  13. Andalucia’s €30m aim to lure tourists from Britain

    AS the UK politicians, and members of the public, squabble over the EU, the Junta de Andalucia has launched an ambitious, post-Brexit, tourism strategy. The Junta’s €29.7m, 2020 Action Plan, is aimed...
  14. Expat missing after kayaking in the sea

    BRITISH expat Kenneth Dallas McPherson, 62, disappeared last Saturday after going kayaking off Torrevieja Marina, in south-eastern Spain. Kenneth, 5ft 5ins, has short, white-and-grey hair and facial...
  15. Worn-out migrants treated by tourists as they reach land

    TOURISTS and sunbathers in Gran Canaria joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to migrants in Gran Canaria. They had seen them land in a rickety boat on the rocky shores...
  16. Spain seeking more equality for all the identified religions

    SPAIN’S Ministry of Justice spokesperson has warned of a rise in the number of “intolerant and extremist” speeches, regarding religious identity. And representatives from Church of Scientology and...
  17. Workers with drills make it holiday hell for a retired couple

    A RELAXING getaway for Margaret and Brian Burns with holiday agents TUI, was shattered when workers began ripping up their Costa Adeje hotel’s poolside terrace. The couple, both 75, endured five days...
  18. Rail bosses snub Spain for high-speed network

    SPANISH rail officials have snubbed home-grown companies and awarded French and Italian businesses contracts to run services on Spain’s high-speed train network, from December next year. Adif,...
  19. Ex-Thomas Cook staff are winners of radio’s Golden Teide Awards

    MAKING life easier and improving conditions for society, as well as retaining cultural values and promoting the arts and sciences in the Canary Islands, are rewarded every year by a Tenerife radio...
  20. Costa del Crime is living up to its awful nickname

    THE Costa del Sol, nicknamed the Costa del Crime decades ago, has certainly been living up to its hideous nickname during the past two years.* You name it, the criminals have tackled it, from...
  21. Chayofa roundabout a blessing for drivers

    AT long last, after years of complaints from local Chayofa motorists, Arona Council has agreed to build a much-needed roundabout. It will enable direct access into Chayofa from the TF-28, saving...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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