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  1. El Hierro beats 18-day spree for 100% renewables supply

    EL HIERRO, smallest of the Canary Islands, has supplied itself with 100% renewable energy for more than 18 consecutive days in July, revealed its Local Government. Starting on 13th July, 13, up to...
  2. Driver hurt as lorry tumbles into ravine

    A 54-YEAR-OLD lorry driver was seriously injured after his vehicle toppled into a ravine as he drove along the TF-65 in the early hours. The incident happened on Wednesday in the San Miguel de Abona...
  3. Doorstep woman KO’d resident and stole €500

    GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested a 24-year-old woman from El Ejido, on suspicion of knocking out and robbing a woman on the doorstep of her Almerimar home, in the Almeria province. The victim...
  4. Thief used his mum’s vehicle for break-ins

    A RUSSIAN holiday-maker informed Local Police in Santa Cruz that he’d had various items stolen from his hire car, while it was in the Taganana car park. The officers, on duty in the Anaga vicinity,...
  5. Anti-tourism group pulling no punches

    SHOCKING footage has emerged of an anti-tourism group, slashing the tyres and smashing the windscreens of cars, hired by holiday-makers. The “Arran” group is behind the video, in which it targets two...
  6. Another chance for Sánchez to reclaim his President’s title

    SPAIN is still without a government, but left-wing independent party Podemos has called for the PSOE socialists to start negotiating seriously and immediately. The message to the deposed ruling party...
  7. Ambassador Manley on move, after almost six years in Spain

    SIMON Manley, Britain’s Ambassador to Spain for nearly six years, is moving on, with, he says: “A wealth of wonderful memories of this fantastic country.” He adds: “I understand why so many UK...
  8. 94 people drowned in Spain last month

    A TOTAL of 94 people drowned in Spain, in the first month of summer, which was a 30% increase from July last year. In that period, 60 deaths were recorded, according to the Royal Spanish Federation...
  9. Spain tops US for festivals’ tourism

    SPAIN has, for the first time, positioned itself ahead of the United States as the second-most-popular holiday destination, among foreign tourists, to enjoy a festival or event. A study conducted by...
  10. Active seniors can do this, at a stretch

    ADEJE’S Department of Senior Citizens has set up a programme of activities for the active seniors’ group in the region. There are several activities running throughout the summer, such as exercises...
  11. Help us catch them! Just 11 fugitives still on the run after 84 captured

    Suspected murderers, sex offenders and drugs traffickers are among just 11 fugitives left on the run in a campaign that has seen 84 offenders already caught across Europe. Today, the National Crime...
  12. Holiday pal to blame for death of Bronson’s wife?

    A MAN who “motorboated” Paula Williamson at her Tenerife villa, fears their flirty holiday antics led to her downward spiral, after she was found dead from a suspected drug overdose. Connor Boyes,...
  13. Drug-smuggler Acourt lived a life of luxury… until police caught him

    JAMIE Acourt, one of five men arrested for the murder of Stephen Lawrence 25 years ago, whose charges were eventually dropped, hid from Britain’s drug police for two years in Barcelona’s swanky...
  14. Woman, 80, leaves hospital… and dies

    THE body of an 80-year-old woman, who had just left the*Francesc*de*Borja*hospital, in Gandia, Valencia, and was on her way to the local shopping*centre, was found by police. She was crossing some...
  15. Motorbikers might soon have to wear gloves or face fine

    MOTORCYCLISTS and moped riders may soon be required by law to wear gloves, and they could lose extra points for not wearing a helmet. They will also be encouraged to fit airbags, as part of the...
  16. Blazing bull safe, after tumbling into riverbed

    A TERRIFIED bull, with horns ablaze, broke loose from its enclosure and charged into a ravine in Sagunto, near Valencia. The poor animal’s horns were alight, as part of the “bous embolado” festival,...
  17. Man’s bomb scare is quickly defused

    A BRITISH expat, who would not give his name, discovered a pair of mortar bombs in the basement of his villa, in Fortuna, Murcia, and reported them to the Guardia Civil. Bomb-disposal officers were...
  18. Student’s driving-test trick backfires on him

    A STUDENT thought he had devised the perfect plan when trying to fool examiners with his written driving test in Segovia, near Madrid, by hiding a mobile phone beneath his shirt. By placing its...
  19. It is vital to be legal, says Embassy chief

    BRITAIN’S Ambassador to Spain has warned expats, in his Brexit update, that those in mainland Spain and on the islands, including Tenerife, that it is “vital” that they and their families are...
  20. Man scammed €160,000 from family and friends

    A MAN has been arrested by National Police in Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas, accused of defrauding family and friends of more than 160,000 euros. The 29-year-old man had asked them for money, time...
  21. Horsegate conman held, for huge European scam

    GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested an expat for his part in Europe’s biggest food scam, also known as Horsegate, the horse meat scandal. Jan Fasen, 68, was arrested at his home in Calpe, on the...
  22. Missing-person puzzles are not always resolved

    MORE than 11,490 people from Spain were reported missing during the first five months of the year, averaging 76 a day. Figures supplied by the National Centre of Missing Persons (CND) also reveals...
  23. Mum’s holiday ruined by ‘Angry Birds’ eyebrows

    A BEWILDERED mum said her £3,000 Tenerife holiday was in tatters, even before she even left the UK. Colline Rees, 37, went to get her eyebrows done, but the end result left her too embarrassed to...
  24. Not-so-smartphone crooks are detained

    TWO members of a thieving gang were arrested in Benidorm after being caught leaving their apartment with four suitcases of stolen smartphones. And police soon nabbed their two colleagues in the act...
  25. Tourists flee water park, in billowing black smoke

    TOURISTS were filmed running for their lives last Monday, after a fire engulfed the Aqualand water park, in Gran Canaria’s Maspalomas. Families were seen covering their faces as they jumped into...
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