Hospital doubts

Neither the north or south of Tenerife will have a proper hospital in 2015, it has been claimed.

Members of the Popular Party say the complexes will not be finished because not enough money has been allocated by the Canary Government, despite hopes to the contrary by Tenerife Cabildo.

The PP has dismissed claims that the hospitals will be up and running next year and says local [...]

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Nostalgia as Los Gigantes loses plaza lanterns

There is something very curious in the human psyche as to why we don’t actually miss something we take for granted … until it disappears.

For years, the ornate, imposing, chandelier-like street lamps have been a feature of the plaza in the centre of Los Gigantes.

Only a few months ago, their proud columns, highlighted in a twisting weave of silvered fishes, were refurbished.

But [...]

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You may be at risk if your home is uninsured

Having home insurance cover in Spain is not compulsory by law. However, at Linea Directa we highly recommend that you cover your buildings and their contents. Without insurance you will be fully responsible for footing the bill to any damages resulting from fire and water, a neighbour’s property, and you’ll be left unprotected against theft or damage from a wide range of potential mishaps.

Your property [...]

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Arona forms new tourism forum

Arona has a new “round table” forum in order to co-ordinate efforts to further develop tourism initiatives in the municipality.

Meetings are to be held every month and will involve representatives of numerous sectors, including members of the local government, tourism entrepreneurs, tourist industry associations and public administration entities.

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The usual causes of headache

Optical defects (myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism) and presbyopia, when insufficiently or inadequately corrected by spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery, are the most frequent causes of headache.

Insufficient coordination between the eyes is equally a frequent cause of headache.

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The fright of sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak when you are waking up or, less commonly, falling asleep.

Although you are awake, your body is briefly paralysed, after which you can move and speak as normal. The paralysis can last from a few seconds to several minutes.

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Mayor praises taekwondo club

A martial arts group in La Laguna has been congratulated for 20 years of success.

The Mayor, Fernando Clavijo welcomed youngsters from the Club Escuela Taekwondo. The club is directed by Encarna Expósito and is dedicated to the promotion of this sport in the municipality.

Accompanied by coun-cillor for sport, Aymara Calero, the Mayor congratulated everyone involved with the school for the work done and its [...]

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Helicopter rescues injured paraglider

An off-duty firefighter helped to rescue a paraglider who crashed-landed in a ravine in south Tenerife.

The accident happened in a barranco in the area of Ifonche in the Adeje municipality in the mid-afternoon.

The 1-1-2 emergency control centre received a call to say a man had been injured whilst practising the sport and needed assistance.

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Puerto pledge over centre’s leaking roof

Council leaders in Puerto de la Cruz have promised to rectify a problem which has plagued a local sports centre for 27 years.

Preparation work has started at the Miguel Ángel Díaz Molina pavilion in order to fix the leaking roof which has been a constant bone of contention.

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Granadilla plans new tourist route tours

Granadilla is planning to launch a unique new project which will offer guided tours in the three different languages of Spanish, German and English.

The local council says “Discover Granadilla de Abona” will be a pioneering scheme and the first of its kind in the south of Tenerife.

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