Rainbow delight at Los Gigantes

This isn’t a scene you see every day in Tenerife but our correspondent, Ken Bennett was on hand to capture it on camera.

Taken at Los Gigantes, it shows a rainbow forming a colourful bridge between the Stil Log Gigantes Hotel and Crab Island.

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Tegueste offers April tapas and wine route

Until April 30th, 26 tascas and restaurants in Tegueste are taking part in a tapas route as part of April Wine Month.

They will be offering the best gastronomic creations and fine wines of the municipality, all at a bargain price.

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Fight continues for CCTV after more vandalism

Santa Cruz has pledged not to give up the fight for CCTV cameras in García Sanabria park after a further spate of vandalism.

Important sculptures have once again been daubed in graffiti and damaged, including “Homage to Gaudi” and “Tribute to the Canary Islands”.

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Canaries a magnet for the US

Interest is growing in the United States over using the Canary Islands as a hub for developing projects in Africa.

The Canary Government has had further meetings in Miama to promote the competitive advantages of the archipelago.

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Call for more dog parks

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for better dog parks in Santa Cruz.

The group of pet owners want a large space allocated in La Granja and have told the Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez that the present dog park in the García Sanabria park is ridiculously small. They say it can only acco-mmodate five to six dogs at any one time.

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Honour for two special sportswomen

La Orotava has used the occasion of International Women’s Day to honour two sportswoman.

Lucía Hernández and Alicia Correa have dedicated years of their life to sport and helping others through it.

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The Canaries viewed from on-board ship 100 years ago

In the last issue of the Tenerife News, we learnt about freight shipping to the Canary Islands. This time we read about the experiences of two passengers.

In 1912, Thomas and Margaret Spark and eight of their nine children left Cumberland in England for a better life in Western Australia. Their eldest daughter Rosa had married, but she and her husband followed not long afterwards. Their [...]

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Beach-front transformation earns top award


The transformation of beaches and the sea-front in Guia de Isora has resulted in a top design award.

The local council says it is delighted and has announced there is more to come, with their ultimate goal being to link the coastal area with one large promenade.

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Astro-turf is replaced

A major sports facility in El Sauzal has seen further updating and improvements.

The artificial turf on the soccer field at the local sports centre has been replaced at a cost of 22,000 euros.

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Hashish seized on power boat

Two men of foreign nationality were arrested by police after a power boat carrying drugs was intercepted near Gran Canaria.

It was spotted about four miles off the south coast of the island in the early hours of the morning.

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