Rotary fellowship

Dear Editor

Can I use your letters columns to reach out to Rotarians, residents, swallows and visitors, who miss out on the pleasure of Rotary Fellowship whilst they are on Tenerife?

Whilst the local Tenerife Rotary Clubs show great hospitality to visiting Rotarians, their business is conducted in Spanish which restricts the enjoyment Rotarians gain from visiting these clubs.

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Joy and despair as Grand Prix provides thrills in Barcelona

Nico Rosberg took a vital first win of 2015 at Barcelona but his and Mercedes’ elation was in stark contrast to Ferrari, who had hoped to make a massive jump forward at the Spanish circuit.

McLaren too suffered, while Pastor Maldonado once again lamented a rather unusual piece of bad luck that consigned him to a fourth retirement in five races.

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School drop-out rate reaches lowest level ever

Education chiefs in the Canary Islands believe they are winning the war in the battle to stop a high percentage of students dropping out.

The rate of early school-leavers in the archipelago currently stands at 22.9 per cent, the lowest in history. The percentage already beats the target of 23.2 per cent which was set by the government for the end of 2015.

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San Isidro celebrates long-held tradition

One of the great traditions of the municipality of Granadilla and the south of Tenerife was celebrated in San Isidro.

A massive crowd enjoyed all the fun and colour of the 38th romeria in honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza.

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Child hurt in playground fall

A young child had to be taken to hospital after suffering a fall in a playground in Gran Canaria.

The six-year-old was playing in the park outside the council offices in Vecindario in the municipality of Santa Lucia.

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“Boy in suitcase” shocks leads to leniency plea

This boy hidden in a suitcase caused amazement at a border control checkpoint and has also led to a human rights campaign.

Customs officers in Ceuta were stunned when they scanned a small trolley suitcase and saw what was inside.

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Thomas Cook gives thumbs-up to Mimiland

Global travel company, Thomas Cook says the ambitious multi-million euro project to create “Mimiland” in the Guimar area is just what the island needs.

Praise for the Hemi Group’s vision was given by a leading director,  Björn Eriksson who described it as “innovative” and stressed the need to “create new products to relaunch the Canary market”.

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Paying tribute to capital’s May festivities

With Santa Cruz in the middle of its May festivities, you might like to pop in to an exhibition which pays tribute to its traditions.

The art exhibition venue, Los Lavaderos is hosting the event until the end of the month.

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Bus demolishes timetable in Los Gigantes

Sharp-eyed Tenerife News reader John Dibbens captured this bus crash incident with his camera in Los Gigantes.

John, a former Essex police officer,  stopped to have a conversation  with friends walking towards the car park exit at Tipsy Terrace.

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New fund-raising battle as Eidher’s Boston appeal reaches first target

The incredible story of a little boy who is determined to beat the odds has been touching the hearts of people in the Canary Islands and beyond.

Five-year-old Eidher has a rare disease but has already exceeded all medical expectations in his battle to survive. Doctors originally thought he wouldn’t live for more than a few hours.

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