Day care centre is still a priority

A day care centre to help people suffering from Alzheimer’s is still the aim of Granadilla, the council has reiterated.

A donation of 60,000 euros has just been made to the organisation ACUFADE which is an association which looks after sufferers and their carers.

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Join in solidarity race and march for Santa Rita

Put a note of September 7th in your diary if you like the idea of combining health and sport and helping a very good cause at the same time.

Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz councils have announced details of a race and solidarity march to benefit the Santa Rita home for the elderly and the Foundation which runs it.

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What’s happening in “sunny” Puerto this summer?

August is upon us, the vacation month, the month when the whole Spanish system effectively shuts down and Puerto is no different (not that anyone gets over-excited here during the rest of the year!)

So again I am faced with the same dilemma, finger poised over the keyboard, thinking what on earth there is to write about.

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Pylons “should be removed” from historic area

A new consortium in La Orotava is calling for the instant removal of high tension electricity pylons in an historic part of the town.

An executive committee is trying to improve the area known as El Rincón and is holding regular meetings to discuss various projects.

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Festive flight boost for La Palma

La Palma is “slowly getting there” in its bid to improve connectivity.

This was the view expressed by the Cabildo’s tourism councillor, Raúl Camacho after news that Vueling is to operate a direct flight between Bilbao and the island this December. There will also be flights on December 22nd and 29th, as well as on January 5th.

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When thirst might be more serious

Feeling thirsty all the time and for no good reason isn’t normal and should be investigated by your doctor.

Normally, feeling thirsty is the brain’s way of warning that you’re dehydrated because you’re not drinking the amount of fluid your body needs. You can soon quench your thirst and restore the fluid balance in your body after having a drink.

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Triple expertise for Santa Cruz Carnival

Expect the very best for the 2015 Santa Cruz Carnival next February!

The city council and organising committee intends to draw on not just one designer but three to make the world-renowned event yet another spectacular success.

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Countdown to 2015 Walking Festival

Tenerife Walking Festival will take place from March 10th to March 14th, 2015 and great interest is already being show.

This is an open event for registered hikers from all over Europe, combining different types of hikes and trails and original supplementary activities. A great event to be enjoyed with your usual hiking group, with your family and children or even on your own.

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Graduates working below skill levels

Both Spain and the Canary Islands are suffering from a problem known as “sobre-education” or “over-education”.

Although the situation in the archipelago is not as bad as on the mainland, generally speaking, young people who have attended university are working below their quaifications. This is mainly as clerical assistants or in the service sector, sales and catering.

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La Laguna taxis agree flat rate charge

It’s a frustration for many people in Tenerife that the same taxi journey can cost different amounts.

This will no longer be the case in La Laguna, however, where drivers have reached a flat rate agreement which became effective on August 1st.

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