Great fighting earns Cyrano the gold

Two young boxers who train in Playa de Las Americas have been scoring success at national level.

Cyrano Lorenzo Romero, who was born in Fuerte-ventura but now lives in Arona, became champion of Spain in the youth category at a tournament in Murcia.

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Parking “gorillas” generate complaints

Motorists in Santa Cruz are still being plagued by so-called parking “gorillas” who cause intimidation and alarm.

In just one week alone, police officers dealt with 18 complaints from citizens who had been approached by unauthorised parking valets and asked to pay for their service. In many cases, these people appear to be officials but are not and often molest or harass their victims.

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Then there was light!

An isolated area of Granadilla has outdoor lighting for the first time.

The local council has spent nearly 28,000 euros on installing a dozen photo-voltaic lights in El Pinar.

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Artist looks at life in Tegueste

One of the most renowned painters in the Canary Islands is exhibiting his wonderful work in Tegueste.

The name of Manolo Sánchez has been known throughout the archipelago for more than half a century and he has staged more than 150 solo exhibitions across Spain. Eighty of these have been in the Canaries.

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Puerto’s history, behind closed doors

Why is so much of this town’s heritage either being destroyed or simply ignored and left to fall into decay?

Other towns, La Laguna and La Orotava, as prime examples, are able to combine the two, old and new, quite happily, whereas successive councils in Puerto, the current one included, have not faltered in their desire to pave the town over. Add to that a love [...]

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Flooding relief planned for La Laguna

Tenerife Cabildo is to invest nearly three million euros between now and 2017 to rectify storm water problems in La Laguna.

The work will primarily take place in the area from La Candelaria to Vega Lagunera but will also address other specific blackspots.

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Taps aff fun in fab A3 Cabrio

IT’S not such a big deal when the sky is blue and the sun is shining brightly in Tenerife as that’s the norm for the island, especially in the south as I’ve discovered on visits.

But if you live in Scotland you make the most of these days.

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Lucky escape for swimmer

A 68-year-old man was taken to hospital after nearly drowning in Fuerteventura.

The 1-1-2 emergency service received a call saying the swimmer had been saved off Playa del Burro in Corralejo.

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Mayor delivers “bacon butties” after Easy Jet sleep-over

The Mayor of a town in Lanzarote has been praised for his role in helping stranded passengers of an Easy Jet holiday plane which broke down at the airport.

The airline had to cancel the 10.45pm departure to Liverpool because of a technical fault and it was unable to leave until 11am the following morning.

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Lanzarote urges swimmers: “Take care!”

Lanzarote is urging swimmers, tourists and fishermen to take extra special care in rocky areas of the island.

The Cabildo says there have been a number of incidents of people falling into the water and it hopes to extend a warning system to all potentially dangerous areas.

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