Ben Magec welcomes El Hierro marine park idea

Plans to create a National Marine Park on El Hierro have been welcomed as “good news” by the environmental action group Ben Magec–Ecologistas en Acción.

The idea has been put forward by the Ministry for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and it would become the only one of its kind in Spain and the fifth National Park for the Canary Islands.

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Get active with Adeje summer scheme

Don’t be bored this summer. Come along to the Casa de la Juventud in Adeje and join in the project “El Puntito”.

The initiative is open to all youngsters aged between 12 and 14 and activities will range from English workshops, social networking and surfing to an excursion to Siam Park, sailing at Playa San Juan and a visit to the marina and environmental classroom [...]

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Team gets tougher on “abroad fraud” in Spain

Benefit fraud investigators have warned of more prosecutions as they continue to clampdown on Spanish swindles.

The team from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has investigated more than 1,250 cases of benefit fraud by British residents over the last five years and works closely with UK counterparts to bring fraudsters to justice.

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El Médano really does have lots of talent!

Always a very popular event in the south of Tenerife, El Médano will be holding its annual talent contest on August 8th and 9th.

The VIII Festival de Nuevos Talentos aims to support and develop the creativity of young people throughout the Canary Islands. Contestants range in age from four upwards.

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Shop avoids fire alert

A fire call-out to a shop in Santa Cruz proved somewhat of a false alarm.

Crews were called out just after midnight after reports of a fire in a unit in calle Azahar in the capital.

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Island captures the French market

The French just love Fuerteventura and this trend is set to continue.

The island has just signed a deal with the main French tour operator Thalasso nº1 to co-market its delights in the Gallic country.

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Another accolade for Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park on Gran Canaria is one of the best places to visit in the world and that’s official.

The Aspro Group is delighted to have received an honour for the third year running as a result of recommendations made by visitors to the popular Tripadvisor website.

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“Guaza is neglected”, socialists claim

The town of Guaza in the Arona municipality is being totally neglected and the needs of more than 2,000 residents are being ignored.

This is the claim of local Socialists who are calling on the council to instigate an urgent plan of repairs, refurbishment, cleaning of the streets and a better refuse collection.

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Recognition for “La Casa del Patio”

All the hard work to restore “La Casa del Patio” in Santiago del Teide has been officially recognised.

Everyone involved in the multi-million euro project is delighted that the Canary Government has declared the 17th century building of “Cultural Interest”. This is known as a BIC and is equivalent in Britain to being listed.

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New fun run seeks competitors

El Rosario will host a new Fun Run on August 2nd.

The sporting event – I Carrera Popular Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza – is one of the attractions of the festivities in honour of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza from July 15th to August 30th.

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