Another major accolade for Loro Parque

Loro Parque has special reason to celebrate after being voted the best zoo in Europe and the third worldwide by TripAdvisor.

The Travellers´Choice Attractions honor the most important touristic attractions worldwide based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers on Trip Advisor. The winners were determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of the comments for zoos and aquariums [...]

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Turtles survive as marine life face ocean threats

A big crowd watched on as two “bobas” were released back into the wild from the beach of Playa San Juan.

The charming event was organised by Tenerife Cabildo, the local council and the Neotropica Foundation which saves and treats injured sea turtles in association with Tenerife’s Wildlife Recovery Centre at La Laguna.

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Russian course in Santa Úrsula

Santa Úrsula is putting on an extra Russian course because of the high demand.

The women’s department of the local council says it is responding to requests and is happy to take new registrations.

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Hotel workers “are not exploited” rebuke

A row has broken out over claims that staff in Tenerife’s hotels are being exploited.

The hotel employers’ association Ashotel has strongly denied the allegation made by Aepaca, the business group for Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje.

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Police raid animal charity after court order

Police on Fuerteventura are checking records to see if any dogs found in a poor condition in an animal charity were stolen or lost.

If they are micro-chipped or there is any formal report after they went missing, officers say they will reunite them with their original owners.

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Viva the King! How Elvis lives on in the Canaries

It’s hard to believe how the years have rolled by since August 16th, 1977 but hundreds of thousands of people will still remember where they were and how they heard the news that Elvis Presley had died.

Just like the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, it is a date which is engrained in history and yet his memory continues to live on, despite [...]

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Freight grants “open to fraud”

Warnings of potential fraud by freight carriers to and from the Canaries have been made by an official watchdog body.

The National Commission for Markets and Competition has criticised the present system which can provide grant aid of up to 70 per cent.

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“Golden Mile” project hailed as shining example for Canary Islands

A multi-million euro plan to bring a new-look to the so-called “Golden Mile” in Playa de Las Americas is being hailed as an example for others to follow.

Private and public cash is to pay for improvements, including the elimination of all parking along the road, wider pavements, more floral planters and 1,000 more parking spaces nearby.

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Social network appeal traces robbers

An appeal on the social network sites has helped to trace two people responsible for a violent robbery in Santa Cruz.

A woman out walking in the street found a lost bag but as she bent down to open it to find an address, a man ran past and snatched a purse, money and mobile phone. Then, a few seconds later, a woman also approached [...]

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Cooling systems (Part I)

The engine cooling system is a complex and invaluable part of the car and it is important to ensure that it is in a correct working order at all times to avoid a costly outcome. The mains parts of the cooling system are the radiator, engine coolant temperature sensor, cooling system hoses, expansion bottle, heater matrix, water pump, thermostat, antifreeze or coolant liquid and cooling [...]

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