A grave mistake!

Repsol has been given definitive permission by the Spanish Government to test drill for oil off the coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura but protestors say their battle will continue.

Following an emergency meeting, Lanzarote’s Cabildo says it will fight tooth and nail to get the decision reversed and says Spain has made “the gravest mistake”. Leaders are planning another major onslaught of strong action, together [...]

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Smash and grab at shop

Two people who raided a supermarket on El Hierro were found hiding in an isolated area nearby.

The smash and grab happened in the Frontera district of Valverde just after 5.30pm. They gained access by smashing a three metre high front window and got away with alcohol, soft drinks, cigarettes and even plastic cutlery worth 3,000 euros.

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Gas leak scare

A potential disaster in Puerto de la Cruz was avoided thanks to the swift intervention of the fire brigade.

A crew from La Orotava was called out by the 1-1-2 emergency service to a fire in a house in avenida Blas Pérez González at about 7.30pm in the evening.

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Council tries “pleasant” approach to abandoned cars

Motorists who abandon their cars in the street are being urged to move them on a voluntary basis or face hefty fines.

Los Realejos council is stepping up monitoring of the situation in order to improve the environment and clean up the streets.

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Help at last for disabled swimmers

Los Realejos has pledged to do all it can to help people with disabilities and to eliminate all architectural barriers.

For the first time, the municipal pool has a special chair which can lower those in need into the water. This has been requested for the last 20 years but never met.

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Caravan in Masca plunge

Four people escaped without serious injury after a caravan left the winding Masca road and plunged 50 metres down the steep slope.

The 1-1-2 emergency line received a call about the accident at just before 8pm but were told that all the occupants were safe and had got out by themselves.

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Champions praised as “finest of youth”

Two young sportsmen from Adeje have been praised for their outstanding achievements in beach volleyball.

Hugo Rojas Martínez is the Spanish champion for the under-19s and ninth in the world whilst Oscar Jiménez Gutiérrez is Spanish under-17 champion and world runner-up.

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ESTA’s new season

ESTA, the English Speaking Theatrical Association, has been planning what looks like being a very exciting new season. After its successful Old-time Music Hall in March, the committee has been busy looking at the forthcoming season, and we have some exciting news to tell you about.

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Film festival with a multiple appeal

There are many international events held in Tenerife but you wouldn’t necessarily expect some of the world’s budding film producers to converge on Guia de Isora.

That is the case, however, with MiradasDoc, the International Documentary Film Festival which will be held for the ninth time between November 1st and 8th.

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Funds will help Lanzarote cycling quest

Lanzarote is planning a series of major improvements to provide better facilities and attractions on the island.

The Cabildo has recently signed an agreement with the Canary Government which will allow eight new projects to go ahead between now and the end of 2015. Grant aid of 2.1 million euros has been won.

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