New sporty 2 Series joins BMW stable

THERE’S no shortage of BMW lovers and their options are growing as the German car maker continues to extend its range.

I have just sampled one of the new kids on the block – a BMW 2 Series Coupe.

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Police Twitter site celebrates a million followers

Spain’s National Police have been congratu-lated after their highly popular Twitter site surpassed the one million mark.

This milestone number of followers makes it one of the most successful social network sites of all the Spanish institutions and the leader in the security world, surpassing even the FBI.

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Lanzarote aims to be energy self-sufficient

Lanzarote has revealed a 40 million euro investment plan to try and become a 100 per cent sustainable island.

Water, wind and electricity projects are being drawn up and a panel of experts will be established to oversee the ambitious campaign.

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Learning the language of canines

Tegueste is inviting people to join a dog training course which will put tips into practice.

The theoretical course will be held on September 22nd, 24th and 26th from 6pm to 7.30pm and on September 27th from 10am to 1pm and will be taken by canine professional Nayra Txasko.

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Santa Cruz to act over street trading nuisance

Santa Cruz has started a new campaign to try and cutback on sales promotions in the streets.

The Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez said they are determined to establish “good practice” guidelines following continued complaints from traders and shoppers.

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Legendary Spanish rock band to finish tour in Tenerife

A legendary Spanish rock band is to bring its hugely successful national tour to a close in Tenerife on November 8th.

It will be the first time back on the island in six years for Extremoduro who are promising a really special concert. In their words, it will be “a night of good vibes when no-one has to worry about anything but simply enjoy.”

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The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

Rose Janko has been missing for seven years. Her family has made no attempt to find her. Why? Ray Lovell, private investigator, has been hired to discover Rose’s fate. But he must first win the trust of the secretive, deceptive, dangerous Janko family, whose son Ivo became Rose’s husband.

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Snake slithers out of boxes

A Santa Cruz resident relaxing on a bench got quite a surprise when a brightly coloured snake slithered out of discarded cardboard boxes.

The alarm was raised at about 11pm and police with the environmental protection squad, Seprona went to the scene.

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Tenerife’s Russian market “will stay stable”

Tenerife is confident that the number of Russian visitors to the island will remain stable, despite the weakness of the ruble and the difficult economic situation.

Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso said the demand for the winter season was expected to be the same as in 2013.

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Get talking about mental health and take part in charity challenge

Many of us know someone in a family, a friend or colleague who has some form of mental health problem.

In aid of World Mental Health Day, “En Pié” – a mental health charity, based in Las Caletillas -wants to get people talking more about it.

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