Man “tried to coerce young girl”

A man has been arrested on Fuerteventura on suspicion of trying to lure young people into prostitution.

The police were called after the man approached a young person as they were leaving their home and apparently offered her money for sex. It is alleged that the 23-year-old man had previously tried to coerce the intended victim into prostitution via the internet and that the same [...]

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Spectacular productions to be unveleided at Arona Summer Festival

Organisers of the 2014 Arona Summer Festival on August 16th believe this year’s arrangements will consolidate it as one of the best electronic music events in Spain.

Steve Angello, Armin Van Buuren, Sander Vam Doorn and Showtek are all part of the top line-up set to attract a massive crowd to the Antonio Dominguez Olympic Stadium in Playa de las Americas.

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“Cat” restored after senseless vandalism act

An unusual monument of a cat in abstract form has been restored to its former glory after another attack of vandalism.

Staff from a specialist company offered to do the work free of charge so that the public can once again enjoy ‘Monumento al gato’ in the Garcia park in Santa Cruz.

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Farmers worried about rural crime

Police and the local council have pledged to stamp out an increase in rural crime in Guía de Isora.

A number of farmers got together recently to talk to the Mayor, Pedro Martín about the general situation and to express their concerns.

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The mystery of those who disappeared under Franco

The Canary Government has pledged to “get to the bottom of the truth” over hundreds of people who went missing during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco reign.

A special website has been set up to collect information, documents and maps, as well as oral and written testimonies.

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Yes, Malú is on her way

Malú, the undisputed female voice of pop, is to perform in concert in Playa de las Américas on August 2nd.

The date is part of her “Si” tour which began on the mainland last November and continues this year with more than 50 appearances.

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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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