Cocaine found in banana boxes

Drug smuggling gangs use all sorts of ways to get their illegal shipments into Spain and the latest is banana boxes.

Police have found 54 kilos of cocaine hidden inside crates of bananas and nine people were arrested. A spokesman for the Guardia Civil described the gang as “a major drug trafficking operation.”

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“We did it by the book” says health authority after ebola scare

The Canary Government’s Ministry of Health has defended the role it played in dealing with a group of illegal immigrants who sparked an ebola scare when they arrived on Maspalomas beach.

The drama happened in Gran Canaria on November 5th, with the 23 men and women coming into shore on board a small boat at about 9.30am in the morning.

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Safety reminder as French family have lucky escape

Warnings about taking care when visiting the mountain areas of Tenerife have been reiterated after one group’s lucky escape from a potentially dangerous situation.

A group of French hikers who got lost on Mount Teide were left counting their blessings after being found by the rescue services three hours after they got lost.

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Another step forward for new-look waterfront in capital

Plans to bring the port area of Santa Cruz into the 21st century have taken another step forward.

The Governing Council of Urbanism has recently given its support to the project, with no votes cast against it, and it will now go forward for final approval by the full city council this month. This will then pave the way for inviting bids for the ambitious [...]

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Rabbits deserve a happy life

It was National Rabbit Week in the UK recently and the message was to try and do at least one thing to make your rabbit’s life happier. Here are a few tips from the experts.

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“Soccer Experience” veterans’ tournament hailed another success

Adeje has hosted the ninth edition of “Soccer Experience”, the hugely popular tournament for veterans.

The event has grown from a series of friendly matches to become an important event in Adeje’s sporting calendar.

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How to deal with the effect of teeth grinding or “bruxism”

The moment that stress affects the health of our mouth usually occurs during the night.
It’s an unconscious activity called “bruxism” which can damage our teeth, periodontium, muscles of the mouth and the temporomandibular joint.

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Enjoy a delightful November matinee concert in Puerto

Winter is always a busy time in Puerto de la Cruz, one of the reasons why a series of Sunday lunchtime concerts organised by the Reyes Bartlet Cultural Association prove such a success.

The organisation hopes visitors and local people alike will continue to give their support to the series of “Matinee concerts” which continue through November in advance of the Christmas offerings.

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El Hierro in line for conservation award

El Hierro has been nominated for an international award.

The island is on the shortlist for the 2014 accolades from the International Centre for Heritage Conservation in the conservation and restoration category.

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Sword-fighting boy plummets 100ft from eighth floor flat

An eight-year-old child plummeted nearly 100ft from the balcony of an apartment eight floors up and survived.

The boy had a miracle escape from certain death after an awning cushioned his fall on Halloween Night.

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