Family link as police arrest farm crime gang

Police believe a number of people from the same family in the north of Tenerife were responsible for a string of agricultural burglaries over three years.

They have arrested five people and imputed two others for 31 burglaries committed in 2012, 2013 and 2014, particularly in the municipalities of Tacoronte and La Victoria.

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Duo want audience to laugh out loud

A duo “still laughing” after 30 years in comedy will bring their latest show to Gran Canaria on September 19th and 20th.

Faemino and Cansado started their career on the streets of Madrid in the 1980s and went on to perform in theatres and TV.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. I have a Honda CRV 2014 and the tyre deflation warning came on whilst driving down the motorway, at the first opportunity I stopped and checked the tyre pressures, and they were all OK. I reset the alarm after wading through the hand book and the next day after about 30 minutes the alarm came back on again. The car is nearly new and [...]

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Chiripa hotel to be a landmark again?

Speculation is rife in Puerto de la Cruz that the German company, Lindner Hotels & Resorts has taken over the former Chiripa hotel in the Taoro district.

Spanish newspapers have reported that around 15 million euros will be spent on restoring and refurbishing the four-star establishment which has been closed since January 2010.

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Four women on patera near Gran Canaria

A number of illegal immigrants arrested after their tiny boat tried to head for the Canary Islands needed treatment for hypothermia.

Their patera was intercepted by the Civil Guard and Marine Rescue at about 1.30am in the morning.

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Warning after officers seize laser pointers

Traders in the Canary Islands have been warned to make sure any products they sell conform to the law and are neither illegal or potentially dangerous.

The alert comes from the government’s director general of commerce, Gustavo Matos who pledged continued vigilance and inspections by his department.

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Footpath trails of yesteryear restored by experts

Granadilla is hoping to re-store its vast network of rural footpaths and trails which are becoming a big tourism attraction.

The local council’s heritage and environment department, headed by Juan Rodríguez Bello, wants to turn back the clocks so people can once again follow historic routes. These used to be of huge importance for the municipality to allow the exchange of goods and trade and [...]

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Rescue bills begin to bite!

Reckless behaviour will cost you dear.

The new rule which allows the Canary government to charge for rescues caused by “reckless actions” is beginning to bite.

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All set for an explosive success: Starmus countdown as Stephen Hawking sails in


The arrival of the world-famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking in Tenerife on September 13th has generated huge excitement and much anticipation about the Starmus Festival 2014.

The island becomes a mecca for all the big names in space travel and exploration from September 22nd to 27th and has attracted interest from around the world.

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Singapore looms as Hamilton closes the gap

All eyes will be on the next Grand Prix in Singapore on September 21st with Lewis Hamilton just 22 points behind Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg had led early on in the Italian Grand Prix but the German had to settle for second when, coming under increasing pressure from Hamilton, he ceded the lead by out-braking himself heading into the first [...]

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