Climbing every mountain, safely!

Altitude sickness is a potentially life-threatening condition that can happen when you’re high up on a mountain. It’s caused by climbing up too quickly.

The decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult because you are not able to take in as much oxygen. You may also experience headache, nausea, dizziness and/or exhaustion.

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Tenerife Bluetrail 2014 seeks your help

What are you doing on October 18th? Would you like to be part of the Tenerife Bluetrail 2014, Spain’s highest mountain trail?

You might not be able to take part in this challenging event which takes in all parts of the island, including Los Cristianos, Puerto de la Cruz and Mount Teide but you could be a helper.

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Albanians smuggled into UK via Spain

Investigations continue in Spain, the UK, Italy and Greece into an organised crime ring dedicated to the illegal trafficking of Albanian citizens into Britain.

Police have already identified around 180 victims of the gang, which would often sexually exploit women. Fourteen of these are children but it is believed many more people have been smuggled in using false papers and passports for fees of up [...]

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New help to view the Palmetum

Age, illness or mobility difficulties will provide no barrier to enjoying the delight of the Palmetum botanical garden in Santa Cruz.

There is much to see at this beautiful new attraction on the top of a cliff overlooking the capital but the walk round to see everything can be quite long and difficult for some. This could be a visitor who has perhaps a heart [...]

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Man stabbed in street

Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in an incident in Gran Canaria.

The 25-year-old man suffered a chest injury after being attacked in the street in the early afternoon. Fortunately, he was not seriously hurt and was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Tenerife Isla Sur Lions Club

Starting date for this project is Monday 1st September.

Along with many other tourist areas in the world, Tenerife is enduring a scourge of pick pockets and ladies purses being stolen from their hand bags.

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Pair falsified prescriptions

Drugs have been sold on Tenerife after two men falsified prescriptions to obtain Trankimazin.

Different chemists were used in Santa Cruz in an attempt to deflect suspicions but the scam was discovered by police based in the south of the island and a specialist team from the capital.

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Man hurt in gas explosion

A loud explosion heard in La Laguna led to a series of calls to the 1-1-2 emergency service.

The incident happe-ned in Calle Zurita in Tejina at around 9pm and early indi-cations suggest it was connected to the opening of a butane gas bottle.

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Youngsters get into golfing habit

Youngsters have been introduced to the sport of golf, a hobby they might well continue in the future.

Arona Council has been staging a series of summer activities for children to help fill the school holidays and golf was included.

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Club celebrates eleven podiums

La Laguna’s School of Taekwondo is celebrating outstanding success.

Its members achieved eleven podium positions during the first Kiorugui FTT Cup organised by the Tenerife Taekwondo Federation. This was held in the sports pavilion in Taco with the collaboration of La Laguna council.

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