Email provides vital tip-off

A timely tip-off to the police led to the arrest of eight members of a drug-running gang.

Anyone can email on antidroga@policia.es and this is just what one member of the public did recently.

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Loro Parque welcomes baby jellyfish in European first

Some rather unusual “babies” have arrived at Loro Parque following another European first for the popular zoo.

Visitors can now see 42 baby jellyfish which were hatched from fertilised eggs of the species “Pelagia noctiluca”. They are only 20 centimetres in length but are set to play a star role in the new AquaViva section of Loro Parque.

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Ringing the bucio

Tenerife is full of old traditions and the “Resonar del Bucio” or “Ringing of the Shells” is one of them.

In yesteryear, villagers used to be alerted through a special system of blowing into a conche, a type of mollusk like the ones you used to find at the seaside to “listen to the waves”.

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Food allergies, a growing problem in Canaries

Food allergies, especially gluten intolerance, is becoming as big a problem in the Canary Islands as it is elswhere.

Latest figures show around eight per cent of Canary children under the age of three (ie eight per cent) already have some form of food allergy and this can continue into later life.

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Puerto pushes ahead with “united front” on tourism

Puerto de la Cruz is to make liaison with all sectors of the tourism industry a priority for 2015.

The local council believes this is a key to “selling” Puerto as a holiday destination and has created a “Product Club” as part of the initiative.

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Spotting the signs

Incubation period:

6-21 days.

Infectious period: from the first signs of the illness until about six weeks after coughing starts. If an antibiotic is given, the infectious period will continue for up to five days after starting treatment. Antibiotics need to be given early in the course of the illness in order to improve symptoms.

 
Symptoms:

The symptoms are similar to a cold and cough, with the [...]

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New book sheds light on religious heritage

A new book sheds light on the religious heritage of Tegueste which is increasingly attracting more tourists to the municipality.

“Patrimonio religioso de la Villa de Tegueste” is in Spanish but it contains a wealth of photographs on old artefacts and details of how our ancestors lived and their need for temples and shrines to show their faith.

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Cloned credit cards: 17 arrests in Spain

National Police agents have broken up a network based in Spain that defrauded 400,000 euros with cloned credit cards.

The gang used the technique known as skimmimg and operated in various countries of America, Asia and Europe.

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Medical scare for hiker

A hiker who got into difficulties whilst walking along the Afur trail in Santa Cruz de Tenerife had to be airlifted to hospital.

The man, 45 years of age and of German nationality, suffered health problems of a less serious nature but was unable to continue his journey.

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Arona urges youngsters to get involved

Arona council wants more children to get involved in sport from an early age.

Its new programme of activities has now started and will continue until May.

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