Parking in Tenerife

Most people know where they can and cannot park but many choose to ignore signs and road markings that are shown when they are abroad.

In Spain it is illegal to park on a single yellow line, in a space reserved for a disabled person, unless you display a disabled badge, on zig-zag lines denoted for ” Carga y Descarga ” meaning loading and unloading [...]

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Seeing stars on La Palma

La Palma is seeing stars and tourism chiefs are delighted.

The island has launched a new campaign to link tourism expeiences to the stars and businesses appear to be responding well.

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Puerto swim more popular each year

A change of venue failed to impact on the success of the annual “Travesía a Nado” at Puerto de la Cruz.

Because of the work being carried out in the San Telmo area, the start and finish of the swim was the Playa del Muelle.

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Royal British Legion, Tenerife branch: put those lights out!

On August 4th 1914 Britain entered the “War to end all wars” and Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary at the time, said, “Lamps are going out all over Europe – we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

On August 4th 2014 Britain is planning to mark the centenary with a candlelight vigil in Westminster Abbey, where the last candle will be extinguished [...]

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Teaching union furious at education “snub”

The teachers’ union in the Canaries, the ANPE Canarias, has accused education chiefs of “un-willingness” to reach any agreements.

The criticism was made following a round-table meeting to discuss various issues, including details of school timetables and what subjects should be taught and to whom.

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Art contest offers 1,000 euro prizes

Two cash prizes of 1,000 euros each are up for grabs as Guia de Isora launches the 16th edition of its national competition ‘Arte Isora’

The valuable contest is open to anyone who is resident in Spain and there are two sections; one for paintings, the other for sculptures.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. Would appreciate any advice. I have a 2003 Peugeot 206 1.4 petrol engine with a Sagem (9646988680/s2000A) ECU. The car starts first time and runs ok – except for a slight intermittent misfire and high emissions in the form of wisp of black smoke when it starts – this reducing but not completely going when driving. The car drives well at speed, has power, [...]

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Man arrested on sex charge claims

Police investigating allegations of a sexual assault in Playa de las Americas in June have arrested a 46-year-old man.

The incident was said to have happened when a young woman was on holiday in Tenerife.

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Plan and prepare for your pet’s final hours

If we have pets in our lives, sooner or later it’s likely we may have to make a decision and act in their best interests concerning the end of their life.

Sadly, our pets have much shorter lives than us and when illness, injury, or old age affects their quality of life we may need to start thinking about letting them go, peacefully.

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Stolen goods “sold at house clearance sales”

A gang who broke into homes in Santa Cruz later sold the items in a house clearance sale, say police.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of at least 12 burglaries in and around the capital and the 50-year-old owner of the house where the items were sold also faces charges.

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