Organic garden plots on offer

Allotments appear to be as popular here in Tenerife as they are in the UK.

La Orotava began its scheme in 2011 as a pioneer for the Canary Islands. It has proved extremely popular, so much so that representatives from other municipalities have been to visit to adopt the idea themselves.

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Roundabout to have sensor lighting

La Palma is to use a pioneering scheme in Spain to light a major roundabout and contribute to the green environment.

The system is being installed at the new Cruce del Molino on the LP3 at Breña Alta. It allows variations in the LED lighting, depending on the amount of traffic at the time, and uses less power.

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Four week deadline for landslide works

Major roadworks are being carried out alongside a busy road in El Rosario to rectify landslides.

The protection work at Tabaiba Baja started on April 13th and has a deadline of four weeks to be completed.

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Tips to avoid indigestion

If you have indigestion only occasionally with mild pain and discomfort, you may not need to see your GP for treatment. It may be possible to ease your symptoms by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

 

Healthy weight

Being overweight puts more pressure on your stomach, making it easier for stomach acid to be pushed back up into your oesophagus (gullet). This is known [...]

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Hashish stashed in hull of fishing boat

Police who intercepted a fishing boat flying a Portuguese flag found more than eight tons of hashish.

The Civil Guard’s maritime service spotted the boat in waters south of the province of Huelva as part of an ongoing operation against drug trafficking.

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Coping with a sinus headache

Sinus headaches are an uncommon type of headache caused by inflamed sinuses (sinusitis). They are felt as a dull, throbbing pain in the upper face.

Many people assume they have a sinus headache, when in fact it’s much more likely to be either a migraine or tension-type headache.

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Grenade destroyed

There was drama on the sea-front in Lanzarote after an old hand grenade was discovered.

The specialist explosives group of the Civil Guard was called in to deal with the incident in the municipality of Haria.

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La Laguna’s new app for disabled

La Laguna is to offer a free mobile app to people with disabilities so they can enjoy tourist and cultural routes.

The  initiative is pioneered by the group of World Heritage Cities of Spain in collaboration with the Orange Foundation and the company GVAM Interactive Guides.

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Spanish network for house burglaries

Police have arrested more than 50 people responsible for house burglaries across Spain in a crime spate lasting several years.

They include an estate agent and the owner of a car rental company on the mainland whom officers said worked almost exclusively for the network. The 52 suspects are mainly of Croatian origin.

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Granadilla looks to eco-tourism

Granadilla is aiming to increase its tourism appeal by developing nature, rural and sporting attractions.

The local council is currently drawing up a new plan for the years ahead and recently met with the business sector to discuss ideas.

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