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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New stops for Santa Cruz city tour bus

The tourist bus in Santa Cruz is to include new ports of call to introduce visitors to even more places of interest in the city.

Since it inception in 2011, the bus tour by CitySightseeing  has transported 264,192 people, of which  61,462 used the service in 2013.

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Man electrocuted in street

An investigation was launched after a 31-year-old man was electrocuted in the street.

He suffered a cardiac arrest and burns in the incident in Avenida de Las Playas in the municipality of Tias on Lanzarote.

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Cultural status for “smallest hotel in the world”?

El Hierro is taking steps to have the Hotel Punta Grande in Frontera officially listed.

The island’s governing council is seeking a declara-tion of cultural interest, within the monument section, for the hotel which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest hotel in the world.

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Four arrested in labour fraud raid

Four people have been arrested in Gran Canaria on suspicion of encouraging illegal immigration and labour exploitation.

The allegations surround the running of a poultry farm in the municipality of Ingenio, where an inspection was made in February.

This was carried out by the Labour Inspectorate in collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and the Interior as part of the fight against irregular employment and Social [...]

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“Virtual kidnapping” scam still sweeping Spain

Police believe the “virtual kidnapping” scam sweeping Spain from South America is reaching epidemic proportions.

Around 2,000 people are thought to have been duped into believing that a loved one, usually a child, has been kidnapped by a gang who threaten to kill them unless a ransom is paid.

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