La Orotava goes festive with launch of Christmas contests

La Orotava is encouraging people to get creative this Christmas.

For the 19th time, the local council has launched competitions to find the best crib scenes, the best Christmas cards and the best festive stories.

They are all a way of encouraging creativity and imagination during this very special season and giving other people the chance to enjoy the results.

The Mayor, Francisco Linares said there [...]

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Hindu community shows its solidarity

The Hindu Community of Tenerife Sur has made another very welcome donation, this time of baby food and products for babies.

More than 200 kilos were presented to the food bank at Adeje, being received by councillor for social welfare, Amada Trujillo Bencomo.

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Child gets finger stuck in fishing reel

Firefighters were called out to help with a rather unusual predicament last week. A young child got their finger caught in a fishing reel and had to go to hospital for help!

The incident happened in Puerto Santiago and led to a call for the crew at San Miguel de Abona and volunteers from Santiago del Teide.

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K9 news

As we move from autumn into winter, I would like to thank everyone, from the volunteers who help daily, to the people who stop by the shelter and find a new family member. It does make all the difference as we can see from the letter we received from Savanna who joined us in June and is now enjoying her forever home.

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Glasses raised to a very special birth

A rather special “baptism” took place recently at the Valle de Guimar bodega.

The commercial winery was delighted to unveil its new sparkling wine and with all new arrivals, godfathers are necessary.

This honour for Brumas de Ayosa Espumoso 2014 went to the Association of Cooks and Chefs of the Canaries (Acyre).

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Iranian couple arrested with false passports

Police say investigations are continuing following the arrest in Tenerife of an Iranian couple who were attempting to fly to the UK with false passports.

The two arrested are a man, aged 46, and a 30-year-old woman. They had been staying in an hotel near the south airport.

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Woman falls into hole

An accident in El Tanque area of Tenerife led to a woman falling into a large crater and suffering a leg injury.

Firefighters were called in to help rescue her from the area known as Torre Antigua.

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Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Pandora has looked up to her brother Edison since they were children. Now she revels in the anonymity of her suburban Iowa life, while her brother basks in the limelight as a New York jazz musician. But when Edison arrives in Iowa, suddenly in need of a place to stay, Pandora literally doesn’t recognise him. The once slim, hip pianist has gained hundred of [...]

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A Walk In The Park by Jill Mansell

It’s 18 years since Lara Carson vanished into the night, leaving first love, Flynn Erskine with lots of questions – and no answers. He is stunned by her return to Bath and can’t deny the spark between them. But is there something she isn’t telling him? Lara’s childhood best friend, Evie Beresford, is thrilled to welcome her back – especially as she is about [...]

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All Saints Church news

All Saints Church Puerto de La Cruz Carol Service of nine lessons and carols will be held on 19 December at 7 pm led by the Reverend Malcolm Exley who will be back with us once again with his wife Kathleen.

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