La Laguna Full Moon Race expects 2,000 runners

La Laguna, the first municipality to organise a Carrera de la Luna Llena  (Full Moon race), is already making plans for the 2015 event on March 7th.

This popular event combines sport and leisure and represents a meeting place for all the family.

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Man falls off wall

A workman who fell two metres whilst repairing a wall on El Hierro suffered back and head injuries.

Police said that fortunately, they were not serious though the 36-year-old had to be admitted to hospital for treatment.

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New craft markets begin in Los Cristianos

A new multi-cultural craft market has been started by Arona Council with the intention of turning the spotlight on traditional values.

The first “Mercado de Artesanía Multicultural de Arona” was held outside the cultural centre at Los Cristianos on February 21st and proved a great success.

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Thieves target luggage at airport

Police have stepped up security at holiday “hotspots”, including the airports, as snatch thieves try to home in on tourists during a busy time for the islands.

Three people were recently arrested at the south airport for attempting to steal items of luggage from passengers who had just arrived in Tenerife.

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Planning starts for historic walk’s tenth anniversary

The famous and hugely popular Tenerife event the “Camino del Hermano Pedro” will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year and special plans are already being made.

The 2015 event is on April 18th and the organising team has already met to discuss arrangements.

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Spain sees drop in crime to maintain “safe” reputation but not murders

Spain is still one of the safest countries in the world, new crime figures have revealed.

A total of 2,093,621 offences  were registered in Spain last year, which is a reduction of 3.6 per cent on 2013 when the figure stood at 2,172,133.

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Pop, rock, Abba and Toy Story combine for “La Orotava Suena”

Financial restraints have failed to dent the success of La Orotava’s annual musical fiesta and the third edition promises to be another fantastic hit.

The Mayor, Francisco Linares García has congratulated the organisers for making sure “La Orotava Suena” (“La Orotava Sounds”) happens again despite the difficult times and says it will once again give a boost to the local economy.

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Youth arrested

Police were called to an educational facility in Tacoronte after a pupil allegedly pulled a knife on a tutor.

The 17-year-old is said to have threatened the teacher with the knife which was 24cms long.

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Wingate’s trip to London

‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’Samuel Johnson.

Wingate School is elated after a highly successful educational excursion to London. Thirty students and five members of staff were part of the weekend trip, which aimed to give students an opportunity to experience a new cultural environment.

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Road Taxes

As most people know and expect you have to pay road taxes, Impuesto de Rodaje or Impuesto sobre vehículos de tracción mecánica, here in Spain annually. The amount to be paid varies dependent on the size of the engine the cv and now sometimes on the emission rates as specified by certain town halls.

Each town hall has slightly different rates and they also generally have [...]

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