Club celebrates eleven podiums

La Laguna’s School of Taekwondo is celebrating outstanding success.

Its members achieved eleven podium positions during the first Kiorugui FTT Cup organised by the Tenerife Taekwondo Federation. This was held in the sports pavilion in Taco with the collaboration of La Laguna council.

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Final call for Miradasdoc film pitches

An international film festival based in Guia de Isora has been creating “miracles” and is hoping to do the same again this year.

Part of “Miradasdoc” is a forum which allows would-be producers to pitch for funding for their documentary ideas. The deadline for applications to this market is August 25th.

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Jellyfish stings: try shaving foam

With reports of jelly-fish having been spotted in some parts of Tenerife, it’s worth reiterating advice about what to do if stung.

Most jellyfish stings are mild and don’t require treatment or you can treat them yourself.

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Update from Accion del Sol

Accion del Sol has been a hive of activity following the start of the summer camp activities.

Youngsters spent a week at the refuge learning to care, handle and play with some of the many dogs at the refuge as well as a visit to the Camel Park in La Camella where the children were introduced to camels, donkeys and chickens, courtesy of the park [...]

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Dog owners warned in Güímar

Dog owners in Guimar are being warned to keep their pets on leads and ensure they have muzzles if on the dangerous breed list.

The alert follows an increase in complaints about the number of dogs on the loose, especially around El Puertito. This is an area where owners are apparently letting their dogs off the lead for a run but it is causing concern.

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Shock as violent robbers caught in the south

The scale and violent intensity of a gang which stalked victims before holding them up in their own homes has caused shock in the south of Tenerife.

Generally speaking, the island is considered as a safe destination but organised crime does happen, normally associated with drugs.

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Cocaine paste seized at airport

Police at Tenerife’s south airport have arrested a man of 40 who tried to smuggle in more than 800 grams of cocaine paste.

He was stopped by officers as part of an operation to clampdown on drug trafficking.

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Fears of more “patera” arrivals in Canaries

Fears have been expressed that conflicts and terrible conditions for poor families could once again produce an influx of illegal immigrants to Spain and the Canary Islands.

Five years ago, there was a steady flow of “pateras” or small boats laden with men, women and even children from the sub-Sahara region as they attempted to seek a better life elsewhere. The dangerous journey across the [...]

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Drivers warned over drug-taking

Spain has reiterated its “zero tolerance” attitude towards drivers who are under the influence of drink or drugs.

Government ministers say police controls will continue to be stepped up and citizens have a responsibility to ensure they do not get behind the wheel in such circumstances or allow others to do so.

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Dog of the Week – Danko

It’s not always about the cute puppies. Please consider an older dog, they deserve a chance too. Danko has been with us way too many years and at seven years old, we are really on a mission to find him that perfect home. He is a friendly and handsome Spaniel cross and after his recent grooming session by Heather at [...]

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