Why parents should ban mobiles from their child’s bedroom!

Studies suggest that teenagers aren’t getting enough sleep. Being glued to their mobiles, tablets and other screens may be one reason why.

Just over half of 11 to 17 year olds say they are getting eight or more hours’ sleep a night. Sleep experts say young people in this age group tend to need at least eight hours’ sleep to concentrate at school and to maintain [...]

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Festival to combine fun with serious messages about the sea

Son Atlántico will be relaying its “look after our oceans” message loud and clear in Los Cristia-nos this summer.

The Marc Anthony concert on July 10th is seen as a major publicity boost for the campaign which wants to educate people about the jewels of the sea and particularly the whales and dolphins which live off the south coast.

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Hiker dies in Roque del Conde

The emergency helicopter was called in after a hiker fell and died in the Roque del Conde area of Arona/Adeje.

The woman was in her 60s and of foreign origin, the 1-1-2 control centre reported.

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Spain and Senegal winning fight against illegal immigration

Spain and Senegal have reinforced their commitment to fighting a joint campaign against illegal immigration, as well as drug trafficking and money laundering.

Spanish Interior Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz said collaboration between the two countries had already proved a great success and the way it worked was admired by many others.

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All Saints church news

All Saints Church will be holding its last Car Boot of the season before the summer break on Saturday June 6th opening at 11.30 am. A great day out for all the family so come along and enjoy yourselves everybody welcome.Our first Car Boot of the new season will be on October 3rd.

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Group slams housing crisis in Las Palmas as “unjust”

The political group, “Unidos por Gran Canaria”, has described the housing situation in Las Palmas as showing “the most unjust and terrible aspects” of the economic crisis.

“We have witnessed the injustice of a form of housing management which is only regarded as a commodity rather than a necessity and a right,” it claims.

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Choirs pay tribute to a special man

A special tribute has been paid to a very special man whose busy life included devotion to music, language and literature.

Five choirs joined in an evening to remember and recognise the devotion of Pedro Fuentes López who died recently.

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Fines for shark catch?

A Facebook picture of a man holding a hammerhead shark apparently caught in Tenerife could lead to prosecution.

Environmental agents with the Seprona section of the police are investigating as the species (Sphyrna Lewini) is protected under current legislation.

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Sea of Calm swimming challenge generates huge response

A hugely popular sporting event on El Hierro this September is already generating a huge response.

Entries are flowing in for the 2015 Travesía Mar de Las Calmas (Crossing of the Sea of Calm) which takes place on September 26th.

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Four-star hotels still the most popular in Tenerife

Nearly 3.4 million tourists stayed in hotels in Tenerife in 2014 and of these, more than two million opted for four-star hotels, representing about 60 per cent of the total.

The figures are revealed in new data published by Tenerife Cabildo for last year when 5,148,453 people visited the island, 3.53 per cent more than the previous year (4,973,047) .

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