Vueling helps Lanzarote to open new doors

Plans by Lanzarote to recover the domestic market have received a boost from the air-line Vueling.

The company is one of the Cabildo’s main tourism partners and has been helping to strengthen the Lanzarote brand.

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Update from Accion del Sol

Once again, a new year begins at the refuge, unfortunately with a very sad story.

Four puppies were put in a plastic bag and dumped in bins. Only one puppy survived, her three brothers didn’t.

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Traditional scenes as huge crowd, pets and animals celebrate San Sebastian

Adeje has celebrated another major part of its history with festivities in honour of San Sebastian, a saint still believed to be responsible for miracles.

The fiesta can trace its roots back to the early 18th century but time has not diminished the interest in the full programme of events. This included an exhibition on the history of San Sebastian, a gastronomic competition and an [...]

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Cabo Blanco burglary

Two residents of Cabo Blanco have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They are accused of breaking into a property by forcing a window and stealing electronic equipment worth around 1,400 euros. Damage was also caused to the house.

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Come and support Charity Market in aid of cancer bus

The campaign to raise money to buy a bus for cancer patients travelling to the Candelaria hospital in Santa Cruz has been successful.

Appeal organiser, Carol Chappell is delighted to report this news and would like to thank everyone who helped with this very important cause.

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Insight into Canary wrestling

Those interested in Canary wrestling might like to visit an exhibition in Arona town hall.

“Entre imágenes y palabras” (“Between pictures and words”) features items from the personal collection of Dámaso Rodríguez.

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Spain sets new record for organ donations and transplants

For yet another year, Spain has consolidated its position as world leader in organ donation and transplantation and set another new record.

There were 4,360 transplant recipients last year – including all-time records in kidney and heart transplants – thanks to the generosity of 1,682 donors (an increase of 1.6%). The Spanish organ donor rate stands at 36 donors per million population.

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Helicopter in two rescues hours apart

The emergency helicopter was called out twice within a few hours to help hikers who got into difficulty on two separate islands.

The first incident happened at 5.25pm on January 24th when a 69-year-old woman, believed to be a tourist, needed help when walking in the Masca barranco in Tenerife. She was reported to be exhausted.

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A Colder War by Charles Cummings

Thomas Kell is a disgraced agent who longs to come in from the cold. When MI6′’s top spy in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash his chance arrives.Kell soon discovers that there is a traitor in Western intelligence. From London to Greece Kell tracks the mole.

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Cabildo presses for second terminal at south airport

Last year, the south airport recorded its highest level of passengers in the last 13 years, dealing with 9,176,274 people, an increase of 5.5 per cent. This surpassed the 9,111,065 users notched up in 2001.

As far as Spain was concerned, Tenerife south was seventh on the list for passenger numbers and the second busiest in the Canary Islands after Gando in Gran Canaria.

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