VW Passat Estate is the Business

THE arrival of more and more SUVs has tempted many drivers away from their estate models.

But manufacturers are making sure motorists still looking for more traditional load luggers aren’t left out.

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Santa Cruz will not tolerate illegal

Santa Cruz has warned it will get tough during the election campaign on anyone putting up posters in unauthorised places.

The city council says it will not tolerate illegal bill-posting which they feel blights the capital and looks unsightly.

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April brings less visitors for Canaries but tourism chiefs retain confidence

The Canary Islands overall have experienced a slight decline in visitor numbers, both during April and the first four months of this year, but tourism chiefs are not overly worried.

According to new figures from the airport authority, AENA, there were 910,103 arrivals in the archipelago during April. This represents a decrease of 5.92 per cent over the same month last year ie. 57,259 passengers.

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Police prevent soccer clash between rival groups

These vicious-looking weapons, including knives and screwdrivers, were seized by police on the mainland during an investigation into soccer violence.

Officers received a tip-off that there was going to be a confrontation between two rival groups outside a football stadium in the Churra district of Murcia.

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Surreal art in new exhibition

If you love surrealism, make a date to visit the Casa de la Cultura in Los Realejos.

Local artist Pedro Cedrés says he likes to fit “the universe and its history” in a picture, as well as “a word, like a sigh.”

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Women hurt as shack collapses

Two women escaped serious injury after a cabin-type structure they were sitting in collapsed on top of them.

The accident happened in the Arucas area of Gran Canaria in the late afternoon and led to a 1-1-2 call to the emergency control centre.

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Respect our Canary costumes!

Los Realejos in the north of Tenerife is leading the way when it comes to safeguarding the traditions of the island.

The local council has launched a campaign under the banner of “Como debe ser” (“As it should”) to encourage people to wear Canary costumes as they were intended, not with modern additions.

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Tegueste launches new canine good citizen course

Tegueste is to run a pioneering dog training course which will lead to an approved certificate.

The initiative will take place in June and will be led by professional instructor, Nayra Txasco.

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The Babes In The Wood

There hadn’t been anything like this kind of rain in living memory. The river Brede had burst its banks, and not a single house in the valley had escaped the flooding. In the midst of all this, two teenagers Giles and Sophie Dade – and Joanna Troy, the woman who had been looking after them, had vanished.

The Subaqua Tasdk Force could find no trace of them, [...]

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Investment group puts faith in Puerto with Hotel Chiripa transformation

The Hotel Chiripa in Puerto de la Cruz is to become a new five-star resort. The ambitious renovation project has been announced by Linder Investment Management.

The work is made possible under the Plan for Modernisation, Improvement and Competitiveness which many tourist towns and mature destinations are now able to take advantage of.

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