Is drinking making you fat?

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps?

The average wine drinker in England takes in around 2,000kcal from alcohol every month.

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La Palma tackles road network full of holes

Holiday-makers who visit La Palma have long complained about the bumps and potholes in many of the roads but no more!

The Cabildo has announced plans to either complete or implement road surfacing improvements across the island to the tune of more than two million euros.

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Candidates line up for starring role in Santa Cruz Carnival

Most people will know that the annual Santa Cruz Carnival is rapidly approaching but you might not realise just how imminent it really is!

Amazingly, because who can believe that another year has gone by, the full programme kicks off on January 21st with the presentation of candidates for the Carnival titles.

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Second remodelling phase for calle Londres

The second phase of the redeveloment of calle Londres in Costa Adeje will take seven months, the local council has announced.

The work, which has already started, will run from calle París to its intersection with calle Roma. Funding has come from the Canary Government, Tenerife Cabildo and the councils and is part of the overall programme to improve tourism areas.

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Major coup for Adeje rally as Spanish link returns

The Spanish Automobile Association has announced a major new coup for Adeje.

The Championship of Spain Tarmac Rally 2015 will have its first scoring round at the XXV Villa de Adeje Rally on April 10th and 11th.

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Email provides vital tip-off

A timely tip-off to the police led to the arrest of eight members of a drug-running gang.

Anyone can email on and this is just what one member of the public did recently.

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Loro Parque welcomes baby jellyfish in European first

Some rather unusual “babies” have arrived at Loro Parque following another European first for the popular zoo.

Visitors can now see 42 baby jellyfish which were hatched from fertilised eggs of the species “Pelagia noctiluca”. They are only 20 centimetres in length but are set to play a star role in the new AquaViva section of Loro Parque.

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Ringing the bucio

Tenerife is full of old traditions and the “Resonar del Bucio” or “Ringing of the Shells” is one of them.

In yesteryear, villagers used to be alerted through a special system of blowing into a conche, a type of mollusk like the ones you used to find at the seaside to “listen to the waves”.

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Food allergies, a growing problem in Canaries

Food allergies, especially gluten intolerance, is becoming as big a problem in the Canary Islands as it is elswhere.

Latest figures show around eight per cent of Canary children under the age of three (ie eight per cent) already have some form of food allergy and this can continue into later life.

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Puerto pushes ahead with “united front” on tourism

Puerto de la Cruz is to make liaison with all sectors of the tourism industry a priority for 2015.

The local council believes this is a key to “selling” Puerto as a holiday destination and has created a “Product Club” as part of the initiative.

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