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Cocaine gang posed as hospital patients to smuggle drugs into Canaries

Police in Spain have smashed a major criminal network which had been smuggling cocaine into the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote,”for years”. The gang used human mules and the parcel post for their drug smuggling operation from the mainland of Spain, mostly from Madrid, headed by a clan leader known as “La Negra”. At one stage, ...Full Article

Teide gets a star role on 2020 Japanese calendar

An image of Teide stars on the calendar that the Tourist Office of Spain in Tokyo has prepared for 2020 The volcanic icon of the island illustrates the month ...Full Article

Canaries want action to stop “unfair and disproportionate” rise in air fares

Hotel leaders in the Canary Islands are calling for the creation of a “price observatory” to stop air fares soaring. The campaign is being backed by Ashotel, the hotel ...Full Article

Police find huge stash of gold hidden inside baby nappies

Police in Spain have discovered more than 26 kilos of gold worth nearly a three quarters of a million pounds hidden inside a batch of baby nappies! The unusual ...Full Article

Fantasy world poster for La Orotava carnival

Thoughts are already turning to carnival ce-lebrations 2020 and La Orotava has its official poster. The Mixed Carnival Commission, composed of all the representatives of the villa groups and ...Full Article

Coup for Tenerife as island wins international basketball event

The Intercontinental Basketball Cup 2020 will be held in Tenerife in February. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has chosen the island as the venue for this important competition, which ...Full Article

Global changes needed but what are the predictions for Puerto de la Cruz

All the festivities are over, thankfully, as they did seem to drag on a bit this year. Of course, this is just my own personal opinion; I am sure ...Full Article

Explosion hits pine tree festive tradition

At least 14 people were injured, three of them suffering serious burns, in a explosion in the bell tower of a church in Barcelona during a traditional Christmas event. ...Full Article

Highest praise for adapted football teams

The Mayor of Santa Cruz, Patricia Hernández, along with sports councillor, Elena Mateo received with all honours the members of the adapted soccer teams Iberia Toscal, Dispacint and Hermano ...Full Article

Counting down to Puerto Carnival

The rules of the Children’s and Adult Queen’s Throne Gala of the International Carnival 2020 of Puerto de la Cruz are now available. They can be consulted on the ...Full Article
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