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Local news and information for Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife

Crime/Incidents Tue, May 15, 2012

Phony bomb-threat Brits released from custody

The two Britons arrested at Tenerife's Reina Sofia airport last Friday after making a phony bomb threat on a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester, have now been released from custody. 20-year-old Aidan Jervis and 21...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Mar 16, 2010

Tenerife woman believed stabbed to death by boyfriend

A TENERIFE woman died yesterday at her home in Granadilla after reportedly being stabbed by her boyfriend following an argument in the street. Police say that after his girlfriend's death, the suspect attempted to...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 26, 2008

Tenerife man (27) becomes fourth gas fire casualty

A 27-year-old man died in Tenerife today after inhaling toxic gases from a faulty gas-fired heater, becoming the fourth to die in similar circumstances during the last 24 hours. The man's wife, who is of the same...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Dec 5, 2007

Three dead among immigrant boat arrivals

88 illegal immigrants on board two flimsy boats intercepted off the southern coast off Tenerife overnight survived the perilous crossing from North Africa, although three of their number did not make it. The first boat...

Transport Sat, Sep 24, 2005

British couple killed in Tenerife smash

Guardia Civil officers in Tenerife are investigating the circumstances leading up to a traffic accident in the south of Tenerife last night which cost the lives of a British couple, who were unable to avoid a head on...

Entertainment Mon, Sep 13, 2004

Tenerife hosts international kite-flying contest

The photo shows the Italians, Ludovic Bertozzi (right) and Stefano Perazzolo (left), trying to fly a novelty kite during the 14th annual Tenerife international kite-flying contest held on Tejita beach this weekend near...

Property Fri, May 28, 2004

Fifteenth illegal home demolished in Tenerife

The construction of illegal homes is one of the main social and urbanistic problems facing the regional government of the Canary Islands. Thousands of locals build themselves homes in the full knowledge that they are...

Education/Work Thu, Feb 19, 2004

Granadilla port will create 10,000 new jobs

Although construction has still not started on the new port of Granadilla it continues to make headlines. Following claims from ecology activists that the new port would damage the environment of the surrounding area,...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 29, 2004

Nine Brits arrested in Tenerife for cultivating marihuana

Police in the south of Tenerife have arrested nine British citizens suspected of belonging to a gang of marihuana growers. Investigations into the gang´s activities have been ongoing for a number of months culminating...