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Spanish woman faces trial for recruiting 'DAESH wives'
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 28, 2018

Spanish woman faces trial for recruiting 'DAESH wives'

A SPANISH woman arrested in Lanzarote for attempting to recruit female to send to Syria faces trial today and could be imprisoned for up to 10 years. Silvia Celestín was caught and remanded in custody nearly three...

Fury over 'volcano fears' headlines as experts refute British tabloid claims
Environment Sun, May 13, 2018

Fury over 'volcano fears' headlines as experts refute...

BRITISH tabloid headlines warning of volcanic eruptions in Tenerife – illustrated with a picture of lava spilling from a crater in Hawaii – have annoyed Spanish geologists and tourism industry workers. The front...

'Jihad' terrorism recruiters caught in Tenerife
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 7, 2018

'Jihad' terrorism recruiters caught in Tenerife

THREE men have been arrested in Tenerife on suspicion of sending a terrorist recruit to Syria to fight with the organisation Al-Nusra. National Police say the recruit, a 35-year-old Moroccan, was 'radicalised'...

Jail for man, 83, who killed violent burglar
Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Jail for man, 83, who killed violent burglar

A HOMEOWNER in his 80s who shot a burglar to stop him attacking his wife has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, but the prosecution plans to appeal. Jacinto Siverio (pictured right), who was 80 at the...

Tenerife inferno threatens Teide National Park
Crime/Incidents Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Tenerife inferno threatens Teide National Park

VIOLENT blaze in southern Tenerife close to Teide National Park has already wiped out 544 acres and is still raging. As yet, nobody has been evacuated as the nearest towns, Vilaflor and Granadilla de Abona, are five...

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030
Environment Mon, Apr 9, 2018

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030

THE Canarian island of La Gomera is aiming to be powered 100% by 'green' energy sources within 12 years, slashing its power costs by 37%. La Gomera, just off the coast of Tenerife, will be the second island in...

Belfast boy's hit-and-run killers caught in Tenerife
Crime/Incidents Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Belfast boy's hit-and-run killers caught in Tenerife

TWO men havve been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a British boy in the Los Cristianos area of Adeje, Tenerife on Thursday. Nine-year-old Carter Carson was on holiday with his family, who live in...

'Racist' passenger, 70, removed from aircraft by police
Travel/Tourism Sat, Mar 17, 2018

'Racist' passenger, 70, removed from aircraft by police

A PENSIONER has been removed from an aircraft for 'persistent racist comments' directed at a flight attendant, according to the Guardia Civil. The Binter flight from Palma de Mallorca to Tenerife North had not...

Father of 'suitcase boy' fined €92 and spared prison
Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Father of 'suitcase boy' fined €92 and spared prison

A FATHER whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has escaped with a €92 fine, but the woman who carried the little boy past the border could face up to six years in jail. Ali Outtara and his...

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts
Travel/Tourism Wed, Feb 21, 2018

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts

THREE British tourists have been arrested in Gran Canaria for constantly insulting a gay couple on their flight from East Midlands airport. The accused holidaymakers, aged between 25 and 28, made homophobic comments...

Holidaymakers stuck in Gran Canaria snowdrifts
Crime/Incidents Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Holidaymakers stuck in Gran Canaria snowdrifts

SIX tourists stuck in the snow in Gran Canaria had to be rescued last night (Friday), reports the Guardia Civil, whose officers took the photograph shown here (left). The holidaymakers had gone hiking up a mountain...

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