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'Golden Teide Award' for Thomas Cook staff, human rights activist and university
Society Sat, Nov 30, 2019

'Golden Teide Award' for Thomas Cook staff, human...

MAKING life easier and improving conditions for society, retaining cultural values and promoting the arts and sciences in the Canary Islands are rewarded every year by a Tenerife radio station: the Golden Teide Awards...

Britain's favourite Spanish white wine revealed
Food & Drink Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Britain's favourite Spanish white wine revealed

THE recent London-based Wines from Spain Awards 2019 have just revealed the top 100 favourites among British experts – and three whites have been given prizes. During a blind testing, oenologists or 'Masters of...

Wizz Air launches new Luton-Tenerife South route
Travel/Tourism Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Wizz Air launches new Luton-Tenerife South route

BUDGET carrier Wizz Air is the latest to announce a new route from the Canary Islands to the UK which could help fill the gap left by long-established package tour giant Thomas Cook, following its sudden collapse in...

Jet2 to open new base at Tenerife South
Travel/Tourism Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Jet2 to open new base at Tenerife South

BRITISH low-cost airline Jet2 has announced plans to open a base at Tenerife South airport, which will increase seats for passengers from the central regional terminal by around 330,000. During low season, about 200,000...

Visiting La Laguna in its 20th UNESCO year
Travel/Tourism Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Visiting La Laguna in its 20th UNESCO year

IT'S NOT just an easy destination for European holidaymakers seeking sunshine and superb beaches – although it is that as well, we can't deny it. But Spain is home to more UNESCO heritage sites than anywhere...

Ryanair may close three Spanish bases; staff announce strike action
Travel/Tourism Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Ryanair may close three Spanish bases; staff announce...

LOW-COST airline Ryanair is considering closing its bases in Tenerife South, Las Palmas and the Costa Brava, sparking industrial action among its staff. Due to Spanish labour legislation stipulating a minimum period of...

Asteroid 'will threaten earth in 2082', says Canarian Astrophysics Institute
Tech & Science Sat, May 4, 2019

Asteroid 'will threaten earth in 2082', says...

CANARIAN Astrophysics Institute researchers believe a massive asteroid will pass between the moon and the earth in the year 2082 – near enough to the planet to cause a 'significant risk'. The Solar System...

La Gomera's whistling language and Almodóvar at Cannes
Culture Thu, Apr 18, 2019

La Gomera's whistling language and Almodóvar at Cannes

THE CANARIAN island of La Gomera will see its name up in lights at Cannes Film Festival this year, thanks to a production focusing on its lost language. Whilst it has practically died out, the island's native tongue...

Spain swelters, but Teide shut due to snow
Environment Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Spain swelters, but Teide shut due to snow

EVEN though most of Spain is basking in unseasonably-high temperatures and ski slopes are melting over a fortnight ahead of their usual closing dates, one of the country’s warmest regions has issued warnings over snow...

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