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The Tenerife Sun

Due to the retirement of the owner Roger Diss, The Tenerife Sun, as we knew it is no more. The fortnightly paper, with the same title will continue under the management of Paul Knight, who is determined to maintain the quality and readability of the popular newspaper.
It is expected that the first issue under the new management will appear on Thursday, March 20, 2008, providing regular readers with all the news and features they have enjoyed over the years.
Roger Diss has expressed his thanks to all the loyal readers and advertisers who gave so much support and encouragement throughout his 10-year managing editorship and wishes the new management well in continuing the endeavour.

Bank in Los Abrigos robbed twice in 3 weeks

Posted by dolly diver on March 12, 2008
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For the second time in three weeks Caja Canaria bank, Los Abrigos branch, was held up at gunpoint.

The thief stole €4,400 in first robbery on 22nd February then yesterday at around 2pm the 2nd theif ran off with €2500 in cash which he demanded from the cashier while threatening her, and others in the bank, with a gun.

Weather warning for coastal areas of Canaries

Posted by dolly diver on March 12, 2008
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According to the Met Office coastal parts of the Canaries can expect some of the bad weather that has battered other parts of Spain this week.

As the tail end of the ferocious storm that has already caused millions of euros damage to seafronts in the Basque Country and Cantabria moves away from the mainland, forecasters predict it could affect the coasts of almost all the Canary Islands, except El Hierro.

Ship “Maro” aground in Northern SpainThe merchant ship ‘Maro’ with 54 tons of fuel on board has been lying aground off the coast of Guipúzcoa, Northern Spain since last Thursday night. The Coastguard originally planned to start the operation to transfer the fuel on Sunday, but were forced to postpone the attempt due to the bad weather. Also reported was a car which was lifted off the ground by a giant wave and tossed through the plate-glass front of a hotel restaurant.

The regional government is urging people in the Canaries to take extra caution when near the seafront and in exposed places.

Tenerife has something for everyone

Posted by dolly diver on March 11, 2008
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Tour operator Thomas Cook has peered into its crystal ball of travel and foreseen which destinations will be in demand this Easter.

Tenerife, South Africa and Thailand were all on the tour operator’s hit list while traditional city break destinations, such as Paris and Rome, were also tipped as likely favourites.

A spokesperson for the organisation said: “Disneyland Paris is also a key choice especially with Eurostar’s recent move to St Pancras making it more accessible throughout the UK.

“For those looking for something warmer, Monte Carlo, Lisbon, Madrid and Seville are popular with Playa Arena Beachthose after a short break in the sun.”

She added that locations such as Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are popular retreats at Easter as they have “something for everyone”.

Source: Travel Industry News

Eight meter waves batter Northern Spanish Coast

Posted by dolly diver on March 11, 2008
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Strong winds blew at up to 100 kilometres per hour and waves up to eight metres high lashed the beach front of the Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian, smashing seaside walkways and bars, officials said.

Boats moored in the harbour of the town near the French border in northern Spain were overturned and cars swept down streets by waves.

Big Wave San Sebastian Northern SpainSan Sebastian’s famous Concha beachfront was badly hit by the storm, coming just a week before Easter holidays which usually bring high numbers of tourists.
Water inundated some streets, garages and basements, shattered windows, knocked over street lamps and containers and damaged parked cars. One woman was reported slightly injured after being swept away by a current.
The damage could take weeks to repair although it was too early to say how much it would cost.

Spain’s state meteorological service has issued a warning of strong winds and waves along the country’s Atlantic coast from Galicia to the Basque Country.

Disney on Ice – 2 extra shows

Posted by dolly diver on March 11, 2008
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Disney on Ice - snow white and the seven dwarfs

Due to huge demand for the Disney on Ice spectacular, two more shows will be added to the programme on March 18th at 4pm and 7.30pm.

The show will take place inside the Pabellón Santiago Martín (La Laguna), where the spectacular ice rink will be installed for the show to take place.
The shows’ time table are as follows;

March 14th 16:00 and 19:30
March 15th 12:30, 16:00 and 19:30
March 16th 12:30, 16:00 and 19:30
March 17 th 16:00 and 19:30
March 18th 16:00 and 19:30

Tickets for the shows range from €15 to €40 each and are on sale on the Internet at  www.elcorteingles.es/entradas and www.generaltickets.com/cajacanarias as well as in the Tres de Mayo commercial centre in Santa Cruz.

Disney on Ice brings an all American cast with the best ice-skaters representing famous Disney characters, such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Baloo, Snow White and Cinderella, as well as The Incredibles, set in a décor which copies Disneyland in the 1960s to the last detail.

The show is presently touring cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga and Sevilla, ending its Spanish tour in La Laguna.

Bricks thrown at cars from building site

Posted by dolly diver on March 10, 2008
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A man threw bricks from the roof a building under construction in Costa del Silencio at the weekend damaging up to 20 cars.

At around 6am on Sunday morning police were called to find the man hurling the blocks at vehicles parked below or driving past.

The police eventually persuaded him to come down from the roof and he was subsequently arrested for causing damage to the cars.

Reports from local media say he may have a mental condition but unconfirmed police sources say he was probably under the influence of drugs at the time.

Safety Warnings For Women!

Posted by dolly diver on March 7, 2008
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The following document was emailed to us from one of our forum viewers. Having been out of the Uk myself for 23yrs, therefore very much out of touch with what is going, on I was rather alarmed at the content. The document, issued by the Met. Police, offers some very good advice and should be read by all ladies Read more

Woman jailed for stabbing ex-partner

Posted by dolly diver on March 7, 2008
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A Tenerife woman has been jailed for two years for stabbing her former partner in a bar, because he would not stop pestering her after their separation.

Despite a restraining order, which was imposed on him by a judge, the harassment continued. The ex boyfriend, with whom she had children, was stalking her as well as making anonymous phone calls to her mobile. The woman felt she had no alternative but to take the law into her own hands and stabbing him twice in the bar.

Witnessing the incident was an off-duty policeman who managed to take the knife off her and hold her until a patrol arrived to take her into custody.

K9 – A Jazz, swing and rock evening in San Juan

Posted by dolly diver on March 6, 2008
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A jazz, swing and rock fundraiser evening for animal charity K9 will be held by Dave and Karen at Bar San Juan, in the plaza near the church in San Juan.

Kick off will be Sunday March 9th around 5pm. Cabaret acts will include Stevie D and Jessie G and other surprises. Why not join in the fun and support this good cause helping abused and abandoned dogs in this area.

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