Tenerife

Tenerife News - Local news and information for the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Tourism crisis – the worst is over?

This is the headline in a news story published by a local island newspaper. According to figures released, so far this year (up to 16/12/2009) over 1.200.000 people have visited the island of Tenerife and 78.8% of these people are repeat visitors. 650.000 of these visitors flew or booked a holiday through Thomas Cook, who

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Another rock fall in Los Gigantes forces road closure

Another rock fall yesterday afternoon (1st Dec 2009) in the Los Gigantes area has forced local police to close part of the beach access road for fears of further rock falls after 2 people were killed on the 1st November 2009. This is now the third rock fall in 2 months.

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Los Gigantes beach could be closed for up to 1 year

Following the death of two people on the Los Gigantes beach on the 1st November 2009, the authorities have said that the beach could be closed for up to 1 year while the works are carried out to make the area safe. Two peope were killed by a rockslide on Sunday 1st November 2009, one

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More rubbish strikes for Arona

Camilo Alvarez (the company that collects the rubbish in the municipality of Arona) workers have stopped picking up rubbish in certain parts of the municipality due to the fact that only 5 of the 16 lorries the company owns actually work. The workers go on to explain that they have requested the vehicles be repaired

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16 year old Canarian hacker infects 75.000 computers worldwide

A 16 year old boy from Tenerife is behind a computer virus which is said to have infect 75.000 computers worldwide so far. The boy does not have any formal computer qualifications and took an interest in computers form the age of 13. The origin of the virus came from videos that he had previously

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