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Hard up?? We own 2 homes

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CANARY Island families may be better off than official figures denote, because a whopping 11% of household owners have a second home! Figures out this week suggest that the advancement of the middle classes is faster than thought. According to an official report by Survey of Income and Living Conditions 2013, a total of 90,006 Canarian families [...]

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Chinese investors eye Tenerife

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A sizeable group of pominent Chinese businessmen has been given an opportunity to examine investment opportunities in Tenerife by the island authorities, who are hopeful that the visit will produce ‘substantial outcomes’. The businessmen, members of the Aigo Entrepreneurs Alliance, have been given tours of a number of areas under the “Why Tenerife?” initiative, which [...]

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Water sports centre grows in stature in Playa San Juan

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The Municipal School of Water Sports at Playa San Juan is proving an outstanding success. In the last three years alone, around 1,000 people have registered in the different disciplines offered. These include diving baptisms for schools, summer camps, Christmas and Easter camps, two annual regattas, courses and activities for adults. Guia de Isora’s councillor [...]

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FATHER AND SON DIE IN TENERIFE DROWNING TRAGEDY

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According to the emergency services, the father, aged 48, tried to save his 18-year-old son after he fell into the sea at the Los Barqueros beach in the northern town. The alarm was raised by witnesses who rang police to say that both men were in difficulty in the choppy waters. Rescuers managed to recover [...]

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TRAM AIRPORT EXTENSION

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The trams currently operates two routes, one from the capital to La Laguna and other linking two large residential areas to feed into the main route, but plans have always been on the drawing board for a 3.2 kilometre extension to the airport, provided funding is available.  The airport stretch is one of two being [...]

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Currency Market update 20th March 2014

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Thursday 20th March, 2014 UK News UK unemployment stayed at 7.2% in February according to an ONS report yesterday morning, as those claiming jobless benefits fell by 34,600. The data was released as the Bank of England published the minutes of its March meeting, where MPC members voted unanimously to maintain the central bank’s monetary [...]

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Property Prices in Tenerife

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BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE MARKET   Even though it seems an age ago since we entered the worldwide recession there are still mixed feelings of whether we are now back on the road to recovery or still slipping deeper into the abyss?? From a rather lengthy survey of prices over an 8 year period [...]

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Latest Tourist Figures

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  August figures 2013 Figures show 6,724,603 foreign tourists visited the islands in August. The Canaries were the fourth most visited destination by foreign tourists throughout Spain. 1.5% more visitors than the same period last year. Brits and French were the main growth areas, plus a sharp rise in the Russian market, while the German [...]

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Energy Proficiency Certificates

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BOOK YOUR EPC HERE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS IN SPAIN F.A.Q What is an Energy Performance Certificate?  Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s), or as they are properly called, Certificado de Eficiencia Energética (CEE), are documents which will show how energy efficient your home is displayed as a rating from A to G. Much like the stickers you [...]

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NHS Treatment For Expats?

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British expats  may soon be allowed access to free NHS care in the UK based on their previous National Insurance contributions. At present British people living overseas and not resident in the UK are not entitled to receive NHS treatments. But a review of who is entitled to health service treatments is expected to change this, says [...]

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