Wednesday, 28.06.2017
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28.06.2017 - On Monday evening, the new Seat Arona was presented to the world at the Italian Pavilion of the Barcelona Exhibition Centre. Among others present were the President of Seat, Luca de Meo, the Vice President of I+D Matthias Rabe and the Director of Design Alejandro Mesonero. Arona's mayor José Julián Mena and tourism councillor David Pérez, had arrived from Tenerife. During the presentation, Mr. Mena said, "This forms an incredible backing for Arona's tourism. We have managed something that has not yet been achieved by any other community in the Canaries". more...
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28.06.2017 - The ABIC Association (Italian-Canarian charity association) and the Odisseo Archery Club have organised the first charity archery tournament which takes place this Sunday July 2 at the Tijoco Bajo Pavilion in Adeje from 9am to 2pm. As well as the members of the Canarian Archery Federation (FECTA), over 70 archers will participate, as more than a dozen clubs throughout the Canaries have registered representatives. more...
28.06.2017 - On Monday evening, the new Seat Arona was presented to the world at the Italian Pavilion of the Barcelona Exhibition Centre. Among others present were the President of Seat, Luca de Meo, the Vice President of I+D Matthias Rabe and the Director of Design Alejandro Mesonero. Arona's mayor José Julián Mena and tourism councillor David Pérez, had arrived from Tenerife. During the presentation, Mr. Mena said, "This forms an incredible backing for Arona's tourism. We have managed something that has not yet been achieved by any other community in the Canaries". more...
28.06.2017 - On Monday afternoon, a 17-year-old youth was rescued from the sea with clear signs of drowning at Playa Melenara in the borough of Telde in Gran Canaria. The lifesavers, a doctor and a nurse who was off duty at the time, began immediately with resuscitation measures, which were continued a little later by the ambulance crew. They succeeded in restoring the young man's pulse. After being stabilised, he was rushed to the Island University Hospital in Las Palmas in a critical condition. more...
27.06.2017 - On Sunday afternoon a group of hikers who were trekking near the Elba dam on the skirts of the Roque Nublo, in the borough of Tejeda, notified the emergency service by calling 112, after a 62-year-old man collapsed. At the time, the temperature had risen to over 30 degrees Celsius. The nearest place was Ayacata which was about one and a half kilometres away. more...
27.06.2017 - On Sunday afternoon, a 68-year-old man fell from the footpath on the pier in Puerto de la Cruz, landing between the concrete breakwater blocks. The man suffered a serious head injury from the eight-metre fall. more...
26.06.2017 - After celebrating La Noche de San Juan, a 25-year-old Canarian man was stabbed on the promenade at Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos. He had struggled with a Colombian, who drew a knife and stabbed him in the chest. The victim was severely injured and taken first to Hospiten Sur, then transferred to the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria. more...
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25.06.2017 - Firemen on duty at La Laguna proved great environmental awareness and sensitivity last week when they rescued a wounded heron from burning bushes. more...
25.06.2017 - In Gran Canaria's capital, Las Palmas, four people, a German, two Spaniards and a Mauritanian were recently arrested for being in possession of false driving licences. The first three were caught while attempting to exchange Bulgarian and Lithuanian driving licences into Spanish ones, while the African was stopped at a traffic control. more...
24.06.2016 - Jazzing it up
The second Vijazz event starts today in the Liceo del Taoro, La Orotava, and continues tomorrow as part of the celebrations of International Jazz Day.
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Playa San Juan's sumptuous sands proved too much for the emergency vehicles
Tenerife27.06.2016 - Fun and games over the weekend as an ambulance rushed to the aid of a man on the beach at San Juan in Guía de Isora. more...
Tenerife16.06.2016 - This Saturday, June 18, sees the Miss and Mister Summer competition in the Aguere Cultural Space, La Laguna. more...
Tenerife24.05.2016 - Activate Sports Club is a fabulous, original and dynamic centre, situated opposite the five star Baobab Suites Hotel in Costa Adeje and for Canaries Day, they have prepared a unique, fun day full of Canarian specialities to celebrate the region’s holiday. more...
The parakeet feeds on fruit
Canary Islands20.12.2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency of La Palma is out to capture exotic birds which have escaped from captivity, especially the ring-necked parakeets on the island. more...
The registration of newborns is now faster and direct from the hosptial
Gran Canaria20.12.2015 - Parents of children born at the main maternity hospital in Las Palmas received an early Christmas present in the form of the news that they no longer need to take their infant to the Civil Register to have its birth recorded officially. more...
Former President Nicolás Maduro had to recognise the landslide victory of the centre-right coalition Mesa de La Unidad Democratica
Canary Islands19.12.2015 - Thousands of Venezuelans in the Canaries have given a warm welcome to the regime change in their home country, where the elections on December 6 saw the controversial Maduro regime lose power. more...
The famous Yumbo shopping centre in Maspalomas was in the sights of Islamic terrorists
Gran Canaria19.12.2015 - A trial in Madrid which led to the conviction of a Gran Canaria resident for extolling jihadist terrorism produced the startling revelation that one of the island’s most famous gay spots was a possible bomb target several years ago. more...
Canary Islands18.12.2015 - Your events and exhibition guide for Tenerife and Gran Canaria. more...
SUP representatives say that budget cuts prevent the police from protecting themselves and the public
Canary Islands17.12.2015 - “We feel truly sorry that this government does not value us”, said the Spanish Police Union (SUP) in a recently published manifesto released amid a series of demonstrations that heavily criticised the budget cuts and conditions placed upon them by the current Madrid administration. more...
Hotel complex manager, Álvaro de la Bárcena
Canary Islands14.12.2015 - Over the last decade, travel agencies have fought a losing battle to hold their ground against the practice of do-it-yourself online booking, as we've become our own travel agents. more...
Tenerife13.12.2015 - The decision by Santa Cruz to spend hundreds of thousands of euros buying back taxi licences to reduce the number of taxis on the city roads has raised eyebrows, particularly among those who feel the money should be spent on more urgent needs. more...
Academic disrespect is treated as a serious issue by the University
Tenerife12.12.2015 - On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, attention was centred on the University of La Laguna (ULL) when an act of mindless vandalism brought the message home to roost. more...
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