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30.04.2017 - When some residents in the area commonly known as La Chiquita, woke up one morning last week, they found threats written on walls that scared them. Beside their names appeared obscene drawings, the word 'muerte' (death) was written above the altered name of a resident, and there were clear, threatening doodles on walls. And all this because the street where they reside is used by enthusiasts as an illegal track for car or motorcycle races or for adventurous stunts. Even a target line has been painted by the illegal racers on the street.
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30.04.2017 - When some residents in the area commonly known as La Chiquita, woke up one morning last week, they found threats written on walls that scared them. Beside their names appeared obscene drawings, the word 'muerte' (death) was written above the altered name of a resident, and there were clear, threatening doodles on walls. And all this because the street where they reside is used by enthusiasts as an illegal track for car or motorcycle races or for adventurous stunts. Even a target line has been painted by the illegal racers on the street.
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30.04.2017 - Thanks to information supplied anonymously by members of the public, the attention of the National Police in Telde, Gran Canaria, was drawn to a 56-year-old taxi driver who was suspected of supplying drugs.
After he was found and identified in the district of San Gregorio, the officers stopped him. During a search, 30 vacuum-packed blocks of crack were found. He also had a certain amount of cash in his pocket, presumably from the sale of drugs. He was arrested for allegedly violating public health regulations.
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29.04.2017 - A young woman who tried to smuggle a prohibited drug into Tenerife II prison in El Rosario was arrested by security forces. She was going to deliver the four vials containing 65.5 millilitres of anabolic steroid liquid to her boyfriend who is serving a sentence there, during a face to face visit.
The young woman's suspicious behaviour attracted the attention of a prison guard. She was found to be carrying the vials inside her body, a move which actually got her arrested, as she violated public health laws.
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29.04.2017 - On Sunday morning at 9am, the faithful will be setting out in Adeje to honour a 300-year-old promise by taking the statue of the Virgen de la Encarnación from her home in the Santa Úrsula church, to La Caleta, using the original mountain path. At that time the promise was made so that the Virgen would free the area from a plague of grasshoppers.
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29.04.2017 - Sunday is strawberry day in Valsequillo, Gran Canaria. The tasty berry is cultivated around the village and on April 30, a great strawberry dinner will celebrated for the fifth time when a thousand kilos of strawberries will be distributed free of charge. Take your pick: strawberries with cream, honey, ice cream, as a shake, juice or cake, either way they are delicious, versatile and healthy.
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28.04.2017 - A total of 30 young women will be competing on Friday evening, April 28, for the title of May Queen 2017 in Santa Cruz. The new queen of the fiestas will be elected during an entertaining gala in the Plaza de Candelaria. All the candidates will be wearing the typical Canarian costume. more...
 News Features ::
30.04.2017 - Thanks to information supplied anonymously by members of the public, the attention of the National Police in Telde, Gran Canaria, was drawn to a 56-year-old taxi driver who was suspected of supplying drugs.
After he was found and identified in the district of San Gregorio, the officers stopped him. During a search, 30 vacuum-packed blocks of crack were found. He also had a certain amount of cash in his pocket, presumably from the sale of drugs. He was arrested for allegedly violating public health regulations.
more...
29.04.2017 - A young woman who tried to smuggle a prohibited drug into Tenerife II prison in El Rosario was arrested by security forces. She was going to deliver the four vials containing 65.5 millilitres of anabolic steroid liquid to her boyfriend who is serving a sentence there, during a face to face visit.
The young woman's suspicious behaviour attracted the attention of a prison guard. She was found to be carrying the vials inside her body, a move which actually got her arrested, as she violated public health laws.
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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 Archive News ::
Playa San Juan's sumptuous sands proved too much for the emergency vehicles
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The parakeet feeds on fruit
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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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