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29.09.2019 - A Sunday motorbike meeting for a good cause is taking place today in Puerto de la Cruz. From 11am to 1pm, around 300 bikers are expected at The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) in the northern metropolis. It is a charity event aimed at raising awareness of the risk of prostate cancer and promoting early detection.
The DGR was launched in Australia in 2012 and has since spread around the world. This event is in contrast to the other image of motorbikers in the style of the 60s and 70s and it is requested that elegant clothes are worn on the motorbike.
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29.09.2019 - A Sunday motorbike meeting for a good cause is taking place today in Puerto de la Cruz. From 11am to 1pm, around 300 bikers are expected at The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) in the northern metropolis. It is a charity event aimed at raising awareness of the risk of prostate cancer and promoting early detection.
The DGR was launched in Australia in 2012 and has since spread around the world. This event is in contrast to the other image of motorbikers in the style of the 60s and 70s and it is requested that elegant clothes are worn on the motorbike.
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29.09.2019 - An inmate at the Tahiche prison in Lanzarote tried to commit suicide in his cell on Thursday. A security guard discovered the man while he was trying to hang himself and was able to thwart this attempt at the last minute. He sounded the alarm and, together with colleagues and other inmates, a life was saved. more...
28.09.2019 - To help the British holidaymakers who were stranded in Gran Canaria due to the collapse of Thomas Cook last week, the island was approached by an extraordinarily large flying object. Last Thursday evening, the largest Airbus in the world, an A380, stood on the runway. Never before has this giant, the largest commercial aircraft in the world, been used in the Canary Islands. It has a capacity for 486 passengers and is a real giant of the skies. When you see other aircraft standing next to it, you can really appreciate its immense size. It had come to fly the British holidaymakers home, making an unexpected surprise for the holidaymakers whose vacation ended badly. more...
28.09.2019 - This afternoon at 5pm, the Orotava Beer Festival begins in the Plaza de la Constitución in La Orotava, where beer from 15 producers will be served. A glass of beer costs between €1.50 and €2.50. Tapas costing €1.50 to €5 euros will also be offered. Japanese and Mexican food as well as hamburgers and German sausages will be available. On Sunday, the festival will enter its second round with a bargain hunt at the Diversaldo. If you feel like a shopping spree with great discounts, you can plunge into the hustle and bustle from 11am onwards. more...
27.09.2019 - Guardia Civil officers from the provincial maritime unit in Santa Cruz were on patrol when they discovered a loggerhead turtle off the coast of Playa de Las Gaviotas that could no longer swim because it was caught in a fishing net. They carefully approached the animal and cut open the net to make it easier to take on board. They noticed that she had parts of the net in her mouth, which made breathing difficult. Other parts of the net had also twisted around her fins. The animal was handed over by the officers to the Island Council wildlife sanctuary. more...
27.09.2019 - Yesterday lunchtime at 1pm, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) registered an earth tremor which reached 5.7 on the Richter scale, in the sea off the west coast of El Hierro. The quake occurred at a depth of 15 kilometres and was also noticed by the public. A total of six tremors of between 2.3 and 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred during the same day. more...
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Arona - 02.06.2018 - Don’t miss Fenáutica! Last year’s event brought together over 12,500 people and this year’s celebrations are sure to top that.

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3, this is a nautical event in the Marina del Sur, Las Galletas, that will be showcasing all that’s special about the sea-related activities in the Islands. There’s adapted diving for the physically challenged, the Guanche's Cup regatta (Optimist, Laser and cruising categories), the 20th Canary Islands Underwater Video Championship and the exhibition of the 50th anniversary of the Canary Islands Federation of Underwater Activities are some of the novelties of this edition.
Most of the activities are completely free of charge, like the stunning photographic exhibition that has already been a major hit in cities such as Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
Parallel to the competitions, the Canary Islands Boat Show will organise a wide range of activities such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle surfing, sailing, jet skis, surfing, kite surfing, boat trips and whale watching. Workshops, talks, exhibitions, concerts and a wide range of gastronomic activities will also make these days memorable. There are over 40 activities on offer, ideal for residents and visitors.
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17.08.2017 - Yesterday evening at around 9.15pm, a 52-year-old woman from La Laguna died in an accident in the borough of Los Realejos. She lost control of her vehicle which broke through the crash barrier and fell from the 100 metre high cliffs. The car overturned several times, plundered through the bushes, until it finally crashed through the railings and came to rest on the beach. The driver who was alone in the car, died. No-one else was injured in the accident. 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
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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