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The dogs were doped with stimulants
25.02.2017 - Thanks to the police who uncovered plans for four dogfights which were to be held on the third weekend of February at the Finca in El Güímar, the National Police were active in Madrid, Alicante and Murcía. The scene of the dog fight organisers had been under investigation since September 2016 and it was quickly clear that this was a national network of illegal dog fighting. more...
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25.02.2017 - On Monday, Santa Cruz de La Palma will be covered in white talcum powder. That is when the unique Día de Los Indianos is celebrated, and this distinguishes the carnival of La Isla Bonita from all other Carnivals. For the ninth time, Binter is contributing to the success of the celebrations, by supplying the powder cans. more...
25.02.2017 - Thanks to the police who uncovered plans for four dogfights which were to be held on the third weekend of February at the Finca in El Güímar, the National Police were active in Madrid, Alicante and Murcía. The scene of the dog fight organisers had been under investigation since September 2016 and it was quickly clear that this was a national network of illegal dog fighting. more...
24.02.2017 - In a glamorous gala last night Raquel Galván Pestaille was voted Carnival Queen 2017 in Puerto de la Cruz. Her outfit called Eterna (eternal) was created by the designer Sito Rouvas. The candidate represented the companies Mobiltrans, Bar La Fragata, Restaurante Casa Julián, Guachinche El Caminero, Bar El Faro and Popo Import. more...
24.02.2017 - The prosecutor in Gran Canaria has requested an 18 year prison sentence for murder, for a couple who let their newborn baby die after a birth at their home, without medical assistance, in Vecindario. more...
24.02.2017 - In Tenerife, four of the ten people who were sent to prison for organising dog fights on the island have paid their bail of 3,000 to 5,000 euros to remain in provisional liberty. They were caught on Saturday night in a rented house in Güímar. more...
23.02.2017 - Judit López García was elected last night as the Carnival Queen for 2017 in Santa Cruz. With her costume 'Madame Soleil', designed by Jorge González Santana, she was elected during the gala as part of a Caribbean style show. The winner represents Fuentealta. Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez congratulated the Queen, who, with her radiance and her costume, came out the best. more...
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The powder has already arrived
25.02.2017 - On Monday, Santa Cruz de La Palma will be covered in white talcum powder. That is when the unique Día de Los Indianos is celebrated, and this distinguishes the carnival of La Isla Bonita from all other Carnivals. For the ninth time, Binter is contributing to the success of the celebrations, by supplying the powder cans. more...
17.02.2017 - María Isabel Mesa Cabrera from Los Realejos, who had been reported missing since February 4, was found dead on Wednesday morning. Her body was discovered at El Risco in the district of Zamora in the morning, near her home. 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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