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23.08.2019 - A home is urgently needed for the lovable and affectionate tortoiseshell cat Tula. She was rescued from an unoccupied house. Although the approximately three-year-old cat has lived rather in the wild so far, she is very cuddly and is looking for the closeness of humans. At the moment she lives with an animal protector, who would like to hand her over into a good loving home. Meanwhile she is micro chipped, vaccinated and of course house trained. If you would like to give Tula a home with a family, please call the mobile number 634 311 266. more...
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23.08.2019 - A home is urgently needed for the lovable and affectionate tortoiseshell cat Tula. She was rescued from an unoccupied house. Although the approximately three-year-old cat has lived rather in the wild so far, she is very cuddly and is looking for the closeness of humans. At the moment she lives with an animal protector, who would like to hand her over into a good loving home. Meanwhile she is micro chipped, vaccinated and of course house trained. If you would like to give Tula a home with a family, please call the mobile number 634 311 266. more...
22.08.2019 - The Canary Islands president, Ángel Víctor Torres, reported that the fire in Gran Canarian which has burned 9,200 hectares of land, with a perimeter of 112 kilometres, is now stabilised, although a watch must be kept on it as there are hot areas which could flare up again at any time, in fact all it needs is a wind to reactivate a fire. Nevertheless he warned that the fire is still classified at Level 2 and said that firefighting continues on the ground and from the air. During Wednesday, almost a million litres of water were used on the area. At that time, almost 2,500 people who had been evacuiated, were still not allowed to go home. The most affected borough was Artenara, with almost 60 per cent of its territory burned.
Luckily, the Canarian pine trees are resilient, and usually, following a fire, they eventually start to grow again, recovering the green countryside.
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22.08.2019 - The National Police have arrested a 29-year-old man who is accused of threatening the employee at a shop in La Laguna with a pair of scissors and forcing her to hand over her daily takings. The woman was able to convince the man that she had nothing there for him to steal. He was arrested a little later in the vicinity. The man already has a criminal record of 27 offences. Additionally, on the other hand, investigations by National Police officers attribute to him the alleged authorship of the damage caused by breaking at least 24 rear-view mirrors of vehicles parked on the Calles Candilas and Seis de Diciembre streets in that locality. more...
22.08.2019 - In Santa Cruz, a father and his sons were recently injured by a falling glass window. The 30-year-old was walking with his 15-month-old twins in Calle Bethencourt Afonso when the frame suddenly came loose and the whole window fell onto the street. Fortunately, the fall was intercepted by a large tree. The man suffered a concussion and needed eight stitches, while one of his twin sons suffered a broken calf and tibia. more...
21.08.2019 - After four days of a violent forest fire and successive bad news, the Canary Islands President Ángel Víctor Torres gave a light all-clear yesterday. "It is an extraordinary fire, with very high columns of smoke, many sources of fire and a diameter of 78.8 kilometres. But it is slowly losing its strength and we hope to have it under control soon. The south flank and the Tamadaba National Park are of particular concern," he explained at a press conference. Falling temperatures are another auxiliary factor. The first evacuees were able to return to their homes yesterday. In the meantime, 12,000 hectares of forest have already been burned. more...
21.08.2019 - The Spanish Ministry for Health informed the authorities in Tenerife that a small proportion of the meat produced in Seville and contaminated with the listeria bacteria was sold in small quantities outside Andalusia, which is the area which has reported the most cases.
For example, 1.4 kilograms of minced beef from the brand La Mechá were said to have been bought by a cafeteria in Adeje on July 10. The inspectors are currently checking whether the meat has already been sold or is still in the owner's possession. In this case the meat would be confiscated. There are currently no known cases of the illness in Tenerife. In Andalusia there have been 80 cases of poisoning and two miscarriages possibly caused by eating the contaminated meat.
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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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