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18.02.2018 - The Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin runs until February 23. At Spanish section stand, Cinema from Spain, the La Palma Film Commission is presenting itself as a cooperation partner for future projects in the film industry. The director of the Commission, María José Manso, has scheduled numerous technical discussions to present the green island with its special charm and mild climate as a location for filming. more...
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18.02.2018 - The Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin runs until February 23. At Spanish section stand, Cinema from Spain, the La Palma Film Commission is presenting itself as a cooperation partner for future projects in the film industry. The director of the Commission, María José Manso, has scheduled numerous technical discussions to present the green island with its special charm and mild climate as a location for filming. more...
18.02.2018 - On Friday night, a 30-year-old woman from La Orotava suffered serious injuries at her home, allegedly at the hand of her partner. The woman escaped after being raped and tortured and was able to inform the police. She was admitted to the HUC University Hospital in La Laguna. more...
17.02.2018 - In order to be able to safely admire the white splendour on the Teide summit at the weekend, the Tenerife Cabildo is providing free buses on Saturday and Sunday. The 15 buses via La Esperanza, TF-24, depart from El Rosario Town Hall between 9.30am and 2pm, depending on demand. The last one returning leaves the Izaña stop at 4.30 pm. more...
17.02.2018 - Carnival is still continuing all over the island. If you live in the north west in the Isla Baja area and don't want to travel as far as Santa Cruz or the northern metropolis of Puerto de la Cruz, you can plunge into the turmoil in Los Silos. The sardine will be buried there on Saturday evening. At 5pm the imaginative papier-mâché figure will be brought to the cultural centre by children making a lot of noise. more...
17.02.2018 - A trekker alerted the emergency services on Thursday because he had lost his way in the remote Barranco Chacama, between Arona and Adeje. It was located in a section with very high steep walls and he was unable to leave the area on his own. more...
16.02.2018 - For the 24th time, the Mascarita ponte Tacón, the men's high-heeled shoe run, will start in Puerto de la Cruz this evening. Last year more than 30,000 spectators came to attend this frivolous and cheerful spectacle. A total of 445 bizarre figures wearing high heels, of at least eight centimetres, were at the start last year.
This great record is likely to be surpassed this year. It starts at the Plazoleta Reyes Católicos at 8pm and finishes in the Plaza del Charco. However, you'll need to allow extra time for finding a parking spot.
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26.01.2018 - Until further notice, the Canary Islands are subject to an alert for winds with gusts of up to 85 kilometres per hour. The most affected areas are likely to be El Hierro, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, as well as the mountainous regions and the flanks in the south east and north west of La Palma and Gran Canaria. more...
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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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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