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25.06.2019 - National Police officers from La Laguna have arrested the 28-year-old head of a nursery school for children up to three years of age. Parents had filed a complaint after their children had bruises, which were declared to have been caused during a children's dispute. The youngsters were depressed and did not want to go to the nursery school. The first report was made on June 12 by a couple of parents. In the meantime, nine other reports were received from affected parents. The educator and director of the institution is said to have imprisoned the children as punishment if they did not behave correctly. She hit them with her hand on the arm or in the face, shouted at the children or tapped their noses so that they would open their mouths and could be fed. The suspect was arrested for alleged abuse of children. more...
 Daily News ::
25.06.2019 - For all those who don't have anything planned for this evening: How about a polka battle? This evening, just after the official opening of this year's Corpus Christi Fiestas, this competition with 16 artists will take place in the Plaza de la Constitución. The evening will be moderated by rapper Mikel Baranco and songwriter and folk singer Fran Baraja. The competition starts at 10.30pm. more...
25.06.2019 - National Police officers from La Laguna have arrested the 28-year-old head of a nursery school for children up to three years of age. Parents had filed a complaint after their children had bruises, which were declared to have been caused during a children's dispute. The youngsters were depressed and did not want to go to the nursery school. The first report was made on June 12 by a couple of parents. In the meantime, nine other reports were received from affected parents. The educator and director of the institution is said to have imprisoned the children as punishment if they did not behave correctly. She hit them with her hand on the arm or in the face, shouted at the children or tapped their noses so that they would open their mouths and could be fed. The suspect was arrested for alleged abuse of children. more...
24.06.2019 - As part of the Corpus Christi festival in La Orotava, the Avenida Mercedes Pinto will be lined with stalls on June 26 from 7pm to midnight, at which twelve bodegas from the Valle de La Orotava wine region will present their wines. A total of 45 different wines can be tasted. Twelve restaurants will be joining them to provide the perfect complement with their culinary offerings. Tickets are being sold in advance at the Parque Cultural Doña Chana in La Orotava on June 24 and 25, from 9am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 7pm. Tickets costs €1.50 each and can be exchanged for wine. Depending on the quality of the wine, one or two tickets will be taken as the price of a glass of wine. A maximum of ten tickets can be purchased per person. On the day of the event, ticket sales open at 6pm. more...
24.06.2019 - Last Saturday, Local Police officers from Breña Alta in La Palma arrested J.A.R.M., who already had a previous criminal record. The reason: He attacked a Local Police officer by head butting him. The officers approached the man after observing that he had left a young girl unattended on the street so that he could go and have a drink in a kiosk. The interference angered the man so much that he reacted with immediate aggression. more...
23.06.2019 - Up to midnight on June 26 at midnight (Central European time), the portal of the travel journal Condé Nast Traveler will be choosing the most beautiful beach in Spain. A Canarian beach is still in the final, and that is the Playa de Papagayo in Lanzarote with its turquoise-green water. Anyone who would like to participate, can select their favourite beach at https://www.traveler.es/micros/cual-es-la-mejor-playa-de-espana-2019/ also and possibly win a cruise on the Costa Fortuna. more...
23.06.2019 - Last week, the National Police arrested a 29-year-old man with 19 previous convictions, who was squatting in an apartment in Arona and threatened the owner's sister with a machete when she visited. The Scottish woman had been informed by acquaintances that a stranger had entered her brother's apartment. Normally, the handicapped owner of the apartment lives in Tenerife for most of the year. His apartment is tailored to his needs. But at the moment the man is not able to travel for health reasons. Therefore, the sister offered to visit the apartment to check that everything was alright. When she arrived at her brother's apartment, the squatter confronted her with a machete, threatening and insulting her. Her companion was slightly injured. The National Police from the south of Tenerife arrested the man. more...
 News Features ::
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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