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21.07.2019 - At Loro Parque the loggerhead sea turtle Federica was given a second chance. After she was found seriously injured on the Italian Adriatic coast after a boat collision, she was faced with euthanasia. The turtle's shell was deformed and her rear extremities are probably irreversibly paralysed after a spinal cord injury. As a result, the turtle lacks buoyancy. This impairment to swimming ability does not make them viable in nature and the reception centre in Italy is not suitable for permanent guests. Therefore Loro Parque offered to take in the otherwise healthy animal and to give her a new home with the Humboldt penguins. Here Federica can grow old as a turtle, despite her handicap. more...
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21.07.2019 - At Loro Parque the loggerhead sea turtle Federica was given a second chance. After she was found seriously injured on the Italian Adriatic coast after a boat collision, she was faced with euthanasia. The turtle's shell was deformed and her rear extremities are probably irreversibly paralysed after a spinal cord injury. As a result, the turtle lacks buoyancy. This impairment to swimming ability does not make them viable in nature and the reception centre in Italy is not suitable for permanent guests. Therefore Loro Parque offered to take in the otherwise healthy animal and to give her a new home with the Humboldt penguins. Here Federica can grow old as a turtle, despite her handicap. more...
21.07.2019 - With the help of the Local Police, the Arona Council has declared war on ambulant car sales in open spaces, especially in the central street Avenida Juan Carlos I, opposite the bus station, where cars with 'for sale' signs were parked permanently. They were occupying parking space that residents and visitors lack, and according to the borough ordinance, this behaviour is forbidden. Therefore, Local Police checked for several weeks which cars were parked there permanently, identified the owners and sanctioned them. In this way, more than 50 parking spaces could be retrieved for the general public. more...
20.07.2019 - If you have nothing planned for this evening, how about a 'sunset in La Habana'? This is the motto of the party that starts at 7pm in the Plaza de San Agustín. Mojitos and Caribbean music by Troveros de Asieta as well as Iván Cacú and his orchestra promise the best weekend party atmosphere. There will also be other cocktails, various specialities, and for drivers even alcohol free Cuban Mojitos. more...
20.07.2019 - If you have nothing planned for Sunday evening, then why not take a look at the evening craft market at CC El Mirador, at Playa del Duque, Costa Adeje. There you will find sculptures and paintings by Canarian artists, useful and clever handmade bags, natural Canarian Aloe Vera products, Canarian cheeses and much more. The market is open from 6pm to 11pm, entry is free, and at 7pm there will be a performance of traditional Canarian folklore music by the Trio Canario. more...
20.07.2019 - Last week, Local Police officers from Santa Cruz, were called by local residents to an apartment in the Ifara district because a case of domestic violence was believed to have occurred there. When the police arrived, supported by the National Police, a woman opened the door and told them that her partner had attacked her 25-year-old son. Both mother and son confirmed that the man had recently become aggressive under the influence of alcohol, and that this time he had also assaulted the young man. The accused was arrested for domestic violence. more...
19.07.2019 - Today and tomorrow evening the final stage of this year's international festival Heineken Canarias Jazz & Más starts at the Plaza Europa in Puerto de la Cruz. This evening you can see the Munir Hossn Quartet, Joel Ross Good Vibes and Natanael Ramos Islander's Dilemma. Tomorrow, Saturday will see the inventor of funk ,Maceo Parker, the Carita Boronska Quartet and the Barreiro Project on stage. The concerts start at 8.30pm and admission is free. 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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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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