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19.11.2017 - On Thursday afternoon at around 3.20pm, the Las Palmas fire brigade climbed to a dizzying altitude. A window-cleaner, who was cleaning the windows on the 13th floor of the prominent Woermann high-rise building with a crane, was in distress. The crane had swung to the side and blocked. The employee was stuck at a height of 50 metres. more...
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19.11.2017 - On Thursday afternoon at around 3.20pm, the Las Palmas fire brigade climbed to a dizzying altitude. A window-cleaner, who was cleaning the windows on the 13th floor of the prominent Woermann high-rise building with a crane, was in distress. The crane had swung to the side and blocked. The employee was stuck at a height of 50 metres. more...
19.11.2017 - Last week, the Santa Cruz city gardeners began wrapping the city in a festive Christmas gown. A total of 49,500 flowers, mainly poinsettias, were planted first in the Rambla in the city centre and later on in the outer districts. The work is to be completed by the third week of December.
In addition to red and white poinsettias, fuchsias and roses provide a variety of blooms.
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19.11.2017 - Passengers of Eurowings, Thomas Cook and Condor will be able to download a new app on their smartphones as they approach Gran Canaria, which is a guide to the fashion designers' boutiques under the Gran Canaria Moda Cálida label. more...
18.11.2017 - The Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos will be the venue this Saturday (November 18) of the Arona Samba Fest, a show in which bands and percussion groups from Tenerife and La Palma, in addition to the municipal choreographic groups and Drag Aurum, will take to the stage to the rhythm of the batucadas.
This festival, in its first year, wants to pay tribute to a member of the Arona comparsa group K'Nadum, the recently disappeared Moisés Martín, and show the support of the community for his family and friends. The festival begins at 7pm and entry is free. more...
18.11.2017 - This year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the ARC, which runs from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Santa Lucia in the Caribbean, kicks off at 12 noon on Sunday. More than 200 sailing boats from 35 different countries will be at the start. Every year as they set sail to cross the Atlantic, this is a spectacular and popular sight. more...
18.11.2017 - On Sunday, World Diabetes Day will be celebrated in the Plaza de la Pescadora in Los Cristianos. This disease currently affects around 170,000 people in the Canary Islands. The charity event will promote, among other things, Zumba, yoga, a karate show and many health stalls for a better way of life. more...
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08.11.2017 - La Palma's island council has closed the island network of hiking trails following the heavy rain in the last two days and has called on residents and visitors to exercise particular caution in traffic. A heavy rain warning was also issued yesterday. The San Antonio del Monte meteorological station near Garafía registered 218 litres of rain per square metre. 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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