Friday, 15.12.2017
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15.12.2017 - The first Doggie Race in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will begin on Saturday at 10.30am. Dogs and owners will travel three kilometres together. Later, a one kilometre race will follow for the whole family. Currently there are about 65,000 dogs and cats registered in Las Palmas although the number of abandoned animals fell by 20 per cent last year. As part of the fight to reduce the number of abandoned animals, the Parque Romano will be hosting pet activities this weekend, December 16 and 17. more...
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15.12.2017 - The first Doggie Race in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will begin on Saturday at 10.30am. Dogs and owners will travel three kilometres together. Later, a one kilometre race will follow for the whole family. Currently there are about 65,000 dogs and cats registered in Las Palmas although the number of abandoned animals fell by 20 per cent last year. As part of the fight to reduce the number of abandoned animals, the Parque Romano will be hosting pet activities this weekend, December 16 and 17. more...
15.12.2017 - The well known Spanish athlete originally from Ghana, Jean Marie Okutu, will be taking part in the 41st Cross de Navidad 'Memorial Alberto Fernández', which will be held this Friday in the historic old town of Santa Cruz de La Palma. The athlete was born in 1988 in Benín in Ghana and moved to Galicia with his family at the age of six where he started his athletics career and achieved his first successes in the youth category. more...
15.12.2017 - The hang glider pilot who crashed on Monday into the Famara massif in Lanzarote was Toni Gràcia Armengol, a 49-year-old firefighter from Andorra. Last weekend he took part in the XXI Open Internacional de Canarias de Ala Delta, the international hang gliding championships. Together with a group of sports colleagues he extended his stay beyond the competition time to fly a little over Lanzarote. more...
14.12.2017 - This weekend, the alternative Christmas market Le Good Market will be open for the first time at the La Laguna Gran Hotel, occupying 30 rooms. The market is an alternative shopping opportunity with original ideas for yourself or for gifts. Additionally, gastronomic delights can be found on the hotel's patio, for example the best Stollen, Panettoni and Turrón from the confectioner Alexis García, or Spanish Christmas biscuits from Free Heart. more...
14.12.2017 - This dream came true for 10-year-old Pablo Vargas from the San Fernando de Santa Cruz de Tenerife Primary School. On Tuesday, with 83 other primary school pupils and their teachers, he met the island president Carlos Alonso who answered the critical questions of the students who were allowed to work as mini-reporters. One of them was selected by a draw, to take on the role of island president for a day. The winner was Pablo Vargas. His great day as President of the Children's Island of Tenerife will be on December 22. more...
14.12.2017 - Three vandals set fire to a red Peugeot parked in Calle El Greco in Santa Cruz on Wednesday night. The car had been used by its owner as a place to sleep for months. Luckily he hadn't gone to sleep at the time of the incident, shortly after 8.30 pm, and wasn't in the car. more...
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24.11.2017 - The Emergency Coordination Centre has activated the Emergency Island Plan (PEINPAL) in La Palma from November 25 at 12am Wind, rain and thunderstorms are expected. The warning level for La Palma and El Hierro is Orange. All groups that may be needed for security, medical care and civil protection are on alert. 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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