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18.08.2018 - If you have no plans for today, you can feast at the Food Trucks on Tour Festival in Puerto de la Cruz, which will be on the Playa de Martiánez. Various dishes from all over the world will be offered from the original trucks. And there'll be music and a great atmosphere. The Food Truck Festival starts today at 1pm and runs until about 1am. more...
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18.08.2018 - If you have no plans for today, you can feast at the Food Trucks on Tour Festival in Puerto de la Cruz, which will be on the Playa de Martiánez. Various dishes from all over the world will be offered from the original trucks. And there'll be music and a great atmosphere. The Food Truck Festival starts today at 1pm and runs until about 1am. more...
18.08.2018 - Local Police officers based in Las Palmas were called out last week on an unusual deployment. A snake had been seen in the Los Hoyos district and caused a stir among the public. The officers were able to catch the animal with a yellow-brown colouring by using an empty water canister. The snake was first taken to the Town Hall and later to the wildlife sanctuary. more...
17.08.2018 - Two Spaniards and a dog named Thor were on board the sailing boat Glorias, which recently set sail from Lanzarote towards Funchal in Madeira. About 170 miles north of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and 80 miles from Funchal, the crew made an emergency call. The boat had sprung a leak and was taking in water, threatening to sink. The Sasemar 103 reconnaissance aircraft located the distressed sailors and immediately sent the Helimer 206 helicopter, which had a motor pump that enabled the crew to pump the incoming water out of the boat to save time until the tug Guardamar Talia arrived. more...
17.08.2018 - Today, Friday, at Alcalá in Guía de Isora, the seabed and beaches are being cleaned up. Among other things, volunteers are searching the seabed for plastic waste and other rubbish. Others are collecting the plastic waste from the coasts. "For years we have seen that the plastic in our sea is becoming a problem. With such actions we want to strengthen the awareness of the people that carelessly left behind garbage after a beautiful day at the beach or on a boat is a real problem", explained councillor Francisco Baute. A similar campaign will be carried out next week, on August 24, in Playa San Juan from 10am to 2pm. more...
16.08.2018 - An 18-year-old man had to be rescued on Tuesday evening, around 8.40pm, who had been seriously injured between the concrete blocks protecting the coast below the Palmetum botanical garden in Santa Cruz. The young man had suffered a severe head injury in the several-metre-high fall. Firefighters advanced to the injured man, who was in a very difficult place to access. They recovered him and took him to the ambulance. He was taken to HUC University Hospital in La Laguna with a severe head injury. more...
16.08.2018 - Around 1,500 pilgrims who flocked to Candelaria from all parts of the island on yesterday's bank holiday passed the civil defence stand in El Rosario, near Las Lagunetas. The volunteers took care of the safety of the pilgrims and were there when help was needed. Most of them passed the checkpoint at night. Many pilgrims took advantage of the cooler night temperatures to complete the pilgrimage. 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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