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19.01.2019 - Every January the animal blessing fiesta of San Antonio Abad takes place in Los Silos in the north west of Tenerife. This year it takes place this Sunday, when there is a cattle show at 10am. At the same time, from 10am to 6pm, the Plaza de La Luz is animated with a handicraft market and in the former monastery San Sebastían, examples of traditional clothing are exhibited. At around 12 noon, the festive service is celebrated, followed by the consecration of animals, and then a colourful procession through the town centre. more...
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19.01.2019 - Every January the animal blessing fiesta of San Antonio Abad takes place in Los Silos in the north west of Tenerife. This year it takes place this Sunday, when there is a cattle show at 10am. At the same time, from 10am to 6pm, the Plaza de La Luz is animated with a handicraft market and in the former monastery San Sebastían, examples of traditional clothing are exhibited. At around 12 noon, the festive service is celebrated, followed by the consecration of animals, and then a colourful procession through the town centre. more...
19.01.2019 - The university hospital HUC in La Laguna was on the verge of collapse last week. This was due to the wave of influenza, which is currently causing havoc. A total of 269 patients visited the emergency room on Monday, 250 on Tuesday and so the week continued under high pressure. In November the average was 230 patients per day. Due to a lack of specialist staff, some patients had to wait more than four hours before being treated and more than 40 patients had to stay in beds in the corridors. more...
18.01.2019 - This morning at 6.36am, there was a tremor of 4.3 on the Richter scale in the Atlantic between Tenerife and Gran Canaria. It took place at a depth of five kilometres and could be perceived on land by numerous citizens in Tenerife. Around 20 calls were received by the Canary Islands Government from residents who came from La Matanza, Tacoronte, La Laguna, Güímar, Santa Cruz, Candelaria, Fasnia, Arico and Granadilla. more...
18.01.2019 - The partner of the woman who died on Wednesday afternoon in La Laguna when her car collided with a post and then caught fire, has been arrested. At present, it is still unclear what exactly happened. The fire brigade was at the scene within six minutes and was still unable to help the victim. The entire vehicle, except the boot, was on fire. Hours later, a man went to the HUC University Hospital suffering from severe burns. He had claimed to have been an eyewitness and to have tried to save his partner. He said that after he failed, he ran away in panic. His severe burns are currently being treated in the hospital. He is nevertheless suspected of having been involved in the woman's death. That is why while he is in the hospital, he is in the custody of the National Police. more...
18.01.2019 - The National Police have arrested a 41-year-old Romanian at Gando airport in Gran Canaria, after he arrived on a flight from Great Britain. The man is charged with three thefts of high-quality watches worth almost €100,000. In December last year, a jeweller in the south of Gran Canaria filed a complaint after a watch worth over €20,000 was stolen. The thief pretended to want to buy a high-quality watch because of the tax advantages. A saleswoman showed him various models in gold and set with diamonds. At an unobserved moment, he grabbed it and left the store, explaining that he was going to a nearby bank. more...
17.01.2019 - On Wednesday afternoon, shortly before 5pm, a woman who was driving along the Camino Fuentes Canizares in La Laguna hit a post so hard that her car caught fire. It was not possible to rescue her from the vehicle in time. Fire fighters, Local and National Police as well as the ambulance staff could only confirm the death of the woman upon their arrival. 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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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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