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17.09.2019 - Yesterday, the Office for Equality at the Candelaria Council expressed with a black ribbon, its rejection of any form of domestic violence. This was the representatives' reaction to yesterday's case in Valga near Pontevedra in which a 39-year-old woman was shot by her husband when she was about to take their four- and seven-year-old children to school. The woman was able to call for help when she saw her husband in front of her. Her 27-year-old sister and her 57-year-old mother who rushed to help her, were also shot. The two children took refuge in a neighbour's house. The attacker, 41-year-old José Luis A., was arrested a little later at his parents' home in Ames. He offered no resistance. The couple were in the separation phase. more...
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17.09.2019 - Yesterday, the Office for Equality at the Candelaria Council expressed with a black ribbon, its rejection of any form of domestic violence. This was the representatives' reaction to yesterday's case in Valga near Pontevedra in which a 39-year-old woman was shot by her husband when she was about to take their four- and seven-year-old children to school. The woman was able to call for help when she saw her husband in front of her. Her 27-year-old sister and her 57-year-old mother who rushed to help her, were also shot. The two children took refuge in a neighbour's house. The attacker, 41-year-old José Luis A., was arrested a little later at his parents' home in Ames. He offered no resistance. The couple were in the separation phase. more...
17.09.2019 - A 14-year-old teenager was injured with a knife yesterday evening at 7.29pm in the Finca España district of La Laguna. The teenager suffered a moderate abdominal injury. A passer-by, who made himself known as a doctor, provided the teenager with first aid at the scene. He was taken by the ambulance to the HUC University Hospital in La Laguna. The background to the crime is currently being investigated by the National Police. more...
16.09.2019 - Holidays in the sea is the theme for the 2020 carnival in Los Realejos, which was selected by the mixed carnival commission from more than 20 options. As usual, the poster will be dedicated to an important local carnival-goer, who will also open the festivities on February 16. more...
16.09.2019 - In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 22-year-old man was injured during a bus ride in Costa Adeje. On board the bus, he and another person had got into an argument. His adversary pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck area. The man was first treated at Hospiten Sur in Playa de Las Américas and later taken to Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria University Hospital due to the severity of his injury. A police investigation is underway. more...
16.09.2019 - Yesterday morning Guardia Civil officers from Vecindario in Gran Canaria, were called out at 11.40am because a 21-month-old baby was unconscious. As no ambulance had been requested and it would probably take some time for one to arrive, they decided to take the baby and two family members to the El Doctoral Health Centre in their van to ensure the fastest possible care. Resuscitation measures were carried out during the trip. The centre's medical team finally stabilised the infant who was transferred to the mother-child hospital in Las Palmas, and is currently under observation. more...
15.09.2019 - Representatives of La Gomera Island Council laid a wreath of flowers on Wednesday at Roque Agando and in the San Sebastián cemetery to commemorate the 20 deaths caused by a forest fire in La Gomera in 1984. At the time, 13 people from La Gomera, including Francisco Afonso, the then president of the island, and seven people from Tenerife fell victim to the flames which burned 900 hectares of forest. This was 35 years ago, but the tragedy is still deeply rooted in the memory of the Gomerans and has left a wound. Every year the dead are remembered with respect. 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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