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26.03.2019 - The Spanish meteorological office Aemet has issued a warning for heavy rain for all the Canary Islands. Heavy rainfall could occur locally, leaving a lot of water behind in only a short time, while the winds could produce strong gusts. The public are recommended to stay at home as far as possible and to be careful. Elevators should not be used and the home should be well sealed. The warning is valid until further notice. more...
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26.03.2019 - The Spanish meteorological office Aemet has issued a warning for heavy rain for all the Canary Islands. Heavy rainfall could occur locally, leaving a lot of water behind in only a short time, while the winds could produce strong gusts. The public are recommended to stay at home as far as possible and to be careful. Elevators should not be used and the home should be well sealed. The warning is valid until further notice. more...
26.03.2019 - On Monday, employees of the Santa Cruz environmental unit UMEN, located a man in the Anaga Mountains who had been reported missing by the Local Police in the capital. The Irishman was picked up completely disoriented and without any documents. The employees requested an ambulance to take the man to the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital. An expert opinion is to be drawn up in the psychiatric department. more...
26.03.2019 - An attentive local resident who did not hesitate to call the police was able to prevent a break-in into a cafeteria at El Genovés in the borough of Garachico. When the Guardia Civil officers arrived at the scene after a caller reported having observed suspicious people trying to enter a restaurant, a car drove off at great speed. A little later it was located and the driver was hiding in the back seat. The 27-year-old burglar was arrested. A typical burglary device was found in the car as well as two mobile phones. One belongs to the suspect, the other to his suspected 29-year-old accomplice who is still under investigation. Both are from San Juan de la Rambla. more...
25.03.2019 - The meteorological agency Aemet has issued a yellow alert for rain, moving from west to east, which could be heavy, reaching the archipelago during Monday, and mainly affecting the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the island of Gran Canaria. Rainfall of up to 15 litres per square metre is expected and in some areas the rain could be accompanied by strong gusts of wind. In the summits it could also fall as hail.
The yellow alert applies to La Palma and El Hierro from 3am to 6pm, in La Gomera from 6am to 6pm, to Tenerife from 9am to 8pm, and to Gran Canaria from 12pm to 6pm. In the course of the afternoon it could also cloud over as the bad weather reaches Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where no alert has been issued.
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25.03.2019 - The National Police in Santa Cruz have arrested a 49-year-old domestic worker suspected of stealing €25,000 from her employer, an elderly man. The senior had full faith in his housekeeper until he noticed that the keys to his safe were missing. He asked the police for help and found that he had been robbed. At the same time it was verified that the housekeeper's lifestyle was far above her income level. Therefore she was arrested as the main suspect. more...
24.03.2019 - The Local Police recently captured a community of stray cats at Playa Las Gaviotas in Santa Cruz that posed a real threat to the natural area with special protection for birds. A man from Santa Cruz supplied the cats with water and food, in small, temporary tents. Arriving on his motorcycle, he visited the cats regularly to take care of them. Despite the good will behind this gesture, this can be seen as an attack on the ecological balance and is therefore punishable. The man confessed and also stated that he had asked several animal welfare organisations for help, but in vain. Now the group has been captured with the help of the Valle Colino shelter in La Laguna, where the cats are waiting to be adopted into forever homes. 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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 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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