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11.12.2018 - Next Friday, December 14, from 4pm to 8pm, ASCAV, the Association of Holiday Renters, ASCAV, will be present at the Centre for Tourism Development in Adeje in order to inform interested parties about the subject of holiday rentals and the advantages of the Association. Another important topic is the current state of the law, including the new bill in Santa Cruz. more...
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11.12.2018 - Kultrum Ensemble bids farewell to the year with a final concert at Las Cuevas in La Orotava on December 22 at 8pm. The repertoire of Around the World in 15 Songs takes us to diverse cultures of the five continents in their original languages such as Hindi, Mapuche, Greek, Rapa Nui, Portuguese, Sephardic and many more. The musicians are natives of Tenerife, Argentina, La Gomera, Italy, France and Germany. The exotic instruments they play belong to the cultures they visit in a world tour of an hour and a half in 15 songs. Tickets cost €15 and reservations can be made by calling 630 943 076 or 605 792. more...
11.12.2018 - Next Friday, December 14, from 4pm to 8pm, ASCAV, the Association of Holiday Renters, ASCAV, will be present at the Centre for Tourism Development in Adeje in order to inform interested parties about the subject of holiday rentals and the advantages of the Association. Another important topic is the current state of the law, including the new bill in Santa Cruz. more...
11.12.2018 - The National Police have been investigating a counterfeit money distribution ring since June this year, after more fake banknotes came into circulation. Recently, the evidence culminated in the arrest of 18 people from Madrid, Palencia, Valencia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Barcelona, Castellón de la Plana, Valladolid, Seville, Granada, Málaga, Ciudad Real and the Balearic Islands. Altogether €15,000 in counterfeit banknotes were seized. more...
10.12.2018 - The thin air on Mount Teide should not be underestimated. Not everyone can tolerate the lack of oxygen at such a high altitude, especially asthmatics. A hiker felt the effects of this in his own body on Sunday. He suffered serious health problems and had to be evacuated by a GES helicopter. He was taken to a medical centre.
A hiker in La Palma fell several metres close to the LP-4 near Puntallana. He suffered a moderate leg injury. After his rescue, he was taken to the general hospital.
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10.12.2018 - A motorcyclist died on Saturday in Arona, at the point where Calle Los Leones meets the TF-657. The 57-year-old collided with a car and died at the scene of the accident. The emergency services tried to revive him using advanced technology, but unfortunately their efforts were in vain. more...
09.12.2018 - The animal welfare organisation Brigada Rescate Animal Orión is looking for the culprit who tortured a Podenco bitch to death. The animal rights activists were alerted after a passer-by in Calle Canino, La Esparanza became aware of a dog's whimpering next to a garbage container. The animal rescuers were quickly on the spot and found a dog whose head and nose were bleeding, probably from a blow with a shovel or something similar. The dog had been poisoned and was so emaciated that she had probably not eaten for weeks. They drove the animal to a veterinary clinic.
The bitch was also so hypothermic that the thermometer, which indicates a minimum of 32 degrees, did not register. Although they were able to warm her up and tried every means to save the animal's life, she died a few hours later. But the animal rescuers didn't want to leave it at that. They are looking for the man who maltreated this animal so badly. 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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