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16.02.2019 - Hot temperatures and fierce winds on Thursday led to the island council in La Palma declaring an increased risk of forest fires and thus banning all work that could create a spark near the forest. Nevertheless, a forest fire broke out at 6.32pm and spread dangerously quickly. The fire affected an area of 136 hectares in the area between Llano Negro and San Antonio de Monte in the borough of Garafía. It was four kilometres long. The fire brigade, police forces, forestry brigades and environmental protection employees took care of the extinguishing work. On Thursday evening they fortunately received help 'from above' because the forecast cold front reached the island and brought rain. This made it easier for the local emergency services to bring the fire under control. During Friday, the firefighters were busy with completely extinguishing and cooling the area. more...
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16.02.2019 - Hot temperatures and fierce winds on Thursday led to the island council in La Palma declaring an increased risk of forest fires and thus banning all work that could create a spark near the forest. Nevertheless, a forest fire broke out at 6.32pm and spread dangerously quickly. The fire affected an area of 136 hectares in the area between Llano Negro and San Antonio de Monte in the borough of Garafía. It was four kilometres long. The fire brigade, police forces, forestry brigades and environmental protection employees took care of the extinguishing work. On Thursday evening they fortunately received help 'from above' because the forecast cold front reached the island and brought rain. This made it easier for the local emergency services to bring the fire under control. During Friday, the firefighters were busy with completely extinguishing and cooling the area. more...
16.02.2019 - Last week delivery service van drove into the middle of a house in the district of El Escobonal in the borough of Güímar. Presumably due to a mechanical defect, the vehicle's brakes released and it trundled along the road without a driver for about 500 metres until it first hit a traffic sign and then drove into a house with full force. It broke through the wall into the kitchen. Fortunately, the occupant and her child were in another room at that moment. They remained unharmed, but the house was so damaged that they had to be moved. more...
15.02.2019 - We can live peacefully together, even if we come from different cultures. This is the motto that will prevail next Saturday in Puerto de la Cruz and was initiated by women of different nationalities, celebrating together to get to know each other better is the motto. In order to bring the cultures closer to each other, gastronomic and cultural activities will be offered. Starting from 11am there will be culinary activities around the old fishing port, from Spain, Venezuela, Italy, Mexico, China, India and Senegal. more...
15.02.2019 - On Wednesday evening on the beach of Nuadibú, boats were intercepted with eleven Asian refugees on board who wanted to cross from the Mauritanian coast to the Canary Islands. Another 13 people were found hidden in apartments, they were hiding while waiting for a crossing. The refugees came from Bangladesh. The wave of refugees from the African coasts continues and the people come from ever further away. The Mauritanian police have also arrested the local smuggler who organised the crossing. According to Mauritanian law, the refugees will be deported. more...
14.02.2019 - The La Palma island council has cancelled all extracurricular activities for today due to the bad weather. This measure was taken as a safety precaution to avoid endangering students, teachers and family members. more...
14.02.2019 - The Spanish meteorological office Aemet has warned that between today, Thursday, and Friday, a cold front as part of a low pressure system will cross the islands. Temperatures, which have resembled those of the summer over the last few days, are set to fall by up to 10 degrees. In addition, Aemet has issued a yellow alert for strong winds with gusts of up to 75 kilometres per hour. The islands of La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, as well as the north and the metropolises of Tenerife are likely to be affected. The depression is expected to reach the archipelago on Friday at around midnight. 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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