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19.04.2018 - On Wednesday afternoon at 4.50pm, a caller reported several bathers in distress at El Pris in Adeje. A rescue team was immediately activated. One man was pulled out of the water by other swimmers. The 26-year-old Swede had already suffered a cardiac arrest. By teleassistance, an emergency doctor gave instructions to those present as to how they could revive the young man.
A little later the emergency team arrived and took over with advanced resuscitation equipment. Unfortunately, however, the efforts to save the young man's life were in vain. A 51-year-old German, who had helped to pull the injured man out of the water, was taken to Hospiten Sur with slight abrasions. more...
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19.04.2018 - On Wednesday afternoon at 4.50pm, a caller reported several bathers in distress at El Pris in Adeje. A rescue team was immediately activated. One man was pulled out of the water by other swimmers. The 26-year-old Swede had already suffered a cardiac arrest. By teleassistance, an emergency doctor gave instructions to those present as to how they could revive the young man.
A little later the emergency team arrived and took over with advanced resuscitation equipment. Unfortunately, however, the efforts to save the young man's life were in vain. A 51-year-old German, who had helped to pull the injured man out of the water, was taken to Hospiten Sur with slight abrasions. more...
19.04.2018 - At around 3am in the morning of April 15, a 55-year-old Scotsman was hit by a car in Playa del Inglés and remained unconscious on the road. The driver made off and ended up hitting a tree. A Moroccan witness noted the license plate number and recommended the driver to turn himself in. The victim is the father of Scottish football player James Keatings of Dundee United Football Club . He thanked the doctors and nurses for the care given to his father in Gran Canaria. more...
19.04.2018 - Tomorrow evening there will be a big rock festival in Calle Prebendado Pacheco in Tegueste. The quintet La Motain will be performing in the typical style of funk, soul, rhythm & blues, as well as the local rock group Mandarrias Band. An evening full of rocking entertainment is promised. The concert forms part of the fiestas in honour of the patron saint of San Marcos and starts at 10.30pm. Admission is free. more...
18.04.2018 - On Tuesday evening, a man was shot dead in his car in a car park in La Laguna. So far it is not known who the victim is. What is certain is that he left the language school in La Verdellada at about 10.30pm and went to his car in the school car park. As he sat in the car, another car stopped right next to him and a person opened fire. According to eyewitnesses, at least eight shots were fired. more...
18.04.2018 - Three young British holidaymakers got completely out of control on board an EasyJet flight from London Gatwick to Tenerife. The three women were apparently friends who were going on holiday together. They had plenty of vodka on board, too much as it turned out, because during the flight they became rather drunk and started a fight. Suddenly they went at each other, insulted each other, beat and scratched each other. One of the parties had bleeding scratches on her face. The crew had to separate them. When they landed in Tenerife, the police were waiting for the three women. more...
17.04.2018 - A 70-year-old British woman and a 58-year-old Dutch woman were seriously injured on Saturday night in Avenida Amsterdam in Los Cristianos. There was a fight in the street during which the two women were seriously injured by a man with a knife. They asked for help in a nearby restaurant. The two were first taken to a hospital emergency room in the south of the island, but were later transferred to the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (HUNSC) in Santa Cruz.
The 70-year-old suffered severe abdominal injuries and is in mortal danger. The younger woman was stabbed in the arm, leg and stomach. She's in serious condition. more...
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02.04.2018 - Around 20 young women, including minors, reported sexual abuse and coercion by the owner of a pub in the well-known entertainment district of El Cuadrilátero in La Laguna. Since some of the women concerned are also minors, on Wednesday the Canary Islands Supreme Court ordered the utmost secrecy and the arrest of the suspect, without bail. The suspect, a military man, was arrested on Thursday. more...
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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