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18.06.2019 - The Ethnographic Days of Taucho-La Quinta in the borough of Adeje have been celebrated for 400 years. This year there will be special celebrations, so a visit to this area is recommended on Saturday June 22. The visitor will be transported back to a long time ago and its traditions, which are still handed down today. It starts in the morning at 11am with a cattle show, folklore groups and a photo exhibition. A folk dance follows at 12.30pm and from 2pm the festival will continue in the traditional way. Throughout the day, amateur actors will perform scenes from everyday life in the past, and will also present a typical Lucha Canaria match. In the evening, in the Plaza of Taucho, there will be dancing to live music by the orchestra Toke Latino, rounding off the day. more...
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18.06.2019 - The Ethnographic Days of Taucho-La Quinta in the borough of Adeje have been celebrated for 400 years. This year there will be special celebrations, so a visit to this area is recommended on Saturday June 22. The visitor will be transported back to a long time ago and its traditions, which are still handed down today. It starts in the morning at 11am with a cattle show, folklore groups and a photo exhibition. A folk dance follows at 12.30pm and from 2pm the festival will continue in the traditional way. Throughout the day, amateur actors will perform scenes from everyday life in the past, and will also present a typical Lucha Canaria match. In the evening, in the Plaza of Taucho, there will be dancing to live music by the orchestra Toke Latino, rounding off the day. more...
18.06.2019 - Yesterday, officers from the Guardia Civil mountain rescue unit GREIM carried out an emergency rescue at the Playa La Nea in the borough of El Rosario. At around 11am, they saw a man pulling a woman ashore on the beach at Radazul Bajo. The woman was lifeless, had suffered a cardiac arrest and showed clear signs of drowning. They immediately alerted the emergency services and began to apply their expertise in first aid. For about ten minutes they tried to fill the woman's lungs with air using manual heart-lung massage. When they had succeeded, they turned her to her side so that she could vomit. The woman who had by then regained consciousness, was then kept warm with a thermal blanket until the ambulance arrived and took her to hospital. more...
17.06.2019 - The National Police have arrested a family clan in Lanzarote who delivered drugs free of charge. They are a man and three women aged 56, 45, 24 and 23 years. The clan took drug orders by telephone and then delivered them to the location requested by the customer. During such a transfer, the police observed a clan member and arrested him. Shortly afterwards, the other accomplices were also arrested. In addition, 210 grams of cocaine, ten mobile phones, €9,931 in cash, a precision scale and three vehicles were confiscated. more...
17.06.2019 - Throughout the weekend, the island's emergency teams searched the coast of Arona for a missing jet skier, by sea and air. He had left the jet ski on the open sea to go for a swim, but he did not return, and the jet ski was found abandoned. In spite of intensive searches by helicopter crews from the air as well as the lifeboats Talía and Alborán and a Guardia Civil team, no trace of the missing man could be found. The search is to be continued today, Monday. more...
16.06.2019 - In 2014, the United Nations established June 21 as the International Yoga Day. Inspired by this, for the fourth time in a row, a grand yoga day will be held in El Rosario, and this is taking place today, Sunday, at the Pabellon Municipal El Chorillo, to reach as large an audience as possible. There will be lectures on yoga and health, meditation, vegetarian nutrition and Tai Chi on offer from 10am to 8.15pm. There will also be trial classes for yoga and tai chi. Entry to the event is free of charge, and anyone interested in taking part should bring a yoga mat or towel.
Yoga is a Hindu tradition, and its name which comes from Sanskrit, means unity of body and mind. The number of yoga practitioners worldwide is growing steadily.
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16.06.2019 - Last week, the Canary Islands Government department for Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security led by Nieves Lady Barreto, held a forest fire simulation at El Paso in La Palma in order be optimally prepared for a possible emergency. These annual simulations have already been carried out on all other densely forested islands. All emergency forces who are involved in this type of emergency took part including fire brigades, police forces, ambulance services, the mountain rescue service and the military. Due to adverse weather conditions, the helicopter squadron could not participate in this particular simulation mission. This involuntarily led to an exceptional situation, which could also happen in reality and requires a quick strategy rethink. In the mountain hamlets of Barriales and Los Pedregales there was a simulated evacuation. After the exercise all participants discussed where there could be improvements in their coordination. The results were very positive. 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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