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20.02.2019 - Last week, a 21-year-old woman who is 48 per cent mentally disabled, reported rape by a peer and a minor in the industrial area of Padre Anchieta. The two had attacked her in the entrance area at 8.15pm. A first attempt to force her to have sex was thwarted by a local resident, but the two followed their victim, forced her to enter a house, took her mobile and raped her. After the young woman confided in her friend and mother, she decided to press charges. She also stated that she had been raped by them at least four times in the last year and a half. In one case a third person had been present. In addition, they had publicly mocked and humiliated her. A 21-year-old man was first taken into custody by the judge, but conditionally released the next day. He ordered a ban on approaching the woman. In the case of the minor, the Youth Prosecutor's Office was informed. The investigations against the third person are still ongoing. more...
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20.02.2019 - Last weekend two dead marine mammals were washed up on the coast of the Anaga Mountains. A dead spotted dolphin was discovered by bathers at Playa de Benijo on Sunday, and a dead whale was recovered by UMEN staff at Playa de Tachero. more...
20.02.2019 - Two fires took place last Saturday, one in the borough of Icod de Los Vinos and the other in San Sebastián de La Gomera. Both affected houses. In the case of the fire in Icod, the occupant had Diogenes Syndrome, which is a mental illness. It leads to a double behavioural disorder: the extreme neglect of personal and household hygiene, and the accumulation of objects and rubbish. In La Gomera, the fire affected a large amount of wood, causing problems for the fire brigade, and a team from Tenerife was called in to help. The fire was finally put out on Sunday morning. more...
20.02.2019 - Last week, a 21-year-old woman who is 48 per cent mentally disabled, reported rape by a peer and a minor in the industrial area of Padre Anchieta. The two had attacked her in the entrance area at 8.15pm. A first attempt to force her to have sex was thwarted by a local resident, but the two followed their victim, forced her to enter a house, took her mobile and raped her. After the young woman confided in her friend and mother, she decided to press charges. She also stated that she had been raped by them at least four times in the last year and a half. In one case a third person had been present. In addition, they had publicly mocked and humiliated her. A 21-year-old man was first taken into custody by the judge, but conditionally released the next day. He ordered a ban on approaching the woman. In the case of the minor, the Youth Prosecutor's Office was informed. The investigations against the third person are still ongoing. more...
19.02.2019 - A dog recently had great luck, when he was discovered in a car by a Guardia Civil patrol team. The car was completely closed, except for a window with a small crack, and was in full sunlight. The animal was panting heavily and the officers estimated that the temperature in the vehicle had to be around 30 degrees Celsius. Due to the acute danger of heat stroke, they tried to identify and locate the owner of the vehicle as quickly as possible. They found him in an apartment nearby. The man hurried immediately to the car and freed the animal. He stated that he was in the process of moving and that he did not yet have a permanent place to stay. That's why the dog had been living in the car for two weeks. He also admitted that the dog had not left the car for about two hours. The officers reported that the animal had not been kept in a proper manner and that it had not been vaccinated against rabies as required. more...
19.02.2019 - On Sunday afternoon at 2.25pm, a 13-year-old fell from a high voltage pylon at Guargacho from a height of several metres. The teenager had apparently suffered an electric shock, causing a cardiac arrest. After the emergency staff had carried out advanced resuscitation techniques at the scene, the boy's pulse was regained. He was taken to the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria University Hospital in a critical condition. But even with expert medical attention, on Monday, he succumbed to his serious injuries. more...
19.02.2019 - Last Sunday a new jigsaw puzzle record was set in Lanzarote as part of the fourth national meeting and the Reto Canario 2019 initiative. The 80 participants from the Canary Islands and the Spanish peninsular assembled a gigantic wooden puzzle with 45,500 pieces in only 31:26:59 hours and set a new world record. The puzzle consisted of 91 photos of Lanzarote provided by the Island Council and private photographers. Island President Pedro San Ginés congratulated the participants on the record set, which was not an easy task due to the complexity of the photos. more...
 News Features ::
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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