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19.11.2018 - At the weekend, an orange alert was in place with a warning that waves could be up to six metres high.. Huge waves did roll towards the coast and they caused enormous damage. Fortunately, no one was injured, a miracle when you consider that in Mesa del Mar 67 apartments in the Mar y Sol building had to be evacuated. The waves had swept along the balcony railing on the first two floors and caused other damage too. In Garachico, the coastal road was closed to traffic as it had turned into a torrential river. The Castillo beside the natural swimming pools lay alone like an island. On Saturday evening at 10pm, 24 people were evacuated by firefighters from a building in Calle Esteban Pons, after the waves reached the elevator. more...
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19.11.2018 - At the weekend, an orange alert was in place with a warning that waves could be up to six metres high.. Huge waves did roll towards the coast and they caused enormous damage. Fortunately, no one was injured, a miracle when you consider that in Mesa del Mar 67 apartments in the Mar y Sol building had to be evacuated. The waves had swept along the balcony railing on the first two floors and caused other damage too. In Garachico, the coastal road was closed to traffic as it had turned into a torrential river. The Castillo beside the natural swimming pools lay alone like an island. On Saturday evening at 10pm, 24 people were evacuated by firefighters from a building in Calle Esteban Pons, after the waves reached the elevator. more...
19.11.2018 - Every year, when the big waves roll ashore, official warnings are issued and the coastal promenades blocked. And just as regularly the precautions are ignored by people who dangerously underestimate the strength of the Atlantic. The pier at the lighthouse in Puerto de la Cruz is one of the most popular walks, which is beautiful when the sun is shining, but very dangerous when the waves are high. A 70-year-old foreigner who ran onto the pier on Sunday despite the barrier had to learn the hard way. A wave caught him and threw him onto the concrete blocks underneath, which act as breakwaters. The elderly man was very lucky. He was rescued with minor injuries to one leg and his head. more...
19.11.2018 - A refugee boat, which set sail from the south of Morocco on Sunday morning, is missing. Three Moroccans swam to Playa Aglou in the province of Tiznit, some 700 kilometres south of Rabat. They said that the boat had capsized with about 25 people on board. Although the missing persons were immediately searched for by boat and from the air, no trace of them has been found so far. It is very likely that the three are the only survivors. The waves were very high and turbulent on the Moroccan side over the weekend. more...
19.11.2018 - On almost every day of this week, the Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife in El Médano is offering high class musical entertainment, starting at 8.30pm. On Monday the Trio Atlántico will play Canarian and South American songs. Entry costs €10. On Tuesday a concert for piano and violin will be offered by Mirjana Anastasijevic (piano) and Nobert Sarkozy (violin). Admission costs €12. more...
18.11.2018 - A total of 18 sailors set sail from Las Palmas before the weekend to sail the new route from Las Palmas to the Caribbean island of San Vicente. They were greeted with applause. The main start of the 33rd ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) will take place on November 25, when the sails will be set in the direction of Santa Lucía. Anyone who might be wondering today about a parade around the capital's marina, and what it is about, should be aware that it is the participants in the sailing regatta who are celebrating the forthcoming start with their national flags and their infectious anticipation. more...
18.11.2018 - Last week, Local Police officers based in Santa Cruz de La Palma stopped a man on a scooter whose strange driving style was conspicuous. The suspicion that the man might be drunk was quickly confirmed. The alcohol test revealed a level of 1.12 per millilitre, which is almost five times the permitted limit of 0.25. In addition, a subsequent drug test was also positive. That will be expensive. The 57-year-old driver will have six points removed from his driving licence and will have to pay a fine of €1,000. 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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