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25.04.2019 - Yesterday, a large contingent of police, firefighters, military and other emergency service officers searched for the woman and her ten-year-old child who had been missing in a rural area of Adeje since Tuesday. Over 100 people, supported by a dog squadron on the ground and several helicopters from the air, were involved in the search. The thick low clouds made the search more difficult. At the end of the day, however, there was a sad discovery, both the woman and her child were found dead in a cave in the La Quinta/Ifonche area. They had probably been beaten to death. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga admitted that the evidence suggests that this was a case of domestic violence and that the husband of the woman and father of the children had been arrested as the main suspect. To date, however, he has made no statements and merely claims to have left the family behind in the mountains after a walk. The couple's other six year old son was the one who raised the alarm, after escaping from the scene. The investigation has shown that the man apparently lives in Adeje for longer periods of time, but is not registered as a resident there. The family 'came and went'. There was no previous report of domestic violence in the family. more...
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25.04.2019 - Yesterday, a large contingent of police, firefighters, military and other emergency service officers searched for the woman and her ten-year-old child who had been missing in a rural area of Adeje since Tuesday. Over 100 people, supported by a dog squadron on the ground and several helicopters from the air, were involved in the search. The thick low clouds made the search more difficult. At the end of the day, however, there was a sad discovery, both the woman and her child were found dead in a cave in the La Quinta/Ifonche area. They had probably been beaten to death. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga admitted that the evidence suggests that this was a case of domestic violence and that the husband of the woman and father of the children had been arrested as the main suspect. To date, however, he has made no statements and merely claims to have left the family behind in the mountains after a walk. The couple's other six year old son was the one who raised the alarm, after escaping from the scene. The investigation has shown that the man apparently lives in Adeje for longer periods of time, but is not registered as a resident there. The family 'came and went'. There was no previous report of domestic violence in the family. more...
25.04.2019 - This Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, the 16th Book Fair will take place in the Plaza de la Constitución in La Orotava. The motto is to encourage people to read. Book presentations, guided walks through the old town following the footsteps of stories, plus games and music are on the programme. more...
24.04.2019 - Since yesterday, a German woman and her ten-year-old son have been missing from the rural idyll of Ifonche near Adeje. Another child, only five years old, raised the alarm. The child said that he had travelled with his ten-year-old brother and mother from Germany to visit his father, who was also German. Yesterday they went for a family walk and suddenly the father hit the mother. The five-year-old escaped and left everyone behind. The Guardia Civil, who were informed immediately, found the man at home with visible traces of a possible violent conflict. He claimed to have returned from the trip, which had been without any significant incidents, and that he did not know where the rest of the family was. The Guardia Civil are now searching for the woman and the child. more...
24.04.2019 - The Rotary Club, in collaboration with the folklore group Tigaray, has organised a benefit concert which will be in the Andrómeda Hall at Lago Martiánez in Puerto de la Cruz on May 4. The proceeds will go to the Kindly Light (Luz Amable) project, which supports young mothers and their children who have lost their homes. They are temporarily supported until they can stand on their own feet again. The concert begins at 8.30pm and admission costs €15. If you wish, you can also simply make a donation for this purpose in the form of a Fila 0 (row zero) purchase. All of your donation will go directly to the project. The account number is: ES 75 0182 5310 6900 1015 4833. Please indicate 'Luz Amable' as the intended purpose.
Advance ticket sales:
Farmacia El Botánico, La Paz
Farmacia CB Martín Zuil, Mercado Municipal
Optica Columbus, Columbus Center at the Plaza del Charco, 1st floor
Restaurant Atuvera, La Vera
Restaurante Taller de D. Diego Alvarez, La Quinta/Santa Ursula
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24.04.2019 - Due to dense fog nine aircraft could not land at the northern airport Los Rodeos in La Laguna yesterday and had to be diverted to the south. They were an inter-island flight from Gran Canaria, two from Madrid and two from Alicante and one each from Barcelona, Málaga, Seville and Badajoz. more...
23.04.2019 - The British mixed martial arts fighter Darren Till was arrested in Adeje together with four other colleagues, and they were sentenced by a fast track court in Arona. The men had caused significant damage in a hotel room, emptied fire extinguishers, and then they stole a taxi whose driver had just placed their luggage in the boot.
Darren Till and a colleague were each sentenced to pay €480 and a fine of €360 for the theft of the taxi by the court. All five must together pay damages to the hotel of €10 000.
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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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