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19.09.2018 - At the end of August, the National Police arrested a 29-year-old ambulance technician in Arrecife, Lanzarote, who took a woman who had collapsed unconscious on the street to hospital by ambulance. Despite the resuscitation efforts during the trip, the woman could not be revived. Shortly afterwards, the victim's ex-husband filed a complaint because a large number of debits had been made to a joint account, resulting from purchases made with two cards that the deceased had with her at the time of her death. Thus, €1,453 were debited and another payment of €2,087 was blocked by the bank. The purchases were made in different shops and hotel reservations were paid via Internet.
The police investigation led directly to a technical assistant who was on duty on the day of the victim's death and who accompanied the woman in the ambulance. more...
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19.09.2018 - At the end of August, the National Police arrested a 29-year-old ambulance technician in Arrecife, Lanzarote, who took a woman who had collapsed unconscious on the street to hospital by ambulance. Despite the resuscitation efforts during the trip, the woman could not be revived. Shortly afterwards, the victim's ex-husband filed a complaint because a large number of debits had been made to a joint account, resulting from purchases made with two cards that the deceased had with her at the time of her death. Thus, €1,453 were debited and another payment of €2,087 was blocked by the bank. The purchases were made in different shops and hotel reservations were paid via Internet.
The police investigation led directly to a technical assistant who was on duty on the day of the victim's death and who accompanied the woman in the ambulance. more...
19.09.2018 - On Monday a man was rescued from the sea at Tías on Lanzarote and taken to hospital. But on the next day, Tuesday, another man drowned, this time at Playa del Reducto in the centre of the capital Arrecife. An emergency call was received at 3.39pm, reporting that a man suffering from a cardiac arrest had been pulled out of the water at the beach. Despite rapid medical assistance and the use of advanced resuscitation techniques, the 78-year-old could not be revived. The emergency doctor confirmed his death. more...
19.09.2018 - Yesterday the La Laguna council yesterday ordered the eviction of a house in the Finca España district because the building is in such poor condition that it is in danger of collapsing. The resident, who is also in need of help, was offered accommodation in a residence, but a family member agreed to take him in. Therefore, the Social Welfare Office granted him help in the form of food, the provision of household items and home care service. He is free to accept a place in the home or to return to his house after it has been repaired. The building was bricked up to prevent squatters from settling in and endangering their lives. more...
18.09.2018 - Yesterday could be described as a black Monday, as emergency staff had to deploy twice to rescue people who had been pulled out of the water. The first incident occurred at 1.30pm on the Matagorda Beach in the borough of Tías in Lanzarote. A 60-year-old man was brought ashore by another swimmer with clear traces of drowning. Thanks to the rapid deployment of ambulances and advanced technology, the man who had suffered a cardiac arrest was brought back to life and taken to hospital. more...
18.09.2018 - The Italian man, Davide Fervorini aged 39 years had been missing since September 11. The last time he was seen was last Tuesday in the Tafira district of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and since then there were no traces of him. As it became known yesterday, the body of a dead man was discovered near the Barranco de Guiniguada at El Fondillo on Saturday. It is possible that the body belongs to the missing man. Neither the police nor the Italian Embassy has so far been able to confirm unequivocally that it was Fervorini. Due to the advanced state of decay of the body, the results of the autopsy must be awaited. They should also clarify what killed him. more...
17.09.2018 - Pedro Pérez aged 22 years, a third-league UD Las Zocas striker, died on Sunday morning at 7.30am on the TF-1 motorway near Los Menores in the borough of Adeje. The young man was travelling as a passenger with his colleague Carlos Martín from the football club UD Chio, who suddenly lost control of the car, broke through the crash barrier and fell into a Barranco. The car came to a standstill half under the bridge of a water channel. Pedro Pérez was already dead when the ambulance crew arrived. 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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