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20.03.2019 - This Sunday, La Cruz Santa, above Los Realejos, will be hosting the ninth women's race, the proceeds of which will go to children suffering from cancer. In the last editions, an average of 2,000 women took part. The race has no competition character and covers 3.2 kilometres. Entries for the eight euro prize will be accepted at Guzmán Sports in La Laguna, Deportes Chicho in Tacoronte, Javisports in Santa Úrsula, Deportes del Castillo in the El Trompo shopping centre, Deportes Meypa in La Cruz Santa, El Cardumen in Puerto de la Cruz and in the Cafetería Oko, in the market hall at El Sauzal or at www.lifecanarias.com. more...
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20.03.2019 - This Sunday, La Cruz Santa, above Los Realejos, will be hosting the ninth women's race, the proceeds of which will go to children suffering from cancer. In the last editions, an average of 2,000 women took part. The race has no competition character and covers 3.2 kilometres. Entries for the eight euro prize will be accepted at Guzmán Sports in La Laguna, Deportes Chicho in Tacoronte, Javisports in Santa Úrsula, Deportes del Castillo in the El Trompo shopping centre, Deportes Meypa in La Cruz Santa, El Cardumen in Puerto de la Cruz and in the Cafetería Oko, in the market hall at El Sauzal or at www.lifecanarias.com. more...
20.03.2019 - The Local Police from Arrecife in Lanzarote recently seized 30 toy products that are not approved in Spain because they do not meet the safety standards. These include, for example, luminous bracelets containing a highly toxic substance, diadems whose batteries are easily accessible or wooden bows and arrows with a high risk of strangulation. The AECOSAN alarm network, which warns of such dangerous toys, calls on consumers to report suspicious products that are not labelled with the necessary seals so that they can be withdrawn from circulation. more...
19.03.2019 - Guardia Civil officers recently arrested a 32-year-old man from Madrid who was caught trying to enter the country with 1,100 grams of cocaine. The man had arrived at the port of Santa Cruz on a regular ferry between the Spanish Peninsular and the archipelago. During a routine inspection, he caught the attention of the officers by his nervous behaviour. Suspicions increased during the course of a conversation, so that the officers decided to examine his luggage. There they found a package containing 1,161 grams of cocaine. He was arrested and has appeared in court. more...
19.03.2019 - A natural cause for the forest fire that broke out on Saturday near Fataga in Gran Canaria and was only brought under control at 3am on Sunday morning is currently considered by fire experts to be excluded, and it is now thought that it was caused intentionally. The fire broke out in a palm grove near the pool at the Molino del Agua Country Hotel and burned 35 hectares of land. The hotel guests had to be evacuated as a precaution. Now the fire has to be extinguished completely, as fires often continue to smoulder underground. This can take weeks. more...
18.03.2019 - A woman from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria experienced a nightmare when she came back from a long private trip and realised that she could not open her front door with her key. She alerted the police. At the scene, the police confirmed that the lock of the house in Calle León y Castillo had been replaced. In the garden, they discovered a car that the owner of the apartment did not recognise. Finally, a young man opened the door. The 24-year-old admitted to having occupied the apartments together with a 19-year-old friend. One of the two had a previous criminal record. In the apartment, the owner found that several devices were missing. The two were then arrested for robbery and abuse of a property. more...
18.03.2019 - On Friday morning, about 300 pupils and students went to La Laguna to fight for a better future for Planet Earth. In the evening there was another protest march in the capital Santa Cruz, which went from the Plaza Weyler to Plaza de Candelaria, where they read their manifesto. It was initiated by four schoolgirls, joined by other pupils and students, as well as families and pensioners. They demanded a reversal of climate policy, an end to the extinction of species and finally effective measures. Around 2,000 people joined the march. "Not even two weeks ago, we developed the idea of participating in this Friday march among four schoolmates. We counted on perhaps two dozen fellow protesters. We would never have thought that so many would join us," explained Natalia Díaz, spokeswoman for the movement. She announced that this protest would now take place every Friday until there was a political reaction. 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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