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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...
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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...
17.03.2019 - Yasmin is about two years old. She has always lived free in a Barranco in Puerto de la Cruz. Unfortunately she was found with an open femur fracture and her right hind leg had to be amputated. She is currently being cared for at Romántica I but Yasmin is urgently looking for a home where she can stay. She is a tame, sweet and calm cat. In the beginning she can be a bit anxious, but then she becomes very relaxed. Due to her disability she should only be kept indoors or with a closed terrace. Contact 649 844 435 if you can help. more...
17.03.2019 - The Hotel Botánico*****GL in Puerto de la Cruz , Tenerife was awarded the TUI Holly 2019 at the ITB travel fair in Berlin. The hotel is thus continuing its successful series of awards, which confirms its value as an excellent holiday destination. This prestigious award converts the hotel into one of the best 100 hotels in the world, among the 12,000 with which the TUI Group works. On this occasion, for the 20th time in its history, Hotel Botánico celebrates having received this award as one of the favourite destinations of the German market. It is not without reason that this is one of the most important awards in the hotel sector, as it takes into account, among many other factors, the guests' satisfaction with the hotel's services, the food on offer, its cleanliness and its environmental management, which is assessed by thousands of visitors. In this spirit, the tour operator TUI has awarded the prize to a total of 31 Spanish hotels, including 14 in the Canary Islands. more...
16.03.2019 - Yesterday, young people in Tenerife joined the worldwide movement by Greta Thundberg, which runs in Spain under the motto Juventud x Clima. More than 300 young people formed in front of the central building of the University of La Laguna and moved from there to the town hall. In the evening there was a second demonstration that led from the Plaza Weyler to Plaza de la Candelaria in Santa Cruz. Young people also joined the protest in Santa Cruz de La Palma and Los Llanos de Aridane at the west coast of the small green island. more...
16.03.2019 - The Tenerife-born international tenor Celso Albelo is offering a concert tonight at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna for the benefit of the Asociación Villa Feliz. The charitable, humane project takes care of life in the Sanamá region in the Dominican Republic, where children have to walk several kilometres to school every day on bad roads and in all weathers. The proceeds will be used to purchase a vehicle that will take the children safely to school. The tickets are available at the box office or at www.entrees.es at the standard price of €30. 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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