Friday, 24.03.2017
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23.03.2017 - The man believed to have been responsible for the attack in London's Westminster has been named by the Metropolitan Police. 52-year-old Khalid Masood had a previous criminal record for assaults, grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences. He was not under investigation and the police were not aware that he had planned to carry out the attack.
He was born in Kent and was thought to have been living in the West Midlands. The ISIS group claimed that he was a soldier of the Islamic State.
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23.03.2017 - The man believed to have been responsible for the attack in London's Westminster has been named by the Metropolitan Police. 52-year-old Khalid Masood had a previous criminal record for assaults, grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences. He was not under investigation and the police were not aware that he had planned to carry out the attack.
He was born in Kent and was thought to have been living in the West Midlands. The ISIS group claimed that he was a soldier of the Islamic State.
more...
23.03.2017 - If you don't have any plans for this evening, there is a concert at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz which may be of interest. At 9pm this evening, the expressive Cuban singer Virginia Guantanamera will be on stage. The trained singer from Eastern Cuba offers a varied programme of music and rhythms. more...
23.03.2017 - Guardia Civil officers based in La Orotava are currently investigating three men and a woman from La Orotava, as well as a suspect from Los Realejos, aged between 56 and 59 years, for continuous fraud. more...
23.03.2017 - Four people died, including a police officer who was stabbed, and the attacker who was shot dead by police, in the attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. At least another 40 people have been injured, of whom seven are in a critical condition. Most of them were hurt when the attacker drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before reaching the Houses of Parliament. To date, eight people possibly linked to the attack have been arrested during six raids by armed police in Birmingham, where it is thought the attacker lived, London and other locations in the early hours of this morning.
Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting for this morning. The prosecutor in Paris is also investigating the attack, as three French citizens were injured. London's mayor, Sadiq Khan has called a meeting in Trafalgar Square this evening at 6pm in support of the victims. He invited the public to bring candles in memory of those who died. more...
22.03.2017 - A police officer has been stabbed outside the Houses of Parliament in London, according to House of Commons Leader David Lidington, who told MPs that the alleged attacker had been shot by armed police following what he called a "serious" incident. MPs have been evacuated to Scotland Yard. Witnesses reported seeing people laying in the street, and a vehicle 'mowing' people down before crashing into a railing on Westminster Bridge. A woman was rescued from the River Thames. Four are dead and 20 injured. The prime minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting.
In a statement from Scotland Yard: "Police are asking people to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube. This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident. Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene." The police have confirmed that this is a terrorist attack. more...
22.03.2017 - Romana, a young Czech who lives in Granada, found out recently about the death of her brother Petr in Tenerife, eight days after the tragedy, via the condolences posted on Facebook. Petr had died in a terrible accident during the Carnival in Santa Cruz. This was when hell began for Romana, who repeatedly tried to call her brother, but to no avail. To begin with she thought it was all a nasty joke, but as the hours passed by she began to worry.
After asking for information many times from the National Police in Granada and the Guardia Civil, who initially told her that they had no record of his death, she called the Guardia Civil in Tenerife. more...
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23.03.2017 - Four people died, including a police officer who was stabbed, and the attacker who was shot dead by police, in the attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. At least another 40 people have been injured, of whom seven are in a critical condition. Most of them were hurt when the attacker drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before reaching the Houses of Parliament. To date, eight people possibly linked to the attack have been arrested during six raids by armed police in Birmingham, where it is thought the attacker lived, London and other locations in the early hours of this morning.
Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting for this morning. The prosecutor in Paris is also investigating the attack, as three French citizens were injured. London's mayor, Sadiq Khan has called a meeting in Trafalgar Square this evening at 6pm in support of the victims. He invited the public to bring candles in memory of those who died. more...
Caught red handed
19.03.2017 - Guardia Civil officers from the anti-drugs unit in Las Palmas caught a man on Thursday morning as he was trying to hide a package of drugs in the Barranco Ancón at the Cruce de Arinaga junction in Agüimes. Previously, the officers had received a tip regarding the imminent handover of a package of drugs. 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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