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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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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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23.04.2019 - The National Police in Puerto de la Cruz arrested a 23-year-old man on Sunday night who is said to have given a woman a beating in the Hotel Turquesa. He is also said to have tried to strangle her. He held the woman in his room until the police arrived. The investigation is still ongoing. more...
22.04.2019 - A 40-year-old man got into distress on Easter Sunday at around 2pm, off the coast of San Juan de la Rambla, in front of the natural pool Charco de las Lajas. A caller reported that the man was not able to return to the coast on his own, so an emergency helicopter was activated. The crew managed to pull the man, who was suffering from moderate symptoms, out of the water. He was flown to the helicopter landing pad in La Guancha and then taken by ambulance to the northern hospital. The man has now recovered.

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22.04.2019 - The National Police in Gran Canaria have arrested a 32-year-old man, who has a list of 26 previous convictions. They noticed him during a police check, driving his motorbike in the opposite direction. The moment he became aware of the police presence, he escaped. The National Police from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria followed the man at a safe distance to a holiday resort in Maspalomas. There he jumped over a railing and tried to hide in the complex. Meanwhile the officers found out that the motorcycle had been reported stolen that morning. There was also a warrant for the man's arrest for robbery, forced entry, theft and damage to property. Now there are traffic offences as well. The suspect was arrested shortly afterwards. more...
21.04.2019 - The Tenerife Island Council is supporting the fishing cooperatives on the island with a total of €100,000. This is about one third more than last year. The beneficiaries are all officially approved cooperatives, of which there are currently around a dozen. A total of 500 professional fishermen and 340 boats are united under this roof. The fishermen account for 0.3 per cent of the gross island product. They catch around nine million kilos of fish and seafood annually in a traditional and environmentally friendly way. more...
20.04.2019 - Two interesting concerts provide for variety today. In the San Sebastián church at La Caleta, Costa Adeje at 7pm, Dr. Barbara Hebborn, soprano and flautist, and organist Hans Peter Reiners will give an Easter concert. Admission is free.
The programme La Voix de la Viole with the French baroque ensemble Le Belmont is part of the festival of ancient music. They will be playing at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín in Santa Cruz at midday. Admission is €15. See www.auditoriodetenerife.com.
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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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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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