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Monday 15 January
15.01.2018 - The week starts with a yellow alert issued by Aemet for today, starting at 12 noon. The wind will start off northerly and turn to north easterly during the day. In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, wind speeds of up to 65 kilometres per hour are expected. In Gran Canaria and La Gomera, they could reach 40 to 60 kilometres per hour on the coasts, and up to 110 kilometres per hour at high altitudes. On the coasts of Tenerife, winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour are expected, and in the mountains up to 120 kilometres per hour. more...
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15.01.2018 - The week starts with a yellow alert issued by Aemet for today, starting at 12 noon. The wind will start off northerly and turn to north easterly during the day. In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, wind speeds of up to 65 kilometres per hour are expected. In Gran Canaria and La Gomera, they could reach 40 to 60 kilometres per hour on the coasts, and up to 110 kilometres per hour at high altitudes. On the coasts of Tenerife, winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour are expected, and in the mountains up to 120 kilometres per hour. more...
15.01.2018 - On Sunday lunchtime, two people drowned in the sea in the Charco de La Laja area of San Juan de la Rambla. An emergency call was received at 1.37pm which reported four people in the open sea in distress. A group that stayed near the natural pool saw a man drifting in the water. Two men and a woman jumped in to save him, but they also ended up in trouble. When the emergency helicopter arrived, the crew found two lifeless bodies floating in the water and two people struggling to remain afloat. more...
14.01.2018 - In Gran Canaria, a delegation from the borough of Telde, led by Mayor Carmen Hernández and the councillor for beaches Gloria Cabrera, recently inaugurated a new lifeguard watchtower at the Playa de Melenara. The blue flag has been flying at Playa de Melenara, the most visited beach in the area, for 17 years. The Telde council invested €18,000 in the tower, which consists of a glass-fibre-reinforced plastic frame with a viewing platform and a glazed cabin with technical instruments. more...
14.01.2018 - On Wednesday evening at around 7pm when it was already dark, the emergency services received a call from a person who reported that he had seen an elderly hiker who might need help in the Masca gorge. Immediately Guardia Civil and fire brigade search teams were deployed. Some climbed into the Barranco from the coast and went up, while others entered the gorge via the mountain village of Masca and descended. At point 40 on the path at around 10pm, the 72-year-old man was found dead. more...
13.01.2018 - Tomorrow, Sunday, in Arona in the south of Tenerife, there will be a fiesta in honour of the patron saint San Antonio Abad. The patron saint of the animals will give his blessing to the domestic and farm animals and thus ensure health and strong offspring. The animals will be exhibited in the festival grounds. At about 10.30am, a traditional celebratory service will take place in the church of San Antonio Abad. The folklore group Parranda Chasnera will be providing background music. more...
13.01.2018 - The fire brigade from San Miguel was called out last week to rescue a worker who fell from a wall into a barranco in the Aguelillas area of Arico. A colleague had made the emergency call. The firemen were able to reach the injured man and place him on a stretcher with spinal protection. Then they pulled him out of the barranco where an ambulance was waiting for him. more...
 News Features ::
06.01.2018 - This weekend, new cruise ships are set to arrive every day at the port of La Luz in Las Palmas. On Epiphany the AIDAprima and Marella Dream are expected. These two end the official Christmas season. But on Sunday we continue with the normal winter schedule with the arrival of Mein Schiff 4, AIDAsol and Horizon. more...
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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