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Rayo the mule has become a symbol for the centreAnimal Sanctuary
25.05.2018 - Started in 2007, Sangha is an animal refuge like no other in Tenerife. more...
Petrol pump knocked down at service station
Daily News25.05.2018 - The driver of a van knocked over a petrol pump at the EL Goro service station in Telde, Gran Canaria, on Wednesday evening. The accident occurred at 7.20pm while he was reversing. The driver accidentally mixed up the brake and accelerator pedal and instead of braking, the car moved and hit the pump. Fortunately, no one was injured. Only a small amount of fuel leaked out, which was rendered harmless with foam by the fire brigade from La Garita. more...
Daily News25.05.2018 - In the early hours of Thursday morning, at around 1.30am, a man entered the medical centreat Santa María de Guía in Gran Canaria. He had a bloodstained knife in his hand and claimed to have murdered his neighbour. The Guardia Civil patrol, who were immediately notified, went to the scene of the crime. In fact, they found a Moroccan there who had had his throat cut with a knife. Nothing could be done to save him. The alleged murderer, the 34-year-old B.D. from Mali, was arrested and will be brought before the magistrate within the next 72 hours. more...
Daily News25.05.2018 - On Wednesday morning a fisherman fell into the water near El Caletón in the borough of Agaete in Gran Canaria. With high waves, the 70-year-old was driven about 30 metres away from the coast, and so a helicopter was requested. Meanwhile, the fire brigade and Local Police arrived at the coast. Firemen jumped in after the man and, helped by the Local Police officers, they managed to bring the fisherman back to shore. The helicopter wasn't needed after all. Fortunately, the 70-year-old was unhurt. more...
Belgian hid the cocaine
Daily News24.05.2018 - A 21-year-old Belgian man caught the eye of a Guardia Civil patrol in Costa de Silencio for walking his dog, an American Staffordshire, out on the street in the afternoon without a muzzle. When they approached him, he fled. The young man had ten grams of cocaine with him, which he inserted in his private parts during the escape more...
Kamikasi driver stopped at Gáldar
Daily News24.05.2018 - An elderly driver caused a stir on Wednesday in Gran Canaria. He was driving along the GC-2 motorway between Gáldar and Guía, in the wrong direction. At kilometre 22, he was stopped by the Guardia Civil. The 70-year-old man admitted to having been distracted and then suddenly driving in the opposite direction on the motorway. An alcohol test proved negative. more...
Daily News24.05.2018 - Six people were injured slightly on Wednesday morning in Calle Bravo Murillo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Four women and two children were injured when the bus they were travelling on unexpectedly slowed down. The injured passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. The accident was attended by Local Police from Las Palmas. more...
Daily News23.05.2018 - In La Palma, a 46-year-old man from Tazacorte has been sentenced to nine months in prison and to pay the court costs. The defendant had been convicted by the Guardia Civil's Seprona division for leaving a box containing three, approximately two-month-old puppies at the Puntallana bus stop on May 7. Passers-by reported the incident to the Local Police, who passed it on to Seprona. They were actually able to identify and locate the suspected owner of the puppies' mother. A DNA analysis confirmed their suspicions. more...
Daily News22.05.2018 - From May 22 to 24, the Canarian gastronomic fair Gastrocanarias 2018 will be celebrated at the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz. There is plenty to try and get to know, and specialities, also from other islands, are also being presented. A special highlight is the ham-cutting competition, which will be held on May 23. more...
Daily News22.05.2018 - The Loro Parque Foundation celebrated the end of the school competition, A Sea of Sciences on Friday at a congress at Poema del Mar in Las Palmas and announced the winners. The ceremony took place parallel to the beginning of the International Maritime Fair, FIMAR, which was celebrated over the weekend in Las Palmas and at which both Loro Parque institutions were represented with various activities, workshops and informative discussions. Among other things, it was possible to visit a stand in the Plaza de Canarias, where lectures and workshops were offered on the marine biodiversity of the Canary Islands and on solutions for the everyday reuse and recycling of plastic. more...
Venezuelan women forced into prostitution
Daily News22.05.2018 - The National Police have arrested three people in Tenerife, aged between 25 and 55 years, all with no previous convictions. They are accused of human trafficking for forced prostitution and facilitating illegal immigration. At the same time, two young Venezuelan women who had been forced into prostitution in a rented apartment were freed. more...
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