Wednesday, 18.07.2018
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17.07.2018 - Four bodies were found in a house at 30 Calle de los Martillos in La Orotava at 12.30pm on Monday afternoon. He was a 43-year-old man who was a member of the armed forces and was awarded for his work in Afghanistan, his wife and their two daughters, who were three and five years old. The day before the family were at a family celebration and nobody had noticed anything strange. According to initial evidence, there are no signs of external violence on the woman or the children. Even the family dog was dead. They may have been poisoned. more...
Daily News17.07.2018 - A 66-year-old woman was pulled out of the sea with severe symptoms of drowning on Monday morning. She was seen in distress while swimming at the Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Once on the beach, she was treated by an ambulance team and then taken to the Doctor Negrín Hospital in a serious condition. more...
Ferry breakdown on the way to La Palma
Daily News16.07.2018 - The ferry El Volcán de Taburiente took off on Sunday afternoon from Los Cristianos, heading for San Sebastián de La Gomera and Santa Cruz de La Palma. About five miles away from La Palma, the engines broke down. There was no thrust. The approximately 200 passengers on board just had to be patient. The feverish troubleshooting on board began. The trigger was found to be a fault in the cooling system, and after the cause was found, the repair work was immediately started, so that the ferry was able to continue to La Palma on its own, but it arrived more than an hour late. more...
Daily News16.07.2018 - Burglars raided the house of the president of the festival committee in Ravelo, in the borough of El Sauzal, last Friday. While the Queen of the Fiestas was being elected in the Plaza, two strangers entered the house and met the President's 90-year-old grandmother there. "Where's the money from the fiestas?" they yelled at the woman and grabbed her roughly by the arms. She was taken to HUC University Hospital in La Laguna after the attack. The perpetrators took €6,000 with them. A search is underway for the alleged perpetrators. The Ravelo Fiesta lasts until July 22. more...
Burglar's mistake
Daily News15.07.2018 - A 53-year-old man had to be rescued last week by Canarian Police officers from a roof in La Pardilla, Telde. The only stupid thing was that the man on that roof hadn't lost anything, but was about to break into the house. A neighbour had heard a noise on the neighbour's roof terrace and called the police. They found the burglar on an unstable and inaccessible part of the roof. Fearing it would cave in, he didn't dare to move on. The police took the man from the roof and arrested him for attempted burglary. more...
Emergency staff advise mother over the phone
Daily News15.07.2018 - Last week a woman in Gran Canaria found her 18-month-old child in a pool of liquid detergent. Apparently, the child had drunk it, too. Remains of it were still in his mouth and on his clothes. How much, the mother did not know. She called the emergency services, told them what detergent she was using and asked how she should behave. The emergency service staff advised her at first to remain calm, not to give the child anything to drink and not to make him or her vomit. She was recommended to take the child to the maternity and children's hospital in Las Palmas. The emergency services informed the paediatrician on duty of their imminent arrival, the background and the risk of chemical pneumonia. Therefore, the boy could be treated correctly and immediately.

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Daily News14.07.2018 - This evening (Saturday) at 8.50pm, in the Plaza of El Médano, the starting shot will be fired for the VII Trail Nocturno. The night run covers 12 kilometres along the coast in this south-eastern part of the island and will take about two hours to complete. Professional and amateur athletes alike can participate. The race is a charity event. This means that the participation fee is one kilo of non-perishable food. After the athletes arrive at the finish and the main Plaza, DJ Hermes will provide the best party atmosphere. more...
Guamasa murder solved
Daily News14.07.2018 - Only a few days after Manuel Marcos García, who had been missing since last Thursday evening, was found dead last Sunday morning, his killer was arrested. He was José 'El Chapista', who is also from Guamasa. He had a couple of drinks with the victim and two others in a bar on Thursday evening when eyewitnesses recalled that Manuel and José got into a fight over a trifling matter. The victim was stabbed more than a dozen times including a fatal cut in the throat. more...
Two drowned in high waves
Daily News13.07.2018 - Big waves rolled towards the Canary Islands coasts on Wednesday, meaning it was not good weather for bathing. Nevertheless, people still went into the water and rescue missions were necessary. They were too late for two people on Tuesday. A 35-year-old man died windsurfing off the Playa de Costa Calma in Fuerteventura. The lifeguards took the man ashore and tried to revive him. Yet they could not bring him back to life. more...
Daily News13.07.2018 - Tapas y Vinos and the talent contest, VIII Festival del Son del Talento, will take place this evening in Candelaria. There will be a great atmosphere, wines from the Bodegas Viña Gómez, Rebusco Bodegas, Prodiflora, Bodegas CHP, Bodega Ferrera, Bodega Hermanos Mesa, El Borujo, Vega Las Cañas, Mencey de Chasna and Bodegas Reverón, as well as delicious tapas offered by six different restaurants and bars, in Candelaria. A good summer night's atmosphere and new young musical talents, promising good entertainment. The party starts at 9pm at the Plaza de Los Pescadores, at the pier in Candelaria. more...
Daily News12.07.2018 - Tomorrow evening, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, OST, will be performing at the Costa Adeje Golf Course. Under the direction of Jader Bignamini and supported by soprano Davinia Rodríguez, the concert will feature various pieces from well known operas such as Carmen and Nabucco. Tickets are available from Marypaz stores at the Siam Mall, San Eugenio and El Galeon Outlet shopping centres, or at www.tomaticket.es for €15. The concert starts at 9pm. more...
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