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17.01.2018 - The tip for the coming weekend for all those interested in Canarian tradition is the Fiesta de San Antonio Abad, celebrated in Los Silos in the north west of Tenerife. The traditional animal blessing is said to bring good health and prosperity for the whole year. A colourful assortment of domestic and farm animals of all kinds, nicely decorated, will arrive on Sunday morning from 10am at the festival grounds behind the former monastery in Plaza La Luz. From 10am to 7pm a craft market invites you to the central plaza. more...
Daily News17.01.2018 - The shipping company Naviera Armas cancelled the crossings between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura as well as between Tenerife and Gran Canaria yesterday between 11am and 4pm. The regional airline Binter also cancelled the flights from Tenerife to La Gomera for safety reasons. The night before, an aircraft operating between the two islands had to turn around. The reason for both were the bad weather conditions. more...
Burglar arrested in La Palma
Daily News17.01.2018 - Last week, the Guardia Civil based in Los Llanos de Aridane arrested a 50-year-old man from Tijarafe who is suspected of breaking into a bar in the centre of Los Llanos de Aridane. The man apparently broke open the window of an apartment facing the street. more...
Daily News16.01.2018 - With the windy weather, other weather phenomena also come into play. That is why we are currently warning against high swell. Waves up to five meters high have been forecast. Therefore, please avoid coastal roads and use other routes. Even for pedestrians, a respectful distance must be maintained. Again and again people are hit by high waves and pulled into the sea. No spectacular holiday photo is worth the risk. Please keep away from the coasts. more...
Daily News16.01.2018 - Seven dead - this is the sad result of an attempt to reach the coast of Lanzarote. A total of 27 people up to 30 years of age, including some minors, tried to reach Playa Bastián in Costa Teguise on their rickety boat on Monday. Seven did not survive. Apparently, some of the Moroccan refugees left the boat several hundred metres off the coast to swim to the shore. Only 20 of them reached the safety of dry land. Two are in critical condition in hospital. At least seven drowned.
The possibility has not been ruled out that there could have been more deaths that are not yet accounted for. Lanzarote's island president, Pedro San Gines, called a minute's silence for the victims at noon on Tuesday. more...
Monday 15 January
Daily News15.01.2018 - 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...
Daily News15.01.2018 - 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...
Daily News14.01.2018 - 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...
Daily News14.01.2018 - 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...
Daily News13.01.2018 - 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...
Man rescued from a barranco
Daily News13.01.2018 - 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...
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