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17.09.2019 - Yesterday, the Office for Equality at the Candelaria Council expressed with a black ribbon, its rejection of any form of domestic violence. This was the representatives' reaction to yesterday's case in Valga near Pontevedra in which a 39-year-old woman was shot by her husband when she was about to take their four- and seven-year-old children to school. The woman was able to call for help when she saw her husband in front of her. Her 27-year-old sister and her 57-year-old mother who rushed to help her, were also shot. The two children took refuge in a neighbour's house. The attacker, 41-year-old José Luis A., was arrested a little later at his parents' home in Ames. He offered no resistance. The couple were in the separation phase. more...
Knife attack on a teenager
Daily News17.09.2019 - A 14-year-old teenager was injured with a knife yesterday evening at 7.29pm in the Finca España district of La Laguna. The teenager suffered a moderate abdominal injury. A passer-by, who made himself known as a doctor, provided the teenager with first aid at the scene. He was taken by the ambulance to the HUC University Hospital in La Laguna. The background to the crime is currently being investigated by the National Police. more...
Daily News16.09.2019 - Holidays in the sea is the theme for the 2020 carnival in Los Realejos, which was selected by the mixed carnival commission from more than 20 options. As usual, the poster will be dedicated to an important local carnival-goer, who will also open the festivities on February 16. more...
Bus attack in Costa Adeje
Daily News16.09.2019 - In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 22-year-old man was injured during a bus ride in Costa Adeje. On board the bus, he and another person had got into an argument. His adversary pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck area. The man was first treated at Hospiten Sur in Playa de Las Américas and later taken to Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria University Hospital due to the severity of his injury. A police investigation is underway. more...
Guardia Civil officers rescue baby
Daily News16.09.2019 - Yesterday morning Guardia Civil officers from Vecindario in Gran Canaria, were called out at 11.40am because a 21-month-old baby was unconscious. As no ambulance had been requested and it would probably take some time for one to arrive, they decided to take the baby and two family members to the El Doctoral Health Centre in their van to ensure the fastest possible care. Resuscitation measures were carried out during the trip. The centre's medical team finally stabilised the infant who was transferred to the mother-child hospital in Las Palmas, and is currently under observation. more...
Daily News15.09.2019 - Representatives of La Gomera Island Council laid a wreath of flowers on Wednesday at Roque Agando and in the San Sebastián cemetery to commemorate the 20 deaths caused by a forest fire in La Gomera in 1984. At the time, 13 people from La Gomera, including Francisco Afonso, the then president of the island, and seven people from Tenerife fell victim to the flames which burned 900 hectares of forest. This was 35 years ago, but the tragedy is still deeply rooted in the memory of the Gomerans and has left a wound. Every year the dead are remembered with respect. more...
Daily News15.09.2019 - Without reverence, this is how the burglary of the church Santa Lucía in Puntallana in La Palma can be described. The burglar broke open the door, stole the patron saint's jewellery and part of the money donated by the faithful. From the beginning, the investigation concentrated on a certain person, who was finally arrested. more...
Daily News14.09.2019 - Those who are in Puerto de la Cruz today and would like to celebrate, should visit the bathing area at Lago Martiánez, that was designed by César Manrique. From midday, the Fiesta del Flotador will be celebrated there as part of the summer carnival. Twelve hours of uninterrupted party music and a great atmosphere are on the programme. more...
Daily News14.09.2019 - Do you fancy a bargain hunt with some good entertainment? Then Eurosaldo in La Perdoma near Los Realejos is the right place to go. Tomorrow, Sunday from 10am to 7pm, there will be a big bargain market with new items from local shops. The best quality at low prices, from all branches from shoes and textiles to household articles and cosmetics and even books and electronic devices. There will also be musical entertainment and food and drink. more...
Daily News13.09.2019 - Yesterday evening David Mesa Torres was elected the first Carnival King in Tenerife during a pompous gala in front of over 2,000 people. His costume 'Cairo' was created by designer Fran Romero.
The second and third places went to Brian Jesús Oliva and Jermaine Kabongo Arbelo. With the gala last night, the summer carnival of Puerto de la Cruz got off to a convincing start. During the day, several costumes of the Carnival Queens will be on display in various hotels and some musical interludes will be performed. Tonight, Noche del Carnaval (Carnival Night) will take place at the Lago Martiánez.
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Daily News13.09.2019 - On Saturday, nine non-profit associations will present their work in Plaza Pisaca in the centre of the El Toscal neighbourhood in Santa Cruz. They will provide information and invite the public to participate. There will also be children's entertainment with water games and musicals, as well as great entertainment for adults, such as the Big Band Jazz Tamos, which will be performing at 2pm, the Blue Moon Cats at 3pm and afterwards Loop&Lompa, the Murga La Traviata, the Alizuth Project, Almas de Goma, Stereogroove and the Funktastic Band, the final act, from 9.30 pm. Local restaurateurs and food trucks will take care of your physical well-being. more...
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