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29.09.2019 - A Sunday motorbike meeting for a good cause is taking place today in Puerto de la Cruz. From 11am to 1pm, around 300 bikers are expected at The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) in the northern metropolis. It is a charity event aimed at raising awareness of the risk of prostate cancer and promoting early detection.
The DGR was launched in Australia in 2012 and has since spread around the world. This event is in contrast to the other image of motorbikers in the style of the 60s and 70s and it is requested that elegant clothes are worn on the motorbike.
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Prison hanging prevented
Daily News29.09.2019 - An inmate at the Tahiche prison in Lanzarote tried to commit suicide in his cell on Thursday. A security guard discovered the man while he was trying to hang himself and was able to thwart this attempt at the last minute. He sounded the alarm and, together with colleagues and other inmates, a life was saved. more...
Daily News28.09.2019 - To help the British holidaymakers who were stranded in Gran Canaria due to the collapse of Thomas Cook last week, the island was approached by an extraordinarily large flying object. Last Thursday evening, the largest Airbus in the world, an A380, stood on the runway. Never before has this giant, the largest commercial aircraft in the world, been used in the Canary Islands. It has a capacity for 486 passengers and is a real giant of the skies. When you see other aircraft standing next to it, you can really appreciate its immense size. It had come to fly the British holidaymakers home, making an unexpected surprise for the holidaymakers whose vacation ended badly. more...
Daily News28.09.2019 - This afternoon at 5pm, the Orotava Beer Festival begins in the Plaza de la Constitución in La Orotava, where beer from 15 producers will be served. A glass of beer costs between €1.50 and €2.50. Tapas costing €1.50 to €5 euros will also be offered. Japanese and Mexican food as well as hamburgers and German sausages will be available. On Sunday, the festival will enter its second round with a bargain hunt at the Diversaldo. If you feel like a shopping spree with great discounts, you can plunge into the hustle and bustle from 11am onwards. more...
Daily News27.09.2019 - Guardia Civil officers from the provincial maritime unit in Santa Cruz were on patrol when they discovered a loggerhead turtle off the coast of Playa de Las Gaviotas that could no longer swim because it was caught in a fishing net. They carefully approached the animal and cut open the net to make it easier to take on board. They noticed that she had parts of the net in her mouth, which made breathing difficult. Other parts of the net had also twisted around her fins. The animal was handed over by the officers to the Island Council wildlife sanctuary. more...
Daily News27.09.2019 - Yesterday lunchtime at 1pm, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) registered an earth tremor which reached 5.7 on the Richter scale, in the sea off the west coast of El Hierro. The quake occurred at a depth of 15 kilometres and was also noticed by the public. A total of six tremors of between 2.3 and 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred during the same day. more...
Daily News27.09.2019 - Today, the Friday for Future movement, in cooperation with the Greens and other environmental organisations, is calling for a general strike over the climate emergency. Workers in public and private companies will be on strike by the hour. A strike will take place at 11am at the university campus in La Laguna and a demonstration will be announced at 6pm in the Plaza Weyler in Santa Cruz in the evening for anyone to join. more...
Daily News26.09.2019 - A multiple accident occurred yesterday in the Benahoare district of Santa Cruz de La Palma. A total of seven cars were involved. One vehicle had collided with another, which damaged five more. Luckily, the main damage was restricted to the vehicles. Only the driver of one car had to be attended to at a medical centre. more...
Daily News26.09.2019 - Yesterday, Local Police officers and their colleagues from the Guardia Civil seized over ten kilograms of cannabis ready for sale during a house search in Güímar and arrested the Italian N.A.S. as a suspect. The investigation began a few weeks ago, when the police discovered that the suspect was running a greenhouse in his home that may have been used for growing cannabis. After their suspicion was confirmed, they entered the house yesterday with a search warrant. They found over ten kilograms of cannabis of 15 different varieties ready for sale. They also found around four kilograms of unprocessed plants and various materials for cultivating the plants. The market value of the cannabis is estimated at around €68,000. The suspect was arrested and the cannabis confiscated. more...
Dirty cops in Puerto de la Cruz?
Daily News25.09.2019 - At least four National Police officers based in Puerto de la Cruz are suspected of having committed a crime. A delegation from the internal affairs unit travelled from Madrid yesterday and arrested at least four officers, who were taken to the headquarters in Avenida Tres de Mayo in Santa Cruz to make statements, then to La Laguna where they are being detained. Their homes were searched. A fifth officer is still under investigation. This is an internal investigation and it is currently only known that these officers were part of an anti-drug trafficking unit. They are accused of failure to follow up on crimes, disclosure of secrets and drug trafficking. Like any other suspect, they may only be detained for a maximum of 72 hours and then released or they must appear before the magistrate. more...
Daily News25.09.2019 - On Monday, during an operation at a bar, Local Police officers from Santa Cruz overpowered and arrested a violent man carrying a firearm and seized the weapon. The suspect's legal representative called the police after finding that he had a gun in his pocket during a meeting in a bar. The man, 76-year-old J.A.A. was aggressive and appeared to be willing to use the gun against several people with whom he was involved in various legal disputes. The Local Police entered the premises with extreme caution to avoid endangering themselves or those present. They managed to convince the suspect to hand over the weapon which was an Astra 9000 nine millimetre pistol with a short barrel. It was wrapped in a cloth and not secured. The magazine was loaded with five cartridges. more...
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