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23.05.2017 - Last Friday, Prince Juan Bagration-Mukhraneli and Princess Kristine de Bagration-Mukhraneli of Georgia visited the Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz. They visited among others the red pandas, the gorillas, the Planet Penguin, as well as the orca show at the Orca Ocean. more...
Choral music festival: Corearte in Puerto de la Cruz
Daily News23.05.2017 - From today until next Saturday, the Festival of Choral music, Corearte is offering excellent musical entertainment in Puerto de la Cruz. It begins on Tuesday evening at 8.30pm with a concert in the Iglesia de la Peña de Francia. There are choirs from Puerto de la Cruz, Madrid, Uruguay, Mexico and Iceland. more...
Dead man's pension was collected by his widow for 12 years
Daily News23.05.2017 - When her husband died on July 31, 2000, a widowed woman failed to report this to the Seguridad Social. Instead, she collected his pension until May 2, 2012, when she was discovered. Now she is being held responsible for social security fraud in court. The judge ordered a one-year prison term and the payment of four euros a day for six months.
The prosecutor said that the bank in La Orotava, which managed the couple's account, had failed to demand the annual life test, to prove that the man was still living. The damage amounts to €85,000 according to the prosecutor, of which the bank has already returned €44,200 to the social security system, although final judgment for the bank is pending. more...
Daily News23.05.2017 - Twenty-two people were killed, including children, and 59 injured in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert on Monday night by the American singer Ariana Grande, when a lone man set off a homemade bomb just as all the concert-goers were leaving. Ariana Grande said that she was heartbroken and lost for words. She has cancelled further concerts planned in the UK. British prime minister Theresa May called this an "appalling, sickening, terrorist attack". She said the security services believe they know the attacker's identity but are not yet able to confirm it. Mrs May chaired a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee and is expected to travel to Manchester later today. The UK general election campaign has been suspended, and all forms of public transport in Manchester have been affected following the incident. more...
Daily News22.05.2017 - The municipal swimming pool in Candelaria was damaged by the violent waves at the end of last week, and on Friday, the pool was closed to the public until further notice. more...
Daily News22.05.2017 - Last Thursday, May 18, Silvia Carballo Ramírez from Santa Cruz was 100 years old. The celebrations took place within the family circle, with friends and roommates at the Toki-Eder seniors' home in Santa Cruz. more...
Man has heart attack on Teide hike
Daily News22.05.2017 - On Sunday morning, a 59-year-old man suffered a heart attack during a hike in the Teide National Park. The man was at that time on footpath number 18 in the municipality of Guía de Isora. Immediately, the emergency ambulance service, the fire brigade, Guardia Civil officers and National Park employees were mobilised. more...
La Orotava pharmacy robbery
Daily News22.05.2017 - Last Thursday afternoon, a pharmacy in La Orotava was robbed. The initially unknown robber was masked, and armed with a knife he threatened an employee and stole €500 from the till. Then the perpetrator fled on a small white scooter. more...
Daily News21.05.2017 - Recently, the Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz, was recognised by the prestigious organisation American Humane. This is the first time that a European zoo has been awarded. The certificate confirms the welfare of the animals in the park. The assessment takes into account the interaction of the animals among themselves and with their caregivers, the accommodation, the quality of the environment, the health, the care given and many other factors contributing to their well-being. more...
Homeless man set alight in Las Palmas
Daily News21.05.2017 - The National Police based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have arrested two young men for the attempted murder of a homeless man.. They had tried to set the sleeping man on fire at the bus station at San Telmo, in Gran Canaria's capital.
One of them threw a burning cigarette on a shower curtain with which the man had covered himself, and then alerted a security guard. The second participant saw that the fire had gone out and lit it again. It was only thanks to the rapid intervention of the security guard, who woke the man, pulled the blanket off and stamped on the flames, that the victim suffered no severe burns more...
Daily News20.05.2017 - The family of Lion's Kingdom is now complete at Loro Parque, with the arrival of the King of the Savannah. Everything is now ready for its inauguration on May 25. This will be a spectacular area for the lions which occupies over 1,000 square metres and reflects the natural habitat of the three African lions to perfection. more...
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