Sunday, 20.08.2017
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20.08.2017 - Last week, the National Police in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, arrested a 30-year-old man for alleged drug trafficking. The suspect, who had already been convicted several times, was said to have dealt with drugs in the presence of his eight-year-old daughter. more...
Daily News20.08.2017 - Sunday will be an exciting day in the Plaza of La Corujera, above Santa Úrsula. During the day, among other events, there will be a display of birds of prey which will fly up into the sky and make breathtaking descent onto the arm of their trainer, starting at 11am. more...
Daily News19.08.2017 - The National Police in Santa Cruz have arrested a 47-year-old Spaniard, who was wanted for attempted murder. The suspect, who had been inconspicuous until then, attacked a man on the road from Valle de Tabares in La Laguna on August 14 at 3pm, as he was on his way home. He inflicted several injuries on his victim with an axe and a knife. more...
Daily News19.08.2017 - On Saturday, over 70 participants will be showing how skilfully they can overcome the hurdles in the Downtown cross-country bike race. The starting shot will be fired in the El Pilar district of Santa Cruz de La Palma, and the finishing line is in the Avenida de El Puente. more...
Daily News18.08.2017 - The Canarian health authority has warned of high temperatures over the coming weekend, especially in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The elderly, chronically ill and children will need to be well protected. Hospitals and medical centres are on alert. The health authority advises us to drink sufficient water, have a light diet and abstain from alcohol. Avoid physical exertion around midday. It is not advisable to walk on forest paths or through barrancos, especially people with little experience, who are sick, overweight or over 60 years old. more...
Daily News18.08.2017 - The Canarian department for safety and emergencies has issued a warning for wind, high temperatures and violent waves. High temperatures of 30 to 36 degrees Celsius are expected. Medium altitude and interior areas are likely to be particularly affected. The warning was valid from 12 noon. In addition to the heat, warnings of strong wind and waves apply. In the north and north eastern part of the island, gusts of 30 to 50 kilometres per hour are expected, and in the south eastern communities and the north-west of the island with relief they could reach 60 to 90 kilometres per hour. more...
Paedophile arrested in Las Palmas
Daily News18.08.2017 - In Las Palmas, officers from the Policia Canaria have detained a 36-year-old man who had contacted with female teenagers using various Facebook profiles in which he posed as a youth. He encouraged the girls to post nude shots of themselves in unique poses. The chats were clearly sexually oriented. In at least one case the man offered a teenager €500 euros to have sex with her. This girl then showed him up and helped with the unmasking of the alleged paedophiles. All three fake profiles had been placed on the network from the same IP address. more...
Daily News18.08.2017 - As part of the Jazz Festival in La Palma, there will be a jazz concert in the Plaza de Montserrat in the idyllic village of San Andrés y Sauces this evening. At 9.30pm the group Ramba, consisting of Alberto Arteta on the saxophone, Juan Manuel Urriza on drums, Kike Arza on the upright bass and the singer Carla Sevilla, will be playing.
The group interprets well-known pieces from the jazz scene, but also has its own compositions in the repertoire. Entry to the concert is free.
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Two terrorist attacks in Catalonia
Daily News18.08.2017 - The latest figures suggest that at least 13 people were killed and some 100 injured in Thursday afternoon's terrorist attack in the centre of Barcelona, the majority seriously. The Islamic State has assumed responsibility. The Catalan government has confirmed this as a terrorist attack. One man was arrested, and a second died from a stab wound after skipping a police road block on the outskirts of the city. A third suspect was arrested later. more...
Daily News17.08.2017 - On Thursday afternoon, just after 5pm, a man driving a white van drove in a zig-zag pattern down the Ramblas in the centre of Barcelona, knocking down a multitude of people. At least 12 people were killed and some 80 injured, the majority seriously. The Catalan government has confirmed this as a terrorist attack. One man has been arrested, and a second was shot down by police when he tried to skip a police road block on the outskirts of the city. The police are still searching for a possible third suspect. The injured were taken to four hospitals.
Three days of mourning were declared by the Catalan government, and a minute's silence will be held in Barcelona on Friday, including at the site of the attack. more...
Daily News17.08.2017 - Yesterday evening at around 9.15pm, a 52-year-old woman from La Laguna died in an accident in the borough of Los Realejos. She lost control of her vehicle which broke through the crash barrier and fell from the 100 metre high cliffs. The car overturned several times, plundered through the bushes, until it finally crashed through the railings and came to rest on the beach. The driver who was alone in the car, died. No-one else was injured in the accident. more...
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