Thursday, 23.02.2017
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Madame Soleil is a radiant queen
23.02.2017 - Judit López García was elected last night as the Carnival Queen for 2017 in Santa Cruz. With her costume 'Madame Soleil', designed by Jorge González Santana, she was elected during the gala as part of a Caribbean style show. The winner represents Fuentealta. Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez congratulated the Queen, who, with her radiance and her costume, came out the best. more...
Robbed by nightclub acquaintance in Fuerteventura
Daily News23.02.2017 - A 34-year-old, previously convicted man, C.Y.M., met a Norwegian tourist at a nightclub in Fuerteventura. He offered to drive him to his hotel in Caleta de Fuste in his car. The tourist accepted the offer as a supposedly friendly gesture. more...
Used car fraud in Guaza
Daily News23.02.2017 - Guardia Civil officers based in Playa de Las Americas have been investigating a 42-year-old car dealer from Guaza in Arona, who is accused of fraud. more...
The stolen valuables were recovered and returned to the woman
Daily News22.02.2017 - Guardia Civil officers based in Granadilla de Abona recently arrested a 31-year-old man who had just broken into an apartment in San Isidro. more...
Spectacular chase in Gran Canaria
Daily News22.02.2017 - In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 35 year-old man with a substantial criminal record of 10 convictions, avoided a police road check at Vecindario in Gran Canaria. Instead of stopping, he tried to knock down a police officer, and then made off at over 200 km/h. more...
Donald Trump and the media, by Joe Schacher
Daily News21.02.2017 - For months journalists have been accused by Donald Trump of spreading lies. They are portrayed as dishonest and dishonourable people, who are the only ones to spread false news, while Trump himself is also good at inventing his own stories. more...
Neighbours' dogs are thought to have been stolen for dog fighting
Daily News21.02.2017 - On Saturday night there was a large police turnout at the Finca La Medida in Güímar. Neighbours had reported their suspicions of illegal dog fighting with betting. The operation was carried out with the use of several cars, a helicopter and a drone. In fact, 21 suspects were arrested and seven dogs, some of them seriously injured, were rescued. Sadly, one of the animals had already passed away. more...
Afghan family travelled the world with false passports
Daily News21.02.2017 - Until they arrived in Tenerife! An Afghan family with four children was detained at the weekend by National Police at the Reina Sofía airport in Tenerife for carrying fake documents after arriving from Frankfurt. They consisted of: the 44-year-old father Nermal Charan, his 43 year-old partner Ms. Charan, and the daughters Smita (17), Priya (16) and Jiya (15) and the son Ayaan (18 months). more...
The rescue operation in Buenavista del Norte
Daily News21.02.2017 - On Saturday afternoon, a woman was killed while abseiling in the Barranco de la Pimienta, in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte. She had problems with a rope and got so caught up with it in a pond that she strangled herself and drowned. more...
A radiant Katsunari is delighted with her carnival crown
Daily News20.02.2017 - Katsunari de Armas Álvaez was chosen on Sunday as the Children's Carnival Queen of 2017 in Puerto de la Cruz. In her costume 'Más allá de los sueños' (beyond dreams) designed by Jonay Díaz, she enchanted the jury and the audience. Even the onset of rain did not discourage the 800 spectators in the Plaza Europa. They put up their umbrellas and congratulated the little star. more...
British man found dead in his wife's arms
Daily News20.02.2017 - Some couples do not want to be parted by death, and it seems that this applied to a British couple in La Laguna. Residents of the Calle El Juego in La Laguna called the Local Police last Friday because they had not seen any sign of the couple who lived at number 12 in their street for at least two days. There was no response to knocking on the door or calling by phone. more...
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