Four charged for crime spree

Four youths have been arrested by police on suspicion of being responsible for a crime spree in Tacoronte and El Sauzal.

They are aged between 15 and 24 and all live locally.

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Arona council pinpoints lack of resources

Arona Council says lack of both manpower and material resources is hampering efforts to keep areas like Palm Mar, Costal del Silencio and Parque de La Reina in the condition they would like.

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Couple spend night in mountains before rescue

Two climbers had a lucky escape after they got into difficulties on Gran Canaria.

The 1-1-2 control centre was called in to help after the alarm was raised about the couple, both Swedish and aged 46.

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Fun Golf says a big thankyou to Los Palos

The Fun Golf Society may have come to an end at Los Palos but the great times have not been forgotten.

Founder members of the charity group, Wendy and Clive Rollinson and Julia and Harry Fleming were delighted to return to the golf club at Guaza to present Don Juan Gimeno and his staff a plaque thanking them for 18 years of friendship and fantastic service.

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Year gets off to flying start with tourism increases for all islands

The Canary Islands have started 2015 with another increase in tourist numbers, fuelling hopes for another record year.

All of the islands experienced a rise in visitors during January with La Palma being the star of the show.

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Massive haul of pure cocaine hidden inside cattle hides

Police have arrested eleven drug traffickers for trying to smuggle 500,000 euros worth of pure cocaine hidden inside cattle hides.

Drug squad officers had to slash open the skins – known as “wet blues” – before discovering polythene packets which had been stitched between the leather sides.

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New pledge over Puerto bus station

Planning chiefs say they will do all they can to try and avoid a further delay over the construction of a new bus station in Puerto de la Cruz.

The town has been without a permanent facility since 2009 when the old bus station was closed because of the state of the building.

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Plays with a family appeal

The Auditorium Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria has pledged to continue its family-friendly entertainment throughout 2015.

Last year, more than 2,500 families enjoyed various productions, together with another 3,500 students.

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Old house on Los Cristianos beach to be declared a ruin

Arona Council has stepped in to try and do something about a ruin on the beach of Los Cristianos which fascinates many people.

The “Casa del Peña” was obviously once a very attractive villa and was reputed to be the holiday home of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

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Arrest after couple mugged

Police have arrested one of two men who mugged a tourist in Las Galletas.

  The incident happened at the end of January but officers have been investigating since and are confident that the second person will also be idenitified.

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