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Footpath work creates 63 jobs

La Gomera Cabildo is carrying out improvement actions in more than 30 trails in all municipalities. The insular institution has allocated 850,000 euros to the maintenance and rehabilitation of the network of trails involving more than 300 kilometres in the first six months of this year. President Casimiro Curbelo stressed the need to undertake these works, since they contribute ...Full Article

Holiday flight does U-turn back to Canaries

A packed holiday flight returning from the Canary Islands to London had to do a U-turn shortly after take-off because of a fight on board, Spanish air traffic controllers ...Full Article

Police make seven arrests in massive prescription scam

The Civil Guard has dismantled a criminal organi-sation which cheated the Canary Islands Health Service out of more than two million euros through a prescription scam. It has arrested ...Full Article

Urgent plea for La Gomera to have more air routes

The Spanish Governent has been asked to intervene following La Gomera’s “extreme disappointment” that an air service with Gran Canaria will once again only operate between July 1st and ...Full Article

La Palma plans new diving guide

La Palma is planning a major campaign to put itself on the international diving map. The island’s Cabildo is promoting diving tourism and has contracted the company Oceanographic to ...Full Article

Bus gutted by early-morning fire

Police in Gran Canaria have been investigating an incident in which a municipal bus was gutted by fire. Five other vehicles parked nearby were affected, together with the facades ...Full Article

Young people urged to give blood in new donation campaign

Young people are the target of a new blood donation campaign in the Canaries. The Canary Institute of Hemodonation and Hemothe-rapy has launched “Recharge lives, donate blood”, with president, ...Full Article

Could El Hierro’s whistling language help brain patients?

The old whistling language of El Hierro could be a therapy for patients with brain disease. Two researchers from the University of Ruhr, Bochum (Germany) have been on the ...Full Article

Lanzarote to get 14 new wind turbines after biggest-ever EU grant

Lanzarote is taking further strides forward in a bid to achieve 73 per cent of clean energy by 2038. The island’s water con-sortium has received 13.6 million euros from ...Full Article

Swimmer dies at popular beach

A man aged about 50 died despite being rescued from the sea in Fuerteventura. The tragedy happened off the beach of Corralejo in the municipality of La Oliva in ...Full Article
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