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Woman killed in dramatic explosion which destroys third-floor flat

Police investigating a fatal explosion and fire in Gran Canaria believe it was probably caused by an accumulation of gas. A local woman lost her life in the horrific incident which happened in a flat on the third floor of a building in Agüimes.Full Article

Tributes to police officer who dies in service

Colleagues have paid homage to a Gran Canaria police officer who collapsed and died after finding a missing person alive and well. A hero’s funeral was given to 41-year-old ...Full Article

Tourist threatened at gunpoint in Fuerteventura

Two brothers were arrested in Fuerteventura for “kidnapping” a tourist and then robbing him at gunpoint. Police said the victim had met the two young men the night before ...Full Article

Demand for holiday home rentals in the Canaries on the up again

The demand for holiday home rentals in the Canary Islands appears to be booming once again as more and more people choose this type of accommodation for their stay. ...Full Article

“I can’t help falling in love with……Gran Canaria”

Gran Canaria’s Cabildo has launched an emotional new campaign to encourage people who live and love the island to look after its future. The venture goes under the title ...Full Article

Cabildo deplores roundabout vandalism

Officials on Gran Canaria believe a pipe rupture which caused chaos at an island roundabout was deliberate vandalism. Fortunately, no-one was hurt in the incident but the Cabildo says ...Full Article

Suitcase packed with cocaine was heading for Canaries

The discovery of a suitcase containing 22 kilos of cocaine, destined for an address in the Canary Islands, has led to a full-scale investigation. Police say they are determined ...Full Article

Emergency services relaunch their Twitter “keep safe” campaign

The 112 emergency service for the Canary Islands has relaunched its summer campaign # Risk0 to try and head off tragedies in the soaring heat. The centre will be ...Full Article

Tenerife expects boom in occupancy along with other islands

Hotels and apartments in Tenerife are expected to reach an average occupancy of 88 per cent this summer. La Palma will see 83 per cent on average, while La ...Full Article

Social networks put Canaries in the spotlight

A survey conducted in the United Kingdom has placed the Canary Islands as the fifth most talked about internationally on Facebook and Twitter by users in that country, behind ...Full Article
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