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Health chiefs launch online summer “prevention” campaign

Health chiefs in the Canaries have activated the annual prevention campaign of the summer season through the web veranosa-ludable.info The aim is to prevent accidents on beaches and swimming pools, how to deal with heat waves, what kind of food is more favourable in summer or tips for travelling to exotic destinations. There is also a section on food ...Full Article

Angry leaders say La Gomera missing out on airport links

La Gomera has launched a campaign to get Air Europea operational on the island. The president of the Cabildo, Casimiro Curbelo is calling on the airline and the Government ...Full Article

Police blow up old explosives found by well

There was drama in the south of Gran Canaria when police were alerted to the discovery of 50 sticks of dynamite! They were found in a room next to ...Full Article

New Jetair service for Fuerteventura

The company Jetair will offer a flight between Fuerteventura and Brussels from 2018. The route with the Belgian capital will be operational every Wednesday and Jetair will use a ...Full Article

“Proactiva Open Arms” may get new base in the Canaries

An organisation which tries to save and help illegal immigrants who make hazardous sea journeys in a bid to find a new life may get a base in the ...Full Article

Spanish woman, 83, diez after sea rescue

An 83-year-old woman rescued from the sea in Gran Canaria died despite frantic attempts to save her. The tragedy happened off the beach, Playa de Mogán, at about 4.30pm ...Full Article

Love Music Festival seeks Canary artists in new contest

Organisers of the “Love Music Festival” in La Palma this summer want to give a local group the chance to take to the stage. The event will be the ...Full Article

Family “hid hashish inside sausage sandwiches”

Four members of the same family were arrested in Gran Canaria for trafficking drugs hidden inside sandwiches! The three men and one woman are aged between 20 and 55 ...Full Article

Man, 65, seriously hurt in kitchen fire

A 65-year-old man has been seriously hurt in a fire in Gran Canaria. He was taken to hospital with severe burns following the blaze in a house in C/Letrado ...Full Article

Health chiefs to warn public over heat risks with new alerts

Health chiefs in the Canary Islands have launched a new system to alert people to very hot (or cold) conditions which could affect their well-being. It is aimed at ...Full Article
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