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Patera spotted

  Another small boat containing illegal immigrants has been intercepted off the coast of Gran Canaria. Police said there were eleven occupants, some of them children, all of them sub-Sarahan. The patera, only nine metres in length, was spotted seven kilometres off the coast of Mogán. Despite their long and dangerous journey, all eleven were in good health.Full Article

Zero tolerance for dog offences

  It’s not just dog behaviour which is being covered under new laws proposed by a council on La Gomera. Agulo is widely regarded as one of the most ...Full Article

Mass eviction

  Police who evicted 44 people from a property in Las Palmas also discovered marijuana plants were being grown inside. A court had ordered eviction as the building was ...Full Article

Help for patients

  Patients with the Canary Health Service who need to travel to another island or outside the archipelago for treatment will still receive help from Binter Airlines. The company ...Full Article

“Ban copper theft re-sales”

  It’s not just Tenerife which is being affected by the plague of copper thefts. In La Palma, a man nicknamed “The Frog” was arrested for trying to steal ...Full Article

Police seize contraband cigarettes

  The Guardia Civil says there is a Canary Islands’ link following the seizure of more than 100,000 euro worth of smuggled cigarettes. Nearly 25,000 packets of various brands ...Full Article

Legal strikes

  Unions representing judiciary employees are threatening a “hot summer” of strike action over plans for privatisation. They claim the Spanish Government intends to go-ahead with reforms without proper ...Full Article

Graciosa campaign

The campaign to have La Graciosa adopted as the eighth official Canary island has now gathered 8,000 signatures. These have been collected by volunteers in Gran Canaria and Lanzarote ...Full Article

Airport numbers

The airport on La Gomera was the only one in the Canaries to record an increase in passenger numbers during April. Compared with the same month of 2012, El ...Full Article

Court action over defence expansion

  Fury has erupted on Fuerteventura over expansion of the military barracks in Puerto del Rosario. Residents and the local authorities say they have not been consulted and claim ...Full Article
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