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Dramatic rescue captured on camera

  These dramatic scenes show the moment a 45-year-old man was airlifted to safety on the island of La Graciosa. The French tourist became trapped in an area of difficult access on Montaña Amarilla. The emergency services were alerted through a 1-1-2 call that help was needed, around three hours before night-fall.Full Article

Shop closures

  The Canary Government is being urged to adopt special measures to help the survival of small shops. The PP on Gran Canaria says 16% of small shops in ...Full Article

Emergency calls

  In the whole of the Canary Islands, the Canary Emergency Service (SUC) dealt with 265,856 people during 2012. Of these cases, 40% involved a medical emergency. There were ...Full Article

Fire tragedy

  Two Filipinos were killed after a fire broke out in a Libyan container ship sailing in the waters of the Canary Islands. The ship was taken into port ...Full Article

Church theft

  A man was arrested in La Palma for stealing money from the altar of a church in the Breña Alta area. The 31-year-old broke into San Pedro church ...Full Article

“No flu fiasco next winter” pledge

  Health chiefs have pledged that a “flu fiasco” in the Canary Islands will not be repeated in the 2013/2014 season. Only 40% of the “at risk” population received ...Full Article

Rivero unveils Canary wish list

  Health, waiting lists, education, tourism, entrepreneurship, the “black” economy, jobs and infrastructure. These are just some of the issues  which the Canary Government intends to tackle over the ...Full Article

Shock of giant wasps’ nest

  Police got quite a surprise when they went to investigate strange goings-on in a house on La Gomera. Inside, they found a hornet’s nest which was far from ...Full Article

Vandals deplored for ruining Easter

  Vandals ruined the Easter celebrations in Santa Cruz de La Palma. A group of youths are believed to have been responsible for smashing 90 specially-made figures called “mayos” ...Full Article

Shops must open Sundays, says captain

  The captain of a cruise ship which docked in La Palma has called for shops to link their opening hours to arrivals. The comments were made as the ...Full Article
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