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Ferry passenger arrested

A man has been arrested for trying to introduce hash in La Gomera from Tenerife. The 36-year-old was on a ferry which had travelled from Santa Cruz to San Sebastian.Full Article

German “hippy” who caused ferocious La Palma forest fire given jail sentence

A 27-year-old German “hippy” who started a fatal fire on La Palma after burning his toilet paper and throwing it into a field has been jailed for three and ...Full Article

Two men steal 20 cartons of cigarettes in distraction theft

Two men were arrested in Gran Canaria after stealing 20 cartons of cigarettes under the nose of a shop assistant. Police said the suspects were caught after they committed ...Full Article

Stay calm when faced with a medical drama, says 112

Emergency medics in the Canary Islands are stressing the need to stay calm if confronted with a medical drama and say a life-saving incident in Gran Canaria proves the ...Full Article

Public debate begins on El Hierro’s Marine Park bid

The Cabildo of El Hierro has initiated an information campaign on the proposed declaration of a Marine National Park around the island. It will include details of the environmental ...Full Article

La Gomera hails its tourism success with words of caution

La Gomera is celebrating record tourism following a bumper Easter though some sectors have warned against becoming “a theme park”. The Easter campaign closed this year with an occupation ...Full Article

Woman hurt in house fire

A woman aged 50 was taken to hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation after a house fire in Lanzarote. The emergency services were called to the property in calle ...Full Article

Canaries win top award for promoting new air routes

The Canary Islands have won a top award for being the best tourist destination for encouraging and attracting new air connections. The award was made during a major travel ...Full Article

Swiss man, 26, hurt in paragliding accident

A paraglider was seriously injured after suffering a fall in El Hierro. The accident happened at about 5.30pm in the area known as Pozo de la Salud in Frontera.Full Article

Police make 39 arrests in fake prescription scam

A massive scam which involved getting psychotropic drugs from chemists in the Canaries using stolen prescriptions has led to the arrest of 39 people. Aged between 22 and 60, ...Full Article
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