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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 Ramírez Doreste in Las Palmas.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

Health campaigners criticise Canary waiting lists

Health campaigners have criticised the waiting list for surgical specialities in the Canary Islands as “intolerable”. The Association for the Defence of Public Health of the Canary Islands says ...Full Article

Rare parrots seized after sale offer over internet

A man who tried to sell a pair of rare parrots via the internet faces a fine of between 3,000 and 200,000 euros. Police seized the two adult specimens ...Full Article

La Gomera defensive over Silbo saying: “It is NOT a Canary whistle!”

La Gomera has launched a passionate defence of its ancient “Silbo”, including a rap over the knuckles for all those who call it a “whistling language”! The Cabildo is ...Full Article

Worker dies in hotel fall

A 30-year-old man died after suffering an accident whilst working on an hotel in the Canaries. It is believed he fell from scaffolding from the fourth floor but a ...Full Article

Cocaine found hidden in socks

Police have arrested two men in Gran Canaria after discovering cocaine and cash hidden inside socks in a car. One of the suspects, aged 38, has police records; the ...Full Article

Car plunges down barranco

A driver had a lucky escape when his car plunged 20 metres down a barranco in El Hierro. The 27-year-old man was able to get out of his car ...Full Article

Armed drugs gang sailed so slowly they had to ration food!

A drugs gang trying to smuggle 2,500 kilos of cocaine into Spain used a fishing boat so old that they had to ration food during the painfully slow journey, ...Full Article

El Hierro updates its road network with better signals

Drivers on El Hierro will notice substantial improvements on the island’s roads, thanks to an extensive programme of improvements to the vertical signalling. Councillor for infrastructure, Eutimio Armas, reported ...Full Article
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