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Miraculous escape for rally driver

A rally driver missed serious injury or even death by centimetres after his car nearly plummeted down a rocky ravine. Fate was on the side of Pole Tomasz Kasperczyk as he took part in the Rally Islas Canarias.Full Article

Tragedy in Gran Canaria as British man drowns at Playa del Inglés

A second British man drowned in the Canary Islands less than 24 hours after another Brit was swept away by a huge wave in Tenerife. The emergency services had ...Full Article

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 ...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
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