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Arrested with cocaine at airport

A 47-year-old man was arrested for drug possession after he was found with 350 grams of cocaine smuggled in his clothes at Lanzarote airport.Full Article

Canary 112 emergency service triples help in 20 years

The 112 emergency service in the Canary Islands has served more than eight million people in 20 years of operation.Full Article

Hunter airlifted to hospital

A hunter had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a fall in La Palma.Full Article

Beach tragedy as man, 70, dies

A doctor on a beach in Gran Canaria tried desperately but without success to save the life of a 70-year-old man who was pulled from the sea.Full Article

“Tobacco breaks hearts” say health chiefs in anti-smoking campaign

Shock new figures have revealed the extent of smoking in the Canary Islands and the impact it is having on people’s health.Full Article

Action called for over La Gomera’s “scandalous” fuel prices

Island leaders on La Gomera have denounced the high and disproportionate cost of fuel residents have to put up with.Full Article

Spotlight falls on Canary gofio

International efforts are being made to promote and safeguard the past, present and future of the Canary Islands’ own special brand of flour, gofio.Full Article

El Hierro seeks listed status for its own endangered Silbo language

El Hierro’s Cabildo is asking the Canary Government to list its own ancient form of “Silbo” as a cultural jewel and one in danger of extinction.Full Article

Customers urged to “nude their purchases”

A shopping cart full of plastic and packaging products, largely perishable and coming from fruits and vegetables, among others, has been the result of the campaign “Nude your purchase” carried out ...Full Article

Woman dies in flat blaze and eleven injured

There was drama in Las Palmas when a fire broke out in a block of flats, leading to the death of an elderly woman and medical treatment for eleven other people.Full Article
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