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Cocaine gang used Lanzarote as stopping-off point befor turning boat into fireball

A dramatic mid-Atlantic confrontation between the police and a dangerous drug smuggling gang has led to the seizure of more than half a ton of cocaine. The clash saw two of the wanted men deliberately set fire to their boat in a bid to sink it.Full Article

Pupils get more time in bed with “maximum 80 minute” journey pledge

Education chiefs on Fuerteventura have pledged to parents that no school trip on the island will take more than 80 minutes! New arrangements for school transport were explained by ...Full Article

Couple rescued after being stranded on beach

Two sunbathers in their early 20s had to be rescued from an inaccessible beach in Gran Canaria. Both the man, aged 23 ,and the 22-year-old woman were suffering from ...Full Article

Visitor numbers up for all seven Canary islands as tourism chiefs urge more work

Visitor numbers in the Canary Islands hit another record in the first two months of the year but tourism chiefs have again stressed there is no room for complacency. ...Full Article

Lanzarote discusses job creation

Business leaders on Lanzarote have been meeting with the Cabildo to discuss ways of creating and preserving jobs. Councillor for employment Manuel Cabrera met with members of the board ...Full Article

“Boy in a suitcase” moves from Canaries to Spain as father faces prison

A little boy who touched the world when an X-ray machine revealed him hiding in a tiny pink suitcase has started a new life in Spain, the country he ...Full Article

Furious Civil Guard union launches complaint over lack of soap and toilet paper!

Members of the Civil Guard have lodged an official complaint because they say prisoners due before a judge have no soap, towels or even toilet paper in their barracks. ...Full Article

Police close down two illegal betting shops

Police in Gran Canaria have raided and closed down two illegal betting shops. Officers swooped on the premises, both in the south-east of the island, one in Santa Lucía ...Full Article

Three overcome by fire fumes

Three people had to be taken to hospital after a house fire in Gran Canaria. One of them, a man aged 50, was seriously affected by smoke inhalation. Two ...Full Article

Man badly hurt in workshop accident

A man was seriously injured as a result of an accident in a workshop in Gran Canaria. The fire service, police and emergency medics were all called out as ...Full Article
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