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Toddler rescued from pool

Swift action and expert help saved a small child from drowning in a pool in Fuerteventura. An emergency call to the 112 control centre in the early afternoon reported that the five-year-old had been pulled from the water with “moderate” symptoms of near drowning.Full Article

Man, 35, killed on motorway

A 35-year-old man has been killed in a road accident in Gran Canaria. The emergency services rushed to the scene after being told that a pedestrian had been hit ...Full Article

Air links with Portugal a key priority for Canaries

Portugal is becoming a strategic market for the Canary Islands with arrivals already 33 per cent up on last year. Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Isaac Castellano recently ...Full Article

Arrested for arson spree

A 50-year-old man has been arrested for going on an arson spree in Gran Canaria. He is believed to be responsible for attacks on at least eleven waste container ...Full Article

Quad bike rider injured

A quad bike accident in Gran Canaria left a 35-year-old man with a leg injury. The man came off the quad when riding along the GC-500 in San Bartolomé ...Full Article

Beach location for new-style Festival of the Sea

Fuerteventura is to stage a large-scale Festival of the Sea on November 11th and 12th with a beach-front location. The island’s Cabildo has signed an agreement over the event ...Full Article

Drug traffickers tried to throw hashish overboard

Police in the Canaries say they have notched up another blow against drug trafficking. The Civil Guard has intercepted 375 kilos of hashish which was being smuggled on board ...Full Article

Canary Government draws up new strategy for coastal ecoturism

The Canary Government has launched a new project which aims to make the archipelago a reference point for innovation in coastal ecotourism. The initiative will involve the creation of ...Full Article

Canary Government launches new virtual language courses for teachers

The Government of the Canary Islands has launched the first Official School of Distance Languages of the archipelago. It began its journey this school year with a first location ...Full Article

El Hierro increases air connectivity to meet growing demand

El Hierro is looking to improve air connectivity at the weekends after revelations that hotel bookings are being cancelled because of the lack of flights. Island president, Belen Allende ...Full Article
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