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Sunbathers try in vain to save man’s life

Sunbathers on a popular beach in Lanzarote tried desperately hard to save the life of a 77-year-old man who was pulled unconscious from the water. Medics took over when they arrived at Playa Blanca in the municipality of Yaiza but they were also unable to revive him. The man, of French nationality, was declared dead at ...Full Article

Restaurants warned to display IGIC tax on their menu

More restaurants in the Canary Islands are facing stiff fines for not displaying IGIC, the Spanish equivalent of VAT, on their menu prices. The organisation Facua-Consumidores ...Full Article

Drugs’ money “hidden” through luxury car purchases

Agents of the National Police have dismantled a criminal group dedicated to money laundering to hide proceeds from drug trafficking in the Canary Islands. Five men ...Full Article

Lanzarote delighted with world beach accolade

Tourism chiefs in Lanzarote have applauded the choice of Papagayo as the best beach in Spain by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. According to the ...Full Article

Alert over “nude pictures”

Twitter users have warned of an alleged WhatsApp group in the Canary Islands which is said to be sharing naked pictures of ex-girlfriends. Police have not ...Full Article

Cocaine found in shipments from Brazil

The Civil Guard of Puerto de la Luz and Las Palmas and the Tax Agency have arrested three people in Gran Canaria for drug trafficking. Police ...Full Article

Arrested at airport for drug offences

A 44-year-old man arrested at Lanzarote airport with drugs in his suitcase was running an online delivery service, say police. National Police officers became suspicious of ...Full Article

Woman, 48, dies despite brave sea rescue attempt

A 48-year-old woman died a day after she was rescued from the sea in Gran Canaria by two passers-by. They have been hailed heroes for jumping ...Full Article

Four women released after being forced into prostitution

Four people have been arrested for sexual exploitation of Venezuelan women in the Canary Islands. As part of the investigation, National Police agents released four victims ...Full Article

New guide is a must for El Hierro visitors

El Hierro’s Cabildo has presented its first Ecotourism Guide covering the island’s biosphere reserve and geopark. President and tourism councillor, Belén Allende, accompanied by the Minister ...Full Article
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