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Pair stole statues from cemetery for scrap

Thieves have been caught stealing statues from gravestones in Las Palmas. The two men, aged 36 and 47 and both with extensive police records, had targeted a cemetery in Las Palmas. Police said their haul, taken from about 40 niches and tombstones, was valued at 11,000 euros. The pair sold off part of it for scrap. ...Full Article

La Gomera to become heart-friendly island with new defibs

La Gomera’s Cabildo is to install defibrillators in all its municipalities An agreement has been signed with Canariasvial to have 14 units which will be distributed ...Full Article

Tourism occupation hits 72.6 per cent in La Palma

La Palma has described 2018 as “a positive one, in general” for tourism, with more arrivals at the airport and an increase in cruise passengers. Tourism ...Full Article

Cocaine arrest at airport

A 39-year-old woman was detained at Tenerife’s north airport for smuggling cocaine. Agents of the Civil Guard stopped her in the arrivals hall when she showed ...Full Article

Stolen goods shipped out to Third World countries

Three men and a woman are being investigated for a series of robberies in Lanzarote in which the stolen goods were later sent out to Third ...Full Article

Environmental projects to create 200 new jobs

A new 3 million euro project on La Gomera is expected to create 200 new jobs, as well as improving the environment. The Cabildo is spearheading ...Full Article

Man who came to rescue of swimmer loses own life

There was tragedy in Fuerteventura when a man tried to help a young woman in distress in the sea but though she was saved, he lost his own ...Full Article

Seprona seizes 1.5 tons of pineapple

The Civil Guard seized 1.5 tons of tropical pineapple destined for a company in  Fuerteventura.

Mobile phone stunt from car lands tourist in court

A driver who allowed his passenger to open the door of his car whilst it was travelling at 80km an hour to take a photo of the view ...Full Article

La Gomera’s Silbo reaches Cannes

A film which features the traditional whistling language of La Gomera may win a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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