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Hospital leads the way with elimination of single-use cutlery

Health chiefs in the Canary Islands have instigated a new campaign to substantially reduce the use of plastics The University Hospital Complex of the Canary Islands (HUC), attached to the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, has implemented a series of measures to reduce and recycle single-use plastic waste. It involves the elimination of single-use ...Full Article

Prohibited snake trapped in treatment plant

This snake was found for the first time in a treatment plant on Fuerteventura but is believed to have escaped as a “pet”. It is a Californian kingsnake which ...Full Article

German woman drowns

A German woman has drowned in La Gomera after getting into trouble in the sea. The tragedy happened off La Calera beach in the municipality of Valle Gran Rey ...Full Article

Police smash biggest-ever counterfeit goods gang in Canary Islands

Police in the Canaries have seized fraudulent goods worth more than 16 million euros in the biggest ever operation of its kind in the islands. Some 200,000 counterfeit items ...Full Article

Divers urged to enter La Gomera’s new underwater photography contest

La Gomera has presented the first online underwater photography contest as a new tourist reference in which the most unique underwater images of the island are rewarded. The contest ...Full Article

La Palma “secures European flights”

La Palma Cabildo has stressed there is no question of the island not maintaining air routes with Europe following a dispute over finance. The authority says it has approved ...Full Article

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 ...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 en Acción has ...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 aged between 40 ...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 influential luxury travel ...Full Article
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