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Local news and information for San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria

Crime/Incidents Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Suspect in Yéremi Vargas disappearance jailed for five...

THE sole suspect in the case of missing Yéremi Vargas – who disappeared nine years ago outside his Canary Island home and has never been found – has been sentenced to jail for the rape of another little boy. Juan...

Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran Canaria sea

BRITAIN'S most famous sea turtle has been released back into the sea off the coast of Gran Canaria after a charity campaign in the UK raised €15,000 for his treatment. Terry, who is thought to be aged between six...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Russian woman missing as freak storms hit Canaries

A TOURIST has gone missing in the storms that have been ravishing the Canary Islands for the past few days. Emergency services report that the Russian woman had been swimming in the sea off El Cochino beach in San...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 21, 2007

75kg cocaine found after emergency landing

A 54 year old Uruguayan pilot was arrested yesterday morning in San Bartolome de Tirajana after 25kg of cocaine were found in a sports bag inside the small seaplane he had been forced to land on Águila beach the...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Feb 19, 2007

Norwegian rambler killed by falling rock

66 year old Enma Helga Knudsen died yesterday morning after being hit on the head by a large rock (photo) while out for a walk with her husband and another couple. The incident occurred at around 11.10am on a country...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jul 15, 2005

Brit tourist admits prostitute murder

19 year old British tourist Vincent Michael has admitted the murder of a Nigerian prostitute whose naked, badly beaten body was found on Cochino beach (photo) near the town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana on Monday...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 31, 2004

British man arrested on Canaries drug yacht

Five people have been arrested after national police officers found 503kg of cocaine on board the "Rosamundo V" yacht which was moored in the Pasito Blanco port in San Bartolomé de Tirajana last weekend. Three...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jul 21, 2004

English man arrested in San Bartolomé drug swoop

Canary Islands Guardia Civil have seized 700kg of cannabis resin and arrested three foreigners on board a sailing boat moored at Castillo del Romeral in the town of San Bartlomé de Tirajana. An Englishman, a Greek, and...

Clubs/Charities Sun, Apr 11, 2004

Small plane comes down in sea, nobody hurt

A small plane crash landed in the sea off the south coast of Gran Canaria yesterday afternoon, but neither of the plane´s two passengers was seriously injured. According to an emergency services spokesperson, they...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Mar 24, 2004

Grandmothers fly across Atlantic

The Chilean grandmothers, Madeleine Dupont and María Eliana Christen, who are both in their sixties, confessed that they had some pretty scary moments since they left Chile last Friday. The flight, which was organised...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Feb 23, 2004

Publicity plane pilot dies in south Gran Canaria crash

The pilot of a small plane used to fly over beaches on the south of the island of Gran Canaria trailing publicity banners, died yesterday lunchtime when the plane crash landed into the runway of the island´s flying...