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Local news and information for Telde, Gran Canaria

Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 11, 2008

Police recover bank hold-up loot

National Police officers have managed to recover €24,000 euros stolen just hours earlier during a raid on a branch of the Banco Santander in Telde (Gran Canaria), which happened at around 2pm last Wednesday afternoon....

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jan 11, 2008

Police search animal crematorium for missing children's...

Police in Gran Canaria have been searching a defunct animal crematorium accompanied by a man arrested for the bungled kidnapping of a 10 year old girl last Friday in Telde, who used to work there. A police spokesman...

Legal & Finance Thu, Nov 8, 2007

11-M Bin Laden T-shirt man cleared

State prosecutors have withdrawn charges of exalting terrorism against a man accused of wearing a Bin Laden T-shirt and walking around Telde (Gran Canaria) on the day of the 11-M Madrid train station bombings shouting...

Politics Fri, Nov 10, 2006

Disgraced Telde mayor resigns

Telde mayor, Francisco Valido (PP), has announced that he will be submitting his resignation today following his arrest last Tuesday in connection with an investigation into alleged commission payments for building...

Politics Thu, Mar 2, 2006

PP councillor among five arrested on corruption charges

The councillor for Roads and Public Works on Telde town council, Antonia Torres (PP), was arrested yesterday along with her husband, who is employed as an adviser in her department, and four civil servants. All six are...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 6, 2004

Jealous husband murders wife in front of children

A 39 year old man killed his 32 year old wife with a kitchen knife yesterday morning in front of two of the couple´s three children. It seems that having left the family home two weeks ago, the husband had returned at...

Transport Sat, Mar 27, 2004

Military withdraw C-212s from service

The Head of the Gando military air base near Telde, Pedro Abad, confirmed yesterday that ten C-212 Aviocars have been withdrawn from service following concerns raised about their safety by the pilots themselves, backed...