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Gran Canaria News & Information

Men arrested for stealing coffin from hearse
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 3, 2018

Men arrested for stealing coffin from hearse

TWO men in their 20s have been arrested in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for stealing a coffin out of the back of a parked hearse. A witness saw them carrying it along the Paseo San José and called the police, who...

'Smelly plane passenger' was gravely-ill Russian musician
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jun 26, 2018

'Smelly plane passenger' was gravely-ill Russian...

A RUSSIAN musician thrown off a plane to Gran Canaria because he stank has died in a Portuguese hospital, according to the media in his home country. Andrey Suchilin suffered a serious, rare and life-threatening...

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts
Travel/Tourism Wed, Feb 21, 2018

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts

THREE British tourists have been arrested in Gran Canaria for constantly insulting a gay couple on their flight from East Midlands airport. The accused holidaymakers, aged between 25 and 28, made homophobic comments...

Holidaymakers stuck in Gran Canaria snowdrifts
Crime/Incidents Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Holidaymakers stuck in Gran Canaria snowdrifts

SIX tourists stuck in the snow in Gran Canaria had to be rescued last night (Friday), reports the Guardia Civil, whose officers took the photograph shown here (left). The holidaymakers had gone hiking up a mountain...

Yéremi Vargas case closed through 'lack of evidence'
Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Yéremi Vargas case closed through 'lack of...

THE CASE of missing Yéremi Vargas who vanished from his Canary Island village 10 years ago has been closed because of 'lack of evidence' to incriminate the number one suspect in his disappearance. Yéremi,...

British merchant ship adrift off Gran Canaria shores
Transport Tue, Aug 15, 2017

British merchant ship adrift off Gran Canaria shores

A CARGO ship loaded with ammonium nitrate is floating adrift off the coast of Gran Canaria with no crew, coastguard watchers report. The , which has a British insignia, was abandoned yesterday (Monday) when smoke began...

Passenger ferry heading for Tenerife crashes in Gran Canaria port leaving 13 injured
Travel/Tourism Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Passenger ferry heading for Tenerife crashes in Gran...

A FERRY carrying 140 passengers from Gran Canaria to Tenerife crashed into the pier in Las Palmas port last night (Friday) due to a 'technical fault'. The crash happened just after the ship, the , had set sail...

Carnival 'drag-queen Virgin Mary' upsets bishop 'even more than the Spanair crash'
Religion Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Carnival 'drag-queen Virgin Mary' upsets bishop...

A CANARY Island bishop says the sight of a 'drag-queen Virgin Mary' being crowned at Las Palmas carnival 'saddened him more than the Spanair crash' of August 2008. Francisco Cases said until now, the...

Yéremi Vargas suspect's former cellmate describes conversation about the seven-year-old's murder
Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Yéremi Vargas suspect's former cellmate describes...

A FELLOW inmate of the only suspect in the disappearance of seven-year-old Yéremi Vargas a decade ago claims the accused described the child's death to him in detail. Yéremi, who vanished whilst out playing near...

Bomb hoax forces emergency landing of Las Palmas-Warsaw flight
Travel/Tourism Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Bomb hoax forces emergency landing of Las Palmas-Warsaw...

A FLIGHT from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria had to make an emergency landing in Prague last night (Friday) due to a bomb scare. Enter Air flight ENT1536, which was heading for the Polish capital Warsaw, touched down in the...

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