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La Palma News & Information

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 5, 2016

La Palma fire forces 2,500 to flee their homes and will...

THE RAGING inferno engulfing the Canarian island of La Palma continues to rage out of control, and 2,500 residents have now been evacuated. Yesterday, as reported in, 54-year-old forestry brigadier...

Sport Sun, Sep 7, 2014

British boxing champion knifed in Tenerife

BRITISH boxing world champion Kell Brook has been stabbed in a Tenerife resort, according to emergency services. Paramedics were called out at around 06.00hrs on Thursday, police reported last night, to the Golf del Sur...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Feb 10, 2013

Five dead in cruise evacuation drill practice tragedy

FIVE people have died after an emergency rescue drill practice on board a cruise ship went wrong in Santa Cruz de La Palma (Canary Islands). Another three have been injured, two of them critically. Witnesses say a...

Society Sat, Apr 17, 2010

La Palma left in the dark

THE whole of the island of La Palma was without electricity last night, plunging residents and businesses into chaos. According to the electricity board, Endesa, announced at 23.20hrs last night that a fault at the...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 7, 2007

Search continues for missing English rambler

An extensive search operation is under way in La Palma for a 57 year old English tourist, Mark Harris (photo), who went missing while hiking in the La Caldera de Taburiente National Park on the island of La Palma last...

Tech & Science Wed, Jul 25, 2007

Queen guitarist to complete doctoral thesis

According to a statement by the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, Queen guitarist, Brian May, will complete his thesis for Imperial College London on the formation of clouds of zodiacal dust based on observations...

Tech & Science Sat, Jul 14, 2007

Prince Felipe inaugurates huge Canary Island telescope

Prince Felipe was on the island of La Palma last night to inaugurate the Great Canaries Telescope (GTC), one of the largest and currently the most powerful telescope in the world. Built at a cost €130 million, it will...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 26, 2007

Two illegal immigrants fail to survive Canaries crossing

Two more illegal immigrants have been killed on the perilous sea journey from north Africa to the Canary Islands. One of the men was already dead when a flimsy boat carrying 66 other illegals arrived on Archile beach in...

Transport Tue, Jun 20, 2006

Young officer knocked down directing traffic

A 31 year old Guardia Civil officer sustained a broken pelvis yesterday after being knocked down while directing traffic in Tenerife. The incident occurred shortly after 6.30pm on the Las Chafiras roundabout in the town...