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Local news and information for Canary Islands

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...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Kamikaze driver causes fatal head-on collision in Tenerife

Two men have died in a head-on collision on the TF-1 in Tenerife after one of them, a Frenchman, drove the wrong way down the motorway. The accident happened at 05.04 hours on June 21st at km 37 of the motorway, close...

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 28, 2017

Boy pulled unconscious from Lanzarote hotel pool 'critical'

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD child is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a hotel swimming pool in Lanzarote. He was one of a number of tourists at the resort on the Avenida Islas Canarias in Teguise at around 14.00 on...

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...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Cable car opens again in Teide National Park after 238...

TEIDE National Park's cable car was back in use again this weekend for the first time since over 200 tourists became trapped due to a mechanical fault. The safety brake became blocked whilst a group of holidaymakers...

Environment Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Earthquake of 3.4 on the Richter scale in Fuerteventura

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday afternoon in Fuerteventura, according to a late-night report from the National Geographical Institute (IGN). Its epicentre was 10 kilometres out to...

Travel/Tourism Thu, Mar 2, 2017

8 Top tips to spot a fraudulent holiday rental website

Last year, , with the (+13.2% compared to 2015). This is great news for the Canarian tourist industry and has helped with generating more than €1.3 million in revenue. But, the downside of the popularity of the Canary...