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Local news and information for Gran Canaria

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Yéremi Vargas case closed through 'lack of evidence'

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Ex-industry minister burgled over Christmas

FORMER minister of industry José Manuel Soria has just reported that his main home in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been burgled. Thieves entered in the early hours of Christmas Day and took the safe deposit box,...

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...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Oct 9, 2016

Guardia Civil helicopter crashes at Las Palmas air show

A GUARDIA Civil helicopter has crashed at a flying exhibition in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, but nobody was hurt. The craft is thought to have been buffeted by a strong gust of wind, but the police union has criticised...

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