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Local news and information for Fuerteventura

Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Spain thwarts two more DAESH terrorists

SPANISH police and Intelligence services have managed to stop another two terrorists in their tracks – one of whom is only 19. Interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz says the two individuals arrested were 'in...

Animals/Pets Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Zoo worker injured after three chimpanzees escape

THREE chimpanzees escaped from a zoo in Fuerteventura, injuring the owners and putting a staff member in hospital. Two females, Felipa and Cheeta, and one male, King, got out of their cages at the Oasis Park in La...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Air Rescue Service crew members missing after helicopter...

FOUR members of the Spanish Air Force are missing after their helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Fuerteventura last night (Wednesday) at around 22.55hrs. One of the five crew has been rescued alive so far...

Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Canary Island cat turns up in garage in Scotland

A CAT from the Canary Islands turned up in a garage in Aberdeenshire, Scotland recently – and as yet, nobody knows how she got there. Juanita, a tabby female was discovered by Rosy Long in her garage in the town of...

Entertainment Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Ridley Scott films 'Exodus' in Fuerteventura as 'The...

BRITISH film director Ridley Scott is shooting his next production, on the Canarian island of Fuerteventura. A crew of around 400 technicians, most of whom have just flown or sailed over from Almería with props...

Politics Thu, Nov 8, 2007

Rapper fined €360 for royal insult

Moíses Rivas Leyva was fined a total of €1,440 euros for insulting the Spanish royal family and the Guardia Civil during a concert on Fuerteventura in 2005. At a concert in Puerto del Rosario, Leyva, who sings with...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 24, 2007

31 illegals escape from Canaries internment centre

It was announced today that 31 north African illegal immigrants being held at an Immigrant Internment Centre (CIE) in Fuertventura escaped last Tuesday evening. 17 have since been captured and returned to the camp...

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