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The ‘Onda Atlántica’ footbridge in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been formally opened at the weekend by mayor, Augusto Hidalgo, and the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres. The 283 metre long bridge – which connects the port to the city crossing the GC-1 motorway – was completed earlier this year and […]

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that coronavirus restrictions in Tenerife will increase to level 2, whilst Gran Canaria will see their level of restriction move down to the same level. Lanzarote is to remain at level 4, whilst Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Gomera & La Palma will […]

A 25-year-old woman has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle in Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura . Emergency services were alerted to the incident on Avenida Diego Miller shortly before 1.30 yesterday afternoon. The woman was taken to the General Hospital of Fuerteventura where she is understood to be in a serious […]

Weather warnings have been issued for the Canary Islands for today and into the week as a calima is due to arrive across the archipelago. Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Lanzarote and Fuerteventura today for dust and strong winds, with gusts of up to 70km/h expected in the area today. Tomorrow see’s the […]

The Canarian Government has issued a storm weather warning for strong winds and rough seas for today, after issuing an alert that came into force last night. Meteorological agency AEMET has issued a yellow weather warning for the western islands, with waves in excess of 5 metres height expected. The warning is in effect for […]

Three people have been injured – one seriously – in a multi-vehicle road accident in Gran Canaria. One of those who was driving is understood to have tested positive for alcohol consumption. Emergency services were called to Calle Sor Simona in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at around 12.20 on Sunday morning to reports of […]

Aemet has issued a series of yellow weather warnings for the archipelago for today and tomorrow, as stormy weather continues to bring with it heavy rain and thunderstorms. Warnings for rainfall of over 15mm per hour is expected, with thunderstorms also expected until the middle of the day tomorrow. Along with the rain, string winds […]

An investigation is to be launched into messages posted on WhatsApp groups over planned attacks on migrants who are claiming asylum on the island of Gran Canaria. Chief prosecutor of Las Palmas, Beatriz Sánchez, announced in investigation into suspected hate crimes in a statement issued yesterday. The investigation will focus on messages posted onto groups […]

Policia Nacional in Gran Canaria have arrested a man after he made a false claim over being robbed at knifepoint in Playa del Inglés. The 29-year-old man claimed to have been robbed whilst trying to deposit €980 in a safety deposit box at a local bank. However officers investigating the alleged robbery discovered that the […]

Over 200 sanctions have been issued to individuals and businesses for not following the latest coronavirus guidelines in Lanzarote and La Graciosa. On Saturday both islands moved to level 4 restrictions, which meant the closure of bars and restaurants for dining in the evenings – although they are permitted to offer take away services until […]