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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an 80-year-old woman in Lanzarote. Policia Nacional have detained three men aged 19, 27, and 36 on suspicion of the aggravated robbery of the elderly woman in Alicante last Thursday. The woman was attacked from behind on Avenida Fred Olsen on Thursday night, and had two […]

Seven cars and a motorcycle have been destroyed by a case of suspected arson in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Emergency services were alerted to the fire on Wednesday evening in Calle Sargento Provisional. In total eight vehicles were torched and destroyed. Police have now launched an investigation into who may be responsible for the […]

Works on the new road linking the Airport, Puerto del Rosario and La Caldereta in Fuerteventura has officially begun. The new north-south road, estimated to cost around €92 million to construct, will run for 17km across the island and will take 54 months to complete. Yesterday saw officials from the Cabildo de Fuerteventura and the […]

Policia Local in Gran Canaria have said they will be prosecuting a woman who used false medical certificates to explain why she wasn’t wearing a face mask. Officers approached the 26-year-old woman in Las Alcaravaneras, after drone footage spotted she was not wearing a mask whilst out in public. She placed a mask on her […]

A 43-year-old British man is in an induced coma after suffering a broken neck after diving into a swimming pool in Tenerife. Chris Watkins from Pontypool in South Wales is currently undergoing treatment in Santa Cruz, after the accident at the Aparthotel Columbus in Playa de las Americas. It’s understood he struck his head after […]

Guardia Civil in La Palma have arrested three people after intercepting a boat which was carrying a tonne of cocaine on board. The sailboat, which was registered to a Croatian port, was detected 88 miles west of the island as part of an ongoing investigation into the movement of drugs onto the archipelago. 980 packages […]

Amber and yellow weather warnings for high temperatures are to be issued for parts of the archipelago this week, as warm weather returns to the region. Amber alerts will be in place in Gran Canaria, as temperatures are expected to reach 35°C today, tomorrow and on Wednesday. Yellow weather warnings are to be issued for […]

Policia Nacional have arrested a 29-year-old man who is accused of stealing a nine-year-old girls mobile phone in Lanzarote. Officers detained the man – who is known to police – in Arrecife on suspicion of the violent theft of the girls phone whilst she waited inside her parents car. When questioned, the suspect said he […]

The Canary Islands have become the latest region in Spain to introduce tougher measures in an attempt to bring the coronavirus under control. Regional president Ángel Víctor Torres, said that the wearing of masks in workplaces will be mandatory, whilst meetings of more than ten people would no longer be permitted across the region, and […]

Weather agency Aemet has issued a red alert weather warning for Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria today for a sudden heatwave. Temperatures are expected to reach 40 ºC on the eastern islands, whilst the rest of the archipelago is on amber alert for temperatures at around 37 ºC People are being advised to avoid exposure […]