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Ten people were injured in a serious road accident on the TF-1 yesterday afternoon in Granadilla. Four cars were involved in a collision on the southbound carriageway, with ten people, including two children, requiring hospital treatment. None of those in the accident were seriously injured.

Bus use across the Archipelago has risen the highest in the country in July according to details released this week. 5.38 million passengers used the public transport service in July, an annual increase of 10.9%, according to the details released by the National Statistics Agency – the INE. Nationwide bus use also rose, increasing by […]

A decision over whether to reopen an investigation into the 2008 Spanair crash that killed 154 people is to be debated today in Congress. Podemos and the ERC have called for an investigating commission to be formed which will resume the work begun in the last parliamentary term. The accident happened on the 20th August […]

A 35-year-old woman suffered serious injuries on Sunday after crashing her car into a palm tree Avenida del Mar in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. Emergency services were alerted at around 8am on Sunday morning to reports of the accident, which saw the woman trapped in her car. She was taken to the Doctor José Molina Orosa […]

A crime gang member who was caught after he left DNA traces on elastic bands used to bundle up money has been jailed for four-and-a-half years in Scotland. 34-year-old Joseph Lindsay, was extradited to Scotland after he was found to be on the run in Tenerife. A European Arrest Warrant was issued for Lindsay and […]

The regional health authority is inviting people who wish to donate blood to do so in the coming weeks. Mobile blood donation units from the ICHH are to be sent out across Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura this week, allowing people to donate blood at their convenience. Donations can be made in the mobile units, […]

Ryanair has confirmed that it will be closing three bases in the Canaries in the coming months, putting nearly 500 jobs at risk. The airline confirmed that bases will be cut or closed this winter due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX jets. Ryanair confirmed the closures to the USO union this week. […]

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to visit Gran Canaria on Thursday to witness the work carried out to bring the forest fire that has ravaged part of the island under control. The fire, which damaged an estimated 10,000 hectares of land, was declared under control overnight by the Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres and acting […]

4000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a second major wildfire has struck the Canarian island of Gran Canaria. The blaze, which has remained uncontrolled since it was reported on Saturday has reached the Tamadaba Natural Park. A number of villages and hamlets around the site of the fire have also been evacuated […]

A forest fire that has destroyed thousands of hectares of woodland in Gran Canaria appears to be weakening, according to the latest information from local authorities. FOREST FIRE #IFValleseco #IFGranCanaria — 1-1-2 Canarias (@112canarias) August 20, 2019 In a statement from the Canarian Government, the force of the fires, as well as its speed […]

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