Canaries News

The Cabildo de Tenerife has announced plans to launch a consultation over proposals to extend the tram network in the capital to Tenerife North airport. In a press statement this weekend, Counselor for Roads, Mobility and Innovation, Enrique Arriaga, said that a widespread information campaign will be launched in April to determine public support. Last […]

Regional airline Binter has confirmed that it will once again be supporting the Young Orchestra of the Canary Islands. The carrier will be offering grants to young and aspiring musicians across the region in the form of scholarships for training. Eight youngsters will benefit from the funding, after members of the public nominated talented youngsters […]

Waiting times for surgical procedures has fallen by nearly a week, according to the latest data released by the Canarian Government. Waiting lists from the regional health authority now show an average waiting time of 133 days between diagnosis and surgery, a fall of 6.7 days. The reduction came despite the number of people awaiting […]

National airport operator AENA has reported a 4.4% increase in passenger numbers last year, the busiest year in their history. 275.2 million passengers passed through their terminals in 2019, with 188.8 million people making international flights. 2.36 million aircraft movements were also reported, an increase of 2.6%. Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport saw the highest passenger […]

Policia Nacional in Gran Canaria have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the sale of illegal drugs. Officers detained the man in San Agustín, after he was spotted selling amphetamines and cocaine at a New Years Eve event. Upon his arrest a significant amount of drugs were found on his person. The man has […]

The Canarian Government has approved an investment of nearly half a million euros to improve the Costa Calma-Pecenescal road in Fuerteventura. The works will include the construction of a bike lane, and also new junctions on the road. Last week recently completed upgrades to the road connections between Morro Jable, Tarajalejo and the airport were […]

Thousands of people took part in this years Walk for Life, raising essential funding for breast cancer research, which was held in Adeje yesterday. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the walk saw people head from Siam Park to the Golden Mile in Playa de las Américas. This was the first year that the local charity has […]

Policia Nacional have detained 17 people in connection with a child pornography network. Raids were carried out across the country in the Canaries, Alicante, Valencia, Madrid and a number of other locations nationwide. The operation was part of a global operation, which has seen 33 people detained in connection with the case.

Policia Nacional in Arrecife have arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of the selling of illegal drugs to customers in a bar beneath his home. An investigation was launched after a complaint was made to police over a number of teenagers who had been caught in possession of drugs. Officers uncovered the operation after monitoring […]

At least 58 migrants are known to have died when the vessel they were in crashed into a reef on the Mauritania coast, whilst trying to get to the Canary Islands. Between 150 – 180 people were on board the boat when it ran out of fuel and started drifting, before crashing into the reef […]


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