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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 […]

The Balearic Islands have confirmed that they believe a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the region. In a statement issued yesterday by the Management of Infectious Diseases in the Balearic Islands, spokesperson Javier Arranz said that they had confirmation of community transmission of the virus. However he went on to say that […]

An amber weather warning has been issued for parts of the Canaries, as high temperatures and storm force winds have been forecast for today. Meteorological agency Aemet has warned that temperatures could get in excess of 37 ºC today in Gran Canaria, with also storm force 7 winds being reported across the region. People are […]

Policia Nacional in Lanzarote have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery of a taxi driver in Arrecife. Police were called after the suspect was asked to wear a mask whilst inside the taxi, and whilst refusing to do so pulled a knife out and held it to the drivers neck whilst […]