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A 56-year-old man was rescued at the weekend by emergency services after suffering a fall on Tenerife’s Montaña Roja, in El Médano. Rescue teams were alerted to the incident at around noon yesterday, with reports of the man suffering a leg injury and being unable to walk. Firefighters and mountain rescue specialists were scrambled to […]

The Cabildo de Lanzarote has approved a €350,000 grant to provide shelter and shade on playgrounds across Arrecife. In a meeting held by the regional authority yesterday, they approved the funding to create areas of shade in children’s play areas where there currently is none. Thirty children’s playgrounds will benefit from the funding, providing children’s […]

Canarian regional president Angel Victor Torres has said that the executive is studying proposals to make vaccination against the coronavirus mandatory for certain public roles. Whilst Mr Torres did not specify which roles have been proposed would require mandatory vaccination, he did confirm that the rules would not apply to the general public, and that […]

Five people have been arrested, and four tonnes of hashish seized in the Canary Islands by Polica Nacional and Guardia Civil on suspicion of drug trafficking. Officers identified a criminal gang who were importing drugs from Africa into Spain via Gran Canaria and Alicante port, before distributing the drugs across Spain. Raids were carried out […]

Tenerife is to move to level 4 coronavirus restrictions on Sunday night, the Canarian Government has announced. During a meeting of the regional government, it was confirmed that further restrictions are to be introduced on the island following an increase in coronavirus cases. Whilst full details are yet to be published, the Minister of Health […]

Works on improving the ring road around the island of Gran Canaria have been given the go ahead to increase pace, with construction teams doubling the levels of construction in the coming months. Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing of the Government of the Canary Islands, Sebastián Franquis, signed the agreement with officials to […]

Holiday operator TUI has confirmed that it will soon be resuming flights for British holiday makers who are fully vaccinated in the coming days. Flights to Fuerteventura and Alicante are set to resume from this Saturday, providing a much needed boost to the local tourism economy. The announcement came after the government in London relaxed […]

Those who wish to learn Spanish sign language in Tenerife have been invited to take part in a series of classes being held in Adeje as part of it’s Summer University. The four hour courses are to be held at the cultural centre, and will teach the basic alphabet as well as greetings, verbs and […]

One of the largest tourist attractions on the archipelago has fully reopened over the weekend. Loro Parque in the north of Tenerife announced that it would be fully opening its park in Puerto de la Cruz after a partial reopening in April. The first weekend saw visitors returning to parts of the park that had […]

17 athletes or coaches from the archipelago are to travel to Tokyo for this years Olympic or Paralympic games. Ten of those flying into the Japanese capital are male, with 7 elite sportswomen also attending. Sailing is the sport with the highest number of Canarians, followed by women’s Basketball, Paralympic swimming and then basketball, football […]