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This news is translated from the Spanish Press unless otherwise indicated.

Possible Arson?

Another fire was reported to the emergency services this week, and firefighters from Puerto del Rosario and Policia Local officers quickly arrived at the scene of the fire in an abandoned site in the capital city.

Plane Emergency

A passenger plane operated by Iberia that had a planned route from Gran Canaria to Madrid was found to have developed technical problems after take-off this week during the late morning.

New ferry route

A new ferry route has just opened and is operated by Fred Olsen and Balearia to connect the Canary Islands with Huelva in the Peninsular. 

Flu Jabs


It’s that time of the year again and flu is about to strike with a vengeance. In fact, it’s already happening.

The annual vaccination campaign against influenza began in all the health centres of the Canary Islands on October 29th.


Bus travel

From 5 November, local residents in Fuerteventura will be able to apply for El Bono ResidenteCanario, which will enable them to have unlimited travel by bus across the island for 20 euros per month.

Cleaning services

Municipal services, residents and tourists are now beginning to notice sofas, mattresses, bathtubs and old electrical appliances accumulating in some of the streets of La Oliva in Fuerteventura.

New Fred Olsen

Norwegian operator Fred Olsen Express has ordered two new high-speed ferries for the Canary Islands.

Boat Crash

A FERRY and a boat have collided in Gran Canaria and the impact resulted in several people being thrown into the sea.

America invests in the Island

Hesperia and Apple Leisure Group this week signed a strategic agreement to operate holiday resorts in Spain under the AMR Resorts brand.

Mountain Bike Race

Some 3,000 people participatedlast weekend in Fudenas 2018. The puddles and mud were the main obstacle of the 150-kilometer cycling route between Morro Jable and Corralejo.

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