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Denounced for overtaking school bus dangerously on a La Aldea road

The Guardia Civil have denounced a 23 year old resident of the west coast village of La Aldea de San Nicolás, for overtaking a school bus full of students on a series of curves on the road that connects with Agaete. This type of reckless driving can carry fines of up to €500 and a 6 month ban from driving. Agents from the Group for Investigation and Analysis of Traffic (GIAT) discovered the facts last Tuesday when they saw a recorded video, from another driver, that was spreading on the social media networks. In it you can clearly see how a Peugeot 106...

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Winter season starts with 49 new air routes

Airlines have opened 49 new national and international routes to Canary Islands airports between October 29 and November 10, the first two weeks of the winter season. The unprecedented increase in connections looks set to bring still greater record numbers of tourists to the Archipelago over the coming months.  Particularly with concern over Catalunya expected to further boost Canary Islands tourism. Gran Canaria airport has 18 new routes, three of them domestic with Tenerife North (46 flights a week), Fuerteventura (19 flights a week) and Lanzarote (20 flights a week), operated by Air Europa. On October 25, a new route...

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Monkey seized with guns and drugs on Gran Canaria

Agents of the Guardia Civil’s Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) in San Mateo, Gran Canaria, have arrested a person of Spanish nationality as alleged perpetrator of an offence against public health, denouncing him for weapons and contraband infractions. An investigation was initiated after a citizen informed the Civil Guard of the existence of a farm with a large number of marijuana plants in the La Mina ravine in the municipality of Vega de San Mateo, in the north eastern mountains. The Civil Guard investigations resulted in the location of a plot -in the aforementioned ravine- in which the person later detained...

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Gran Canaria Weather: Calima expected on Saturday, temperatures rising over the weekend

The weather forecast points to changes for the weekend. The thermometers will record a rise in daytime temperatures and there will be a predominance of high clouds, according to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) . A cloudy start expected for the north of the island on Saturday, elsewhere  clear, with possible cloudy intervals in the morning and high clouds in the afternoon. Incoming calima predicted, more intense during the afternoon, affecting most areas across the island, from coastal areas up to the summits, and likely to reduce visibility locally to less than 5000 meters. Temperatures will rise slightly. Moderate northeast winds are...

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Ex-mayor of Mogán, Francisco (Paco) González, sentenced to eight years disqualification for lying

Criminal Court No. 2 of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has sentenced the former mayor of Mogán Francisco (Paco) González (of the conservative Partido Popular) to eight years disqualification from public office, along with the ex-municipal secretary of the town council, Domingo Arias, for the crime of prevarication, in order not to convene a plenary session requested by the opposition. The sentence considers as criminal the procedures followed by González and Arias, and the men criminally responsible, in their refusal to convene the plenary session that seven councillors had asked him to hold in April 2013, in order to address...

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