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Author: The Canary

Ambulances destroyed in blaze, suspected to be intentional

A fire in the early hours of Saturday morning destroyed 8 of the 10 ambulances operated by the Canary Emergency Service ( SUC ) from its base in Telde.  Used for the non-urgent transfer of patients from the municipalities of Ingenio and Valsequillo to health centres and hospitals, the service was severely affected this Monday with delays, although efforts have been made to alleviate the loss of 80% of the fleet used for non-urgent sanitary transfer. The fire started according to all indications about three o’clock in the morning with firemen from the main Telde fire station, located in La Garita , assisted by firefighters...

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Gran Canaria Weather: Cold rains to the west kept at bay by warm dusty winds from the southeast

An epic battle has been raging over The Canary Islands, although you might be hard pressed to have spotted it. A cold front to the west of us raised alarm bells earlier this week, and has now started to mix with a rainstorm in the mid-atlantic, which has been whipping up warnings of incoming and unpredictable rain expected over the western islands. Meanwhile, warm subtropical air has been pulled in off the African continent and up from the equator, creating an unseasonably warm air system over the eastern islands.  By the end of the week we will discover how...

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The Saint: Las Palmas V Levante

  19/11/17 – Images courtesy of UDLasPalmas.es Las Palmas entertain mid-table Levante. LP must start winning and break this losing streak which is now 8 games in a row. This is a good chance to pick up the much needed 3pts. 10 minutes gone no real chances for either side. Then in the 12th minute, the first chance of the match falls to the away side but it was wasted at the far post. 3 minutes later and the best chance so far to Levante but Raul, in the home goal, makes a good save. First yellow card to Levante’s Campana...

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Guardia Civil request information about missing girl aged 17

The Guardia Civil have requested information and assistance, through their twitter account with more than one million followers, in resolving the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl on Gran Canaria. The Guardia Civil tweeted to their 1.1 million followers, for help yesterday afternoon, to find Irene Ramos, a 17-year-old living in the district of Pedro Hidalgo, whose whereabouts have been unknown since last 7 November.   Guardia Civil ✔@guardiacivil #MuyUrgente Irene es una #menor que ha #desaparecido en #LasPalmas #GranCanaria ¿La has visto? 062 091 112 Tu RT no cuesta nada y puede ayudar mucho Araceli Cruz, the mother of the girl, publicly reported...

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The 3rd Avacado Fair will be in Arguineguín on Sunday December 3rd

The third edition of the Mogán Avocado Fair was presented on Monday by the mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, and her councilor for Rural Development, Ernesto Hernández; to be held on December 3 at the Plaza Pérez Galdós in Arguineguín. The event was also attended by Councilors Grimanesa Pérez and Pino González and representatives of the sponsors, Caja Siete, together with the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. The mayor thanked the Ministry of Agriculture of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Caja Siete for their support and collaboration. Mogán’s Winter Avocado Fair will be next Sunday, December 3, following on from...

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