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Another fire, thought deliberate, destroys 4 vehicles near Las Palmas. Suspect sought

A fire in the early hours of Monday on the outskirts of Gran Canaria´s capital Las Palmas, has mobilised firemen and municipal police to the scene at about 1430 where a total of four vehicles were burned , three of them ambulances and the fourth, a van. All of them, according to Local Police, were vehicles abandoned on a plot in near Calle Tablero de Gonzalo, in the neighbourhood of Salto del Negro . The National Police have taken charge of investigating the incident. The blaze follows a similar one on Saturday morning, when eight ambulances were destroyed in Telde, in a fire that is believed to have been intentional. This latest incident...

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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 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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