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Tropical beer truck blaze on main GC1 highway near Playa del Inglés exit

The Canary Islands 112 Centre for Emergency and Security Coordination have announced the need for caution due to a transport truck fire, thought to be primarily in the drivers cab of the vehicle, which is currently being dealt with near the main turn off to Playa del Inglés, on the…

The shifting sands of Tauro Beach – investigation for alleged breach of UN International Law

The controversial new beach at Tauro is now in de facto daily use, more than a year after being fenced off, despite the refusal of Spanish Central Government authorities in Madrid to allow it to open officially while court cases continue to investigate how work was allowed to begin on the…

Guardia Civil agents sentenced to prison for bribery convictions

A Las Palmas Court has sentenced two Guardia Civil agents to 8 1/2 years in prison each for having been the ring leaders of a group of agents, which included at least 8 others, at the Gran Canaria Airport who were in the habit of systematically requesting bribes from African travellers. The…

Maritime procession of the Virgen del Carmen cut short

Arguineguín’s annual highlight event, the traditional maritime procession of the Virgin del Carmen, was unexpectedly cut short this Sunday, returning to the Port of Arguineguín, without ever having arrived in Puerto de Mogán, after the Guardia Civil warned four fishing boats that they faced fines if they set out to…

GC500 coast road closed after two injured by rockfall near Taurito

The GC500 old national road along the coast between Taurito and Puerto de Mogan is closed this morning.  A 41-year-old woman and a 15-year-old were injured in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Gran Canaria’s southern coastal road, GC-500 , near the tourist resort of Taurito , in the municipality of Mogán due to a…

Puerto Rico tragedy of Donna and Jimmy continues to grab headlines

80 year old Jimmy Breaks has been headline news since the death of poor unfortunate Donna Cowley last week some hours after a supposed argument at his apartment.  Pictures emerged yesterday of a powerless and terrified old man pleading to reporters for help as he was forcibly led away from…

A serious motorway collision closes southern GC1 near San Fernando

The serious collision between two cars, one of which overturned, closed the southern GC1 highway, in the direction of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, near the exit to San Fernando de Maspalomas, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana yesterday afternoon. Despite the extent of the accident, only one…

Jimmy Breaks appears in court charged with alleged assault on a member of Guardia Cvil, pleads not guilty

Sources close to this tragic incident have informed us that Spanish daily La Provincia, seem to have joined in the chorus of misreporting around this case. We are amending our article to reflect new information received, including key points: – Jimmy Breaks has not at this moment been charged with allegedly assaulting…

British community mourn loss of “lovely lady” after tragedy in Puerto Rico

There has been an outpouring of grief and shock from the community of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria after the tragic news that a well known British resident, named in the UK press as Donna Cowley, had died after being found covered in blood in an apartment in the well…

47 year old British woman dies after beating in Puerto Rico apartment

The Policia Local and the Guardia Civil in the southern municipality of Mogán yesterday afternoon detained an 80 year-old British resident of Puerto Rico, with the initials JB, for allegedly killing a woman, also of British origin, identified as Donna C. aged 47. The victim died at the Insular Hospital hours after…

Woman detained in Arguineguin for neglecting her children while drunk

UPDATE:  We have been reliably informed by sources close to the case that there are serious errors in this story as reported by Spanish and UK media. From what we understand, the woman was at no time “naked in the streets” and was instead suspected of being drunk in bed,…

An Englishman blamed for false alarm at CC Atlantico

Panic and confusion this weekend in one of the most popular southern shopping centres after a false alarm led to hundreds of shoppers being asked to leave calmly and quietly. Guardia Civil and the Local Police, in the south eastern area of Santa Lucia de Tirajana, had to evacuate more…

A fatal tragedy between brothers in Arguineguín

Tragedy struck in Arguineguín at around 21:30 on Monday night when a man, of about 50 years old, allegedly ended his own brother’s life with a replica Japanese sword, similar to a katana, after a heated argument.  The victim was well known among the local community. The Guardia Civil on Tuesday carried out…

Newsbrief: teacher alleged to have behaved sexually towards children detained in the north of Gran Canaria

Guardia civil detained a teacher earlier this month for violating the sexual freedom of several students to whom he taught private classes. The Guardia Civil detained the 25-year-old

Live fire exercise in Las Palmas

If you hear any loud explosions in the capital, don’t get too concerned. 

British man drowned in Playa del Inglés

At 13:29 on the afternoon of Friday 12 May an alert was received at the 112 Emergency 

Investigation in to bus overtaking cyclists

The driver of a public transport Global Bus was filmed overtaking a group of cyclists

Five detained for “abrazo cariñoso” thefts in Mogán

Guardia Civil detained two men and two women last week

The Guardia Civil hunt brazen bank robber

The Guardia Civil are looking for a man who committed armed robbery at a bank

Two migrants jump into sea from patera

Salvamento Marítimo intercepted a patera (open boat) Wednesday off the Punta de Maspalomas

Newsbrief: Man arrested while burying more than 1kg of cocaine

Guardia Civil arrested a 39-year-old man last week who they surprised while he was burying a large packet containing a kilo of cocaine in a Gran Canaria barranco ravine. The arrest was carried out as part of an operation deployed by the Guardia Civil’s Anti-Organized Crime and Anti-Drugs Team