Oil spill off Gran Canaria

Several oil stains appeared on Wednesday afternoon near the beach of El Cabrón, on the island of Gran Canaria, an area known for its diverse marine wildlife and popular with divers.

Swimmer missing on Gran Canaria

A Russian woman is missing after she ignored warnings not to enter the water during heavy seas at El Cochino beach in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria. A search for the woman was carried out on Tuesday afternoon but was unsuccessful.

Found after nine years

Police in Gran Canaria have located a nine year old boy who was stolen by his mother, a drug addict, from a hospital in 2002 to avoid his being taken into care as had happened with three other children belonging to the woman.

12th Influenza A fatality in Spain

An 11 year old boy on Gran Canaria has become the twelfth Inflenza A fatality in Spain. The boy was in the ICU at the Hospital Materno Infantil and had been suffering chronic disease.

Tenth Influenza A fatality in Spain

A 30 year old man on Gran Canaria has become the tenth fatality in Spain as a result of complications arising from Influenza A. The man was admitted to the Hospital Insular on Gran Canaria on July 29th. Although he was not suffering any chronic disease, the man was said to be in a ‘risk group’.