News File image: A British mother and daughter are among four people injured in an explosion at a Tenerife hotel

Investigation now underway into what caused the blast at the Bahia Principe hotel

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British girl, 12, killed as car mounts pavement in Canary Islands resort

A 12-year-old girl from Yorkshire has died after being knocked down in a hit-and-run accident in Gran Canaria. Abigail Harris was killed and her friend Thomas Thackray, also 12, was injured when a car mounted the pavement in the resort of Puerto Rico, on the south coast of the island. Last night the girl's parents said their daughter "didn't have a chance". The family had been celebrating Abigail's sister's birthday when the girl was knocked down and killed during an evening stroll. Her parents Nicola and Tony Harris, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, released a statement in which they spoke of their "treasured daughter".

British girl killed in Gran Canaria hit-and-run

A 12-year-old girl has been killed and a boy seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident on Gran Canaria, sources said today.

Ryanair strands holidaymakers on 'wrong' Canary Island

Package holidaymakers today complained they had been "stranded" on the "wrong" Canary island after their low-fare airline flight was diverted due to bad weather.

UK soldiers in custody in bar brawl probe

Six British soldiers arrested after a drunken brawl in a bar in the Canary Islands have been remanded in custody.

Briton dies in Tenerife 'burglary'

A British man has died in Tenerife, the Foreign Office said today, in what may have been a bungled robbery.

British soldiers quizzed over resort bar brawl

Six British soldiers were being questioned by police today after reports of a brawl in a Lanzarote bar.

Airline passenger tries to force his way in to cockpit

A passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit on board a plane flying to the Canary Islands today.

The Discovery of Mankind, By David Abulafia

This book explores the first encounters between Europeans and those living in newly discovered lands. Beginning with the discovery of the Canary Islands in 1341, the European view was characterised by a mixture of curiosity and greed.

The Traveller's Guide To: Spain 2010

The most popular destination for British tourists has plenty of new ways to entice us to its shores in the year ahead. By Cathy Packe

Tim Hart: Founder-member of Steeleye Span

Best known for the years he spent as a founding member of the English electric folk-rock band Steeleye Span, Tim Hart was a singer and multi-instrumentalist who also turned his hand to writing and photography.

Winter on the beach: Lanzarote

It’s still T-shirt weather on this sunny Canary Island. Simone Kane offers a guide to its attractions

Tale of Two Travellers: The two sides of the Canaries

The latest film in our 'Tale of Two Travellers' series sends Ben Ross to the eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, while Simon Calder makes his way westwards to La Palma

Celebrating 1,000 days to go until the London 2012 Paralymic Games!

The countdown is on: the London 2012 Paralympic Games kicks off 1,000 days from now with an Opening Ceremony to remember. Fittingly, today is also International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a worldwide celebration recognising the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities, so when better to look forward to the next Paralympic Games?

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