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Summer beach games on Las Canteras

Summer beach games on Las Canteras

Las Canteras is to become a large outdoor competition arena, from 26 August to 4 September,

Newsbrief: The unemployment rate in the Canary Islands stands at 27.33% for the second quarter of 2016

In the second quarter of 2016 the official number of registered unemployed, (on the paro), for the Canary Islands stood at 300,800 people, 15,600 more than in the previous quarter

On Gran Canaria “The Tribe of the 7 Islands”

On Gran Canaria “The Tribe of the 7 Islands”

A film entitled “La Tribu de las 7 Islas” has been filming at various natural locations

Electricity fraud grew 40% on the Islands

Electricity fraud grew 40% on the Islands

Detection of fraudulently consumed electricity, in 2015, grew 40% in the Canary Islands

Fire near Roque Nublo (Gran Canaria)

Fire near Roque Nublo (Gran Canaria)

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria Environmental Service extinguished a fire

Minor low level drugs bust in El Tablero

Minor low level drugs bust in El Tablero

Policia Local in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, managed to randomly detect 

Airlines: Norwegian’s new Manchester route

Airlines: Norwegian’s new Manchester route

Norwegian airlines have announced a new improvement for Gran Canaria connectivity

The Canary Weekend tips 19-21 August

The Canary Weekend tips 19-21 August

Blessed as we are with the warm August weather, another weekend approaches.

Traffic: Overturned car causing tailbacks

Traffic: Overturned car causing tailbacks

A car overturned on the GC1 motorway today around 1630, near the exit for El Doctoral

€80,000 theft from a house in Puerto Rico

€80,000 theft from a house in Puerto Rico

Four Spanish nationals have been arrested as part of a Puerto Rico operation, 

Tourism: Best July in Gran Canaria history

Tourism: Best July in Gran Canaria history

This July Gran Canaria received 293,700 foreign passengers, which is the highest ever figure in history

Newsbrief: Biker dies in tragic accident on a roundabout in Maspalomas

An Agüimes man, aged 35, was killed on Sunday night in a motorcycle accident in Maspalomas, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The tragic event occurred a few minutes before ten o’clock the day before yesterday on the GC-510

A coastal surveyor to asses Tauro beach

A coastal surveyor to asses Tauro beach

The Costas de Canarias (Coastal Authority) head office has commissioned an audit

Gran Canaria small game hunting season

Gran Canaria small game hunting season

Hunting on Gran Canaria, and other islands, is still a popular  traditional activity

Mogán Mango & Avocado & wine

Mogán Mango & Avocado & wine

On Sunday, 4 september the Mango and Avocado agricultural fair

Tauro beach residents angry about flooding

Tauro beach residents angry about flooding

The residents of Tauro beach have said how very angry they are after the saharan sand,

Houses flooded at new Tauro beach

Houses flooded at new Tauro beach

  The newly built beach in Tauro remains mired in controversy

Fishing licenses on Gran Canaria

Fishing licenses on Gran Canaria

Lots of people enjoy fishing either inland or in the waters around Gran Canaria.

The Canary Weekend Tips 12-14 August

The Canary Weekend Tips 12-14 August

August definitely has been a super month indeed for summer heat on Gran Canaria

Three dead on Madeira as wildfire rages

Three dead on Madeira as wildfire rages

At least three people have died in a terrible wildfire raging across several fronts

GC High alert for 40˚ max temperatures

GC High alert for 40˚ max temperatures

The sweltering August heat waves continue on Gran Canaria, with 40˚ predicted in the shade 

64 migrants rescued at sea from open boat

64 migrants rescued at sea from open boat

A patera (open boat) was located Monday on its way to the Canary Islands 

Fake disabled space parking permits

Fake disabled space parking permits

Over recent years policia local have been detecting evidence of faked disabled parking permits

Perseid meteor shower over Gran Canaria

Perseid meteor shower over Gran Canaria

The Perseid meteor shower peaking this week is thought, particularly from Gran Canaria

Did German fire starter hurt his dog on GC?

Did German fire starter hurt his dog on GC?

Reports of the lonesome German “hippy” who allegedly confessed to starting the wildfire

Lunatic catches missed flight to GC

Lunatic catches missed flight to GC

A holiday maker who flew into Gran Canaria last Friday* is under investigation by the Guardia Civil

Newsbrief: Corpse found in a freezer in Playa del Inglés, Policia Nacional investigate

A German citizen, resident in Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, last night found a corpse in a chest freezer at his bungalow, near the Yumbo shopping centre in Maspalomas The man was preparing to move from the apartment

Gran Canaria cools a little, but still very hot

Gran Canaria cools a little, but still very hot

After several days of extreme heat Monday has produced some welcome respite 

43.8º in the shade for Gran Canaria

43.8º in the shade for Gran Canaria

The heat wave affecting the entire Canary archipelago saw thermometers yesterday soar

Remanded without bail for La Palma fire

Remanded without bail for La Palma fire

The Magistrates Court of the First Instance and Instruction No. 2 of Los Llanos