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Heatwave: Orange Advisory on Gran Canaria Extended

Heatwave: Orange Advisory on Gran Canaria Extended

(AEMET), the Spanish State Meteorological Agency,  have extended their Orange Advisory (significant risk)

Summer movie nights in Arguineguín

Summer movie nights in Arguineguín

Summer movie nights arrive to Arguineguín, as part of the island-wide series

Newsbrief: 83,043 foreigners in the Canary Islands Social Security

The number of foreign-born workers affiliated to Social Security (‘on the paro’) stood at 83,043 throughout the Canary Islands in July. An increase of 1.3% compared to the previous month, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported this week.

The Canary Weekend Tips 26-28 August

The Canary Weekend Tips 26-28 August

Its all about traditional patron saint fiestas and summer beach games this weekend!

The ‘strangulation’ of Arguineguín business

The ‘strangulation’ of Arguineguín business

Traders in Arguineguín have denounced what they say is the “strangulation” of businesses

Lopesan planting trees for Veneguera

Lopesan planting trees for Veneguera

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the company Costa Veneguera Lopesan Group

El Talbero stairs to access Health Centre

El Talbero stairs to access Health Centre

A company called Norte Sur Obras y Reformas SL  has won the tender to build safe pedestrian 

Summer beach games on Las Canteras

Summer beach games on Las Canteras

From 26 August to 4 September, Las Canteras is to become an outdoor competition arena, 

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