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Beaches are clear though “fuel still leaking”

Beaches are clear though “fuel still leaking”

All of the tourist beaches and coastal communities in the southern zone remained clean and clear off any signs of pollution over the weekend.

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Gran Canaria Gastrofest 2015

Gran Canaria Gastrofest 2015

Cooking workshops, product demonstrations, tastings, lectures and many more activities.

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Greenpeace warn that the situation may worsen dramatically

Greenpeace warn that the situation may worsen dramatically

On Thursday, a Greenpeace team accompanied the Canary Islands Government Civil Protection helicopter to document the current situation

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Canary Islands have 2nd highest unemployment in EU

Canary Islands have 2nd highest unemployment in EU

Spain and Greece monopolise the ten regions within the EU with the highest levels of unemployment, while Germany boasts the lowest unemployment.

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Summer tourism promotion for The Canary Islands

Summer tourism promotion for The Canary Islands

Promotions for summer tourism are set to begin with with a campaign entitled ‘Sensaciones’.

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The Canary weekend tips 24-26 April

The Canary weekend tips 24-26 April

Saturday 25 April , Esplanade Faro de Maspalomas VI Encuentro de Bandas de Música de San Bartolomé de Tirajana

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ROV discovers 3 leaks pouring out of Oleg Naydenov

ROV discovers 3 leaks pouring out of Oleg Naydenov

The underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) contracted by the Ministry of Public Works to inspect the wreck of the Oleg Naydenov

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Fuel oil reaches Veneguera beach

Fuel oil reaches Veneguera beach

Fuel suspected to have come from the Oleg Naydenov has reached Veneguera beach

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Dead seabirds and oil on the beach!

Dead seabirds and oil on the beach!

Well it’s confirmed.  Dead seabirds near the capital and fuel oil has been discovered on a Mogán beach in the south of Gran Canaria,

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Greenpeace at the Oleg Naydenov site

Greenpeace at the Oleg Naydenov site

A group of experts from Greenpeace and scientists specialised in marine pollution at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have been transferred by boat to the area where the Russian trawler ‘Oleg Naydenov’ sank near Gran Canaria.

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Spain denies any break from protocol in handling of Russian ship

Spain denies any break from protocol in handling of Russian ship

The events that followed the Oleg Naydenov catching fire in Las Palmas and that led to her finally sinking just 15 miles off the southern tip of Gran Canaria, were “dependant on what the experts decided”

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Earthday oil ‘spots’ found 3km from Mogán coast

Earthday oil ‘spots’ found 3km from Mogán coast

The Spanish Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, reported on Wednesday that traces of what could be part of the fuel spill, from the Oleg Naydenov, have today been spotted just 3km off the southwest coast of Gran Canaria

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L’Hermione, replica 18th century frigate, will visit Las Palmas

L’Hermione, replica 18th century frigate, will visit Las Palmas

A full-size replica of the L’Hermione frigate will be visiting Las Palmas from 1-6 May.

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LATEST on the sunken ship, Oleg Naydenov

LATEST on the sunken ship, Oleg Naydenov

The latest information provided by the Ministry of Development puts the fuel spill 130 kilometers southwest of Gran Canaria.

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Valsequillo Strawberry Festival

Valsequillo Strawberry Festival

Strawberries are naturally grown on the island of Gran Canaria, specifically in the village of Valsequillo.

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54 arrested across Spain for credit card fraud

54 arrested across Spain for credit card fraud

The Policia Nacional have arrested 54 people in various cities around the country

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I Feria de Moto in Las Palmas 24-26 April

I Feria de Moto in Las Palmas 24-26 April

The City of Las Palmas has organised the 1st Feria de Moto ‘LPA Motown’

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OTECH to assist investigation of the sunken Russian fishing ship

OTECH to assist investigation of the sunken Russian fishing ship

An underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) from Norwegian offshore experts, Otech Marine Services who are based in Las Palmas

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Sunken Russian fishing ship leaking fuel

Sunken Russian fishing ship leaking fuel

Following on from our report earlier this week about the Russian trawler which sank off the coast of Gran Canaria

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Two of the UK’s most wanted fugitives captured in 24 hours

Two of the UK’s most wanted fugitives captured in 24 hours

Two suspected drug traffickers who featured in the The Canary News as part of the Operation Captura fugitive campaign have been arrested in the space of 24 hours.

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The Canary weekend tips 17-19 April

The Canary weekend tips 17-19 April

Here are few highlights for your coming weekend!  As well as the regular second hand markets

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39th Canary Islands Rally on Gran Canaria this weekend

39th Canary Islands Rally on Gran Canaria this weekend

The 39th Islas Canarias Rally, Gran Canaria, begins this week.

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Russian fishing ship catches fire in Las Palmas port and sinks days later

Russian fishing ship catches fire in Las Palmas port and sinks days later

A serious fire on board of a large Russian fishing ship in the port of Las Palmas at the weekend 

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Asphalt works closing streets this week in SBT

Asphalt works closing streets this week in SBT

San Bartolomé de Tirajana has issued notice of several street closures this week,

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Over 1.1 million passengers in March

Over 1.1 million passengers in March

The Canary Islands as a whole received 1,108,667 visitors from abroad during March 2015.

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The Saint: Las Palmas v Girona

The Saint: Las Palmas v Girona

   Las Palmas   v    Girona. 12/4/15 After a 1-0 away defeat to Albacete the previous Saturday, Las Palmas entertained 2nd place Girona from the Costa Brava region of the mainland last Sunday afternoon.

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UK citizens overseas can still vote in the General Election

UK citizens overseas can still vote in the General Election

With the registration deadline of Monday 20 April just one week away, the UK Electoral Commission has urged UK citizens who are living overseas to register to vote in the UK General Election.

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Guardia Civil move to Puerto Rico

Guardia Civil move to Puerto Rico

The Guardia Civil facilities in the south officially moved from Arguineguin to Puerto Rico last week.

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Long-lasting roadworks in Playa del Inglés

Long-lasting roadworks in Playa del Inglés

A section of Avenida Alfréreces Provisionales was closed last week to traffic due to ongoing roadworks.

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