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Storm coming this way

The Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has today raised the alert level to orange for rain and storms to the north of the island of La Palma, which will also remain in place throughout Wednesday in La Palma, Tenerife and the North of Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas V Mirandes

 v  15/11/14  After the previous week’s excellent win away at Girona, top of the league Las Palmas took on 4th from bottom Mirandes.  Mirandes are from the Castile & León region of North West Spain.

ARC+ Cape Verde route starts from Las Palmas

Las Palmas has been the start port for the ARC since the very first edition of the rally in 1986.  The ARC teams arrive at the beginning of each November to take part in preparations for the transatlantic crossing and host several gala parties in the capital.  

The 41st Rallye de Maspalomas

Anyone who has noticed large numbers of brightly coloured, souped up mean machines racing in the streets and hills surrounding Maspalomas might have had a little tutt and a roll of the eyes at the number of boy-racers around these days.

November – Nellie’s Triumph

Nellie’s Triumph – Lord Nelson Returns to Las Palmas after two years – – – – November Edition Out NOW! November 2014 – Nellie’s Triumph – Sail The World – Los Sin Papeles – Residence Cards Once More Accepted for Subsidised Travel – Amigo WiFi – The friendliest TV and …

London: Million Mask March protest in Westminster

With estimates ranging between 2,000 and 12,000 participants, it is unclear how large the protest through the streets of London was on the evening of November 5th 2014. It was clearly not quite as well attended as had been hoped, but certainly created a spectacle and caught the attention of …

Las Palmas V Albacete Balompié

– an English fan’s view on the beautiful game direct from the stands of UD Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. Paul Gilliam is… Las Palmas host bottom of the league Albacete and look for a home win after a 2-2 draw away at Ponferradina last Saturday where LP were disappointed …

Friday “Tapas Street Market” in Arguineguín

This Friday October 24 Arguineguín sea front promenade will host the first “Tapas Street Market”, billed as a gastronomic boulevard to delight both residents and tourists holidaying in the south of Gran Canaria. Traditional Canarian music will be performed by Las Marañuelas, at the new-in-concept tasting market with which a dozen or so local …

October Gran Canaria Mini Heatwave

Following a weekend of real squall, especially on Tenerife and the western islands, writes Gran Canaria daily La Provincia, an autumn  anticyclone yesterday erased the seasonal wet weather from the map, with temperatures recorded in Maspalomas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, climbing up beyond 35ºC . A mini heatwave accentuated the previous day’s wind chill …

Yellow alert on Gran Canaria for hot desert winds today

Clear skies predominate in the Canary Islands this Wednesday, with temperatures rising and winds predominantly from the north-east, according to the forecast from the Meteorological Agency. At sea force 3-4 winds veering north around Gran Canaria. Swell to Curly off the south coast of Gran Canaria. Northwest Swell of 2 meters,and up to 3 meters to the …

Las Palmas v CD Numancia

– an English fan’s view on the beautiful game direct from the stands of UD Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. Paul Gilliam is… After a good away point last weekend against Real Betis 0-0, Las Palmas look to get back to where they belong against 5th from bottom Numancia who ironically …

The Canary Islands’ Government disables rain alert

The Canarian Government Centre for Emergency Coordination and Safety (CECOES)  has confirmed the deactivation of the yellow alert for rain in the Archipelago. However, they have warned of the possibility of rockfalls on the roads particularly from Agaete-La Aldea , the GC-200, and asked drivers to be cautious because the roads is not closed to traffic. It …

Storms to the west, rain expected on Gran Canaria

Thunderstorms and lightening in the province of Santa Cruz could be seen throughout the night, last nigh,t from the west coast of Gran Canaria. Although it is 100% expected to come this way, it is unlikely to quite as intense as was experienced in La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife. …

An extraordinary and beautiful thing happened today

The first Maspalomas Camina Contra Cancer de Mama (Walk Against Breast Cancer) was a huge success today. Organised by Shirley Macdonald, the elegant powerhouse behind the event, helped by Jacqueline Lindop and their many devoted staff and friends at Travel shop, Enduria Travel and The Atlantic Experience, this was a glorious day for …