Category Archives: News

The latest daily news round-up in English with local reporting direct from our GCHQ on the sub-tropical island of Gran Canaria

The Canary Weekend Tips 21-23 April 2017

A busy April weekend ahead with many big events going on. In Las Palmas

The new €50 banknote in circulation

The new €50 bank note, the fourth in the Europa series, came in to circulation on 4 April.

Events: Gloria Challenge Mogán – Gran Canaria 22 April

Mogán is hosting it’s second International Triathlon Challenge

28 rescued from patera headed to Canaries

The Salvamento Maritimo, Marine Rescue centre, in Las Palmas coordinated a search

More than 1m visitors to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria received 383,000 international travellers in March, an increase of 4.2%

Child injured by glass door in Puerto Rico

  A seven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in Puerto Rico over the weekend

Investigation in to bus overtaking cyclists

The driver of a public transport Global Bus was filmed overtaking a group of cyclists

Canary Islands rents rose more than 6%

Rental properties in the Canary Islands, in March, averaged 94 square meters costing 

Gran Canaria Weather up to 30˚ in the shade

As the holiday weekend gets going on Gran Canaria temperatures are starting to rise

Tourist favourites on Gran Canaria in 2016

Gran Canaria beaches were the main tourist attraction visited by travellers who chose the island

Gran Canaria at British travel agencies awards

Gran Canaria was one of the key reference tourist destinations at the ‘TTG Top 50

Five detained for “abrazo cariñoso” thefts in Mogán

Guardia Civil detained two men and two women last week

Events: LPA Motown 2017 21-23 April

The third edition of the “LPA Motown Sagulpa, sustainable urban mobility” Bike Fair will be 21-23 April

Gran Canaria rejects the Repsol statements

Repsol CEO and Chairman, Antonio Brufau, described as “third world” the Canarian opposition

The Canary Weekend Tips 7-9 April 2017

Here come the main spring festivities and a series of public holidays commencing

The Guardia Civil hunt brazen bank robber

The Guardia Civil are looking for a man who committed armed robbery at a bank

New La Aldea road opens Friday 7 April

The first new section of the long awaited La Aldea road will be put into service

Two migrants jump into sea from patera

Salvamento Marítimo intercepted a patera (open boat) Wednesday off the Punta de Maspalomas

Search for local child, lost near Arguineguín

On Tuesday afternoon Proteccion Civil received a Policia Local Alert and CECOES 112 report

Airline news: UK to Gran Canaria with Jet2

Gran Canaria airport will have two new links with the UK starting from April

Tragic death of a young woman in Telde

Last Friday, March 31, 34-year-old Ayoze Gil, reportedly went to his mother’s house

Searching for patera south of Gran Canaria

A Salvamento Marítimo (Maritime Rescue) Sasemar 103 aircraft and a rescue boat

LPA International film Festival until 9 April

Since its inauguration in 2000, this festival has set out to find its own niche

Attracting blue & green economy investors

The ‘Best in Gran Canaria’ brand group have earmarked €600,000 to attract investors