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

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

Part of the GC-605, a beautiful mountain road popular with the more adventurous tourists

New flights between Canaries & Madeira

Inter-island airline, Binter, has begun to fly a new route between the Canary Islands and Madeira

1.5 million seats to Gran Canaria in 2017

The airline Ryanair will schedule 1.5 million seats to and from Gran Canaria in 2017

65% of dunes lost in just half a century

Gran Canaria has doubled its population over the last half century, while

A terrible toll, forty years perished

The events leading up to that Sunday afternoon in 1977, as thick cloud fog

Spar Natural to open store in Las Palmas

Spring always brings good news and Spar Natural have announced they will

Police close net on Rolex Smash & Grab

National Police continue to investigate the circumstances around the armed robbery in Meloneras

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

One of the tourist busses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria almost caught fire

Storm weather, and snow at the summits

Winter has left a parting shot with Mount Teide, over on Tenerife, today showing its colder

New effort towards Canaries Agroturism

A new initiative entitled ‘Canarias convida‘ aims to bring visitors and the local consumer closer

Million-Euro Rolex robbery in the South

Two gunmen robbed a well known jewelry store in the heart of Maspalomas

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 March’17

Another busy weekend ahead with many Carnival events going on around the island

A Carnival Tragedy in Las Palmas

22 year old Jhonatan Orozco Calderón, originally from Columbia, died on Monday, March 6,

New Bricomart DIY store open Wednesday

The first Bricomart ‘warehouse’ store in the Canary Islands is opening to public for the first time

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Over the last month there have been multiple sightings of brightly shimmering sea creatures

International drugs & money laundering bust

The Guardia Civil’s recent operation ‘Deambular VI’, has led to the arrest of 12 people

Return of The Saint: Las Palmas V Osasuna

THE RETURN OF THE SAINT !!!!    05/03/2017 —-Tickets for next home game! A midweek disappointment 

Policia Nacional detain seven pickpockets

Policia Nacional last week detained six men and one woman, all of Romanian nationality

January tourism increases in Canaries

Tourist spending increased in January by 11.3% year-on-year throughout the Canary Islands

Bus fire near airport, thankfully no one hurt

A Global bus caught fire last Saturday morning on the GC-1 motorway near the main airport

Landing precautions close M1 motorway

A section of the M1 motorway had to be closed briefly on Saturday night

Las Palmas courts controversy, in Drag

Las Palmas 2017 Carnival’s 20th Drag Queen competition caught fire, figuratively speaking, last week.

Spain’s main tourist destination in January

The Canary Islands were Spain’s most visited tourist destination in January

Man dies on Puerto Rico beach

A 65-year-old man died Friday of a cardio-respiratory arrest on the beach in Puerto Rico

2017 Maspalomas International Carnival

Maspalomas Carnival starts tonight, Friday 3rd March and runs until the 12th March 2017

CCTV & WIFI in Parque Sur Maspalomas

The Town Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has announced works are beginning