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Newsbrief: Las Palmas records best numbers of British tourists in the last decade

Gran Canaria’s capital, Las Palmas, this February recorded their best figures for overnight stays by British tourists and travellers from Great Britain since 2009. The city is currently seeing record numbers of travellers from the British Isles, which are the highest since the Instituto Canario started

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

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

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

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

Gran Canaria airport, a leader this summer

Gran Canaria airport, a leader this summer

Spanish Airport Authority, AENA, have predicted that Gran Canaria Airport will generate the most 

65% of dunes lost in just half a century

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

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

Spar Natural to open store in Las Palmas

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

Switch Off for Earth Hour on Gran Canaria

Switch Off for Earth Hour on Gran Canaria

Cabildo de Gran Canaria is switching ‘off’ on Saturday at 20.30 to join ‘Earth Hour’

Pink Panthers thought responsible for Gran Canaria jewel theft

Pink Panthers thought responsible for Gran Canaria jewel theft

Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional say they have arrested

Ongoing GC-1 highway works

Ongoing GC-1 highway works

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria have started to implement an emergency plan

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 March’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 March’17

The first weekend of Spring ahead and Summer will be an hour closer this Sunday

Police close net on Rolex Smash & Grab

Police close net on Rolex Smash & Grab

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

Events: “Traditions market”, 25-26 March in Playa de Mogán

Events: “Traditions market”, 25-26 March in Playa de Mogán

The “Traditions Market”, Easter Edition, in Playa de Mogán

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

Did you know that the most recently discovered species of dragon tree

Newsbrief: Man arrested while burying more than 1kg of cocaine

Guardia Civil arrested a 39-year-old man last week who they surprised while he was burying a large packet containing a kilo of cocaine in a Gran Canaria barranco ravine. The arrest was carried out as part of an operation deployed by the Guardia Civil’s Anti-Organized Crime and Anti-Drugs Team

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

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

The Saint: Las Palmas Vs Villarreal

The Saint: Las Palmas Vs Villarreal

   17/3/17 The Friday night game saw Las Palmas entertain 5th place Villarreal, expecting a tough game.

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Policia Nacional have announced that they have dismantled an organisation 

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains

The Spanish National Heritage Council have decided after meeting in the capital

Events: Spring Handicrafts Fair at Faro de Maspalomas

Events: Spring Handicrafts Fair at Faro de Maspalomas

The seventh Faro de Maspalomas Spring Time Handcraft Fair

New cruise & airline routes announced

New cruise & airline routes announced

The airline Eurowings last week announced two weekly flights from Vienna being scheduled

Newsbrief : Tough flu season in the Canaries, as recorded flu deaths double

The winter flu season 2016-2017 has seen 140 hospitalised cases of confirmed influenza, of which 95,7% were virus A and the rest, virus B. Twenty-four deaths have also been reported, all due to virus A, with the exception of one case of virus B. Last flu season ended with 190 hospitalisations

Storm weather, and snow at the summits

Storm weather, and snow at the summits

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

Gran Canaria train still in the works

Gran Canaria train still in the works

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, it has emerged this week, is still pushing forward

New effort towards Canaries Agroturism

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

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

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 March’17

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