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Ship carrying 40,000 tons of fertiliser adrift south of Maspalomas

A 190-metre British bulk cargo freighter named the Cheshire is drifting about 62 nautical miles (114 km) south of Gran Canaria after a chemical fire in her cargo holds, where 40,000 tonnes of fertiliser started to smoulder about 5 days ago as she was headed for the port of Las Palmas. 24…

Tropical beer truck blaze on main GC1 highway near Playa del Inglés exit

The Canary Islands 112 Centre for Emergency and Security Coordination have announced the need for caution due to a transport truck fire, thought to be primarily in the drivers cab of the vehicle, which is currently being dealt with near the main turn off to Playa del Inglés, on the…

The Canary Weekend Tips 11-13 August’17

A gorgeous weekend ahead with many events going on around the island. Some of the top choices for this weekend are the first edition of the Maspalomas Music Festival in Parque Sur, the Craft fair by the Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse as well as the Traida del Aqua procession in…

Health department strongly denies any beach closures due to microalgae 

The General Directorate of Public Health have denied suggestions in the foreign press that any beaches in the Canary Islands have been closed due to the presence of microalgae, stating that its presence is an environmental phenomenon that is not related to any type of pollution. In a statement, the…

Orange Advisory: 40° Heatwave and Calima expected for the next few days

  AEMET, The Spanish State Meteorological Agency, has activated a yellow advisory warning today for expected temperatures up to 34° C in the shade, throughout the southern half of Gran Canaria. This will be the beginning of a heatwave that will last until at least Tuesday, with orange advisories issued…

The Canary Weekend Tips 4-6 August’17

August is here and it is warm! Over the first weekend of every month, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s network of museums offer free visits and open doors to the public. The capital’s original shopping area, Triana, also celebrates with their open weekend offering various activities for kids and families….

San Fernando suspect detained, two more being hunted

The National Police have arrested one of the alleged perpetrators of the home invasion and robbery that took place on Monday morning in the southern district of San Fernando de Maspalomas. Officials continue to investigate the shocking and highly unusual incident to try to locate two others allegedly involved in…

Home invasion in San Fernando; mother and daughter attacked

Gran Canaria is known for its extremely low crime rates, with violent crime almost non-existent; which makes reports this morning of a home invasion all the more shocking. Hooded, masked individuals assaulted a villa in San Fernando, in the south of Gran Canaria, on Monday morning in broad daylight, with the…

Maspalomas launches innovative project to regulate feral cat colonies in the municipality

This Monday, Local Councilor for Sanitation and Public Health, José Francisco Pérez López, met with cat colony carers in San Bartolomé de Tirajana to begin an official sterilisation and counseling project following the recently approved Control of cat colonies resolution in the southern municipality This meeting informed volunteers, feeders and…

Aaaarrghh Mateys! ABC Playschool Pirate’s Island Summer Camp!

Welcome to ABC Playschool Summer Camp Why does it take a pirate so long to learn the alphabet?   Because they’re always getting stuck at “C” Ha harrr!   Not this summer though. ABC playschool’s little pirates are set to land on a Tropical Tikki Island filled with treasure, healthy treats…

The Canary Weekend Tips 28-30 July

The last weekend of July is coming up with plenty of delightful events all around the island, here are some of our highlights. In the south its all about live Soul music on the beach in San Agustín and for Mogán its the last full weekend of the annual Virgen…

Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival 2017 Program Guide

TheCanaryNews.com Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival 2017 Program Guide – Download PDF  The Maspalomas Soul Festival started in 2015 as an initiative from multi-award winning events producers DD&Company Productions, working with the local town hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Having produced the Canary Islands editions of WOMAD (World Music and…

High temperatures all week on Gran Canaria, Yellow advisory for Thursday

With top temperatures already hitting 29º & 30ºC in the shade all this week, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has issued a yellow advisory for high temperatures expected particularly this Thursday, July 27 on Gran Canaria with temperatures expected to exceed 34º at the summit, as well as the…

The Canary Weekend Tips 21-23 July’17

Beautiful July weekend ahoy. The Fiestas del Carmen festivities move to Playa de Mogán, there´ll be Latin and Cuban music on offer over the weekend up in Teror. Free concerts in Las Palmas as part of the ongoing Heineken Jazz festival and an international folklore parade in the southeastern enclave…

Aspro Group say dolphinarium was built with all correct licenses, contrary to High Court judgement

According to the Aspro Group in a statement on Wednesday their Palmitos Park dolphinarium was built “on rustic land and not in protected natural space, and has the mandatory license granted by the City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana.” despite the recent ruling of the High Court of Justice of the…

High Court declares Palmitos Park dolphinarium illegal, built without permits in a protected natural area

The dolphinarium at Gran Canaria’s Palmitos Park theme park, located in the protected Pilancones Natural Park, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, is illegal. This was the ruling of the Second Section of the Administrative Litigation Room of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands…

Summer movie nights on Gran Canaria

As part of the island-wide series of outdoor movie events ‘Cine De Una Isla De Verano’, you can enjoy watching good movies in 20 municipalities on Gran Canaria over 59 FREE movie nights. You can see the full list of places and movie nights here. The films will be in Spanish…

The Canary Weekend Tips 14-16 July’17

A gorgeous hot, sultry July weekend ahead on Gran Canaria with heatwave warning 34˚+ in the shade, and many lovely events going on around the island. Summer’s here to stay! It`s the main festive weekend in the southern fishing town of Arguineguin with the Virgen del Carmen celebrations and hundreds…

British couple ordered to pay costs to Thomas Cook after a false compensation claim on Gran Canaria

A British couple who stayed in Playa del Inglés have been ordered to compensate tour operator Thomas Cook after a judge in Liverpool (England) dismissed their false claim for illness suffered on their holiday at a hotel in 2013. The pair of scammers, Julie Lavelle, 33, and her partner Michael McIntyre,…

July – August 2017 Summer Print Edition The Pristine Sands of Tauro beach

Read The Canary News, Views & Sunshine Print Edition Online: Download PDF   The controversial new beach at Tauro is in de facto daily use, more than a year after being fenced off, despite the refusal of the Madrid authorities to allow it to open officially while court cases continue…

Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival 2017 dedicated to Rufus Thomas

San Agustín beach will once again play host to the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival at the end of July, in a three day event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary singer and performance artist Rufus Thomas, whose images graces the poster. Confirmed artists will also…

Maspalomas Carnival 2018 theme: “FestuM+”

The International Carnival of Maspalomas 2018, is to be held between 2-11 March themed The Middle Ages. Maspalomas will to transport revellers to the medieval historical era that spanned from the fifth to the fifteenth century. V-XV Century The Town Hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana chose to use the word game…

A serious motorway collision closes southern GC1 near San Fernando

The serious collision between two cars, one of which overturned, closed the southern GC1 highway, in the direction of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, near the exit to San Fernando de Maspalomas, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana yesterday afternoon. Despite the extent of the accident, only one…

Gran Canaria water park project at last receives permission to channel El Veril

The Loro Parque group have at last been granted the long awaited urban license necessary from them to begin canalisation works in the El Veril ravine, on the south of Gran Canaria, where they plan to build Europe’s biggest water park, which will be similar in theme at least to Siam Park,…

Maspalomas officially renames Yumbo square to recognise Diversity and activist Darío Jaén

This week on Wednesday, the International day of PRIDE, the mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, the municipal town hall that administrates Maspalomas & Playa del Inglés, inaugurated the main square of the famous Yumbo Centre officially naming it Plaza de la Diversidad, in honour of the local outstanding activist…

The Canary Weekend Tips 30 June – 2 July ’17

First weekend of July ahead, skies of blue and hot bright sunshine, and many wonderful events to go and experience around the island. Old stuff is in back fashion with the Big Bang Festival in Las Palmas, there´ll be tapas, and music and a witch parade in Telde, a sea…

The Canary Events highlights July 2017

After the San Juan celebrations, with the most amazing midsummer weather, there are plenty of events and festivities to enjoy during the summer month of July 2017.  Here are some of our favourites; handpicked events for the month ahead. A local bank holiday in the municipality San Bartolomé de Tirajana…

A cool stroll through Gran Canaria´s beautiful and historic Finca Condal

Looking to cool off in the midsummer heat?  Did you know that the traditional old houses of the past on Gran Canaria were designed and built specifically to be cooler inside?  If you are looking for some real cultural history, rustic elegance or simply a change from the pool side…

The Canary San Juan Weekend tips 23-25 June’17

A scorching hot weekend ahead with bonfires across the island from Friday celebrating the midsummer, the longest day of the year, exactly six months before Christmas. San Juan, the summer solstice , and midsummer days are celebrated here with fires on the hillsides and huge gatherings across the islands. Pretty…

34º+ in the shade hot weather advisory for Gran Canaria

AEMET, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, have issued yellow advisories, denoting risk, for maximum temperatures expected on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday morning the north and northeast coasts of Gran Canaria, including the capital Las Palmas, will see some cloud below 300 meters, that looks likely to clear through the…