The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.
If you see smoke in the Gran Canaria highlands this weekend, don't panic as everything is under control.
Disney agents have been scouring Gran Canaria for locations for the next Star Wars film, according to local press reports.
Brad Pitt and fellow Hollywood A-Lister Marion Cotillard are to film scenes of their next film in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The east coast Gran Canaria village of Tufia, long threatened with demolition, has been saved by tweaks to the law.
Spain's top court has confirmed that floating weeks sold by Anfi del Mar timeshare resort (and all other timeshare operations in Spain) are illegal.
Oil exploration permits around the Canary Islands have run out so there will be no more drilling in the near future.
Four new 5 Star hotels are now of strategic importance to Gran Canaria, according to the Canarian government.
March 2016: Tauro beach has been flattened by heavy machinery laying the foundations for its new, Caribbean sand replacement.
Three wins in a row and Las Palmas football team may pull off its own Cool Runnings story and stay in Primera Liga.
If the Canary Islands lift the self-imposed moratorium on building new hotels and tourist accommodation, they could generate up to 100,000 stable jobs within 10 years, according to a study by local think tank CATPE.
A well known Gran Canaria artist has proposed a new viewpoint overlooking the Maspalomas dunes in the form of a Cosmic Dune.
The La Abeja del Guanche brand of organic Gran Canaria honey has just won second and third prize at the prestigious international Black Jar Honey Contest in America.
Three brand new Sokol helicopters have now arrived in the Canary Islands to beef it search, rescue and fire-fighting capabilities. They will be ready to act within a few days.
The Spanish Costas department has committed to removing all obstacles to the refurbishment of the Arguineguín to Patalavaca seafront promenade, according to local mayor Onalia Bueno.
Tickets go on sale online at 09.00 on Wednesday, February 10 and at 10.00 in the Santa Catalina ticket office. The actual drag queen gala is on February 19.
The Canary Islands want to stop the third Monday in January from being called Blue Monday and they've created a whole campaign that allows everybody to help.
Archaeologists have just discovered an ancient Canarii (Guanche) village, including a rare, two-storey structure, at Ansite up in the mountains of southeast Gran Canaria
Just when we thought that the Gran Canaria waterpark had overcome all obstacles, a court ruling provisionally suspends its license.
The story of the first shark bite in Gran Canaria waters in living memory has gone global. Here's what actually happened.
All the Gran Canaria news from week three of December 2015 in one cheerful roundup.
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The House Fusion opened in 2016 and is currently Gran Canaria's only Thai restaurant. Lucky, then, that the food is top notch.
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