You've probably read that a passenger ferry crashed into the harbour wall in Las Palmas this week and that the accident caused an oil spill and closed beaches. Relax, the spill was minor and never came anywhere near ANY of Gran Canaria's beaches.
18.04.2017: Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for April. Is every word true? Well, we have friends in low places and we do our best...
BREAKING NEWS: The investors behind the new Gran Canaria waterpark are abandoning the project and replacing it with the world's longest rollercoaster, which is under construction already.
The Canary Islands are getting drier but stormier, according to data released by the Spanish Weather Service (AEMET).
Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for the second week of March Is every word true? Well, we read the papers, have friends in low places and do our best...
The Risco Caido archaeological site in Gran Canaria is Spain's official nomination for World Heritage Status. It now goes forward for consideration by the WHO's head honchos.
More hotel news from holiday island; Teo Gerlach, the man behind the Seaside Hotels group, is about to get permission to build two new hotels at Pasito Blanco marina.
17.02.2017: Here's the Gran Canaria Info news and gossip round-up for the second week of February. Is every word true? Well, we have friends in low places and we do our best...
Gran Canaria's biggest hotel chain, Lopesan, plans to build a huge new shopping mall at Meloneras that will house the south's El Corte Inglés.
Puerto de Mogán plans to ban cars from the marina and the Playa de Mogán area behind the beach.
The two main areas of the Puerto Rico shopping centre are to be refurbished by reputable local firm SATOCAN.
Tejeda village is the top rural wonder in Spain, according to a popular vote organised by Top Rural.
The epic, cliff-edge GC-200 road that runs between La Aldea and Agaete on Gran Canaria's west coast is now closed permanently after a 300-tonne rockfall.
Local press reports indicate that Hollywood A-lister and star of Pulp Fiction Uma Thurman comes to Gran Canaria in December to film scenes from fantasy drama Down A Dark Hall.
So, local property and construction firm Lopesan has bought a 50% stake of Anfi del Mar timeshare resort for €40 million. Why so cheap?
16.08.2016: Traffic in Playa de Mogán is now so bad that the mayor is considering a huge out-of-town car park linked to the marina and beach by a mini train.
Investors have proposed a 2.2km cable car running from Las Palmas' port up to the El Vigía mountain on La Isleta.
08.08.2016 The scorching weather faded away on Sunday but will be back on Tuesday when a second blast of heat arrives from North Africa.
Spanish department store behemoth El Corte Inglés is to build a vast department store right next to the Faro II shopping centre in Campo Internacional in Maspalomas.
A vast blob of hot, dusty air from North Africa is heading towards the Canary Islands and arrives on Thursday. Temperatures will rise by as much as 9ºC and will peak at over 40ºC over the weekend.
Wind: 11.27 km/h
If you're thinking of buying a Gran Canaria property and don't speak fluent Spanish, get professional help.
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