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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

All leaks on the Oleg Naydenov have now been seal and the ship has been completely emptied of oil, according to Spain's sea search and rescue organization Salvamento Marítimo

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Friday, 27 November 2015 09:28

UB40 Gran Canaria Concert On March 19

Some of veteran British reggae band UB40 play the Las Palmas stadium on March 19th 2016.

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The Canary Islands government has committed to producing a new draft law by Q1 2016 that will allow the island to build new tourist hotels without them having to be 5-Star.

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Hospiten Roca is amongst the top 27 hospitals in Spain, according to a study by Programa Hospitales TOP 20 de IASIST.

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The Canarian and Spanish governments have agreed to co-fund a series of coastal pathway projects in Gran Canaria, including the modernisation of the promenade between Las Burras beach and San Agustín.

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Friday, 13 November 2015 06:30

Gran Canaria News Roundup: November Week Two

Here's the most important and interesting Gran Canaria news stories of the week.

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Friday, 06 November 2015 05:22

Gran Canaria News Roundup: November Week One

Here's the big news stories from Gran Canaria for the first week of November 2015.

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As we head into peak season, the latest tourism figures for Gran Canaria are positive across the board.

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Gran Canaria's shearwater fledglings are about to leave their nesting burrows in the Gran Canaria highlands and fly down to the sea.

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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:04

Gran Canaria Police Break Up The Mango Gang

Gran Canaria's Guardia Civil have broken up a mango-stealing gang operating out of north Gran Canaria.

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Gran Canaria's Siam Park will be up-and-running in just two and a half years, with work to begin before the end of 2015.

 

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 22:41

Spanish Air Traffic Control Strike Cancelled

The Spanish air traffic control strike that threatened to delay flights to and from Gran Canaria airport on October 3rd has been cancelled.

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Gran Canaria's tourism records keep tumbling as demand soars and the number of flip-flops on the beaches goes up and up.

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It's long been thought that Gran Canaria has geothermal energy potential and now we're going to find out. The island government is to map its underground heat.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 04:28

Patalavaca Beach Wall Gets Repair Work At Last

The Mogán Ayuntamiento has announced that it is to repair the beach wall and viewing platform at Patalavaca beach.

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The Las Palmas carnival runs from January 29 until February 21 with much of the action on the last weekend. 

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Gran Canaria's coastal paths are amongst it's most popular public spaces, but many need a good revamp. Here's the plans that are in the pipeline.

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The Canary Islands are expecting hotel occupancy rates of 90% from October through until Easter with even high occupancy over Christmas.

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After a couple of weeks of sunny weather, and one day of rain so far in September, Gran Canaria could go all tropical this week to welcome the Autumn season.

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Puerto Rico's huge shopping centre is getting a three million euro facelift, thanks to investment by the owners of its 200 shops and restaurants.

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