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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

Friday, 18 September 2015 04:28

Rain Alert Surprises Roasting Gran Canaria

After a roasting hot week, the Spanish weather service has put the Canary Islands on Yellow Alert for rain today.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:31

Two Great Gran Canaria Food Events This Weekend

Gran Canaria hosts two separate food-and-drink events this weekend. One in Santa Catalina Square in Las Palmas, the other at Puerto de las Nieves in the north-west.

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Britian and Northern Europe could be heading for an exceptionally cold winter thanks to the powerful El Niño event brewing in the Pacific Ocean. 

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Tejeda in Gran Canaria's central highlans or Cumbres is the first Canarian village to make the official list of Spain's prettiest villages. 

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The 2.5 kilometre coastal path that connects Las Marañuelas beach in Arguineguín and Anfi beach to the west is due a revamp and it looks like it may finally get one.

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Gran Canaria's plan to use its reservoirs as a giant battery to store wind energy is expected to generate 60% of the island's electricity needs within five years.

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Taxis in Gran Canaria's capital city Las Palmas are amongst the cheapest in Spain, according to a recent survey.

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The freak weather in the Canary Islands for the last week is fading away, according to the Spanish weather authorities.

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It looks like we haven't seen the last of August's freak weather conditions in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands just yet.

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NASA has dubbed the 2015 Perseids as the must-see 2015 meteor shower and Gran Canaria is a great place to see them.

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It's sunny this morning but south Gran Canaria is still recovering from the shock of yesterday's unexpected (to put it mildly) thunderstorm in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas resorts. 

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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 04:04

Branch-Waving Madness Hits Agaete

Up to 70,000 people head to Agaete this weekend for a huge party with pre-Hispanic roots.

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The wrecked Russian fishing boat is no longer leaking a single drop of oil, according to Spanish minister of development Ana Pastor.   

 

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The annual event is a great place to see high quality traditional Canarian crafts including basket weaving, Canarian knives, leatherwork and pottery.

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The wine grape harvest, the earliest in the Northern Hemisphere, is due to start any day. Vineyards expect a bumper harvest.

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The plane that brought Gran Canaria's first ever charter tourists to Gran Canaria has been renovated; Watch the video below to see the work in timelapse.

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The Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé de Tirajana is liaising with the Maspalomas taxi cooperative and the Global bus company to make sure that there is enough public transport available to get people to and from the Maspalomas Soul Festival on San Agustín beach.

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A tragic windsurfing accident in east Gran Canaria on Monday took the life of a swimmer and has highlighted the importance of swimming safety.

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South and Central Gran Canaria are on heat alert today with big waves expected until Saturday.

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Now that things have calmed down in Arguineguin after the Fiestas del Carmen celebrations, it's time for Playa de Mogán to get started. It's traditional fiestas start on July 21st ands run until August 2.

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