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Thursday, 24 March 2016 07:27

4 New Luxury Hotels For Gran Canaria

Four new 5 Star hotels are now of strategic importance to Gran Canaria, according to the Canarian government.

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March 2016: Tauro beach has been flattened by heavy machinery laying the foundations for its new, Caribbean sand replacement.

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Three wins in a row and Las Palmas football team may pull off its own Cool Runnings story and stay in Primera Liga.

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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.

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A well known Gran Canaria artist has proposed a new viewpoint overlooking the Maspalomas dunes in the form of a Cosmic Dune.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, 15 January 2016 22:00

Stop Blue Monday With Happiness

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.

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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

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Just when we thought that the Gran Canaria waterpark had overcome all obstacles, a court ruling provisionally suspends its license. 

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Monday, 28 December 2015 05:15

Gran Canaria Shark Bite Story Goes Global

The story of the first shark bite in Gran Canaria waters in living memory has gone global. Here's what actually happened.

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All the Gran Canaria news from week three of December 2015 in one cheerful roundup.

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Monday, 14 December 2015 21:46

Gran Canaria Carnival dates For 2016

Gran Canaria's main carnival dates and posters are all out. 

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Filming of 'The Titan', a major sci-fi adventure starring Avatar's Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson and directed by German director Lennart Ruff, begins in February 2016.

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Gran Canaria's Siam Park waterpark looks like a sure bet after getting Canarian Government approval.

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The Spanish AEMET weather service has announced that November 2015 was the hottest and sunniest on record after a mid-month hot spell sent temperatures up to over 30ºC. 

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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 06:35

Canary Islands Set For Growth In 2016

Ratings agency Moody's predicts growth of 2.8% in 2016; the third-fastest rate of growth amongst Spain's regions.

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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 06:29

New Court Judgements Against Anfi Del Mar

Two new court judgements against Anfi del Mar timeshare resort reinforce the ban on taking deposits within the cooling-off period.

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