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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.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 14:33

Tufia Village Saved From Demolition

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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