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CHOOSING THE RIGHT INVESTMENT/PENSION ADVISER IN SPAIN

There are many Financial Advisers operating in Spain and a multitude of options when it comes to making potentially life-changing financial decisions. However, a...

WATCH: Motorway racers nabbed in Spain with police seizing 40 vehicles that raced on the public road in illegal...

SPANISH police have seized 40 vehicles as they cracked down on an illegal road racing ring that used motorways for highly dangerous races. Officers from...

27 migrants die after overloaded inflatable boat capsizes south of Canary Islands in Spain

AN inflatable boat crammed with sub-Saharan migrants capsized 244 kilometres south of Gran Canaria, with 27 people believed to have drowned. 61 people were packed...

Massive drugs busts sees Spanish police seize three tonnes of cocaine on fishing boat off Canary Islands

POLICE in Spain seized nearly 2.9 tonnes of cocaine in a raid on a fishing boat south of the Canary Islands. The 20-meter-long AKT 1...

Why Spain’s Canary Island of La Gomera has been ranked among the best destinations for winter sun

THE Canary island of La Gomera has been ranked number seven on The Times' list of the 15 best destinations for winter sun. The second...

Spain calculates enormous tourism losses during Covid-19 pandemic

SPAIN lost €155 billion in tourist revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). Easter tourism seems to be bouncing back...

FOR SALE: Home where Jennifer Lopez took refuge with Ben Affleck while filming in Spain’s Canary Islands

THE romantic bolthole where Hollywood superstar J Lo hid out with actor heart-throb Ben Affleck in Gran Canaria is up for a sale with...

German jailed for life for beating wife and son to death in Tenerife cave in Spain’s Canary Islands

A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his wife and ten-year-old son to death with a rock in a...

 Anti-vaxxers thought to be behind bomb threat at school in Spain’s Tenerife 

ANTI-vaxxers are thought to be responsible for a bomb threat at a school in Tenerife.  The threat was called in at CEIP Isaac de Vega...

Funding pledge to encourage tourism on volcano-ravaged La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands

Spain's government has announced a 9.5-million-euro plan to boost tourism to La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in the hope of rebuilding livelihoods in...

Fun on hold: Tenerife postpones its famous carnival until summer

TENERIFE has decided to postpone its famous carnivals until June.  The festivities, previously scheduled for February, have had to be postponed due to an increase...

WATCH: Police save cat overcome by toxic fumes from volcano in La Palma on Spain’s Canary Islands

OFFICERS on the Canary Island of La Palma came to the rescue of a cat named Felix after he was overcome by toxic fumes...

Chewing gum that kills COVID to go on sale in Spain from February

SURELY there must be something good to come out the COVID-19 pandemic. A worldwide realisation that all of us – governments, anti-vaxxers and Bill Gates...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

Covid cancelled Christmas: One reader’s experience of a rather different celebration in Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands

Faced with spending Christmas alone in a cold flat in Madrid after Covid scuppered a return to see family in Scotland, Sarah Crozier made the last minute decision to book a trip to Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.

OFFICIAL: Eruption of volcano on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands declared over

CANARY Island authorities declared that the volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja that began on September 19 to be officially over on Christmas Day following...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

Activists battle to stop ‘cruelty’ of world’s first octopus farm in Spain’s Canary Islands

WHEN Craig Foster filmed a ball-shaped creature covered with seashells in a South African kelp forest he had no idea the resulting My Octopus...

ANALYSIS: How 2021 became the deadliest year on record for migrants crossing from west Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands

A RECORD number of people have died whilst trying to cross from West Africa to the Canary Islands during 2021. Data suggests that the route...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

An end to eruption? Eerie silence as La Palma volcano falls quiet in Spain’s Canary Islands

The volcano that has been spewing lava and emitting toxic gases for close to three months has fallen quiet with scientists expressing cautious hope...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

One third of all residents in La Palma told to stay indoors after volcano spews out toxic gases in...

RESIDENTS in La Palma were told it was safe to venture outside again hours after being told to lockdown in their homes because of...

Sweet survival: Bees buried by ash during volcanic eruption on Spain’s La Palma island survive for 50 days

THOUSANDS of honey bees in five hives have survived being buried in volcanic ash on la Palma for an incredible 50 days. The beekeeper had...

Man arrested after trying to sell items donated to victims of La Palma volcano 

A TENERIFE thief snagged €15,000 worth of donations that had been collected for victims of the La Palma volcano - then tried to sell...

WATCH: Lava engulfs cemetery on La Palma in new blow for residents as volcano eruption continues in Spain’s Canary...

Residents on the island of La Palma were struck a new blow when lava flow engulfed a cemetery during a sudden magma surge and...

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