Saturday, September 24, 2022

Canary Islands

Spain’s tourism rejoices with hotels filling up to 2019 levels

TOURISM in July returned to almost the same levels seen before the Covid pandemic in 2019. Figures from the National Statistics Institute show overnight hotel...

Wizz Air closing down routes to Spain from Cardiff from mid-September

BUDGET carrier Wizz Air is closing its summer season early on four routes linking Cardiff and Spain. The airline says it will stop flying from...

Scammer pretends to be professional footballer to con new girlfriend out of cash in Spain’s Valencia

A man who pretended to be a professional footballer to con his new girlfriend out of money has been given a two-year-jail term by...

Swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes registered in Spain’s El Teide

THE Canarian Seismic Network—operated by the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (INVOLCAN)—has registered a swarm of very low-magnitude earthquakes under Mount Teide. According to INVOLCAN the...

CONGRATS! Four British expats named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list for community work in Spain

FOUR British expats in Spain have been awarded gongs in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their work serving the British community in...

Spain’s most ‘smokiest’ regions revealed on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

EXTREMADURA and Murcia have the highest percentage of daily smokers in Spain's regions according to figures released on 'World No Tobacco Day'. Statistics compiled for...

CO2 concentration in a village on La Palma is ‘incompatible with life’ following volcano eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands

THE village of La Bombilla in Spain’s isla bonita has carbon-dioxide (CO2) levels so high that the area poses a risk to life and...

Police investigate Brits using fake documents to gain Spanish residency post-Brexit in Canary Islands

AT least four Brits are being investigated in the Canary Islands over applications to gain residency in Spain using forged ‘padron’ documents. The foreigners’ office...

Sextorsion warning on Spain’s Gran Canaria after spate of cases

GUARDIA Civil in Gran Canaria have issued a warning over the ‘worrying’ increase in crimes of ‘sextorsion’ on the Spanish island. In 12 recent reports...

Weekly Market Roundup

Weekly Market News - 16/05/2022 Stock markets had another rough week with some very choppy moves on concerns over monetary tightening to combat high inflation...

Sudden arrival: Woman gives birth in Gran Canaria pharmacy after waters broke in the street

A WOMAN has given birth in a pharmacy on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria after her waters broke in the street. Anna Maria Lodoño...

Police hunt British estate agent wanted over defrauding client in Canary Islands

COURTS in the Canary Islands have issued an arrest warrant for a British woman who is accused of stealing €67,000 in a fraudulent property...

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...

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