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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...

Foreign tourists flooding back to Spain with spending close to pre-pandemic levels

SPAIN welcomed 6.1 million international tourists in April who spent €6.9 billion on their holidays. Figures published on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute show...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Seal of royal approval for Spain’s major international tourist fair, Fitur, in Madrid

SPAIN'S big International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was officially opened on Wednesday by King Felipe and Queen Leitizia in Madrid. The royal couple toured the different...

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...

TRAGIC TOLL: Number of migrant drownings on perilous crossing from Africa to Spain ‘doubled’ in 2021

MORE than 4,400 migrants died trying to reach Spain last year, double the 2020 figure, according to a monitoring group. Caminando Fronteras (CM) claims that...

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...

Costa Blanca is Spain’s number one choice for foreign property buyers

ALICANTE Province is continuing to attract the highest percentage of foreign property buyers in Spain. International consultants Colliers say 17.6% of all foreign home buying...

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...

Family appeal for funds to bring home British granny stranded in Spain’s Canary Islands after bout of food poisoning

THE family of a woman who became seriously ill after suffering a severe bout of food poisoning while on holiday in Gran Canaria has...

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