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Canary Islands to vote on Repsol drilling

Residents on the islands will take to the polls to vote on whether Repsol's oil and gas exploration should go ahead

Government under pressure to abandon Canary Island oil-drilling

The WWF is campaigning for a whale sanctuary instead

Spanish government stocks up on riot gear for autumn

Amnesty calls the purchase a 'worrying development'

PP set to abandon Spain’s controversial abortion reforms

Mariano's PP about to U-turn, allegedly motivated by electoral concerns

Political row erupts over drilling in the Canary Islands

President of the archipelago threatens divorce from Spain over oil-drilling

Canary Islands cartoonists fined thousands for poking fun at ex-prosecutor’s illegal home

The illegally-placed and illegally-sized home is in Lanzarote

Government approves Repsol oil drilling off Canary Islands

Spain's largest oil company to begin hunt just 40 miles off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Surge in companies buying property in Spain

The number of homes bought by companies has rocketed since the financial crisis began

Four confirmed dead as wreckage of military helicopter is found

A deep-diving robot found the helicopter, which crashed off the coast of the Canary Islands last month

British PM David Cameron in Lanzarote for Easter

After a ‘difficult week’, Cameron will be able to kick back on the beach or take advantage of the island’s excellent surfboarding, cycling and hiking

Spanish NGO delegation expelled from Western Sahara

The group were forcibly detained in the capital city and made to fly to the Canary Islands

Tourist spending hits a new high in Spain

Tourists in Spain have spent a record sum in the first two months of 2014

Spain’s inbound tourism hits spending record

Andalucia posted the highest increase in tourism spending compared to last year

‘Crashed plane’ off Gran Canaria sparks media frenzy

Reports of a crashed plane in the Canary Islands sparked uproar after being featured on BBC and Sky News

Canary Islands president discusses oil drilling plans

President to canvas opinion on oil extraction plans around Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

Mammoth wasp nest found in abandoned property

A 22ft wasp nest has been discovered by police in an abandoned home in the Canary Islands

British man drowns in Lanzarote sea

Tourist got into difficulties while swimming in the sea off the Canary Islands

UK police hunt Canary Islands kidnap suspect

British police have launched an appeal to find a man suspected of trying to abduct a three-year-old

Five people dead after being trapped under a lifeboat

Cruise ship tragedy as lifeboat falls 65ft from docked liner in La Palma and crushes five crew members

Poison claims over death of Spanish lawyer

Ana Hernandez, a Spanish lawyer, was found dead at her home in Doncaster

Life’s a beach in Spain

Five Spanish beaches among the top 10 in Europe

Frisky injury in Tenerife

A 49-year-old woman fell from a balcony while having sex with her husband

The volcano lurking in the Canaries

A robot will be sent down today to find out more

Canary Islands volcanic eruption Red Alert issued

Residents of La Restinga on the island of El Hierro have been told to prepare to evacuate

The geography and politics of Spain

Whilst the history of Spain is long and complicated, the geography and political set-up are fairly straightforward. Paul Whitelock takes a look.

Four Spanish weddings …

Paul Whitelock has had the good fortune to have been invited to four weddings on Spanish territory




FC SCANDAL-ONA: Barca charged with bribing referees after early morning raid on Spanish FA headquarters

FC BARCELONA could be in some very hot water after morning raids on the Spanish football association’s offices resulted in the club being charged...


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