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Gran Canaria 38º: Cool in a heatwave

Gran Canaria 38º: Cool in a heatwave

Image: Love Gran Canaria The Canary Islands will be on yellow alert (risk) for maximum temperatures up to 38°C in the shade from Monday and Tuesday in the eastern province, according to forecasts from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). The warning notice comes as a warm airmass of African origin begins to create, as we reported a few […]

SPAR SUMMER RUN 2015 for ACCM

SPAR SUMMER RUN 2015 for ACCM

The second SPAR Summer Run in Las Palmas this Saturday, July 4,  will see €2 per head donated, for every one of the 900 registered runners, to our local Breast Cancer and Gynecological Cancer Association, ACCMyG. The run starts from 10am at el confital beach on la isleta. Enhancing public awareness as to the importance of prevention […]

Gran Canaria warm & windy weekend

Gran Canaria warm & windy weekend

Expect northeasterly winds, strong at intervals on the islands this weekend, temperature´s rising, most noticeably in midland areas. The north of the islands can also expect light rain tending to cloudy intervals and partly cloudy this afternoon. Elsewhere should remain clear, with occasional cloud possible, according to The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Clear, except to the north of the mountainous islands, […]

Stats say tourists spending more

Stats say tourists spending more

Image: Love Gran Canaria Between January and May tourists spent €5,419 million euros on coming to The Canary Islands, that represents 24.8% of the total for the whole of Spain and a rise of 1.3%. In May €806 million  were spent in the Canary Islands an increase thought to be due to both higher numbers of tourists and an increase in their average […]

The Canary weekend tips 3-5 July

The Canary weekend tips 3-5 July

Its a warm weekend ahead on Gran Canaria, with night lows of 18ºC & daytime highs of 31ºC (in the shade) there are some lovely traditional festivals to be found in the south in the pictaresque village of Fatága and in Montña la data (near El Tablero), in Teror and on the north coast Gáldar combining […]

Residents FREE in to the Castle

Residents FREE in to the Castle

The Las Palmas town hall is offering residents free entry to the Castillo de Mata, during the month of July. Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 and Saturdays from 11.00 to 14.00 you and the kids will have the opportunity to discover this historical and cultural centre, built on the site of the original fortress that protected Las Palmas […]

The Canary Islands’ population growth

The Canary Islands’ population growth

Courtesy of The Cabildo The Canary Islands saw a growth in population by 13,802 people last year. The second highest in Spain after the Balearic Islands, according to INE (Insituto Nacional de Estadística). Of these, 9488 were foreign migrants, calculated from the balance between immigration and emigration. 2318 people came from other autonomous communities in Spain as domestic migrants. And 1996 were […]

Mogan mayor waives official car rights

Mogan mayor waives official car rights

The mayor and council of Mogán will use their own private vehicles to carry out their townhall duties. Onalia Bueno, the new Mayor of Mogán, has announced that she and her councillors will not be using any of the Town Hall’s official cars. The mayor’s team is already studying what to do with these vehicles. The […]

The end of roaming charges

The end of roaming charges

The European Union commission has finally made the agreement to end roaming charges and to guarantee an open Internet. Almost two years after the European Commission put forward its proposal for a telecoms single market, an agreement has been made with the European Parliament and the Council. The compromise was reached on 30 June, following final negotiations between […]

Spain: More partial airport strikes in July

Spain: More partial airport strikes in July

The National Assembly of USCA have approved new partial strikes on 11, 12, 25 and 26 July.  Air traffic controllers already had partial strikes in June which, due to the restrictions place on who was allowed to take part and when, caused very little disruption. This time in July, the air controllers will strike 11 and 25 July from […]