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Dear Grandchildren….

Spain's Association of Grandparents has issued an emotional open letter to the country's grandchildren, in an attempt to raise consciousness about the risks of coronavirus. Abuespa, the Spanish Association of Grandfathers and Grandmothers,…

Weather Watch August

August is usually the busiest month here and whilst it has been lovely to see a few more people in the tourist resorts, we are nowhere near the usual visitor numbers. Those that are lucky enough to arrive this month can expect…

King Juan Carlos forced to leave Spain

King Juan Carlos I has announced that he will leave Spain to live in exile. In a letter to his son, the ruling monarch King Felipe VI, Juan Carlos said he had made the decision to leave the Zarzuela Palace and move abroad because of the controversy…

Police to crack down on gatherings

The Canarian Government will make a decision on mask use later today, but prior indications seem to show that the islands will not follow the rest of Spain and make mask-wearing compulsory indoors and outdoors. However, the government…

Playoff excitement on El Hierro

The season for the Rojillos is well and truly over; however, the top four teams in their league battled it out on El Hierro with one side being promoted to Spain's Bronze league, Segunda B. First published in Gazette Life, August 1st…

Testing, Testing

Spain's health service still restricts Covid-19 tests to sufferers, suspected contacts, health workers and those about to undergo surgery. If you want to find out if you've had the virus, you'll have to go private. Even before lockdown…

Canaries continue to perform well

The Canary Islands continue to perform well in the battle against coronavirus, while the month of July saw the amount of new cases in Spain increase by four times. Spain ended its state of alarm on June 21st, entering a “new normality”…

Testing tax?

Canarian president Ángel Victor Torres has returned once again to the subject of testing at airports, calling for a European airport tax that would cover the costs of testing on all passengers. Torres made the suggestions at a conference…

SARA Dog of the Month: Lana

LANA, a pretty medium-sized Bulldog mix, was born in March 2018 and adopted as a puppy before being returned to Sara. Upset and bewildered, she is a sweet-natured dog, affectionate with people and gets on well with other dogs. She has…

Airport arrivals plummet, unsurprisingly

Lanzarote airport has lost 2.1 million visitors in the first half of this year. In 2019, 3,591,000 passengers landed at the airport from January to June, but this year that figure was just 1,426,000. First published in Gazette Life,…