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Wild Times Ahead

There have already been plenty of dirty tricks and precious few treats in the lead-up to the Brexit deadline at the end of this month, but then what better day than Halloween could there be for an issue which has haunted British politics…

Ryanair Retreat

In September, Ryanair confirmed that it would close its Canarian bases on Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria as of 8th January 2020. The announcement prompted an immediate announcement of strike action by the airline’s cabin staff…

Power Plays

The Canary Islands currently have the capacity to produce 417.6 megawatts from wind energy, and islands such as El Hierro and Fuerteventura have made huge strides in terms of renewables. Nevertheless, this overall figure accounts for…

Spain Return To Polls...

The general election in April led to Sánchez’s PSOE becoming the most-voted party, although they fell far short of winning enough seats to rule with a majority. Accordingly, the Socialists had the option to pact with the radical left…

Save Freddy's Cathouse

I need your help to sustain this place for our cats. – Freddy Leon Whether you’re a cat lover or not, the work done by Freddie and his many helpers, by Liz and Colin from Costa cats, Mandy and by so many others involved in…

It's going to be perfect

“It was a great day, plenty of stress but a fantastic day in the end.” Kenneth Gasque smiles as he remembers last year’s Ocean Lava Race, which was threatened by torrential rains just a couple of days before the starting siren sounded.…

Brexit III: This time it’s serious

The British Parliament reports back to work on the 3rd September, with less than two months until the absolutely last Brexit deadline ever (well, that’s what they tell us). These are likely to be 60 of the most volatile, eventful and controversial…

First Look Stalemate

Four months after the Spanish general election in April, Spain is still awaiting a government after tensions between the Socialists and the Unidas Podemos (UP) party remain unresolved. The Socialists, under Pedro Sánchez, won 123 seats…

12 years later

The global financial crisis of 2007 remains a defining point for Spain, as well as the rest of the world, and the nation’s real estate sector has learnt some hard and valuable lessons since the property bubble popped spectacularly in 2007.…

Big Changes at the Top

The Coalición Canaria, which has ruled the Canaries for 26 years, is now out of power in every Cabildo in the Canaries – an astonishing fall from grace for one of the most important formations in Canarian politics. The Coalición Canaria…