Get your masks on! Carnival is back!

Arrecife Ayuntamiento has announced plans to hold the first carnival that the island has seen for three years next February, in an event that it hopes will be “the same as before the pandemic.”

Continued Covid improvement

The Canaries and Lanzarote continue to improve their Covid figures, and have suffered a far lower percentage of cases than Spain as a whole since the pandemic began last year.

Sewage scandal

The pool of raw sewage that has caused an appalling stench in Argana Alta in Arrecife for over a week has finally been cleared up, but the smell lingers.

Volcano update

The new lava flow from the volcano at Cabeza de Vaca on La Palma is placing around 100 buildings at risk.

Tias to bring in scooter law “shortly”

Tias Ayuntamiento will “shortly” introduce new rules that will regulate the use of electric scooters in the municipality, and especially Puerto del Carmen.

Covid rules relaxed (slightly)

With the Canaries now on low-risk status for Covid infections, the regional government has relaxed the rules on the maximum capacity of outdoor gatherings. Outdoor spaces will now be permitted to operate at 100% capacity and indoor gatherings at 80%, for all islands on Levels 1 and 2.

Volcano update

Here are answers to some questions about the eruption of the volcano on La Palma's Cumbre Vieja, which has now been continuing for nineteen days.

Pong alert

Take a clothes peg for your nose or some air freshener if you're visiting Arrecife's General Hospital hospital or the shops in the Argana Alta commercial area, as a sewage leak has been causing a disgusting stench in the area since Saturday.

Booster jabs for the over-70s

Spain's Public Health Commission yesterday agreed to proceed with third anti-Covid jabs for all citizens over the age of 70. The campaign will commence on the 25th October and vaccinations are likely be combined with this year's flu jab.

Road closure in Puerto del Carmen

The Ayuntamiento of Tías has issued a warning that the Avenida de las Playas – the main seafront road in Puerto del Carmen,- will be closed to traffic from 7 am to 5 pm tomorrow (Wednesday).