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Weekend Weather Warnings

AEMET has issued a host of yellow warnings over the weekend for the Canaries. Over the weekend, there will be a whole host of yellow warnings for wind, dust and coastal. However, there's no need to start boarding up your windows…

Scooter Round-Up

Teguise Ayuntamiento has removed around 50 of the electric scooters owned by then German Wind company from public roads and pavements. The council said it had done so because the scooters fail to comply with laws relating to citizens'…

Clooney Arrives on the Canaries

George Clooney landed on La Palma yesterday to film scenes for his new film Good Morning, Midnight. Clooney plays an astronomer in the film, and it's been confirmed that he'll be filming at the spectacular Roque de los Muchachos observatory,…

Canarian Tax Changes

The Canary Islands’ regional budget for 2020 has introduced 2 new brackets for income tax, which affect higher earners. By Paul Montague, Partner, Blevins Franks While the Spanish state budget for 2020 is still pending, the…

Paw Patrol!

This month, we had received an email about Jovi, a dog from SARA that had been adopted by Rob from Lanz Luxury Villas. After seeing the response to the article, we've decided to make a regular feature out of it. Tell us about your rescue animal,…

Weather Watch Feb

As I write this, January 2020 has turned out very pleasant so far, averaging 21 degrees with plenty of sunshine and only a little rain. February sees the start of the carnival celebrations with the parade in Puerto Del Carmen…

Tax Revision Yaiza Property

Every new year, the Spanish government prints a list of municipalities which are due to revise the estimated values of registered properties for tax purposes, and in 2020 it’s Yaiza’s turn. The catastro (register) is an important…

Drink Drivers Nabbed

1.7% of random alcohol and drug tests carried out by Guardia Civil officers in the weeks before Christmas turned out positive. Over 168,000 random tests were done, and 1,606 drivers tested positive for alcohol, while 1,348 were discovered…

Diesel Tax

The Spanish government are planning to introduce a diesel tax that will raise €38 for every thousand litres of fuel sold. Once hailed as a solution to emissions, diesel fuel has now been classed as highly contaminant, and diesel vehicles…

Accidents Down

Road traffic deaths in Spain fell by 7.6% to 1,098 in 2019, despite an increase in the amount of cars and journeys across the nation. 4,398 people overall required hospital attention after an accident. Spain’s Interior Minister, Fernando…