Ambassador’s message

Her Majesty's Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, welcomes the UK government's decision to open a travel corridor to the Canaries and congratulates the island authorities on their work.

Remembering Roland “Roly” Adams

Lorraine and Maggie Adams have contacted us to publish a belated memorial notice for Roland "Roly" Adams who passed away at the age of 79 at the Dr José Molina Orosa Hospital in Arrecife on 25th September 2019.

Welcome back! Willkommen zurück!

If you closed your eyes and listened hard last night you could almost hear the sound of thousands of British people tapping frantically at their keyboards to book flights and accommodation, after the news that the UK had declared the Canary Islands safe for travel from this Sunday, the 25th.

Spain hits the million mark as Canarian recovery stutters

Spain became the first country in Western Europe to register a million cases of Covid-19 yesterday. The grim landmark came on a day in which a record total of almost 17,000 new cases was reported, and every community in Spain apart from Navarra and La Rioja ( two of the worst-affected areas by far) posted a rise in infection figures.

Adios, Nina

We're saddened to hear of the recent death of Feliciana Gil Ferraz - better known as Nina – the “Godmother” of UD Lanzarote who could usually be seen selling raffle tickets for the club as fans filed into the stadium on a Sunday morning.

Calls for curfew

Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa, is considering introducing a second nationwide state of alarm in order to institute a night-time curfew. It is not yet clear to which regions the curfew will apply, although El Pais has reported that it will be “nationwide.”

Canaries – safe haven

The Canaries are currently one of the safest areas in Europe, while much of the rest of the continent faces an immediate future of rising infections, lockdowns and uncertainty.

Here comes Bárbara

The storm warning of a couple of weeks ago didn’t amount to much more than a few spots of rain, but tomorrow looks a lot more likely to bring the rain.

Four pateras arrive on Lanzarote

The last couple of days have brought four pateras containing 95 migrants to Lanzarote’s shores, with over 500 reaching the Canary Islands over the weekend.