Three found on oil tanker rudder

The Salvamento Maritimo find three men sitting on the rudder of an oil tanker on it’s way from Nigeria to Gran Canaria.

Free bus travel from January 1st

Coalición Canaria (CC) have announced that an agreement with the Spanish Government will see free bus and tram travel for residents from January 1st.

Slash landing!

A Jet2 flight carrying passengers from Gran Canaria to Manchester was recently forced to schedule an emergency landing – so that passengers could use the toilet.

Seeking Swallows

The Canary Islands is actively encouraging older tourists to come and stay for longer periods and enjoy everything that the eight different islands have to offer.

Jane Millares dies

Canarian artist Jane Millares has died at the age of 94 in Gran Canaria.

Test warning on 10th November

Mobile phone users in the Canaries have been advised that they may receive a Civil Protection text message on the 10th November.

Construction costs rise by 40%

Salud Gil, head of the construction federation in Las Palmas, has claimed that building costs have increased by 40% and that €200 million of public works are not being carried out because companies are reluctant to take on the increased costs.

Canaries aims to attract older tourists

The Canarian Government has launched an eight-minute video which aims to attract older tourists for long stays on the islands. The campaign targets the “Silver Plus” sector – over-55s with time and money to spend.

Population to rise by 15% in 15 years

The population of the Canary Islands is likely to increase by 350,000 over the next 15 years, according to a report by Spain's Institute of Statistics.

Tourists find ancient vase

Tourists holidaying in Fuerteventura have found an ancient vase estimated to be at least 600 years old.