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Lines in the water

Canarian President Ángel Víctor Torres warned that Morocco will be confronted by the Spanish and Canarian governments if it “touches one millimetre of Canarian waters.” His statement was accompanied by a flight of F18 fighter jets that…

Running for Dear Life

Spanish-Irish lawyer Mario Izquierdo Lawlor travelled to India once again this January for the Ultramarathon event that is fast becoming an annual tradition. And this year, as every year, there were new faces, new challenges. More than…

It’s the bomb!

An island as stunning as Lanzarote is full of photo opportunities, but there are some places that turn up again and again. If you want to combine a fascinating short walk with snaps of one of the island’s most iconic volcanic marvels, then…

Arrecife Pools

The Mayor of Arrecife, Astrid Pérez, has stated that she expects the planned natural swimming pools at the capital’s Marina/Cruiser pier to be ready by 2023. Approved in 2018, the pools will be located between the Marina and an extension…

Going Underground

The Mayor of San Bartolomé has spoken of plans to relieve congestion at Playa Honda by putting a stretch of the main LZ2 road underground. 70,000 vehicles use the main road through Playa Honda daily, most of which are passing through.…

St George’s Diary Date

The mighty Skatoons are busy organising a St Georges Day Festival that will take place on Saturday 25th April from 2pm to 10 pm in the Plaza del Varadero, Old Town, Puerto del Carmen. Entry will be free and funds will be raised for…

Coronavirus reaches La Gomera

The first case of Coronavirus in Spain was reported in the Canaries last month, followed a fortnight later by a British resident on Mallorca testing positive for the illness. When six German tourists stepped off the ferry from Tenerife…

Cruise Boom

Arrecife welcomed more than 520,000 cruise passengers last year, making it the Canarian port with the highest growth rate. The figure improved on the 2018 total by almost 100,000. Arrecife Mayor Astrid Pérez said the figures show…

Clipboard scammers are back

The clipboard scam is back with what seems to be an unpleasant new twist. For more than 10 years, men and women, usually of Romanian nationality, have been approaching tourists all over Spain, claiming to be members of a Deaf and Dumb…

Dry Spell

The Canarian president has acknowledged the current drought on the Canary Islands, and pledged to take action to help farmers, including asking the national government for assistance. Ángel Víctor Torres said that “climate change…