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Gang stole indentities to gain loans

 Police in Gran Canaria have made a number of arrests in an ongoing investigation into identity theft. So far, three people have been imputed but officers say more are likely.Full Article

Thousands lose free health care

  Spain’s tougher stance over who is entitled to free health care has meant nearly 50,000 people losing their cards in the Canaries. The Ministry of Health says that ...Full Article

Oil fight shows no sign of abating

  Fuerteventura has warned of “point scoring” over oil exploration in the Canary Islands and alleges that some testing may already have started. Island leaders are furious that Repsol’s ...Full Article

El Hierro awaits Geopark decision

  El Hierro has taken another step along the path to become the first Spanish island to join the Network of Geoparks. Evaluators have made an official visit to ...Full Article

Promoting La Gomera products

  La Gomera is determined to put its unique products on the international map. The island is stepping up marketing of food items such as honey, cheese, Gomera biscuits ...Full Article

The “terrible” roads of La Palma

  The state of the roads on La Palma is “lamentable” but there is not “one euro” for their upkeep, it has been admitted. Deputy minister for infrastructure and ...Full Article

Tourism chiefs thrilled with new figures

  Tourism chiefs on Fuerteventura say it is a compliment that visitors spend the longest holidays on the island compared with the rest of Spain. They believe visitors love ...Full Article

New committee will fight Coastal Law

A new committee is to be formed under the auspices of the Pcalc, the Canary Platform in Defence of People Affected by the Law of the Coasts. Its president, ...Full Article

Canaries to encourage tax whistle-blowers

  Finance chiefs are studying an unusual “reward scheme” which would give Canary residents some sort of tax incentive if they shop fraudsters. Even business people who have been ...Full Article

Paradores in gay promotion

  The Paradores chain is to promote La Gomera and El Hierro as perfect places for gay holidays. The group has signed an agreement with Bookingay, a pioneering agency ...Full Article
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