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More flights for Lanzarote

  Tourism chiefs in Lanzarote say they are delighted Ryanair is putting more faith in the island. The low-cost airline has announced details of its winter 2013 programme which includes a new connection to Paris and an expanded service to the German cities of Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. Routes to Santander and to Manchester and Bournemouth are also to be ...Full Article

Fears over wind power future

The Spanish Government is proposing various changes which, it believes, will encourage the arrival of investments worth 600 million euros and lead to the creation of 3,500 jobs. However, ...Full Article

Protests over ITV car changes

  ITV workers have been protesting about the privatisation of the sector in the Canary Islands. A dozen employees of the vehicle inspection service have already staged a protest ...Full Article

Fisherman dies in rock tragedy

  The potential dangers of fishing from the rocks of the Canary Islands have once again been hit home following a tragedy in Fuerteventura. The emergency services were alerted ...Full Article

Bank “did not warn of share risks”

  A bank in Gran Canaria has been ordered to pay back 184,000 euros to a 100-year-old woman because an investment was not properly explained. The order was made ...Full Article

Mayors back day of council action

  Local councils are planning to go on strike for a day in protest at government reforms. Mayors from munici-palities across the archipelago are pledging their support for the ...Full Article

“Your flight is on time!”

  Binter Canarias was Europe’s most punctual airline in June. The company again took first place, with an average of 99.41% punctuality.Full Article

Island tradition seeks UNESCO status

  A campaign is gathering strength across La Palma to gain UNESCO recognition for a unique fiesta. “La Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves” is celebrated every five ...Full Article

Full house for El Hierro

  El Hierro has demonstrated the pulling power of one of its biggest events. The “Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes” (“Descent of the Virgin”) is only held ...Full Article

“Curb the teaching cuts” says union

  Unions claim the education system built up in the Canary Islands over the last 25 years is in very serious jeopardy because of continued cuts. The CCOO Workers’ ...Full Article
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