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“Las Palmas” up in lights?

  You’ve seen “Hollywood” in big letters, next could be “Las Palmas”. The residents’ plat-form “Compromiso por Gran Canaria” is suggesting that once the Tivoli Amusement Park is demolished, palm trees should be planted and a huge welcome sign put up.Full Article

Fire threat “joke” no laughing matter

  Youngsters who think it might be funny to make a hoax 1-1-2 call are being warned they will face the consequences. Two children, both aged 14, have recently ...Full Article

La Palma seeks cash after power black-out

  A major investigation is being called for after a black-out left La Palma without electricity for nearly six hours. Local politicians say it is “ridiculous” that such a power ...Full Article

“Can I help, in English?”

  The 1-1-2 service in the Canary Islands is becoming a multinational help-line, according to new figures. During the first half of the year, operators took 4,317 calls from ...Full Article

Plea over La Gomera honey

  The Cabildo on La Gomera is asking the Spanish Government to back its case for protection of the island’s unique palm honey. The production and processing techniques have ...Full Article

Better news for retail sector

  Economists believe a new milestone for retail sales in the Canary Islands indicates better fortunes ahead. For the first time since 2007, sales during July and August showed ...Full Article

Festival to bring the crowds to Gomera

  La Gomera is expecting a great economic boost from the traditional ceremonies under the umbrella of Las Fiestas Lustrales. Thousands of people are expected to visit the island ...Full Article

Massive haul of fake goods

  A massive police operation on Fuerteventura and Lanzarote has led to the confiscation of 1.2 million euros of fake goods. Ten commercial establis-hments were raided on both islands ...Full Article

Mussel gang faces stiff fines

  Police on Fuerteventura have warned they will take action against illegal mussel hunters. Officers with the Border Patrol squad have reported seven people, all of them living on ...Full Article

“Don’t play with fire” alert

  Fire chiefs on La Palma have warned of the “very real dangers” of children playing with fire. They are virtually “one hundred per cent certain” that five fires ...Full Article
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