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Bringing 1-1-2 service to the deaf

  The Canary 1-1-2 service has strengthened its commitment to deaf people so the emergency service presents no barriers. A co-operation agreement has been signed with the Federation of Associations for the Deaf in the Canary Islands to help promote a new alert system. These groups will explain to their members how it works and how they can access ...Full Article

Boost for La Palma after TUI setback

  Tour operator FTI is to put on six flights a week from November to La Palma from six German destinations. Tourism chiefs on the island are delighted as ...Full Article

One in ten Canary homes are empty

  Just over 13% of homes in the Canary Islands stand unoccupied, latest figures have revealed. Although the figures give little cheer to those in need of a home ...Full Article

Banana row

  La Palma is being urged to pull together to help the banana market. Agriculture councillor, César Martín said opposition councillors were continually criticising policies rather than trying to ...Full Article

Four or five star hotel moratorium clash

  A row is still raging over a freeze on building new hotels in the Canary Islands with the exception of five-star establishments. Canarian Coalition and the PSC both ...Full Article

Greener books

  A well-known author has spoken about the “irony” of e-books which, he says, are less environmentally-friendly than the printed version. Jordi Bigues said the key was recycling – ...Full Article

El Hierro calls for airport concessions

  The Tourist Information Centre on El Hierro is backing the campaign for a return of preferential airport charges. Being at the very heart of tourism on the island, ...Full Article

Menorca interest

  El Hierro has been sharing common problems with Menorca. Although physically far apart, the two Cabildos feel they face the same type of issues, including environmental tourism, the ...Full Article

Potatoes are a smash hit

  Canary folk love their potatoes! According to a new food survey, each person in the archipelago eats an average of 33.30 kilos, second only to Asturias.Full Article

Mercadona success

  Mercadona is continuing its successful campaign in the Canary Islands. Sales increased by five per cent during 2012 over the previous year to 472 million euro and 165 ...Full Article
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