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A growing problem of poverty

  Around 500 families on La Palma are said to be living in poverty. The figures have been confirmed by the union UGT which has described them as “of great concern” and though “low” they are actually very severe when the island only has 87,000 inhabitants.Full Article

Canaries “need help over health”

  The Canary Government has admitted it needs “more than a miracle” to solve the urgent problem of rising waiting lists in the health service. President Paulino Rivero has ...Full Article

Free breakfast scheme soars

  The Canary Government is having to pay for 1,400 children to have breakfasts because of their dire family situations. This figure has substantially escalated in recent years and ...Full Article

“Think ahead” says Canary president

  Think ahead and always plan for the unexpected”. These were the sentiments expressed by president of the Canary Government, Paulino Rivero when interviewed on a school radio programme. ...Full Article

Winning back the German tourists

  Lanzarote is making firm plans to win back German visitors. The island is determined regain their confidence after suffering a 8.7% decrease last year. Tourism chiefs want to ...Full Article

Illegal dumping

  A company is facing prosecution and a substantial fine after the Environment Protection Agency decided to take action over dumping on La Gomera. The hazardous waste is said ...Full Article

Man swallows 96 capsules

  A man has been arrested for trying to smuggle nearly a kilo of hashish into the Canary Islands. The 29-year-old from Las Palmas on Gran Canaria had arrived ...Full Article

Two crew rescued

  A pleasure boat came to the rescue of two people when their yacht sank off the coast of La Oliva in Fuerteventura. The incident happened at about 5pm ...Full Article

McDonald’s in June

  The Mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma has confirmed that the island’s first McDonald’s is to open as quickly as this June. Permission has been given by ...Full Article

La Palma hopeful of new “villa hotel”

  La Palma is hopeful that a long-standing project to construct a luxury hotel consisting of small villas with an ethno-botanical garden will get off the ground. An island-based ...Full Article
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