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A glimmer of hope for threatened communities

  Homes in the Canary Islands which are still threatened with demolition could be offered a life-line through a legal exemption. If an amendment to the “Ley de Costas” is approved by Congress, rural settlements once deemed illegal might be saved if they can prove they have connections to services such as lighting, sewers and roads.Full Article

Islands seek “a united approach”

  The Canary Islands are calling for a united approach to solve common problems, including emergency cover, the environment and waste management. Representatives of all seven islands gathered for ...Full Article

Support grows for Geopark bid

  El Hierro is optimistic about its bid to become the first Spanish island to join the Network of European Geoparks. Support is being gathered, including from Tenerife where ...Full Article

Insurance scams shoot up in Canaries

  Attempted fraud of insurance companies in the Canary Islands shot up by 25% during 2012, new figures have revealed. The scams are being tried by the ordinary man ...Full Article

Scorn poured on Repsol job forecasts

  Oil drilling in the waters off the Canary Islands would only produce the same number of jobs as an average-sized hotel, it has been claimed. Repsol has said ...Full Article

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 ...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
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