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Big Mac on its way to La Palma

  It’s taken some time to get there but at last McDonald’s is on its way to La Palma. The international chain’s first fast food restaurant on the island is likely to be open in late June or early July and will be located next to the marina at Santa Cruz de La Palma.Full Article

Arrests in gold mine scam

A major police operation has uncovered another scam with strong links to the Canary Islands. This latest money-making venture involved the fraudulent sale of bonds which were said to ...Full Article

New rules will not allow cider

  The Canary Government has stressed that new rules about “guanchinche” restaurants are to ensure their survival, not to ruin them. Nevertheless, a bid by Valleseco on Gran Canaria ...Full Article

El Hierro had two eruptions, not one

  Scientists on Tenerife believe El Hierro experienced not one but two underwater volcanic eruptions in 2012. The most publicised activity happened off the coast of La Restinga where ...Full Article

Civil unions are more popular

  Civil unions appear to be significantly more popular in the Canary Islands than religious marriage ceremonies. Latest figures given by the Ministry of Justice show that during 2012, ...Full Article

Officers in drug arrests

Five members of the Civil Guard have been arrested in Fuerteventura in an operation against drug trafficking. The shock announcement was made by Canary Government delegate, Maria del Carmen Hernández Bento ...Full Article

Watch for stranded turtles

  Environmental experts believe there is a danger of lots of turtles being stranded on the beach of Fuerteventura because of the strength of the ocean. There has already ...Full Article

Group claims La Gomera fire negligence

  The wild fires which caused considerable damage on La Gomera last summer have led to an official complaint of “negligence and recklessness”. The allegations have been made by ...Full Article

Crisis still hitting Canary chemists

  Chemists across the Canary Islands say the Government’s decision to charge full price for certain products is having a significant impact. Sales of items such as eye drops, ...Full Article

Island to tackle power cuts

  Major works on the electricity supply across.El Hierro will provide the island with a double circuit. The project is being carried out in three stages at a cost ...Full Article
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