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La Palma wants new telescope rather than Hawaii

The Social Council of La Palma has agreed to support the possible installation of the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) on the summits of the island of La Palma in the event that the international consortium leading this project chooses not to locate it on the mountain of Mauna Kea, in Hawaii. The body, composed of social and business groups, ...Full Article

Binter announces new flights to mainland

Binter will connect the Canary Islands on a regular basis with the airports of Pamplona, Zaragoza and Murcia in the next winter season. The airline will connect by air ...Full Article

Horse is found in camper van in hold of ferry to Canaries

The Nature Protection Service of the Civil Guard in Lanzarote has denounced a person who was transporting a small horse inside a camper van in the hold of a ...Full Article

Lanzarote to link up with Lyon through new easyJet route

EasyJet has announced the opening of a new connection between Lanzarote and the French city of Lyon from this winter. It will be the 15th route that the British ...Full Article

World’s most advanced fast ferry sails into Canaries

The catamaran “Tagoro Volcano’”, the world’s most advanced fast ferry, has joined the fleet of the Trasmediterranean Armas Group. It docked for the first time in the port of ...Full Article

Culture chiefs back audiovisual projects

The Canary Islands Government, through its General Directorate of Cultural Promotion, has resolved to support a total of 21 new audiovisual projects presented by companies on the islands. The ...Full Article

Records reached as El Hierro supplies continuous clean energy

El Hierro is notching up European records as it manages to supply the entire island with renewable energy for weeks at a time. On July 31st, the island surpassed ...Full Article

Lanzarote and Tenerife celebrate tourist numbers but advise “caution”

Lanzarote was the only island in the Canaries to register an increase in the arrival of tourists during the month of June, with a rise of 2.9% over the ...Full Article

Vital message to help save lives in drowning scares

Emergency medics in the Canaries have issued urgent advice which could help to save someone’s life when in danger of drowning. Doctors stress the importance of contacting the emergency ...Full Article

Man wielding machete arrested in Arrecife

A man threw himself through a skylight after he feared he was going to be attacked with a machete over an outstanding debt, say police in Lanzarote. The man ...Full Article
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