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Taxi fares show a vast divide

Palmas will be getting one of the cheapest services in Spain. A survey carried out by FACUA-Consumers in Action has revealed that at least 13 Spanish cities apply a surcharge at weekends and can increase the price as much as 25%. These include Sevilla where taxi drivers put up weekend rates by 2.10 euros, Barcelona and Malaga two euros, ...Full Article

Oil writ goes to Supreme Court

The fight to stop oil exploration off the coast of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote is stepping up yet another gear. In the first major move of 2013, Fuerteventura has filed ...Full Article

Parador will keep its cafeteria

The Parador on El Hierro will not lose its cafeteria facilities, it has been pledged. The chain is currently in the process of cost-cutting which nationally could mean the ...Full Article

Canary cuts are fourth highest

If residents of the Canary Islands consider the cuts faced in 2013 as very severe, they would be right. According to data collected by the Ministry of Finance and ...Full Article

Warning over cash email scams

A “be alert” warning has been issued over another batch of bogus emails doing the rounds in the Canary Islands. Hackers appear to be gaining access to genuine email ...Full Article

Air cover saves more fire damage

Investigations are taking place to determine the cause of a wild fire which broke out on La Palma last week. Spanish newspapers initia-lly reported speculation by residents of Garafia ...Full Article

El Hierro needs 75% off flights

The Government is being accused of “total insensitivity” towards El Hierro and the difficult situation it is trying to overcome. Senator for the Independent-Coalition Canaria (AHI-CC), Narvay Quintero says ...Full Article

Will an admission fee save parks?

Canary Islands could be a way for them to survive, it has been suggested. The IUC (United Left Canaria) has denounced a proposed huge cut in the budget for ...Full Article

Canaries enjoy record spending power

Visitors to the Canary Islands appear to be spending more money than before, despite the economic recession. A new survey into tourism expenditure shows a record for the archipelago. ...Full Article

A busy New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve proved significantly more busy for the 1-1-2 emergency services in the Canary Islands. Between 9pm on December 31st and 8am on January 1st, 4,145 calls were ...Full Article
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