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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

The Maspalomas lighthouse building is due to open as a cultural museum and handicrafts centre but work is on hold due to termites.

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Gran Canaria, already battling an invasion of (non-poisonous) snakes, now faces escaped squirrels as well.

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Maspalomas is the ninth best Blue Flag beach in Spain, according to Skyscanner.com's Top 20 List.

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The Las Palmas High Court No. 5 has ordered Anfi de Mar timeshare resort to return €189,000 to a timeshare owner with an illegal contract.

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Brad Pitt's Las Palmas sheets are still warm and we already have hot rumours of more movie interest in the Canary Islands.

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Scenes for a new episode of cult UK TV series Black Mirror are beimg filmed in Tejeda this weekend and the star is none other than Mad Men star Jon Hamm.

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Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard arrive in Gran Canaria today and filming of Allied, directed by Robert Zemeckis, starts on Friday night.

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Gran Canaria's foreign residents now get up to 50% off their car insurance thanks to specialist expat insurance. 

 

 

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A scheme to charge just 30 euros for any flight between the Canary Islands is getting serious thought from both local and Madrid politicians.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 22:13

What On Earth Is Going On At Tauro Beach

Tauro beach either died or was reborn this week, depending on how you feel about things.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 07:37

What On Earth Is Going On At The Yumbo?

The internet says that the Yumbo is about to be engulfed by a tsunami of unfair rules that will wreck Pride, force all the bars to shut down, and be the end of Gran Canaria's gay tourist industry.

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If you see smoke in the Gran Canaria highlands this weekend, don't panic as everything is under control.

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Disney agents have been scouring Gran Canaria for locations for the next Star Wars film, according to local press reports.

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Brad Pitt and fellow Hollywood A-Lister Marion Cotillard are to film scenes of their next film in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 14:33

Tufia Village Saved From Demolition

The east coast Gran Canaria village of Tufia, long threatened with demolition, has been saved by tweaks to the law. 

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Spain's top court has confirmed that floating weeks sold by Anfi del Mar timeshare resort (and all other timeshare operations in Spain) are illegal.

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Oil exploration permits around the Canary Islands have run out so there will be no more drilling in the near future.

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Thursday, 24 March 2016 07:27

4 New Luxury Hotels For Gran Canaria

Four new 5 Star hotels are now of strategic importance to Gran Canaria, according to the Canarian government.

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March 2016: Tauro beach has been flattened by heavy machinery laying the foundations for its new, Caribbean sand replacement.

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