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The latest news from Gran Canaria for residents and visitors.

Papas con mojo just came top of a nationwide vote to find the seven gastronomic wonders of Spain. Wrinkly potatoes with mojo sauce was chosen by voters from all over Spain and the world along with jamón Iberico, tortilla de papas and paella (BTW, it's pronounced paeya, not paela).

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:33

Minitrain Proposed For Playa de Mogán

16.08.2016: Traffic in Playa de Mogán is now so bad that the mayor is considering a huge out-of-town car park linked to the marina and beach by a mini train.

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Investors have proposed a 2.2km cable car running from Las Palmas' port up to the El Vigía mountain on La Isleta.

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The new sand hasn't even settled on Tauro beach and there are already plans for two more artificial beaches in south Gran Canaria.

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The Las Palmas aquarium now has an official opening date: The Poema de Mar throws open its giant doors on June 17, 2017.

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Las Palmas' Mercado del Puerto is in Spain's Top 10 foodie markets, according to Malaga-based Spain Food Sherpas

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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 23:13

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 08:37

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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