Investigation now underway into what caused the blast at the Bahia Principe hotel
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Monday 13 August 2012
Wildfires have forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and are threatening some of Spain's most precious national parks, including a Unesco World Heritage site.
Friday 08 June 2012
Grotty no more
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Two Britons have died in separate incidents while holidaying in Gran Canaria - just days after parts of the Canary Islands were issued with heatwave warnings.
Sunday 29 April 2012
... or never knew in the first place. This beautiful patch of volcanic land welcomes visitors – but has not sold its soul
Saturday 25 February 2012
John Fairfax, self-styled "professional adventurer," fulfilled a boyhood dream when he became the first recorded person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1969.
Monday 23 January 2012
Five female rowers have broken a world record after crossing the Atlantic Ocean in just 45 days.
Sunday 22 January 2012
An all-woman team have completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, storming into the record books along the way, organisers said today.
Saturday 14 January 2012
Winter sun and an impressive urban beach: the capital of Gran Canaria is an alluring prospect for Matthew Hirtes
Thursday 05 January 2012
Two men trying to row across the Atlantic for charity are adrift in the middle of the ocean after all their oars broke in rough seas.
Saturday 31 December 2011
The search is continuing for a British pensioner who vanished during a trip to the Canary Islands.
Friday 30 December 2011
A British pensioner who vanished during a trip to Lanzarote remained missing today as search teams prepared to continue their hunt.
Friday 23 December 2011
Thursday 15 December 2011
Two rowers whose boat was capsized by a freak wave have swapped Atlantic gales and stomach-churning swells for warmth, luxury and lobster after being rescued by one of the world's finest cruise liners.
Sunday 20 November 2011
Nicky Shafe, marketing manager for luxury independent tour operator Prestige Holidays (prestigeholidays.co.uk), offers tips for a holiday on La Gomera in the Canary Islands.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Forget lounging around on the beach. A new coast-to-coast walking route across this scenic Canary Island reveals hidden depths – and dramatic heights
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Charlie Sheen could be set to revive his role as a hedonistic womaniser
Review: Alexandre Aja's film is a Twin Peaks-style mystery
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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