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Q. We would like to travel to Lanzarote in mid-January. Is it a good time of the year to go there? Philipp Mandel, London
A slew of penalty flags is waving around the Vendée Globe fleet of singlehanders racing non-stop round the world.
A Spanish official says investigators have detained multiple people in connection with the devastating wildfires on the Canary Islands, but authorities have yet to determine what caused the blazes.
Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante.
Winter sun and an impressive urban beach: the capital of Gran Canaria is an alluring prospect for Matthew Hirtes
Offering year-round spring temperatures, The Canary Islands can provide the perfect remedy to those UK winter blues, and The Independent has teamed up with The Canary Island Tourist Board and the Spanish Tourist Office to give you the chance to win a seven-night holiday for two to two of its islands.
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.
Forget lounging around on the beach. A new coast-to-coast walking route across this scenic Canary Island reveals hidden depths – and dramatic heights
A photograph might be thought of as a permanent record of fleeting moments, but this eloquent little limited-edition book by Seba Kurtis is all about impermanence, fragility and contingency.
A British woman was beheaded in a shop in Tenerife yesterday. Witnesses said a main entered a Chinese supermarket in a shopping centre in the popular resort town of Los Cristianos and stabbed and then beheaded the 62-year-old woman, believed to be an expatriate living on the island.
A British woman was murdered in Tenerife today, the Foreign Office said.
Follow in the footsteps of Martin Sheen on the Camino de Santiago, or explore one of the country's many other stunning hikes
Many tourists travel to Lanzarote for nothing more than a sunny beach and a pitcher of sangria with a cliff-top view. But the Spanish Canary Island is also a Unesco biosphere site: an arid stretch of lava fields, salt marshes and coastal mountains where high-rises are taboo. And for decades, the island's elegant-and-ecological style of tourism defied the construction craze of its wilder island neighbours, like Gran Canaria.
No need to mention the war – there's already quite enough going on
Volcanoes and travel plans don't mix, right? Wrong! Ben Ross counts the calderas
The most popular destination for British tourists has plenty of new ways to entice us to its shores in the year ahead. By Cathy Packe