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Community/Public Services news & information for Canary Islands

Tenerife left powerless by substation breakdown
Society Mon, Jun 6, 2016

Tenerife left powerless by substation breakdown

A BREAKDOWN in an electricity substation in Tenerife this morning (Monday) left swathes of the capital and nearby towns without power all morning. Santa Cruz de Tenerife was affected, especially the La Salud...

Suitcase boy 'could be home with his mum by the weekend'
Society Wed, Jun 3, 2015

Suitcase boy 'could be home with his mum by the...

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy smuggled into Spain in a suitcase will soon be living with his family in Fuerteventura thanks to tireless work by his mother's solicitor and overwhelming public support. Adou, who has been...

'Suitcase boy' and his mother meet in emotional reunion at Ceuta children's home
Society Tue, May 19, 2015

'Suitcase boy' and his mother meet in emotional...

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD African boy smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has been reunited with his mother when she travelled to Ceuta to appear in court. Little Adou – whom some sources say is called Abou – was carried over...

Total black-out in the whole of La Palma
Society Wed, Sep 4, 2013

Total black-out in the whole of La Palma

TENS of thousands of homes across the island of La Palma were without electricity yesterday (Tuesday) after a switch in a control centre went down. The entire island – home to 85,000 inhabitants – was without power...

Smoking ban on Gran Canaria beaches
Society Fri, Mar 30, 2012

Smoking ban on Gran Canaria beaches

The town council in Mogán, in the south of the island of Gran Canaria, has today approved a new by-law that reserves 75% of its beaches for non smokers, only allowing smoking on the remaining 25%. The move has already...

'Divorce trade fair' in Las Palmas is a first for Spain
Society Sun, Oct 9, 2011

'Divorce trade fair' in Las Palmas is a first for...

SPAIN'S first-ever 'divorce trade fair' is taking place this weekend, 30 years after marriage annulment became legal in the country. Solicitors, mediators, psychologists – both male and female – and...

La Palma left in the dark
Society Sat, Apr 17, 2010

La Palma left in the dark

THE whole of the island of La Palma was without electricity last night, plunging residents and businesses into chaos. According to the electricity board, Endesa, announced at 23.20hrs last night that a fault at the...

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