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Community/Public Services news & information for Gran Canaria

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...

Society Tue, Jun 22, 2004

A district not fit for children

The Nuevo Almatriche was advertised as a model residential estate for families. Four years later and there are no parks and a dangerous lack of traffic control; several people have been killed already. Playtime is a...

Society Wed, Jun 16, 2004

Improvements planned for Punta de Gáldar borstal

The Social Affairs Department of the regional government of the Canary Islands has announced that there are no plans to close the Amparo Rodríguez Pérez young offenders centre located at Punta de Gáldar. A number of...

Society Mon, May 31, 2004

No funds or site for Gran Canaria jail

Not only is there no available site for Gran Canaria´s new jail, there are also no funds. Government deputy, José Segura, explained as much in a press statement at the weekend, but confirmed that he is in contact with...

Society Mon, May 31, 2004

New crusher to prolong life of Salto del Negro rubbish tip

Rubbish tips have a limited life span. Steps were taken last week to increase the capacity of the environmental centre at Salto del Negro. Las Palmas´ Town Hall have unveiled a state-of-the-art crushing machine which...

Society Fri, May 21, 2004

Deceived and hungry on the streets of Las Palmas

Florists José Antonio and Dina, parents of three children, are sleeping on the street, have no money to feed either themselves or their children, and claim it is the fault of the Town Hall council who have deceived...