Emergency services in Spain have sparked a false alarm, saying a plane had crashed into the Atlantic after a boat was mistaken for a ditched aircraft. The announcement by the Canary Islands emergency services set off a flood of breaking news alerts of a possible disaster by Spanish and international media.
Miguel Ángel Ramírez Alonso has been “pardoned” by the government over a three year prison sentence for illegally building and then repeatedly expanding his luxury home in Pino Santo (Las Palmas, Canary Islands). Miguel, who owns Seguridad Integral Canaria, the largest private security firm in the islands, and also owns the Union Deportiva Las Palmas football team, was sentenced by the High Court of the Canary Islands to three years in jail and costs of Continue reading Rich businessman “pardoned” over illegal home prison sentence
OK, this is the version from Pepe Benavente, the chap from Tenerife who hosts “¡Quiero ser como Pepe!” on Television Canario, but the song’s from Antonito el Pitolin from Cuba. Watch out for the ending…
Ryanair, which incidentally serves its gin in plastic bags, has cancelled all flights to Fuerteventura after deciding that the local tourism department was not promoting its flights heavily enough. (According to The Times). This means that anybody who has booked a flight to Fuerteventura through Ryanair for next year is, in a word, stuffed. They will get their flights refunded, but hotels or cars they’ve booked are up to them. This follows on only a Continue reading Ryanair bullies Fuerteventura