ENVIRONMENT

Get your rocks off: Tenerife calls time on stone towers left on beaches

Volunteers plan to remove hundreds of the man-made piles due to their negative impact on the environment, given that they threaten the island’s flora and fauna

Celebrity lookalikes

Is this Spaniard the greatest Michael Jackson impersonator ever?

Award-winning doppelganger Gustavo Hernández has been playing the King of Pop for more than 25 years and now has thousands of fans of his own

AGEING POPULATION

The plight of seniors abandoned in Spanish hospitals

Medical officials say some families fail to pick up elderly relatives on discharge, alleging too much work

Language

The Spanish town where they talk backwards

La Laguna wants its curious ‘Verres’ language to be recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

ENVIRONMENT

Brussels puts another tire dump under the spotlight

European Commission demands explanations for the 200,000 tires in Fuerteventura

GAY RIGHTS

Priest prevents lesbian mother from participating in baby’s christening

Woman’s relatives storm out of Canary Islands church after public row with clergyman

NEW ERA IN SPANISH POLITICS

Dreadlocked deputy to suit-and-tie MPs: get used to it

Alberto Rodríguez says media circus was all for the best if it taught Rajoy about diversity

RENEWABLE ENERGY

El Hierro becomes first isolated territory powered 100% by renewables

Canary Island managed to supply all of its electricity needs via wind turbines for four hours

Animal rights

Cockfighting ban for Canary Islands fizzles out in Congress

Proponents of the activity claim it is a part of the archipelago’s cultural heritage

Las Vegas-style weddings under the Canarian sun

Demand for marriage officiants is growing on the islands as the number of civil unions rises