The second edition of the Starmus Festival is set to be one of the most significant scientific events of 2014. After revealing its final programme, both the event and the Canary Islands are confirmed as the location for one of the world’s largest and most important gatherings of astrophysicists.
On the same latitude as Florida and just 60 miles away from the coast of Africa, it is not hard to see why there is so much sun blazing down, so consistently, across these stunning islands. Even in January - temperatures stay between 15 and 18 degrees C, perfect for those wishing to get away from it all on winter sun holidays.
As many as two hundred British holidaymakers have been taken ill at a hotel in the Canary Islands, following a suspected outbreak of the norovirus. The Barcelo Santiago Hotel – a four star property on the island of Tenerife – has seen internet forums deluged with complaints following the outbreak, which has seen several patrons hospitalised.
The fires, which started on Friday night, have yet to impact on cruise calls