La Palma

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava, ash and smoke on the Canary Island of La Palma. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP via Getty

The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma has shut down again due to ashfall from a volcano that has been erupting for almost three weeks. Scient(...)

Lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption in La Palma reaching the sea in an area of cliffs next to Tazacortes coast, Canary Islands, on Tuesday night. Photograph: EPA

Local people on the Spanish island of La Palma have been told to take precautions as lava from a volcanic eruption has released toxic gases after maki(...)

The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano seen from the village of Tacande de Arriba in La Palma island, Canary Islands, Spain. Photograph: Angel Medina G/EPA

Lava flowing from an erupting volcano on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands has picked up pace on its way to the sea and is now within about 2,600ft ((...)

The Cumbre Vieja volcano resumes its activity after a short period of inactivity in Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary island of La Palma on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

A volcano on a Spanish island that has buried more than 500 buildings and displaced more than 6,000 people since it erupted last week has stopped rele(...)

Lava spews from a volcano on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain. Photograph: Daniel Roca/AP Photo

Flights to and from the Spanish island of La Palma have been cancelled as a result of an ash cloud spewing from a volcanic eruption which has lasted a(...)

Dr Johanna Vos, a postdoctoral research fellow at American Museum of Natural History in New York

You work at at American Museum of Natural History in New York, which sounds amazing – what do you do there? It is pretty much a dream job, doing scien(...)

Some of the astronomers who made the discovery are based at Queen’s University Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

Astronomers, including at Queen’s University Belfast, say they have made a historic discovery after detecting gas molecules in a 4.6 billion year old (...)

Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co Tyrone, a few miles northwest of Cookstown. Photograph: Ken Williams

Less than 100 years ago, dark skies dominated Ireland. For millennia, the stars guided farmers and helped form our earliest mythologies, while the cyc(...)

Tenerife, Canary Islands:  a high-end break at the Abama Ritz Carlton will set you back €2,600pps

The Beast from the East and Storm Emma really brought home what it is like to live on cold, wet, windy island and had us dreaming of some sun and sea.(...)

The best time to travel solo is in spring and autumn, when hotels are not so full and more likely to charge lower rates.

People travel alone for lots of different reasons but it can be difficult and expensive to find a suitable holiday. The cost of going solo can also be(...)

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