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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 13

Decomposed Body Found On Famara Beach The body of a male was found of Famara beach this week. It was too heavily decomposed to identify, but it is thought it might be that of an immigrant attempting to reach the island from Africa. New Sports Centre Opens In Costa Teguise A new sports centre has…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 12

Bicycle Access To Airport The Cabildo has announced the opening of a €620,000 tender to build a cycle lane from Playa Honda into the airport – giving cyclists a safe lane to use on the main dual carriageway, and also airport access for staff working there. British Man Arrested For “Fake Crime” A 25 year…

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Airport landing

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 11

New Beaches Project Suspended A project to create two new artificial beaches on rocky parts of the coastline at Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca has been suspended. The Cabildo has done so, because the permission needs to be reviewed in relation to the island’s general plan and also to consider who takes responsibility for their…

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1980's video

Lanzarote Tourism Video From The 1980’s

We managed to find this, and it’s a “must watch – ” a 1980’s video of Lanzarote! It’s an English language promotional video, and it’s a little over 20 minutes long, but do watch to to see: The early days of Club La Santa with sunbeds around the 50 metre pool Haria before the football…

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Rain

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 10

Kontiki Apartments Going 4 Star German tour operator Schauinsland has bought the Kontiki apartment complex in Puerto del Carmen. The property will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over the next few months and is expected to re-open in the summer. The refurb will raise it to the four star category, and it will have 235…

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Lanzarote Airport Queue

Lanzarote Airport – Chaos As Flights Are Diverted

Update 27/2/2018 The weather is back to normal in Lanzarote, winds moderated yesterday at around midday, and the airport is operating normally once again. We’re aware of a Thomas Cook flight which remains in Fuerteventura – the passengers were put up in a hotel last night and are expected to be flown here later today.…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 9

Arrieta Wind Mobile Back! After 5 months, the wind mobile at Arrieta roundabout has been put back, following a €10,000 refurbishment. The mobile, called “Veleta” was originally designed and built by Cesar Manrique in 1990. The mobile is a landmark for the north of the island and provides an instant gauge of wind speed and…

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Dominic Murray

Artist Dominic Murray Dies

Lanzarote resident artist Dominic Murray died suddenly on Tuesday and is a sad loss to the island. Doncaster born Dominic had been resident in Lanzarote since 2003 and made his name here initially painting goats. In recent years he produced some stunning seascapes and exquisitely detailed portraits. After a career working on the sets and…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 8, 2018

British Government commits to giving citizens living abroad a vote Currently British Citizens who have lived outside of the UK for 15 or more years cannot vote in general elections there. The government has recently published a policy statement saying they will remove the 15 year rule, although it’s not clear from the statement when…

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Canary Islands tourist tax

Canary Islands Tourist Tax

From time to time British newspapers get worked up and write articles suggesting the implementation of a Canary Islands tourist tax, similar to the one enacted in The Balearics in July 2016. A tourist tax is an additional payment made once you get to your destination and is paid in local currency. It’s not included…

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