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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 6, 2018

Record low temperature recorded The lowest ever temperature was recorded at the Lanzarote airport weather station on Thursday, when it dipped to 7.6 degrees centigrade at 11PM. Records have been kept there since 1972 and the previous low was 8 degrees, recorded in 1974. Pets now accepted on buses Animals are now allowed to travel…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 5, 2018

Rosa acquitted on one charge, mayor resigns In the on-going case relating to Bodega Stratvs, Juan Francisco Rosa was acquitted this week of one specific charge – that of “influence peddling,” or using “undue pressure” in urging officials to grant a licence to allow the bodega to open. In the same judgement, the Mayor of…

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Concorde

When Concorde Came To Lanzarote

It was on 18th November 1999 when G-BOAC, a British Airways Concorde, landed at Arrecife airport. She was bringing in passengers who were due to embark on a luxury cruise setting out from the island. Word went out, and the airport surroundings were filled with people to watch the aircraft as she landed and taxied…

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Brisa Marina

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 4, 2018

New record for airport The passenger record for Lanzarote airport was broken in 2017, with 7.3 million passengers travelling, up over 10% on the previous year. It places Lanzarote as Spain’s 9th busiest airport. In The Canaries, Lanzarote is the third busiest, after Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Black Mirror filmed in Lanzarote Parts of…

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Manta Diving

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week Three, 2018

Irish teenager dies in road crash 19 year old Stephen O’Gara, from Ballaghaderreen died tragically in a road crash on the island. He was on holiday here with his family. The accident took place in 2:35 on Saturday morning near Rancho Texas. Stephen was riding a rented scooter and the other car involved was a…

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Patera

Tragedy In Lanzarote As Seven Die In A Patera

Updated 16th January 2018 One of the immigrants aboard has been identified as the skipper of the boat. He was found to have around 9000 Moroccan Dirhams in cash on him, about €800. He has been arrested on a charge of reckless homicide. The two who were taken to hospital yesterday have been transferred into…

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Casita Palmera

American Visitors To Lanzarote

I was fascinated to hear from my Friend Marcus at Casita Palmera that he had an American family staying at his property recently. There are no direct flights from the USA to Lanzarote, and based on our experience of travelling in the states, many people there have never even heard of The Canary Islands. I…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 49, 2017

Road Closures For Lanzarote Marathon This Saturday it’s the Lanzarote International Marathon, which runs along the coastal paths between Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen via Arrecife. There road closures in Costa Teguise, Arrecife, Playa Honda and Puerto del Carmen. You can see the details on this map – click to enlarge it. New Costa…

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Freediving Lanzarote Project Seeks Crowd Funding Support

World Champion freediver Marianna Krupnitskaya and her partner Nick have been based in Lanzarote for some time and have offered training for freedivers from all over the world here, through their business Freediving Lanzarote.   They now have an ambitious plan to create Europe’s largest freediving project here on the island, based in Puerto Calero.…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 48, 2017

Largest Shopping Centre On Island For Arrecife A new shopping centre is being built on the site of the old canning factory, opposite the city’s sports centre. Building work will take just over two years and the result will be a 32,000 M2 shopping centre with underground parking for 900 cars. Crime Increase Crime in…

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