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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

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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Amura competition

Best Bar People In The Canaries

Estrella Galicia, makers of one of Spain’s favourites beers, have been holding a competition at Restaurante Amura in Puerto Calero, in a bid to find the best bar people in The Canaries. Competitors were tested on their skills at pulling draft beer, pouring bottled beer and their knowledge of the world of brewing. The winner…

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Finca Arrieta

Ten Years Of Finca De Arrieta

Many years ago, we visited the plot of land that is now Finca de Arrieta with founders Michelle and Tila Braddock. And yesterday, they kindly invited us to join their team at the unveiling of a sculpture to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the first guests staying at the finca. These days, Finca de Arrieta…

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La Bomba Lanzarote

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 47, 2017

Searching for sand Tias Ayuntamiento has commissioned a survey ship to find areas of sand off the coast, which can be dredged up to re-stock the sand on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen. The town hall are also putting out to tender works to improve the breakwater on the beach in a bid to…

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Lanzarote Haria

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 46, 2017

TUI Aircraft Lands Without Flaps A TUI aircraft in bound from Birmingham circled to burn fuel before landing after declaring an emergency because the flaps would not deploy. An aircraft’s flaps increase lift and allow a slow approach – in this case the aircraft had to land at higher than normal speed, so weight was…

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Memories of La Tiñosa

Puerto del Carmen Competition “Memories of La Tiñosa”

The Townhall of Tías is organising a very interesting vintange photography contest where photos must be from before 1986. They can portray scenes of: -La Tiñosa village, the Harbour and the Plaza del Varadero. -Avenida de las Playas -Changes in the landscape due to the development of different areas of Puerto del Carmen -Photos of…

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E Ship

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 45, 2017

E-Ship Delivers Windmills The E-Ship Enercon 1 delivered new windmills for Lanzarote’s wind farm project to the island this week. Enercon is a “clean energy” ship and has four rotor sails, which connect to the propellors and provide additional motive power. British Tourism In Canaries Up 5.7% This year 5.3 million Brits will have visited…

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Lanzarote news week 44

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 44, 2017

Three Detained For “Illegal Occupation” In Costa Teguise In a joint operation between local police and Guardia Civil, two properties where squatters were in occupation were raided in Costa Teguise. Three people were detained. The raids took place following 28 complaints received from neighbouring properties. Four More “Mega Windmills” To Arrive Over The Weekend Four…

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