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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Lanzarote Information 2018 Calendar

Julie has been taking amazing images of Lanzarote since the year 2000. Last year, for the first time ever, we released a calendar of her best shots and we were amazed at the demand – the printers could barely keep up!   These are some of the reviews the 2017 calendar had: “A really good…

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Brief new Lanzarote October 2017

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 43, 2017

Cadiz to Lanzarote Ferry Problems The ferry Albayzin, which does the run from Cadiz to The Canaries each week ran into mechanical problems last week, stranding more than 200 passengers for 3 days, many with their cars. A few days later, it was announced that the company, Trasmediterannea, has been taken over by another shipping…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 42, 2017

Rubbish Lorry Ends Up In Harbour A rubbish lorry ended up in the water at Arrecife port last week. The lorry, which was carrying rubbish bags, was left for a moment by the driver whilst disembarking a Naviera Armas ferry. The driver claims the handbrake was left on, but despite this, it ended up in…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 40, 2017

Court Orders Contractors To Pay Back Money For Illegal Properties Court number 5 in Arrecife has ruled that three promoters, who sold 22 properties in Playa Blanca back in 2004, have to pay back the full original purchase price plus interest to the owners. The court stated the the companies, Agueri Exploitaciones, Palmera Canaria and…

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Timanfaya National Park

Training Astronauts in Lanzarote

We’ve often heard of Lanzarote being compared to Mars, but did you know that the European Space Agency is now training astronauts on the island? The European Space Agency (ESA) produced this video during their Pangaea course in 2016 with astronauts Luca Parmitano, Pedro Duque and Matthias Maurer. Lanzarote was the obvious location for the…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 39, 2017

La Casa de la Cultura Re-Opens Arrecife’s “House of culture” reopened after 12 years this week. The building was closed in 2005, when part of the roof collapsed, and it has been subject to an extensive renovation since then. It is one of the best remaining examples of 19th century architecture on the island. Murals…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 38, 2017

Unemployment Continues To Fall August closed with 1270 fewer people unemployed on the island versus 2016 – a decrease of more than 10%. There are now just over 11,000 people unemployed in total, with 9,000 of them having previously been in the service sector and a little over 1,000 in the building sector. Fugu Fish…

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Ryanair Flight Cancellations

Update 19/9/2017. Under some pressure from the media, Ryanair has now produced a list of all planned flight cancellations through to the end of October 2017. The good news is that there are no Lanzarote flights showing on the schedule. You can download a copy here: Ryanair flight cancellations. Low cost airline Ryanair is currently…

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Brief news 37

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 37, 2017

Lost Tourists Located With Night Vision Drone Two tourists who got lost in the area between Tenesar and Tinajo, after they left the trail on a coastal walk, were located by a night vision drone operated by emergency services. The drone directed a rescue party to the walkers, who were tired and dehydrated, but otherwise…

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