Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 1

Record Numbers Expected For San Silvestre Run

The annual new year’s even run in Arrecife has attracted 1400 participants this year. The event starts at 5PM for children and 6PM for adults, from Parque Islas Canarias.

Protest Against Closure Of Road In La Graciosa

More than 100 residents of the island of La Graciosa protested against the closure of the road to Playa Lambra on the island. The road has been closed by Costas, the department responsible for Spain’s coastlines. But residents are furious as it was well used to visit the beach there and go fishing. To access the beach they will now have to walk, cycle or drive a much longer route through the centre of the island.

Ten New Taxi Licences For Yaiza

Ten new licences will be granted for the taxi service in Yaiza for 2023, bringing the total number to 77 and reflecting the increased population of the area, which includes Playa Blanca.

Water Cut In Costa Teguise

The main pipe carrying water into the resort broke on Thursday afternoon. Mains water was off for several hours as technicians carried out repairs.

Jill Scott In Lanzarote

The former England footballer and “Queen of the Jungle” on a British reality TV show, Jill Scott, is on holiday in Lanzarote currently, staying in Costa Teguise. Scott made 161 appearances for England, scoring 27 goals.

Quemao Class Underway

The international surf competition is underway with some spectacular waves at La Santa:

Some Disruption To Ferry Services

Some ferries have cancelled sailings between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, due to the big waves around the island on Tuesday morning. The water taxi between Puertos Calero and del Carmen has been cancelled for the same reason.

Calima Causes Three Flight Diversions

Three flights, from Newcastle, Stansted and Bilbao diverted to Fuerteventura when they were unable to land due to the strong wind and calima on Monday. They were all later able to fly to Lanzarote.

A World Champion From Lanzarote

Moisés Gómez, who fights with Taz Lanzarote, became World Combat Jiu Jitsu Champion at the event held in Barcelona. Moisés was already European Champion.

Calima Incoming

A calima will reach Lanzarote on Monday and Tuesday, bringing Saharan dust and winds of up to 80kmh. Temperatures will increase.

Drone Show A Huge Success

Thousands enjoyed the drone show in Arrecife on Christmas day organised by The Cabildo. 200 drones performed a light show, which created some fabulous images in the sky.

Christmas Greeting From The President Of The Cabildo

Cabildo President Dolores Corujo, together with other senior members of The Cabildo, delivered a Christmas message to islanders from Famara beach.

We’ll add more brief news here as it comes in……

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