Eurofighters Visit Islands

Six Eurofighters from the 14th wing of the Spanish Air Force are in the islands currently and will be doing joint exercises with the locally based 46th wing F14’s. The exercises involve air to air combat and interceptions, and there will be an international exercise in October.

Awards For Lanzarote Bodega

Another Lanzarote bodega has won two awards for local wines. Vega de Yuco wines were given the awards at the Decanter World Wine awards –  a bronze for their Esencia Yaiza and a silver medal for their Malvasía Volcanica.

Parque Atlantico Restarting Soon

The on, off, on work on the construction of Parque Atlantico in Playa Blanca is to start again shortly, after a new contractor was confirmed by the ayuntamiento this week. Construction of the new sports park will take about a year.

Farmer On Hunger Strike

A Lanzarote farmer, Manuel Paláez, has started a hunger strike outside The Cabildo in Arrecife in order to try to force the government to re-open the farmers produce markets on the island, so that the product being grown can be sold. He is questioning the logic of closing these outdoor markets when all the island’s indoor supermarkets remain open for business. The Cabildo has already responded that the special measures, which included closure of outdoor food markets, are due to come to an end this weekend.

Update: After an assurance that markets would be able to re-open after the current extended measures are cancelled at the weekend, Manual called off his protest on Thursday afternoon.

440 Kilo Hash Bust

A routine traffic stop for an infringement lead to the discovery of 440 Kilos of hashish in a van this week. The driver, who showed a Moroccan passport to police, later escaped when he was escorted to the house where he was staying in order to produce his driving licence. On returning to the van, police discovered the hashish.

Body Recovered From Janubio

A helicopter was called out to rescue someone in trouble off the coast of Janubio in the south of the island. In very rough conditions, he was pulled from the water and landed close by, where an emergency ambulance had arrived, but sadly it was too late, and they could only confirm his death. He was named as Marcial Garcia Viñoly, a waiter. He was thought to have been collecting limpets off the rocks when we was swept out to sea by a wave.

Self Isolation Period In Canaries For Covid Patients Reduced To 10 Days

Following a report from The Public Health Commission, the Canarian government has agreed that people who test positive with mild, or no symptoms, will now only have to self isolate for 10 days, as long as they have gone at least three days without any symptoms.

Teguise Windmill Restoration

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La Molina de Teguise, the town windmill, is in the process of being restored currently. The central tower has been installed this week, and the sails should be in place soon. The project has cost €77,000, with 85% of the cost funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The windmill is emblematic from the time when Lanzarote was known as the granary of the islands, and mills all over the island provided the flour and grain to the whole Canaries.

Urban Park For Playa Honda

Approval has been given to the construction of an urban park in Playa Honda, on land at the side of the school. The 69,000 M2 area will be landscaped and provide an area for various sports, a place to walk, and somewhere to meet with friends.

Woman Rescued From Pool In Playa Blanca

A 35 year old British woman was pulled from a hotel swimming pool on Thursday afternoon in cardiac arrest. Lifeguards started CPR, and it was continued by the ambulance crew when they arrived, and they managed to restart her heart. She has been transferred to hospital in Arrecife and is described as critical.

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