World’s Largest Cured Cheese In Lanzarote

Congelados Roper, in Playa Honda, is proudly displaying the largest cured cheese in the world. The cheese, weighing 200 KG will be on display there until 21st October. It was hand made by Quests Bolaños in Gran Canaria and 1800 litres of goat’s milk was used. It was then matured for 10 months.

Surf Up At La Santa

Surfers enjoyed some epic 15 metre waves at La Santa over the weekend as the Atlantic swell from Hurricane Epsilon battered into Lanzarote’s coast.

Teguise Market To Re-Open

Lanzarote’s iconic Sunday market, the second largest market in Spain, will re-open this Sunday. In order to allow for social distancing, the market will be limited to 150 stalls, about one third of the usual number, and 1000 attendees. It will be open for normal hours from 0900 until 1400. The stalls will rotate each week to give all stall holders a chance to sell their wares.

New UK Flights With Iberia Express

Iberia Express has announced a series of new routes from Lanzarote starting in December, including two to the UK – Newcastle and Manchester. The other routes are to Alicante and Asturias. One way flights start at €30. The first flights from Newcastle are on 26th December and from Manchester on the 27th.

Unemployed Closing In On 18,000

Lanzarote had 17,796 unemployed at the end of October, 57.9% higher than at this time last year, and an increase of 7,000 over the course of 2020.

Covid Early Warning System Up & Running

A system that tests the waste water for traces of Covid across the island is now up and running. It will enable early warning of areas of potential infections, allowing mass testing to be carried out in those areas.

New Grants Announced For Electric Vehicles

A €4.2 million fund has been announced across the islands to provide subsidies for people purchasing electric cars. Up to €6,500 discount from list price is available, with the fund contributing €5,500 and manufacturers a further €1000.

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