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Thomas Stockert teaches the secret of good posture:
strengthen your centre, create healthy tension

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As a bodywork therapist, Thomas Stockert knows that poor posture and faulty gross motor skills can be the causes of excruciating pain.. Photo: ©Lanzarote37°

Thomas Stockert, originally from Mainz, came to the island to share his knowledge with others, teaching Shiatsu, Sotai and Qi Gong. It wasn't long before he was called to La Santa, Europe's biggest sports hotel. He still works there, and many top athletes now rely on his skill and his golden hands. ...


 
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Lanzarote: Free Spanish classes in Playa Honda

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The municipality of San Bartolomé offers free spanish classes in Playa Honda.

15-06-2013 Lanzarote / Playa Honda (SB) - The municipality of San Bartolomé has announced a "Taller de Español para Extranjeros" offering free Spanish lessons for residents.

 

 


 
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AENA eliminates free airport parking


AENA have eliminated free parking at all Canarian airports, including Lanzarote’s Guacimeta airport. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

03/10/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - The Air Navigation and Airport Association of Spain (AENA) have eliminated free parking at all Canarian airports, including Lanzarote’s Guacimeta airport. Up until this week those collecting or dropping passengers off at the airport could avail of hal...


 
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Vladimir dismissed by UD Lanzarote


Midfield force Vladimir has been permanently dismissed from the UD Lanzarote playing squad (pictured) due to a breach of club discipline at the weekend. Photo:www.lanzarotefootball.com

 

02/10/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Midfield force Vladimir has been permanently dismissed from the UD Lanzarote playing squad due to a breach of club discipline at the weekend. Defender Carlos Rosa has also been temporarily suspended from the squad after “breaching the internal rules of the club”, accord...


 
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Number of long-term unemployed continues to increase


During the month of August of this year there was more than 4.6 million individuals registered as unemployed in Spain. Photo:Wikipedia.

 02/10/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - Almost one million unemployed Spaniards have been seeking employment for more than two years, according to a ‘Report on unemployment benefits’, published by UGT.

 

The lack of opportunities in the labour market means the number of those seeking employmen...


 

Government introduces new scrappage scheme


From October 1st prospective car buyers can avail of a €2,000 grant when they purchase a new car. Photo:Lanzarote37°.

 

01/10/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG)-The Spanish government has introduced a new scrappage scheme aimed at encouraging motorists to buy a new car and prevent further damage being done to the environment by emissions. The scheme, titled “ Plan de Incentivos al Vehículo Eficiente shortly PIVE”, come...


 
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Vehicle registration on the island down nearly 50%


Vehicle registration is recognized as one of the main parameters that are taken into account to measure the level of economic activity in a region. Photo: istockphoto.com

28/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Vehicle registration on Lanzarote has fallen dramatically in the first eight months of 2012, down nearly 50% compared to figures recorded this time last year. Vehicle registration is recognized as one of the main parameters that are taken into account to measure the level...


 
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‘CriboTrail’ to raise funds for mental health awareness


All funds raised will go to ‘El Cribo’, a non-profit organisation committed to providing comprehensive care for people suffering from mental illness on the island of Lanzarote .Photo:www.elcribo.org

28/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - La Agrupación para la Defensa del Paciente Psíquico (Association for the Support of Mentally Ill Patients) ‘El Cribo’, have, in association with the Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento de Teguise, organised Lanzarote’s very first charity race in aid of mental health...


 
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Residents call for replacement of harbour wall


Puerto del Carmen harbour. Photo: Wikipedia

27/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Members of both government parties ‘Partido Popular’ and ‘San Borondón’, recently attended a meeting with the President of the Fisherman’s Association, Francisco Rodríguez, to discuss the situation of the unsightly concrete wall surrounding the harbor in Puerto del Carmen...


 
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Violence erupts during ‘Indignados’ protest


Members of the public gather in protest at a previous demonstartion organised by the 'Indignados'. Photo: Wikipedia

26/09/2012 Spain (BG) - According to the BBC, at least 20 people have been arrested and more than a dozen injured after violence broke out during a protest in the capital city of Madrid yesterday afternoon. It is understood Spanish police ...


 
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Lanzarote to be placed on yellow alert


AEMET has announced the islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma will be placed on yellow alert on Thursday, September 27th.

 26/09/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - The Meteorological Agency of the Canary Islands, AEMET, has announced the islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma will be placed on yellow alert tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th, as heavy rainfall and strong winds are expected.

 

The...


 
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Costa Teguise secondary school


The new secondary school in Costa Teguise is set to open its doors to staff and students at the beginning of 2013 .Photo: Ayuntamiento de Teguise.

 26/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The construction of the new secondary school in Costa Teguise is on schedule and work is expected to be completed by the initial deadline. The school is expected to open its doors in the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year, the beginning of 2013.

 

Councilo...


 
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New bus shelter for Puerto del Carmen


Construction of the new bus shelter will commence in the last quarter of this year. Photo: Cabilod de Lanzarote.

21/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Department of Transport has finalised a contract for the construction of a new bus shelter in Puerto del Carmen, with work to begin in the last quarter of this year. The Cabildo de Lanzarote has revealed the project has been awarded to Lanzagrava S.L. The budget for t...


 
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Government ‘threatens’ to eliminate travel discounts for Canary Islands residents


The Spanish government have revealed they are considering scrapping, or significantly reducing, air and sea transport discounts afforded to residents of the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

17/09/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - A further bombshell could be dropped on the residents of the Canary Islands in the near future as the Spanish government reveal they are considering scrapping, or significantly reducing, air and sea transport discounts afforded to residents of the Canary Island...


 
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Jet2.com announce new Lanzarote-Manchester flight


British airliner Jet2.com has announced its intention to introduce a new flight from Lanzarote to Manchester in February next year. Photo:Wikipedia.

14/09/2012 Lanzarote/Great Britain (BG) - British airliner Jet2.com has announced its intention to introduce a new flight from Lanzarote to Manchester in February next year. The new flight, originally scheduled to launch on March 28th of next year, has now been brought forward to February 14th<...


 
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Madrid selected as location for “EuroVegas” venture


The EuroVegas gambling and leisure resort would consist of six casinos and twelve hotels that are planned to open in three phases, starting in 2016. Photo:Wikipedia.

13/09/2012 Spain (BG) - Las Vegas Sands decision to pursue the idea building a mega-casino complex on the outskirts of Madrid has been hailed by Spanish officials as the best break in years for the country’s debt ridden economy. Concerns remain however regarding the projects financing, with some pro...


 
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Ryanair in hot water with Spanish government again


Ryanair has been on the receiving end of much negative publicity lately following several safety incidents involving their aircraft lately. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

13/09/2012 Canary Islands/Spain/Ireland (BG) - Ryanair just can’t seem to stay out of the Spanish news lately, and of course, for all the wrong reasons.

 

Michael O’ Leary, chief executive of the Ryanair, has become so bewildered at the amount of negative press his airline is receiving that he has...


 
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Lanzarote Airport: Reduced opening hours


after AENA recently announced they plan to reduce the opening hours of Lanzarote’s Arrecife Airport come November. Photo:istockphoto.

12/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Lanzarote Tourism Board were left perplexed and angry after AENA recently announced they plan to reduce the opening hours of Lanzarote’s Arrecife Airport.

 

The decision has left many officials on the island confused as the airport was the fifth most profitable airpo...


 
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Cabildo request the suspension of works on the controversial wall in Puerto Naos


The wall surrounding the perimeter of Puerto Naos has upset many locals as it is visually unattractive. Photo:Cabildo de Lanzarote.

 12/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife have jointly called upon the Port Authority of Las Palmas to immediately cease construction of the concrete fence surrounding Puerto de Naos.

 

Both bodies would favour an alternative to the two metre wall t...


 
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New training programme to combat unemployment


One of the two courses offered through the training programme focuses on developing sources of renewable energy like wind energy. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

 

11/09/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Department of Employment of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, headed by Vice President, Joaquín Caraballo, will launch a new training programme aimed at combating unemployment, in October. The project has been approved by the Canarian Employment Service and will be funded b...


 
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Cancer amongst women doubles in six years

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15% of smokers develop lung cancer, and far from popular belief, the consumption of ‘light’ cigarettes does not reduce the risk of contracting the disease. Photo:Wikipedia.

11/09/2012 Spain (BG) - Of the 24,500 new cases of cancer set to be diagnosed in Spain in 2012, 5,200 are reported to be in woman, representing an increase of nearly 50% compared to 2006, according to MD Anderson Cancer Centre. The Centre believes this shocking increase is as a result of the fact ma...


 
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Slight drop in unemployment


There are currently 288,666 people unemployed on the Canary Islands. Photo:Wiki.

 

04/05/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) Unemployment on Lanzarote fell for the third consecutive month in August, but only by 88 people, according to data released today by the Government of the Canary Islands.

 

At present, there are some 17,729 people unemployed on the island compared to 17,8...


 
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Playa Honda nursery enrollment


Parents and guardians will be able to enroll their child/children in the nursery from Monday, the 3rd of September, until Friday the 7th of September. Photo:istockphoto.com

31/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Ayuntamiento of San Bartolomé has announced that enrollment for the nursery in Playa Honda will begin next Monday. Parents and guardians will be able to enroll their child/children in the nursery from Monday, the 3rd of September, until Friday the 7th<...


 
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Immigrants without papers to pay for medical treatment


As of this Saturday, September 1st, immigrants not in possession of papers will have to pay for access to the heath service. Photo:istockphoto

 

31/08/2012 Spain (BG) - Spanish Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, has revealed that immigrants who do not have papers will have to pay for access to the health service and medical treatment from Saturday onwards. This also includes those who are undergoing treatment for ...


 
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Bankia loses €4.3bn in first half of 2012


Bankia, the fourth largest bank in Spain by assets, has recorded a net loss of €4.3bn in the first half of the year. Photo:Wiki

31/08/2012 Spain (BG) - Bailed-out Bankia, the fourth largest bank in Spain by assets, has recorded a net loss of €4.3bn in the first half of the year, surpassing the loss it suffered in all of 2011.

 

Bankia’s request in May for a historic bailout of €23.5bn (£18.6bn), led to the Eurozone preparin...


 
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Container clean up campaign


The waste management and disposal department of the Cabildo de Lanzarote is coordinating a campaign to clean up the paper and cardboard recycling containers on the island. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

30/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The waste management and disposal department of the Cabildo de Lanzarote is coordinating a campaign to clean up the paper and cardboard recycling containers on the island. The containers are part of the “sustainable and environmentally friendly image” of Lanzarote an...


 
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Emerlan: 25 sea rescues during summer months


So far this year Emerlan has attended to over 400 injured persons, carried out 60 life rescue missions and 32 emergency transfers to Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa. Photo:Emerlan.es

 

29/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - NGO and rescue service Emerlan today revealed that it has participated in 25 sea rescues during this year’s summer period. The organisation has aided emergency services in conducting searches, assisting vessels in trouble and tending to distressed swimmers in particular...


 
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Is it safe to fly while pregnant?


Worried about flying during your pregnancy? arrive we’ve gathered answers to the most common questions when it comes to flying during pregnancy. Photo:Wikipedia.

29/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Whether you booked a flight before you realized you were expecting, or have a little one on the way and want to squeeze in a holiday before all the late nights arrive we’ve gathered answers to the most common questions when it comes to flying during pregnancy.

 

Can I...


 
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Yaiza: Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios


Firday the 7th od September is the date for the Agrupación Folklóica Rubicón Festival of 2012 in the Plaza de Ntra. Sra. De Los Remedios. Photo:Ayuntamiento de Yaiza.

28-8-2012 Lanzarote (BG) - This Friday marks the beginning of the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Yaiza. A variety of events and ceremonies have been planned to entertain residents and tourists during the celebrations which run until the 9th of September.


 
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Bullfighting to return to TV


Bullfighting is highly divisive in the country as some people consider it inhumane, while others claim it is an essential part of the traditional Spanish culture. Photo:Wikipedia.

 

27/08/2012 Spain (BG) - Spain’s public broadcaster has announced it will show its first bullfight in six years next month, a somewhat controversial decision as public opposition to bullfighting continues to grow.

 

State-funded Televisión Española (TVE) is currently in the middle of a major shake...


 
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New measures to combat unemployment


Of the total number of unemployed people on the Canary Islands, 208,300 reside in the provinve of Las Palmas and 162,400 to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, whose unemployment rates are 36.3% and 29.8%, respectively. Photo:Wikipedia.

27/08/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - According to the trade union ‘UGT Canarias’ more than half of those unemployed on the Canary Islands have been without work for over a year. UGT warned that in the second quarter of 2012, a total of 200,400 residents of the Canary Islands were unemployed.

 

UG...


 
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Ryanair cabin crew members arrested


Two Ryanair cabin crew members have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling £6,000 (€7,600) worth of cigarettes into Liverpool airport on Monday. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

 24/08/2012 Canary Islands/Great Britain (BG) - Two Ryanair cabin crew members have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling £6,000 (€7,600) worth of cigarettes into Liverpool airport on Monday.

 

 

Stewards Gemma Philips, 26, and Adam McEvatt, 28, both from Merseyside arrived on a flight from ...


 
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Changes ragarding rental laws


Changes are set to be made to current rental laws to protect the rights of both the land lord and tenants. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

24/08/2012 Lanzarote/Spain (BG) - Tenants who fail to make their rental payments on time could be evicted within ten days, under a new law regarding the flexibility and promotion of the rental market, set to be passed today at the Council of Ministers.

 

In a press statement, Ana Pastor, Minister f...


 
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Canary Islands: Tourist visits fall in July


821,969 foreign tourists visited the Canary Islands in July, 11,000 less than during the same month of 2011, representing a decrease of 1.4%. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

23/08/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - According to a survey released yesterday by the Ministry of Industry, 821,969 foreign tourists visited the Canary Islands in July, 11,000 less than during the same month of 2011, representing a decrease of 1.4%. This drop is in stark contrast to the 4.4% increa...


 
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Timanfaya: third most visited National Park in Spain


Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote was the third most visited national park in Spain last year. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

22/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote was the third most visited national park in Spain last year. It is part of a group of 14 natural protected areas across Spain.

 

In 2011, Timanfaya received in excess of 1.5 million visitors to the park, about 114,000 more than in 20...


 
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Grant allocated for Canarian businesses


A grant of €1.3million is to be shared between 98 companies on the Canary Islands according to the Boletín Oficial de Canarias (BOC). Photo: istockphoto.

 

22/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - A grant of €1.3million is to be shared among 98 companies on the Canary Islands according to the Boletín Oficial de Canarias (BOC). The grant will be allocated through the Ministry of Economoy, Finance and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands. It is hoped th...


 
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Heat wave: Temperatures to peak today

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Health officilas have urged the public and holidaymakers not to directly expose themselves to the sun for more than two hours. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

 

22/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The heat wave we are currently experiencing on the island is set to peak today (Wednesday), as the Meteorological Agency revealed temperatures could reach up to 39° Celsius in some parts. The status of the heat wave has been upgraded from yellow to orange alert.

 

On T...


 
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Inalsa: 40 areas to be without water for two days


Inalsa have announced that from 16.00h on Tuesday until Thursday morning, about 40 towns and villages on the island will be without water due to reserve shortages.

21/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Inalsa have announced that from 16.00h on Tuesday until Thursday morning, supllies to about 40 towns and villages on the island will be cut due to shortages. The cut in supply is “as a result of increased consumption towards the end of August”. The announcement was made b...


 
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Physiotherapists highlight the risk posed by unqualified professionals


The Canarian College of Physiotherapists (COFC) are highlighting the risk posed to athletes by unqualified professionals carrying out recovery treatments. Phot:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

21/08/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - The Canary Islands are rapidly increasing in popularity amongst sporting enthusiasts and this is reflected by the growing number of endurance events taking place on the Islands every year. The islands appeal to many as the ultimate race location due to thei...


 
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Pavel Urkiza to perform at Museo del Timple


Cuban musician Pavel Urkiza will perform for fans at La Casa-Museo del Timple on Sunday, August 26th, at 12.00pm. Photo: Prensa Teguise.

 

20/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Cuban musician Pavel Urkiza will perform for fans at La Casa-Museo del Timple on Sunday, August 26th, at 12.00pm. Tickets are priced at €10 and can be purchased in advance at the “El Patio” Crepaerie, from the Department of Culture of the Municiplaity of Tegu...


 
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El Almacén restoration on schedule


The restoration of the El Almacén Cultural Centre in Arrecife is set to be completed in early November. Photo:Cabildo de Lanzarote.

 

20/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - “The restoration of El Almacén, the Island’s Cultural Centre (CIC), in Arrecife is on schedule and will be completed within the original deadline of 12 weeks” according to Minister for Culture, Emma Cabrera.

 

The Minister revealed “Everything is going as planned, the ...


 
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Lanzarote events guide – August 20th to 27th:
Punk, rock, folk, cycling, beach volleyball & and full moon parties....


This Thursday "Qimanfaya Excursions" are leading a bkie tour from Costa Teguise to Teguise.

This week features a number of fun filled and action packed events on the island, from punk, rock and folk concerts for music lovers to cycling and beach volleyball events for sports fanatics. Add these to beach parties and full moon parties and you'll find there is something to suit everybody!


 
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Fossilised bird eggs found on Lanzarote


The two fossilised eggs that were discovered at Valle Grand, a kilometer away from Órzola in the very north of the island Photo:Cabildo de Lanzarote.

17/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Following the discovery of fossilised ratite eggs on the island back in 2011, two more considerably large eggs have now been discovered in Órzola. The eggs date back more than 5 million years but as of yet there is no official explanation as to how they arrived on Lanzaro...


 
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‘Avalanche’ of 20,000 people expected for Fiestas de Famara

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The Ayuntamiento are expecting crowds in excess of 20,000 people during this year's Fiestas de Caleta de Famara. Photo:Ayuntamiento de Teguise.

 

17/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) – The Ayuntamiento de Famara expect an ‘avalanche’ of 20,000 people to attend the upcoming Fiestas de Famara. Last night a meeting of the Security and Emergency Consortium of the Cabildo de Lanzarote was held in Palacio Spínola, Teguise, to coordinate activities during th...


 
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Complaint against TUI Travel dismissed

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AETUR have had their complaint against TUI Travel, for the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the new tourist bus ‘Lanzarote Vision’ dismissed .Photo:Lanzarote Vision.

16/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Cabildo de Lanzarote has dismissed a complaint made by the Federation of Lanzarote Tourist Businesses (AETUR) against TUI Travel, for the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the new tourist bus ‘Lanzarote Vision’.

 

The complaint was filed in May based on alleged dam...


 
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Ryanair under investigation


Low cost airline Ryanair are under investigation amid reports three of its aircraft requested emergency landings in Valencia due to fuel shortages last month. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

 

16/08/2012 Spain (BG) - Spanish air authorities have this week launched an investigation into low cost airline Ryanair, following reports three of its aircraft had to make emergency landings due to a lack of fuel in July.

 

Sources within Spain’s development ministry said that the AESA opened its...


 
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Lanzarote records an increase in tourist visits


Lanzarote recorded an increase of 2.95% in tourist arrivals last month compared to July 2011. Photo:istockphoto.

13/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Lanzarote recorded an increase of 2.95% in tourist arrivals last month compared to July 2011, following five successive months of decline. It was the only Canary Island that registered an increase in tourist visitors during July.

 

Minister for Tourism of the Cabildo de ...


 
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10-08-2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - We want you to be successful! Have you got a business to promote, a house to sell or a service to provide? Why not put a classified on our website and in our magazine! We will provide this service free of charge. With a classified in Lanzarote37° you will reach thousands...


 
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Rosana distances her concert from Oil protests


During the press conference Rosana revealed at no stage had she been in contact with the Cabildo regarding her concert and protests against the oil drilling. Photo: Ayuntamientodetias.com

10/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Cabildo Vice President and Minister for Employment and European Affairs, Joaquín Caraballo, yesterday admitted that they had “made a mistake” by associating Rosana’s concert with, and using it to promote, the continued protests against the proposed oil exploration. He lat...


 
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Aemet issues orange weather alert

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Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have been issued with orange weather alerts for today and tomorrow as temperatures are expected to hit 37 degrees. Photo: Lanzarote37°/Klingel

10-08-2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (KMC) - Lanzarote and Fuerteventura has been issued again with an orange weather alert for high temperatures by the Meteorological Agency 'Aemet'. Today the island’s temperatures are expected to reach as high as 37 degrees. The Aemet website specifies th...


 
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Tourist centres suffer drop in visitor numbers


Tourist centres suffered a decrease of 12.48% in visitor numbers during the month of July, in comparison to the same period last year. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

 

10/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Centres for Arts, Culture and Tourism of Lanzarote (CACT) recorded a decrease of 12.48% in visitor numbers during the month of July, in comparison to the same period last year. During July there were 252,807 visitors to CACT’s, compared to 288,855 in July 2011. July...


 
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Costa Teguise:
Betancort opposes plans for Famara marina

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Teguise mayor Oswaldo Betancort (centre) called the plans "crazy" and claimed that they had taken him completely by suprise. Photo:Cabildo de Lanzarote

08/08/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The mayor of Teguise, Oswaldo Betancort is resolutely against the proposal by the Lanzarote Island Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación) to create a marina in Caleta de Famara. The mayor said that the plans had taken him completely by surprise and are “crazy” and also vowed ...


 
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Lanzarote landmarks to appear on Spanish TV


Jameos del Agua is one of the tourist attracrtions of Lanzarote that will appear on the "Ola Ola" show this coming Sunday. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

08/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Some of Lanzarote’s most renowned tourist landmarks will be broadcast for all of Spain to see this weekend during TV Cuatro’s summer programme “Ola Ola”. The breathtaking Cueva de los Verdes, César Manrique designed Jameos del Agua and the beach of El Reducto are amongst ...


 
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July: Highest temperatures for six years


This July was the hottest for six years. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37

07/08/2012 Canary Islands (KMC) -  The month of July had the highest recorded average temperature in the Canaries of the last six years. The highs increased by 1.5 degrees Celsius and the Meteorological Agency (AEMET) showed that temperatures reached as high as 43.5 degrees on these islands.

...


 
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Minister focuses on the positives of oil exploration


José Manuel Soria believes the discovery of oil or gas would have a positive effect on the economies of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Pohto: Wikipedia.

07/08/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - Spanish Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, has stressed that the discovery of oil, or gas, by Repsol would represent “salvation for the Canary Islands” as it would significantly help combat the “high rate of unemployment and weak ...


 
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Playa Las Cucharas to get makeover

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The promenade of Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise is getting a makeover. Photo: Bernard/37degrees

06/08/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The promenade of Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise is getting a makeover and the application for tenders is now open. The project has a value of €544,273 and a deadline of 8 months for completion. The mayor of Teguise, Oswaldo Betancort highlighted the perseverance inv...


 

Illegal foreigners excluded from healthcare cover


It is hoped this law will discourage health tourism and the fraudulent exploitation of the health service by foreigners. Photo:istockphoto.com

06/08/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - Spanish Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, announced that the government has approved a proposal to exclude all foreigners living illegally in Spain from public healthcare cover. The minister claimed this law will “ensure universal hea...


 
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Lanzarote vision launches website


The Lanzarote Vision service which launched on the 30th March offers a new way for tourists and visitors to discover the Island. Photo: Lanzarote Vision

03/08/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Lanzarote Vision Hop on Hop off bus service has launched its website at www.lanzarotevision.es and customers can now buy their tickets online. The website is available in the Spanish, English and German languages and contain...


 
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Unemployment fell by 0.3% in July


Year-on-year figures show unemployment on the Islands has increased by 14.56%, 36,156 people, compared to the same time last year. photo:Wikipedia.

03/08/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - According to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Employment, registered unemployment on the Canary Islands fell by 0.3%, 879 people, in July compared to figures collected in June. However, year-on-year figures show unemployment has increased by...


 
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Telefonica to open call centre on Lanzarote?


Lanzarote is one of the locations being considered for Telefónica's new call centre in the Canaries. Photo: Bernard/37degrees

02/08/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The President of the Lanzarote Chamber of Commerce, Jose Torres Fuentes has formally asked the regional director of Telefónica to choose Lanzarote as the location for the headquarters of the new Telefonica call centre.

 

The President wrote a letter to director Flores M...


 

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