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Canary Islands rebel against deficit targets

Lanzarote,Cristobal Montoro, 37°,37degrees,Island news
The Canary Islands are just one of the regions that have challenged Spain's Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro. Photo: Wikipedia/La Moncloa

02/08/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (KMC) - The Canary Islands have voted against a proposal to cut the 17 semiautonomous regions’ total deficit to 0.7% of Spain’s economic output.

The meeting was fraught with difficulties, the region of Catalonia chose to boycott the gathering, and the chief financial...


 
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Oil exploration: Cousteau Divers send letter to Prime Minister


Prestigious diving and reserach organisation 'Cousteau Divers' have warned of the diasterous consequences oil exploration can have on marine life. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

02/08/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - One of the most prestigious diving and scientific organisations in the world, “Cousteau Divers”, has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, asking him to reconsider his decision to allow petroleum company ‘Repsol’ drill for oil off the...


 
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Cabildo allocates more resources to save palm trees


Haría: The valley of a thousand palm trees. Photo: Bernard/37degrees

01/08/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The environmental department of the Cabildo de Lanzarote will allocate a further €45,000 towards saving the island’s palms affected by the disease ‘diocalandra’.

 

The funds come from a cash surplus from the year 2011 and will be added to the €14,789 initially assigned ...


 
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No short-term improvement for Island's economy

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According to a new report there is no likelihood of short-term improvement for the island’s economy. Photo: istockphoto.com

01/08/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - According to the Confederacion Canaria De Empresarios (Confederation of Canarian Employers), there is no likelihood of short-term improvement for the island’s economy. The confederation made the dire economic prediction in a socioeconomic report released yesterday for th...


 
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Culture and Folklore body established in Teguise


A new culture and folklore body has recently been created in the municipality of Teguise. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

01/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - A new culture and folklore body has recently been created in the municipality of Teguise. The body, created under the initiative of the Department of Culture, was established after ten local organisations combined forces to form one umbrella organisation. The ten member g...


 
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Three bodegas pioneer ‘eco-label’ project

Lanzarote, bodega Los Bermejos, 37°, 37degrees, island news
The bodega Los Bermejos (above) is one of the three bodegas spearheading the carbon footprint project. Photo: Bernard/37degrees

31/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Lanzarote bodegas El Grifo, Los Bermejos and Vega de Yucco are spearheading a pioneering project in the Canary Islands which consists of verifying their respective carbon footprints.

 

This ‘eco-label’ will identify all the greenhouse gases which are admitted direct...


 
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La Graciosa to receive investments totaling €300,000


The island of La Graciosa is to receive up to €300,000 in invesment from the Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento de Teguise. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

31/07/2012 Lanzarote/La Graciosa (BG) - The Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento de Teguise have revealed they are to invest up to €300,000 in a bid to improve facilities on the island of La Graciosa. The two governing organisations have drawn up four cooperation agreements aimed at improving c...


 
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Manrique’s BMW on display in London


The BMW car designed by César Manrique is now on display in London. Photo: BMW museum/ Art Car Collection

30/07/2012 London/Lanzarote (KMC) - The BMW car designed by César Manrique in 1990 will be displayed in an exhibition in London this summer to coincide with the Olympics.

The car will be displayed alongside 15 other BMW vehicles in the Shoreditch area of the city. The exhibition, which is part of L...


 
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Tourist expenditure exceeds €418million

LAnzarote, tourist expenditure, 37°, 37degrees, island news.
The average expenditure per tourist on Lanzarote has increased significantly, rising from €111.00 in the second quarter of 2011 to €116.94 in the same period of 2012. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

30/07/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - According to a survey carried out by the Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC) of the Government of the Canary Islands, tourist expenditure on Lanzarote during the second quarter of 2012 exceeded €418.2million, but was €6.7million less than was recorded ...


 
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World Press Photo Exhibition arrives in Arrecife


The 2012 World Press Photo Exhibition arrives in Arrecife next Saturday, the 4th of August. Photo: Worldpressphoto.org.

27/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The 2012 World Press Photo Exhibition arrives in Arrecife next Saturday, the 4th of August, and will be showcasing some of the most breathtaking and poignant images captured by photojournalists worldwide over the past 12 months. The exhibition features winning ...


 
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World Press Photo Exhibition arrives in Arrecife


The 2012 World Press Photo Exhibition arrives in Arrecife next Saturday, the 4th of August. Photo: Worldpressphoto.org.

27/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The 2012 World Press Photo Exhibition arrives in Arrecife next Saturday, the 4th of August, and will be showcasing some of the most breathtaking and poignant images captured by photojournalists worldwide over the past 12 months. The exhibition features winning ...


 
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Los Charcones ‘one of top ten natural pools’

27/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Los Charcones in Yaiza has been chosen by national online website ABC.es as one of the top ten natural pools in Spain. Other locations which were highlighted by the website included Rascafría in Madrid, Las Fuentes del Algar in Alicante, Arenas de San Pedro in Ávila and ...


 
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Unemployment rises to 33% on Canary Islands

Canary Islands, unemployment, 37°, 37degrees, island news.
Unemployment on the Canary Islands increased by 11.74% in just twelve months. Photo:Wikipedia.

27/07/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - According to data collected by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) published today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), unemployment on the Canary Islands now stands at 33.14% after the second quarter of the year, meaning there are currently 370,7...


 
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Canary Islands: Average salary is €4,000 less than national average

Canary islands, salary, 37°, 37degrees, island news.
The average salary per employee on the Canary Islands was found to be €18,876, the lowest recorded across the country. Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

Lanzarote/Canary Islands 26/07/2012 (BG) - According to data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the average salary per employee on the Canary Islands was found to be €18,876, the lowest recorded across the country, while the national average salary was found to be €22,775. The aver...


 
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Electricity demand falls by 1.9%

26/07/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands - The electricity demand on the island of Lanzarote fell by 1.9% during the first half of 2012. During this period Endesa provided an electricity demand of 393.2 GWh (megawatt per hour).

Demand increased on four other Canary Islands including Fuerteventura. On La...


 
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Wines of the volcano 2012


Interested in wine? Expand your knowledge during the Semana de los Vinos del Volcán. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

25/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The seventh annual Semana de los Vinos del Volcán, organised by the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen ‘Vinos de Lanzarote’ will take place in Yaiza from Monday the 30th of July to Friday the 3rd of August.

 

The week starts on Monday with the cel...


 
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Tourist visits fall by 2.4%


The majority of tourist visitors to the Island came from Great Britain, with over 430,000 making the trip during the first 6 months of 2012. Photo: iStock.

25/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - According to figures recently released by the Data Centre of the Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Canarian Institute of Statistics the number of tourists travelling to Lanzarote fell by 2.4% during the first half of this year, compared to 2011.

 

According to the figures, 95...


 
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House prices in the Canaries fall 10.6%


The Canary Islands recorded a drop of 10.6% in house prices during the second quarter of this year. Photo: istockphoto.com

25/07/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - According to data collected by the Spanish Real Estate Market Index, released yesterday by IMIE-Tinsa, house prices in Spain have fallen 11.5% during the second quarter of 2012 compared to 9.2% over the first three months of the year.

 

The region of La Rioja ...


 
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Resurfacing causes diversion on circunvalación


Traffic on the Arrecife circunvalación will be diverted on Tuesday and Wednesday due to resurfacing work. Photo: Bernard/37degrees

24/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Traffic on the Arrecife circunvalación will be diverted on Tuesday and Wednesday due to resurfacing work that is being carried out by the Ministry of Public Works (la Consejería de Obras Públicas).

 

Sections of the right lane in the direction of the airport to the Los ...


 
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Marina Lanzarote project launched

Lanzarote,Marina Lanzarote,37°,37degrees, island news.
The presentation ceremony celebrating the launch of the project took place at the Castillo de San José (pictured). Phot:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

 

24/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - On Tuesday morning the foundations for the construction of Marina Lanzarote, the new marina to be located in Puerto Naos (Arrecife) were laid.

 

The presentation ceremony at the Castillo de San José, to celebrate the launch of the project, was attended by the Presiden...


 
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Man missing in Matagorda area

24/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - A 52-year-old man from Arrecife has been missing in the Matagorda area since yesterday afternoon. He disappeared after going for a dive with a mask and snorkel off the coast of Puerto del Carmen. The safety and emergency services (Efectivos de Seguridad y Emergencias) be...


 
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IV Cronoescalada Al Golpito 2012

Lanzarote, Conoescalada Al Golpito,37°,37degrees,island news.
The 4th edition of the Cronoescalada Al Golpito cycle race takes place on Sunday morning. Photo: www.clubdeportivoelaljibe.com.

24/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - This Sunday, the 29th of July, sees the 4th edition of the Cronoescalada Al Golpito cycle race take place at 10.30am and starting in Famara as competitors  make their way towards the ‘Ermita de las Nievas’ at the top of the risco.

 

The event ...


 
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Slight increase in foreign visitors during June

Canary Islands, foreign visitors, 37°,37degrees,island news.
4,983,206 foreign tourists have visited the Canary Islands during the first half of this year. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

23/07/2012 Canary Islands (BG) - According to a survey carried out by the Frontier Tourist Movement (FRONTUR), the Canary Islands recorded a total of 691,568 foreign visitors during the month of June, 4.8% more than during the same month of 2011.

 


The survey was prepared by the Tourism Insti...


 
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Expectation for lower harvest this year


The vineyards of La Geria. The estimated harvest this year will be between 1.5 million and 2 million kilograms of grapes. Photo: 37degrees/Bernard

23/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The regulatory board for Lanzarote wines (el Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origin “Vinos de Lanzarote”) estimate that the harvest this year on the island will range between 1.5 million to 2 million kilograms of grapes. If this estimate is correct, there will be...


 
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Arrecife: Alternativa Ciudadana propose pay cuts for Mayor and City Councilors

Lanzarote, Alternativa Ciudadana,37°,37degrees,island news.
Alternativa Ciudadana want the salaries of public leaders to reflect the economic times. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote.

23/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Councilors of Alternativa Ciudadana have filed a motion with the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife stating they wish to see the Mayor and fellow Councilors of the municipality take a pay cut.

Blanca Blancas and Domingo García of ‘Alternativa Ciudadana’ believe that City Councilo...


 
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Lanzarote Tourist Resorts:
Tourist centres expand opening hours for Summer


The Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo (CACT) - the picture shows "Los jameos del Agua" - have extended their opening hours to cope with the busy summer period. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

20/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Lanzarote tourist resorts have extended their opening hours to cope with the higher number of visitors during the summer season.

Timanfaya is open from 9am to 7pm, with the last bus trip taking off at 6pm. The restaurant ‘El Diablo’ is open from 9am to 4.45pm. Cueva...


 
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NEW ENGLISH EDITION!


Get your new edition of Lanzarote 37° now!

20/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Our new English magazine is out now! Pick up a copy in all supermarkets and bookshops around the island. Don’t miss out on our great articles for both the tourists and expats on Lanzarote! Thinking about taking a dive, exploring the north o...


 
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Letters to the editor

 

Lanzarote37° welcomes the opinion of all our readers and encourages you to pass on any queries, suggestions or concerns you may have to us via a letter to the editor.

 

If you have a follow up question on a piece we’ve written, a suggestion on how we can improve, an issue on the island you wish ...


 
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Ryanair to cancel Canary Island flights


The cancellation of these routes could result in a loss of €590million in tourism revenue for the Canary Islands. Photo: Wikipedia/Arpingstone.

20/07/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - Low cost Irish airline Ryanair yesterday announced it is to cut six flights to Lanzarote, and another 15 to the rest of the Canary Islands, from the 21st of November of this year.

 

The airline claimed the decision was made due to the failure of...


 
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Spain has highest number of hospitalised Britons worldwide

Lanzarote, hospitaisations, 37°,37degrees,island news.
More than 1,100 cases of Britons ending up in hospital beds were reported to consular staff in Spain last year. Photo: Wikipedia.

19/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - According to a new report recently released by the British Foreign Office, more than 1,100 cases of Britons ending up in hospital beds were reported to consular staff in Spain last year. The figure is equivalent to 20 hospitalisations every week in Spain and represents ne...


 
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La Graciosa competes to become ‘the best corner of Spain’


Caleta de Sebo on La Graciosa will compete to be named 'the best corner of Spain'. Vote at www.guiarepsol.com. Photo: 37degrees/Bernard

19/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - La Graciosa is to compete with other top national sites to be named ‘the best corner of Spain’ this year, proposed by the Repsol guide.

Caleta de Sebo will compete with 16 other places in the country, one for each Spanish region. La Graciosa will compete against la play...


 
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Drug smuggling and human trafficking network infiltrated


Investigating agents have so far seized more than 410 kilograms of hashish, 1 kilogram of methamphetamine and 300 grams of cocaine. Photo: Wikipedia/Emeraldeye.

18/07/2012 Lanzarote/Fuerteventura (BG) - 18 people have been arrested as part of the “New Moon” operation carried out by the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional in the fight against organised crime on the Canary Islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The 18 arrested comprise of six Spanish national...


 
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Spanish economy: New website for English speakers

Lanzarote, Spanish economy, 37°,  37degrees, island news.
The Spanish Economy website provides English speakers with access to the latest developments and information regarding the Spanish. Photo: thespanisheconomy.com

18/07/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - The Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness has launched a new English website containing information regarding the Spanish economy. The website, www.thespanisheconomy.com, may be used by any member of ...


 
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New bus shelters for Arrecife and Yaiza

Lanzarote,guaga,37°,37degrees,Island news
A Lanzarote 'guaga'. The municipalities of Arrecife and Yaiza are to get 21 new bus shelters between them. Photo: 37degrees/Susanne Bernard

13/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Department of Transport in the Cabildo (el Área de Transportes del Cabildo) has invested a total of €262,000 for 21 new bus shelters in the municipalities of Arrecife and Yaiza. The contract has been awarded to the company Hormigones Insulares S.L. (Horinsa) after, a...


 
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Lanzarote: “Sustainable tourism model for the world”

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Playa de Papagayo. Lanzarote has been chosen as one of the six pilot projects of “sustainable tourism in the world”. Photo: 37degrees/Bernard

13/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Lanzarote has been chosen as one of the six pilot projects of “sustainable tourism in the world” in a project launched by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

The other five locations included in the pilot are Okavango Delta Ramsar Site in Botswana, Teton Coun...


 
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MEETING:
New group aims to tackle current rental laws

12/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - A new organisation, Lanzarote Property Owners (LPO) has been set up with the aim of protecting individual property owners and to work and lobby on their behalf to bring about changes and clarification regarding the current villa rental laws.

The group was created by the...


 
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New health insurance requirements for EU citizens living in Spain

Lanzarote, EU citizens regualtions,37°,37degrees,island news.
It is hoped the new regualtions for EU citizens wishing to live in Spain will put an end to the costly problem of health tourism.. Photo: istockphoto.com

12/07/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - Citizen of the European Union and their families, who wish to spend more than three months in Spain without working, must prove that they are covered by a public or private health insurance scheme either in Spain or another country. The insurance must provide a...


 
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June hotel occupancy at 71%

Lanzarote, hotel occupancy rates, 37°,37degrees, Island news
The month of June ended with the second lowest occupancy rates this year of 71.41%. Photo: Shutterstock

12/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The month of June ended with the second lowest occupancy rates this year of 71.41%. However the figure was higher than the same month last year when hotel occupancy stood at 69.75%. In comparison hotel occupancy in May was slightly higher at 76.83%.

4-star hotels on the...


 
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Tinajo to host Tomás Viera Rallysprint

Lanzarote,Tomás Viera Rallysprint ,37°,37degrees,Island news.
The nineteenth edition of the Rallysprint Tomás Viera race will take place this Saturday in Tinajo. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Tinajo.

11/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The nineteenth edition of the Rallysprint Tomás Viera race, organised by the Federación de Automovilismo de Las Palmas (Las Palmas Federation of Motorsports) in association with the Ayuntamiento de Tinajo, will take place this Saturday, the 14th of July, a muni...


 
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National kitesurfing championship begins


Participants enjoyed favourable weather conditions for the duration of today’s events at the Lanzarote leg of the Spanish national kitesurfing championship in Famara. Photo: Rudolf Wild/wprphoto.com

11/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Today saw the Lanzarote leg of the Spanish national kitesurfing championship kick off in style at the beach of Famara, in Teguise. Proceedings began with the “freestyle” discipline as competitors in the categories of children, youth and senior took to the water to showcas...


 
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Fiesta de la Tapa

Lanzarote, Fiesta de la Tapa, 37°,37degrees,island news
Sample tapas and wine for the price of €1 at the Fiesta de la Tapa in Puerto del Carmen this Saturday. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

10/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - This Saturday the 14th of July, Puerto del Carmen will host the Fiesta de la Tapa which will end the week dedicated to the top food and wine in Lanzarote (semana enogastronómica). The fair will take place at the Varadero area in Puerto del Carmen from 8pm to 11pm. The Fi...


 
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Olympic sailors base training camp in Lanzarote

Lanzarote,ker Martínez and Xabi Fernández,37°,37degrees,island news.
Spanish Olympic sailors Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández have chosen the facilities of puerto deportivo de Playa Blanca (Playa Blanca Marina) as their training camp in preparation for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games . Photo:Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

10/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Spanish Olympic sailors Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández have decided to base their training camp in preparation for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games in Lanzarote. The athletes, accompanied by Argentine coach Ramon Oliden, will be training on the island until the 15...


 
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Cuts in funding for Arrecife circunvalación

Lanzarote, Arrecife circunvalación, 37°, 37degrees, Island news
Funding for the Arrecife circunvalación has been cut from €10 million to €5 million. Photo: Lanzarote37°

10/07/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (KMC) - The ministry for Public Works in the Canary Islands (La Consejería de Obras Públicas del Gobierno de Canarias) confirmed yesterday that the funding for the Arrecife circunvalación has been cut from €10 million to €5 million.

In addition, the stretch of ro...


 
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Julieta Venegas live in Arrecife

Lanzarote,Julieta Venegas,37°,37degrees,Island news
Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas performed in Arrecife on Saturday night. Photo: 37degrees/Schulz

09/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Mexican singer-songwriter and five time Grammy award winner Julieta Venegas performed at the Recinto Ferial in Arrecife on Saturday night.

 

Support was provided by the Lanzarote African band Ciempiés ni Cabaza, their brand of music is lively and fun with the motto to ‘...


 
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Only five Lanzarote beaches possess a blue flag

Lanzarote,blue flag,37°,37degrees,island news.
Only five beaches on the island now fly a blue flag, awarded by the European Foundation of Environmental Education in recognition of water quality and additional services. Photo:Wikipedia.

09/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Lanzarote is, without doubt, a destination primarily famous for its year round sunny climate and sandy beaches. However, only five beaches on the island now fly a blue flag, awarded by the European Foundation of Environmental Education in recognition of water quality and ...


 
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Enel plans new wind farm for Haría

Lanzarote,wind farms,Los Valles,37°,37degrees,Island news
There are plans for five new wind farms in Lanzarote which will add to the existing farms in Los Valles (above) and Montaña Mina. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°

09/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Italian company, Enel, which owns a 92 per cent stake in Endesa, is planning a wind farm for the municipality of Haría. The wind farm will be called ‘Cerro Tabayesco’ and will produce 3.5 megawatts of power from four wind turbines, each with a height of 44 metres.

...


 
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Aer Lingus announce new Dublin-Lanzarote flight


Aer Lingus have officially announced the launch of a new flight linking the airports of Guacimeta and Dublin every Thursday, starting from November. Photo:Wikipedia.

09/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Popular Irish airline Aer Lingus has officially announced its flight program for the upcoming winter season. The program features the launch of new global connections and an increase in the frequency of various existing routes.

 

Included in the program is the launch of...


 
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Foreign national in “critical” condition

 06/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - A 23 year old foreign national is in a “critical” condition after falling from the third floor of an apartment complex in Matagorda, Puerto del Carmen.

 

At approximately 01.20am this morning the Centro Coordinador de Emergencias y Seguridad (CECOES) were informed ...


 
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César Manrique Foundation awarded certificate of excellence


The Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year as it was officially opened after the great César Manrique (pictured) died in a car accident in 1992. Photo: César Manrique Foundation.

06/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The César Manrique Foundation has been awarded the ‘TripAdvisor.com certificate of excellence’ by the website after receiving “excellent ratings” in visitor reviews during the first half of 2012.

 

TripAdvisor.com is the world’s largest travel website that allows holida...


 
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Spanish healthcare changes:
British pensioners must contribute to prescriptions


Due to changes in the Spanish healthcare system, British pensioners now have to contribute towards prescription charges. Photo: Shutterstock

05/07/2012 Spain (KMC) - British pensioners living in Spain are now required to contribute towards their prescription charges as a result of new changes to the public Spanish healthcare system introduced by the Spanish government.

The contribution for state pensioners is set at 10% of the cost, wit...


 
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Yaiza announces accessibility and sustainability initiative


El Golfo now possesses three disabled parking spaces that provide visitors and residents who struggle with mobility, easier access to shops and restaurants. Photo: Wikipedia.

05/07/2012 Lanzarote (BG) – The municipality of Yaiza in the south of Lanzarote has announced details of a new initiative set to be rolled out in the region titled 'Yaiza accessible, Yaiza sustainable'. The initiative aims to encourage local businesses to improve their facilities for people who suff...


 
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Circus magic tonight: Circundando


Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

05/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Take a trip to the circus tonight in Arrecife, with the arrival of the ‘Circundando, festival en movimiento’. Seven artists from the Canary Islands, Barcelona, Madrid, Italy and Belgium will arrive on Lanzarote today and delight crowds with various acrobatics including t...


 
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Eruption fears escalate on El Hierro

Canary Islands, earthquakes,37°,37degrees,island news
The most powerful earthquake recorded on the island so far registered a magnitude of 4.4 degrees and occurred Monday at 22.42h. Photo: Wikipedia.

04/07/2012 Canary Islands (BG) - Fears of a volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro have escalated this week as ‘El Grupo de Trabajo del Comité Científico de El Hierro’ revealed they are “expecting earthquakes of greater magnitude” to occur in the coming days. 1,505 tremors have so far bee...


 
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Friday 6th July: Second Noche Blanca in Teguise


Don't miss the second Noche Blanca in Teguise this Friday. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Teguise

03/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Head to Lanzarote’s old capital La Villa de Teguise this Friday 6th July for the Noche Blanca or ‘White Night’. Those who attend can enjoy live music, short films, free exhibitions and even a fashion show from 5pm onwards.

Highlights include a guided tour of the town, w...


 
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Canary Islands: House prices fall

Canary Islands,house prices,37°,37 degrees,island news.
The price of housing in the provincial capitals of the Canary Islands fell by 3.2% last month compared to June 2011. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

03/07/2012 Canary Islands (BG) - Data recently released by the Sociedad de Tasación shows the price of housing in the provincial capitals of the Canary Islands fell by 3.2% last month compared to June 2011. The report also shows that house prices have fallen 1.5% in the first six months of 2012.

...


 
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Miguel Martín: Called as defendant in ‘operación Montecarlo’

Lanzarote,Miguel Martín,37°,37degrees,Island news
Former mayor of San Bartolomé, Miguel Martín, has been called to answer questions as a defendant in Operación Montecarlo. Photo: Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé

03/07/2012 Lanzarote/Fuerteventura (KMC) - The former mayor of San Bartolomé, Miguel Martín from the Coalición Canaria (CC) has been called to testify as part of ‘operación Montecarlo’ as a defendant. He will be the seventh defendant in the corruption case and will appear in court on the same day as...


 
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Unemployment falls during June

Canary Islands/Spain,unemploxment drops,37°,37degrees,island news.
Figures released today show the Canaries experienced a welcome drop in unemployment during the month of June. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

03/07/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - According to data released today by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security unemployment in the Canaries fell by 2,564 during the month of June. In total, 290,664 people were registered as unemployed in the Archipelago during June, a drop of 0.87% c...


 
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10% increase in air travel tax


Tickets purchased prior to the approval of the new regulations are exempt from the tax increases. Photo: istockphoto.com

02/07/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (BG) - A 10% increase in air travel tax comes into effect in all AENA controlled airports across Spain today. The increase was approved by central government in April of this year. All air travel in Spain will experience a tax increase of 10.2%, with some airport...


 
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Daily Mail reports on illegal lettings

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The Daily Mail has reported on the clampdown on illegal holiday rentals in the Canaries. Photo: Shutterstock

02/07/2012 Canary Islands - British newspaper ‘The Daily Mail’ has reported on the fines currently being issued to Britons in the Canaries for illegal holiday lettings. The newspaper claims that families who rent out their holiday homes are facing fines of up to £15,000 after “being caught out by a ...


 
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Belfast-Lanzarote flight to be launched in October

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The new route connecting Belfast and Lanzarote is to be launched in October. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°

02/07/2012 Lanzarote/Tenerife (BG) - British airline Jet2.com has announced two new routes connecting the Canary Islands of Lanzarote and Tenerife with the Northern Ireland city of Belfast, and UK town of Blackpool, will be launched in October.

 

The flight, from Guacimeta airport in Lanzarote...


 

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