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TUI tourist bus given go-ahead

26/03/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Cabildo has given the green light to the TUI tourist bus ‘Lanzarote Vision’. The decision was made on Friday morning by the government council and was confirmed by the Senior Vice President and Minister of Transport Joaquin Carabello.

‘Lanzarote Vision’ is a new tou...


 
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Lanzarote says NO to oil drilling with biggest demonstration in history

Lanzarote_Manifestación_No al Petroleo, 37°, Island news
Between 20,000 and 25,000 protestors took to the streets of Arrecife on Saturday to say NO to Repsol’s oil drilling plans.

26/03/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - According to local police between 20,000 and 25,000 protestors took to the streets of Arrecife on Saturday to say NO to Repsol’s oil drilling plans.

These numbers made the protest the largest in the history of the island, demonstrating just how important the issue has b...


 
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British Ambassador to Spain pays visit to Canaries

Lanzarote, Giles Paxman, British Ambassador, 37°, 37 degrees
The British Ambassador to Spain (right) paid a visit to the Canaries to formally introduce consul Maria Leng. Photo: British Embassy

22/03/2012 Canary Islands (KMC) - British Ambassador to Spain, Giles Paxman, paid a visit to Gran Canaria on Wednesday 21st of March to formally introduce Maria Leng as British Consul for the Canary Islands.

He made a number of interesting comments on topics including Repsol’s controvers...


 
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Fierce opposition in Lanzarote to oil drilling

Lanzarote, oil drilling, 37°, Island news
The Spanish Government has granted permission to Repsol to start oil-drilling 60km off the coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Photo: Wikipedia/Divulgação Petrobras

20/03/2012 Lanzarote/Fuertevetura (KMC) - Oil prospectors have been granted permission to drill for oil off the coasts of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Canarian authorities have reacted angrily to the decision by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, to allow Repsol to star...


 
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St. Patrick's day celebrations!

Lanzarote,events,St Patricks, 37°, Island news

15/03/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Celebrations will take place in  Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca for St. Patricks day 2012.

On the Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen there will be music and dancing starting from 1.30pm (opposite Mulligans Irish bar). The official progra...


 
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New TV series explores work of British Consulates in Spain


Helen Keating (left) a staff member of the British Consulate in Spain provides consular assistance to a prisoner. Photo: British Embassy

29/02/2012 Canary Islands/ Spain (KMC) - A new Channel 4 TV series covers how staff of British Consulates in Spain help citizens in distress.

The programme will cover problems which often affect Britons abroad such as lost and stolen passports and the costs and consequences of failing to buy holida...


 
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César Manrique Foundation declared one of Spain’s best small museums

Lanzarote, César Manrique foundation, 37° Island news
The César Manrique Foundation is housed in the former home of César Manrique in Tahiche. Photo: Klingel/Lanzarote37°

28/02/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) -

The Telegraph has included the César Manrique Foundation as one of the best small museums in Spain.

The report, by destination expert Annie Bennett includes eight small museums in total which are billed as the ‘finest lower profile museums in Spain’.

Also mentioned i...


 
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British Embassy Open Day

Lanzarote, British Embassy Open Day, 37°, Island news
British Embassy in Spain: Open Day in Puerto del Carmen. Photo: British Embassy

27/02/2012 Lanzarote/Puerto del Carmen (KMC) - The British Embassy will be holding an Open Day in Puerto del Carmen on Wednesday 7th March.

The day will consist of presentations covering a wide range of issues including Consular services and pension, benefit and healthcare rights of UK citizens liv...


 
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Carnival begins!

Lanzarote, Carnival celebrations,37°, 37 degrees, Island news.
Annual Carnival celebrations begin on Lanzarote tonight with the opening ceremony in Arrecife. Photo: Lanzarote37°/Bernard

10/02/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The annual Carnival celebrations commence tonight, with the islands capital Arrecife officially opening the month long season of parades, street parties, live music and much more.

The opening ceremony will take place in the Parque Ramirez Cerda on the seafront of Arreci...


 
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Rubalcaba new leader of Socialists

Lanzarote, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba,37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba is the new leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE). Photo: Wikipedia/La Moncloa.es

06/02/2012 Spain (KMC) - The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) have chosen party veteran Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba as their new leader.

The leadership contest was a close one, with Rubalcaba beating his rival Carme Chacón by a mere 22 votes out of 600.

Mr Rubalcaba is far from being a new face in the p...


 
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Three Britons die after contacting legionnaires disease in Spain

Lanzarote, Calpe, Legionnaires disease,37°, 37 degrees, Island News
The Spanish resort of Calpe (pictured) has become the location of an outbreak of legionnaires disease where three Britons have died. Photo: Wikipedia/Gafotas

03/02/2012 Valencia/Spain/UK (KMC) - Three British men have died after contacting legionnaire’s disease while on holiday in Spain. The men, who were between the ages of 73 and 78, were among more than 20 people who contacted the disease at the Diamante Beach hotel in the Spanish resort of Calpe, nea...


 
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Unemployment rises in the Canaries

Lanzarote, Spanish job centre, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
A Spanish job centre (pictured). New data today has revealed that unemployment has risen both locally in the Canaries and nationally in Spain for the month of Januray. Photo: Wikipedia/Miguillen

02/02/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (KMC) - Another 8,414 people have become unemployed in the Canary Islands since the start of 2012.

This brings the total number of unemployed on these islands to 273,983, a 3.17% rise from December 2011.

According to new data released today by the Ministry of Employ...


 
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Ferrari team leave Lanzarote

Lanzarote, Fernando Alonso, 37°, 37 degrees, Island News
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso bids farewell to Lanzarote after a week spent training on the Island. Photo: Wikipedia/Mark McArdle

02/02/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Fernando Alonso left Lanzarote last night after a weeks training at a special fitness camp. He was joined by Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa and Ferrari young drivers Jules Bianchi and Davide Rigon.

While staying at the La Santa sporting resort, the team participated in ...


 
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Gibraltar minister says Spain won’t reclaim soverignty


Gibraltar's new Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has called on the Spanish government to focus on its unemployment crisis instead of trying to reclaim soverignty of the Rock. Photo: Gibmetal77/Wikimedia Commons.

01/02/2012 Spain/UK (KMC) - The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, has told Spain to get its priorities straight and drop any notion of reclaiming sovereignty of Gibraltar from the UK.

While speaking on Spanish ABC Punto Radio he said that Spain’s current unemployment situation is more im...


 
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Santander’s UK profits down 40%

Lanzarote, Banco Santander, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Spanish Bank Santander's profits have dropped 40% while the bank also admitted that they will not be providing any loans with the money recieved from the European Central Bank (ECB). Photo: Wikipedia/EEIM

01/02/2012 Spain/UK (KMC) - Spanish bank Santander’s UK profits have dropped 40% to just under £1 billion. The bank, which in the UK owns Abbey National, Alliance and Leicester and part of Bradford and Bingley, admitted yesterday that its profits had fallen sharply as a result of troubled property l...


 
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Ryanair threatens to cut Canary routes

Lanzarote, Ryanair, cut flights, 37°,37degrees, Island news
Ryanair may be cutting some of its routes to the Canary Islands following government proposals to reduce its tax subsidies. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°

31/01/2012 Canary Islands (KMC) - Budget airline Ryanair is considering cutting some of its routes to the Canary Islands. The move comes after the Minister of Energy, Industry and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, admitted there could be cuts to the tax subsidy airlines receive from Canary Island airports...


 
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Lanzarote ‘best sun and beach destination´ for tenth consecutive year

Lanzarote, Best sun destination, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Lanzarote was awarded the accolade of 'Best sun and beach destination' at the Holiday World tourism fair in Ireland. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

30/01/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Lanzarote has been chosen as the ‘best sun and beach destination´ by the Irish Trade Industry for the tenth year in a row. Other finalists in the ´Best Winter Sun Destination´ category were Florida, Dubai, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

The award was presented at the Holida...


 
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Canary Island passengers affected by Spanair closure

Lanzarote, Spanair, defunct airline, 37°, 37degrees, Island news
3000 passengers from the Canary Islands were left looking for alternative travel arrangements after Spanair airlines ceased all its operations on Friday night due to a lack of funding. Photo: Wikipedia

30/01/2012 Spain/Canary Islands (KMC) - It is estimated that around 3000 people travelling from the Canary Islands were affected by the closure of Spanair over the weekend. Passengers were forced to fly with other airlines including Air Europa, Vueling and Iberia. Spanair had eleven scheduled flight...


 
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Happy expats in Spain

Lanzarote, Happy British expats_37°,37degrees, Island news
A new survey has revealed that most British expats are happier living in Spain than they were in Britain. Photo: Lanzarote37°/Bernard

20/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - Research courtesy of Lloyds TSB International and The Telegraph expat has revealed that 75.9% of expats are happier living in Spain than in Britain.

The survey asked over 1000 British citizens in the ten most popular expat destinations with Spain topping the list for levels...


 
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Costa Teguise beaches get accessibility award

Lanzarote, Playa de las Cucharas, 37°, 37degrees, Island news
The Playa de las Cucharas beach (pictured above) in Costa Teguise is one of the three beaches to recieve an award for 'universial accessibility'. Photo: Wikipedia/Vishal

18/01/2012 Costa Teguise/Lanzarote/Canary Islands (KMC) - Playa de las Cucharas, Playa Bastian and Playa los Charcos in Costa Teguise are the first beaches in the Canary Islands to be awarded certificates approving their ‘universal accessibility’.

The factors taken into consideration for the award ...


 
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Spain provides cheapest holiday in Europe

Lanzarote, Costa del Sol, Post office Travel Money, 37°, 37 degrees
The Costa del Sol (pictured above) where eight standard holiday items can cost as little as £38, according to a survey by The Post Office Travel Money. Photo: Wikipedia/Erixon.

17/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - New results from a survey by Post Office Travel Money have revealed that Spain is now the cheapest place to holiday in Europe.

The research was unique as it was based on the cost of holiday staples that most holiday-makers will purchase during their time away. The survey in...


 
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Death of Manuel Fraga Iribarne

Lanzarote, Manuel Fraga Iirbarne, death, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Manuel Fraga Iribarne, the man who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party, died yesterday. Photo: Wikipedia/FDV.

16/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, the man who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party, died yesterday aged 89 at his home in Madrid. Fraga had been ill for some time and suffered from respiratory problems.
His death marks the end of the Franco era, as he was the last surviving m...


 
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Plane to Canaries turns back after violence on-board

Lanzarote, Thomas Cook, violence onboard, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The Thomas Cook plane was forced to turn back only 50 minutes into the four hour flight. Photo: Wikipedia/Arpingstone.

16/01/2012 Fuerteventura/ Manchester (KMC) - A plane en route from Manchester to the Canary Island of Fuerteventura had to turn back on Saturday afternoon due to a violent incident on-board.

According to the Manchester evening standard, a man had to be pinned down by five people after swinging punc...


 
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Family from Lanzarote on Costa Concordia

Lanzarote, Costa Concordia, crash, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on Friday night. Photo: Wikipedia/Rvongher

16/01/2012 Lanzarote/ Italy (KMC) - A family from Lanzarote were on the ill-fated italian cruise-liner the ‘Costa Concordia’ which crashed into rocks off the coast of Tuscany on Friday night.

Teresa Curbelo, and her husband and eight-year-old son were on the ship. All are safe and believed to be al...


 
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Canary Island opposition to budget approval

Lanzarote, Mariano Rajoy, Spanish PM, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will pass new austerity measures in March which will give central government more control over regional budgets. Photo: Wikipedia/European Peoples Party.

12/01/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (KMC) - Authorities in the Canary Islands are strongly opposed to new austerity measures which mean that regional spending will need to be approved by central government.

Spanish Prime Minister Manuel Rajoy will pass a law in March making it mandatory for regional bu...


 
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British expats could lose unemployment benefits

Department of work and pensions,Leeds,incapacity benefits, 37°, 37 degrees.
Photo: The Department of Work and Pensions in Leeds, UK. The Department is currently reassessing claiments of incapactity benefits, many of whom live in Spain. Photo: Wikipedia.

11/01/2012 Spain/UK (KMC) - Thousands of British expats living in Spain could lose their incapacity benefits under new government assessment plans.

Around 10,000 people claim disability allowance abroad according to the Department for Work and Pensions, many of whom are now permanent residents in S...


 
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Tourism rises in Spain for second year

Playa Sardinero, Santander,Spain, tourism, 37°, 37degrees.
Above: Playa Sardinero in Santander, Spain. One of Spain's main attractions for tourists is the hot climate and beautiful sandy beaches. Photo: Wikipedia/Lopez

11/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - Provisional figures released yesterday by the Spanish government revealed that the number of foreign visitors to Spain has risen for a second consecutive year.

Tourism minister Jose Manuel Soria told a news conference how 56.9 million foreign tourists visited the country la...


 
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Over €40 million pirated goods haul by Spanish Civil Guard

Spanish Civil Guard,arrest,37°, 37 degrees Island news
The Spanish Civil Guard have arrested 34 people suspected of laundering up to €40 million ($57.6 million) per year through pirated goods. Photo: Wikipedia/Javierme

11/01/2012 Spain/China (JF) - The Spanish Civil Guard have arrested 34 people suspected of laundering up to €40 million ($57.6 million) per year through pirated goods. The Chinese criminal organisation has profited from proceeds of counterfeit tobacco and a variety of other pirated goods. During ´Op...


 
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Sharp drop in number of British emigrating

British emigration decrease, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
There has been a steep decline in the number of British citizens leaving the United Kingdom since 2006. Photo: Lanzarote37°/Bernard

11/01/2012 United Kingdom/Spain (CB) -  There has been a steep decline in the number of British citizens leaving the United Kingdom since 2006. 

Amid the rising cost of the euro, official statistics have the number of Brits departing for foreign nations at 124,000 last year, down from 20...


 
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ENDESA warns all clients on the Canary Islands:
Fraudster with electricity economisers

Fraudulent electricity economisers, 37°, 37 degrees, Island magazine.
The Canarian utility company ENDESA has warned all their clients on the Canary Islands of fraudsters who are trying to sell purported electricity economisers. Photo: Lanzarote37°/Bernard

10/01/2012 Canary Islands/Lanzarote (SB) - The Canarian utility company ENDESA has warned all their clients on the Canary Islands of fraudsters who are trying to sell purported electricity economisers. The tools are sold for 50 euros per unit and are said to reduce the electricity bill by between tw...


 
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Spain becomes ‘Anti-Download´

Ángeles González-Sinde, Sinde Law, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The 'Sinde Law' which targets illegal downloading and piracy websites is named after former Spanish Cultural Minister Ángeles González-Sinde (Pictured).

10/01/2012 Spain/US (KMC) - Spain will toughen up on illegal downloading from March after passing the ´Anti-Downloading Act´ at the end of 2011.

The new government led by Manuel Rajoy, approved the ‘Sinde law’ which will give them the power to shut down sites which promote illegal downloading. The ...


 
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Spain and Jet2 top 'Which?' list

Jet2 best airline, Spain best destination,Lanzarote37degrees
Jet2 has been awarded a double accolade by consumer magazine 'Which?' including being voted the best airline to fly with to the Canaries. Photo: Wikipedia/54north

09/01/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (KMC) - The results are in from the Which? magazine consumer survey and both Spain and Jet2 airlines have topped the list.

Spain was voted the most popular destination for UK holiday makers while Jet2 was voted the most popular airline to fly there with.

Jet2...


 
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Highest water temperature at El Hierro

El Hierro, Highest water temperature, Lanzarote37degrees
The surface water at the eruption of the underwater Volcano at El Hierro reached its highest temperature yesterday. Photo: Wikipedia/ Spot Cnes

09/12/2012 El Hierro/Canary Islands (KMC) - The surface water at the eruption of the underwater Volcano at El Hierro reached its highest temperature yesterday. The temperature of the water is now 4.9 degrees higher than it was before the eruption began in October 2011. This was recorded yesterday by...


 
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Spanish unemployment reaches 22.9%

Spanish unemployment rises, Lanzarote37degrees
Above: A Spanish job centre. Newly released figures have revealed that nearly one in four Spaniards are now unemployed. Photo: Wikipedia/Miguillen

09/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - New figures released from Eurostat have revealed that nearly one in four Spaniards are now unemployed. The unemployment rate has risen from 21.5% to 22.9%, meaning that Spanish citizens now count for at least one in five of Europeans without jobs.

The social security system...


 
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Zapatero´s Socialists planned to rubbish EU fishing reforms

Leaked documents, EU fishing ban, Zapatero Lanzarote37degrees
The proposed EU ban would stop fishermen throwing away more than two-thirds of live edible fish that they catch while at sea. Photo: Wikipedia/Apoc2400

05/01/2012 Spain/Europe (KMC) - A leaked document shown to The Guardian Newspaper reveals how Spain´s former Socialist government planned to oppose the EU ban on discarding edible fish at sea.

The new conservative government led by Manuel Rajoy is now under increasing pressure to agree and implemen...


 
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OFT tackles foreign currency confusion

Confusion over foreign currency fees Lanzarote37degrees
Confusion over foreign exchange rates and charges often results in travellers and holidaymakers losing money. Photo: Wikipedia/Guerra

05/01/2012 UK/Europe (KMC) - For those travelling abroad, buying and using foreign currency is often both expensive and confusing.

A study conducted by the post office found that 1.5 million British travellers buy their foreign currency at the last minute in airports and train stations and lose app...


 
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Excessive online card fees to be axed

Excessive online fees to be axed, Lanzarote37degrees
Airline companies such as Flybe are among the worst offenders of excessive online surcharges. Photo: Wikipedia/Arpingstone

05/01/2012 UK/Europe (KMC) - The British government has decided to axe the excessive card fees consumers’ face when purchasing items online by 2013. It is hoped the move will provide some relief for millions of cash-strapped travellers and online shoppers.

High fees or ‘surcharges’ are imposed on c...


 
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New rules for pets entering the UK

Lanzarote, quarantine changes, Jan1st 2012, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
From January 1st 2012, pets from European Union and unlisted third countries will not need to be quarantined as long as they meet the pre-entry requirements. Picture: ©Lanzarote37°

30/12/2012 United Kingdom/Canary Islands (CB) – New regulations for pets being brought into the United Kingdom from abroad mean that they will no longer require a six-month quarantine period. From January 1st 2012, pets from European Union and unlisted third countries will not need to be quarantined...


 
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Margaret Holt: British Grandmother Missing In Lanzarote


Fears are growing for the welfare of Margaret Holt, 65, from the Wirral, who was last seen on Lanzarote on December 23.

30/12/2011 Lanzarote (SB) - British tourist Margaret Holt, aged 65 from the Wirral, Merseyside has gone missing whilst on a walking holiday on Lanzarote. She was last seen on December 23rd and a search is now underway, conducted by the Civil Guard and local emergency services whilst the Foreign Offi...


 
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Rajoy to outline economic reforms

Rajoy, economic, reforms, parliament, Lanzarote37degrees
Spain’s new Prime Minister in-waiting Mariano Rajoy will address the Spanish Parliament today outlining his first economic reforms. Photo: European People's Party

19/12/2011 Spain (KMC) -Spain’s new Prime Minister in-waiting Mariano Rajoy will address the Spanish Parliament today outlining his first economic reforms and cost-cutting measures.

This will be the first speech to parliament by the leader of the People’s Party (PP) in his four-year-term. The PP co...


 
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Evacuation plan for stranded British ex-pats

Evacuation plans, Spanish ex-pats, Lanzarote37degrees
Ten Spanish banks including Banco Popular were downgraded by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s last week emphasising the fact that Spain is now very vulnerable. Photo: Wikipedia/CC-BY-3.0.

19/12/2011 UK/Spain (KMC) - The Foreign Office is drawing up emergency evacuation plans for British ex-pats in Spain and Portugal amid fears of the euro collapsing.

There are fears that British citizens living abroad could be stranded if the banks there stop allowing cash withdrawals and call in lo...


 
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Spanish maintenance workers face trial over plane crash

Spanair,2008,crash,Lanzarote37degrees
A Spanish Judge decided to send two plane-maintenance workers to trial over the 2008 crash of a Madrid-to-Canary islands Spanair flight that killed 154 people and injured 18.Photo: Wikipedia/Lehle

13/12/2011 Spain/Gran Canaria (KMC) - A Spanish Judge decided yesterday to send two plane-maintenance workers to trial over the 2008 crash of a Madrid-to-Canary islands Spanair flight that killed 154 people and injured 18.

The Judge Juan Javier Perez said that the men, who are charged with negligen...


 
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Prisa and AOL announce launch of EL Huffington Post


Arianna Huffington (Pictured) President and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post made the announcement along with Juan Luis Cebrián, President of El Pais and CEO of Prisa. Photo: Wikipedia/Shankbone

13/12/2011 Spain (KMC) - Spain’s biggest media group in terms of sales, Prisa, is set to join forces with AOL to launch a Spanish version of The Huffington Post.

Prisa’s flagship newspaper El Pais, currently the best-selling newspaper in the country, will join AOL inc. and launch El Huffington Post...


 
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Six people bitten by shark

Angel shark bite, Lanzarote37degrees
Six people including two German women have been bitten by an angel shark at the Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise. Photo: Wikipedia/Guillaume

05/12/2011 Lanzarote (KMC) - Six people including two German women have been bitten by an angel shark at the Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise.

The attacks all occurred within the last three weeks. The two women Hildegard Röhr and Marianne Hoer were both bitten on the leg, one on the calf after s...


 
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Electric cars for Lanzarote?

Electric cars, Lanzarote, Lanzarote37degrees
Lanzarote could become the new testing ground for around 250 electric cars. Photo: Wikipedia/Mariordo

02/12/2011 Lanzarote (KMC) - Lanzarote could become the new testing ground for around 250 electric cars according to an expert from the Technological Institute of Car Safety (FITSA). Sr Donia Razizi made the announcement at the first fair for Electric Cars held at the Gran Hotel in Arrecife o...


 
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El Gordo tickets selling despite economic problems

El Gordo, Fat One, El Niño, Deloitte, Lanzarote37degrees
More Spaniards are buying ´El Gordo´ tickets this year despite the economic downturn, according to a recent survey by Deloitte. Photo: Wikipedia/Kelvin Kay.

30/11/2011 Madrid (JF) – More Spaniards are buying ´El Gordo´ tickets this year despite the economic downturn, according to a recent survey by Deloitte. The survey also revealed that Spaniards will spend an average of €668 on tickets this year – a rise of €13 from last year and more than €113 from o...


 
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Exhuming Franco´s remains

Franco, exhumed, PP; Mariano Rajoy, Lanzarote37degrees
The Spanish government has announced that it wants to exhume Francisco Franco´s remains and give them to his surviving family members. Photo: Wikipedia

30/11/2011 Madrid (JF) - The Spanish government has announced that it wants to exhume Francisco Franco´s remains and give them to his surviving family members. The decision was reached by committee members who have been working on the Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caídos) since May. The initiat...


 
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Large Public Sector Strike hits UK

Public Sector Strikes, UK, Lanzarote37degrees
More than 2 million public sector workers across the UK are staging a national strike today over cuts to public sector pensions. Photo: Wikipedia

30/11/2011 United Kingdom (KMC) - More than 2 million public sector workers across the UK are staging a national strike today over cuts to public sector pensions.

The strike by more than 30 unions is affecting all regions of the UK leading to the closure of most state schools, cancellation o...


 
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Moroccan elections proceed smoothly

Spanish King, Juan Carlos, Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, Lanzarote37degrees
The Spanish King, Juan Carlos, has commended the Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, on maintaining peaceful elections.

29/11/2011 Spain/Morocco (JF) – The Spanish King, Juan Carlos, has commended the Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, on maintaining peaceful elections. Morocco voted in the Islamist PJD party last week after elections on Friday. PJD leader, Abdelilah Benkirane, will be invited to form a government by the Ki...


 
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Spain unemployment expected to rise to 23%

Spain, Italy, unemployment, recession, Lanzarote37degrees
Spanish unemployment is expected to rise to 23% in the new year accordfing to the OECD. Photo: Lanzarote37degrees

29/11/2011 Spain (JF) – Spanish unemployment is expected to rise to 23% in the new year, according to the French company´Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development´ (OECD). The OECD is predicting that Spain will not exceed the 0.7% growth that was predicted this year for Spain and will fall b...


 
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Orca to be transported to the Canary Islands

Orca, Morgan, Killer whale, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Lanzarote37degrees
A Dutch judge has ruled that an orca which has been kept in a water park for sixteen months is to rejoin a pod of orcas in a Canary Island resort. Photo: Wikipedia/Pittman

28/11/2011 Canary Islands (JF) – A Dutch judge has ruled that an orca which has been kept in a water park for sixteen months is to rejoin a pod of orcas in a Canary Island resort. The young killer whale was rescued by staff at a dolphinarium in Harderwijk, in the Netherlands, last year after becomin...


 
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Swimming rocks around El Hierro

El Hierro, earthquake, rocks, Lanzarote37degrees
Recent eruptions around El Hierro are producing swimming rocks in the water at the south of the island. Photo: Wikipedia/Spot Cnes.

28/11/2011 El Hierro (JF) – Recent eruptions around El Hierro are producing swimming rocks in the water at the south of the island. The rocks which are formed by the volcanic activity taking place are floating on top of the water due to the volcanic gases being released. 15 earthquakes measuring bet...


 
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Second woman dies in gas explosion in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, Cordial Hotel, Playa de Mogan, Lanzarote37degrees
A second woman has died after a gas explosion in a hotel on Gran Canaria. Photo: Wikipedia

28/11/2011 Gran Canaria (JF) –  A second woman has died after a gas explosion in a hotel on Gran Canaria. The twenty-two year-old woman who had burns on over 90% of her body died after being rushed to hospital in Seville for treatment. The young woman is the second to have died from the explosi...


 
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Level of emigrants rising in Spain

Immigration, Spain, Lanzarote37degrees
Recent statistics have shown that more people are emigrating from Spain than immigrating into Spain. Photo: Wikipedia/Emilio Gómez Fernández & Javi C. S.

28/11/2011 Madrid (JF) – Recent statistics have shown that over 130,850 more people are emigrating from Spain than the predicted 450,000 to immigrate to Spain. 560,850 people have emigrated from Spain this year which is 130,850 more than the amount of people coming into the country. In 2007 nearly a...


 
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New Egyptian Prime Minister elected

Kamal Ganzouri, Essam Sharaf, Mubarak, Lanzarote37degrees
A new Egyptian Prime Minister has been elected today ahead of elections on Monday. Photo: Wikipedia/Citadelite.

 

25/11/2011 Egypt (JF) – A new Egyptian Prime Minister has been elected today ahead of elections on Monday. Kamal Ganzouri has been elected Essam Sharaf’s successor by Egypt’s military council. Mr Ganzouri has been given ‘full powers’ by the ruling military council according to the national televis...


 
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New £50 note in circulation

England, £50 note, November, Bank of England, Lanzarote37degrees
A new English £50 note which was launched on the 2nd of November is in circulation and will eventually replace the £50 old note. Photo: Press officer of the British Consulate.

25/11/2011 England (JF) – A new English £50 note which was launched on the 2nd of November is in circulation and will eventually replace the old £50 note which had Sir John Houblon on the front. The Bank of England will eventually recall all notes sporting Sir John Houblon. This will be a...


 
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Power Balance to payout 42 million euro compensation

Power Balance sued by consumers, Lanzarote37degrees
The company Power Balance, famous for its bracelets, has been forced to pay out 42 million euros after it was sued by a group of U.S consumers.

24/11/2011 Spain/America/Australia (KMC) -

The company Power Balance, famous for its bracelets, has been forced to pay out 42 million euros after it was sued by a group of U.S consumers over its misleading advertising. The website TMZ is now reporting that Power Balance has filed for bankruptcy...


 
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Gas explosion on Gran Canaria

Gas explosion, Cordial hotel, Playa de Mogan, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote37degrees
A gas explosion in a hotel in Gran Canaria has left five people injured yesterday. Photo: Wikipedia.

24/11/2011 Gran Canaria (JF) - A gas explosion in a hotel in Gran Canaria has left five people injured and one person dead. The fifty-five year-old Norwegian woman who died had suffered 100% burns on her body and was transferred to Seville hospital early this morning along with a twenty-two year-old...


 
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Aviva to close all Irish branches

Aviva, Ireland, UK, Dermot Brown, Seán Egan, Lanzarote37degrees
The Aviva stadium in Dublin which was opened on the 10th of March 2010 in Dublin by Taoiseach Brian Cowen. Photo: Wikipedia/Tarafuku10.

23/11/2011 Ireland (JF) – Aviva have announced they will be closing 26 of their branches throughout Ireland by the June 2012. The international health and car insurance company will be will be cutting over 1,250 jobs in Ireland as well as reducing its management team from 7 to 1. The insurance compa...


 
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Naked woman rescued in stairwell

British tourist, Adeje, Tenerife, Lanzarote37degrees
A naked British tourist was rescued in Tenerife after getting caught in the stair railings in the early hours of Saturday morning. Photo: Wikipedia/Grombo.

22/11/2011 Tenerife (JF) – A naked British tourist was rescued in Tenerife after getting caught in the stair railings in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 49 year-old woman who was staying in an apartment block in Adeje had to be cut out of the stairwell railings after an intimate moment with...


 

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