Lanzarote News in Brief - Week 25 2016

Illegal Radio Stations Denounced

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The citizens against corruption group claims that of the 59 radio frequencies being broadcast on Lanzarote, only 19 are “legal.” They want to raise awareness about the stations broadcasting without a licence, and draw attention to their claim that staff are not contracted to work, and are therefore part of the black economy.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 23 2016

Tinajo Ayuntamiento Oppose Water Ski Cable

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The Tinajo town hall has stated its opposition to a project placed with Departamento Costas to install a water ski cable in the lagoon at La Santa. The application was made by a private company. The ayuntamiento’s technical office cited the incompatibility of the lagoon currently with the new idea, stating it is currently the only are of calm water in the municipality, and that the cable would interfere with sports events and leisure activities that already take place there. They also suggested the turrets required to mount the cables would spoil the skyline in the area.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 22 2016

Euromillions Winning Ticket Sold In Costa Teguise

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Two lottery tickets, which won €180,000 on the Euromillions draw was sold by the lottery shop in front of the Hotel Oasis in Costa Teguise. The tickets were bought by two friends, who always choose the same numbers, and they each won €90,160.

More Eurowings Flights to Lanzarote


Eurowings is the low cost arm of Lufthansa. They have announced increased flights from Dusseldorf and Hamburg to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, starting in October of this year.  read more »

Lanzarote And Brexit

Readers keep asking me to write a piece on how Britain exiting the EU would affect them in Lanzarote - some are regular visitors, some own properties here, and others live on the island full time.

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Sadly, I don’t have answers for them, and neither does anyone else. There isn’t a precedent, so any answers are mere speculation. At one extreme people are saying nothing will change and at the other some "remain" campaigners are talking about travel visas, work permits and an end to free reciprocal health care.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 21

Ayuntamiento Office Open In Puerto del Carmen

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In order to save residents of Puerto del Carmen travelling to Tias all the time, the town hall has opened an office in the old town harbour where people can do things like pay local taxes, get travel permits and register dogs. Puerto del Carmen is actually home to half the municipality’s population.  read more »

Papagayo Campsite Summer 2016

A meeting was held this week regarding the Área de Acampada de Papagayo (campsite) in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

Reunion Acampada Papagayo Cabildo Lanzarote

The campsite is due to open in early summer after an investment in the region of 800,000 euros.

New improvements include an increase in the number of plots available, creation of two new barbecue areas, new bathrooms, a shaded area and an access ramp to the beach for wheelchair users. The investment project also included the  read more »

Emergency Services Exercise In Lanzarote Today

All of the island’s emergency services were in action at the airport today for an exercise to simulate an aircraft crash. No notice is given of these exercises so that the real response of the teams can be gauged.

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Important Holiday Rental Meeting in Lanzarote

The Asociación Canaria del Alquiler Vacacional (ASCAV) have announced the date of an important meeting in Lanzarote, for those affected by the holiday rental law in the Canary Islands.


ASCAV are holding a series of meetings across the Canary Islands to build a consensus to regulate Holiday Rentals in the Canary Islands. They would like participation from all affected parties, including  read more »


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