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New Public Parking In Puerto Del Carmen

The Ayuntamiento of Tias has announced that a new car park will be created on public land in Puerto del Carmen. Offering parking for 300 vehicles, the new car park will be in the area of the new La Perla Shopping Centre at The Fariones end of the avenida. The initiative is part of phase two of the modernisation plan for Puerto del Carmen, which also includes a €6 Million investment in the area of Calle Pedro Barba to create a more up market “feel” with new pavements and street furniture. The hope is that this will encourage owners of some of the private complexes to invest in refurbishment of their own properties, many of which are now 30 years old.

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The work already done as part of the first modernisation phase has resulted in €19 Million of  read more »

PSOE Tias Update January 2015

During the month of January, the PSOE party in Tias, Lanzarote have completed a series of six work groups to prepare details for the manifesto, which the Socialists of Tías intend to introduce for the upcoming municipal elections in May.

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Their objective was to create a credible and realistic programme with a strong social commitment to generate the change that Tías needs. The PSOE focus is to create an inclusive and transparent council that is capable of attracting investment and generating answers to build a better municipality.

The Socialist Party have appreciated the groups, associations, business owners and residents that have participated so far in developing their exciting project. All of the workshops have been  read more »

Lanzarote Wins Again In Irish Travel Industry Awards!

The island picked up another award from the Irish Travel Industry recently,  for “Best Winter Sun Destination.” This is the 12th consecutive time Lanzarote has won the award and confirms the on-going love affair the Irish have with Lanzarote.

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In 2014 209,646 tourists visited the island from Ireland, making it our third largest market. When you consider the population of Ireland is only 4.5 Million, it demonstrates the true value of that business.

Cabildo President Pedro San Ginés said “This award reinforces the promotional strategy of Lanzarote and at the same time, defines a privileged position of the island in the Irish market."

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New Playa Blanca Tourist Office

Yaiza Ayuntamiento has invested €50,000 to create a new Tourist Information Office in the resort of Playa Blanca. Located next to the library in Calle Varadero The new office replaces the kiosk which was located in Calle Limones, and offers visitors much more comfortable surroundings and the chance to sit down while they gather the information they need.

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The 76 Square metre building was  read more »

Jack And The Beanstalk In Lanzarote

The Lanzarote Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS) are putting on a pantomime as their first production of 2015!

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It’s the largest production they have put on in several years, and they’ve planned three nights, although they will extend the run if demand requires it.

It sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and we’ve been promised five beanstalks, and lots of singing and dancing. Tony Riccardi stars as Jack,  read more »

LZ-2 Lane Closure From Monday

The next phase of the Circunvalación road works is due to begin on Monday to connect to the LZ-2 Arrecife to Playa Blanca dual carriageway.

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From Monday 26th January, traffic will be cut from the left lane of the LZ-2 road at the entrance to Arrecife. The traffic restriction will take effect from 07:00 between 0+000 & 0+500 kilometres and is necessary to construct a roundabout to connect the Rambla Medular with the Arrecife to Playa Blanca LZ-2, and forms part of the project to expand the Circunvalación de Arrecife from a single to dual lane carriageway.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane, and  read more »

Man Dies In Lanzarote Paragliding Accident

The 112 emergency services were alerted to a man with severe injuries sustained in a paragliding accident in Lanzarote on Sunday.

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The accident was reported in the Los Pechos area near Caleta de Famara in Teguise at 13:34 on Sunday 18th January. Unfortunately the man aged 55 years old and of German nationality died due to the severity of his injuries.

The emergency services that responded could only  read more »

John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's Husband, Dies In Lanzarote

John Bayley died recently at his home in Lanzarote at the age of 89. Bayley, a former Oxford Don, was best known for his book Elegy for Iris, which was a moving memoir of his wife Iris Murdoch’s final years and her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The 2001 film Iris, starring Judi Dench and Kate Winslet was based on the book.

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Iris Murdoch was a well known author and philosopher, born in Ireland in 1919, and was famous for her novels  read more »

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