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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

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 »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week Twenty 2016

Underwater Bomb Made Safe

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A diver discovered an old bomb at a depth of 15 metres off the coast of La Graciosa and contacted the authorities. The navy vessel Meteoro was sent to the area, which was secured while divers recovered the device. The bomb discovered was 67CM long, filled with 11.5KG of explosive and had an pressure activation fuse which was made safe.

Kite Surfer Dies At Famara

Kitezone Famara

A 37 year old kite surfer died while surfing at Famara after suffering a cardiac arrest. A nearby nurse and doctor, who were on the beach, attempted to resuscitate him, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.  read more »

Ironman Lanzarote 2016 Road Closures & Information

Around 1900 athletes spanning over 50 nationalities will be participating in the 25th anniversary edition of Ironman Lanzarote on Saturday 21st May 2016. The holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen will be packed full of spectators and supporters from the start at 7am to the finish at midnight tomorrow.

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To ensure the safety of the athletes during the 180km bike leg of the triathlon, there will be road closures and diversions. Please allow plenty of time for your journeys tomorrow and respect directions given by the 300 strong health and safety team helping to safeguard these athletes through a gruelling event.

The map above details the bike course with road closure times affecting 6 of the 7 municipalities in Lanzarote. If you have airport transfers departing from Puerto del Carmen tomorrow, please make sure you  read more »

New Owners at Brown Deli

Tracy & Derek from Brown Deli in Costa Teguise have confirmed this week, that the business has been sold to an Irish couple called Ann & Michael.

Brown Deli Lanzarote

Regular clients can be assured that the new owners will still be creating all the usual Brown Deli favourites. In fact, the handover taking place until the end of the month even includes the coveted carrot cake recipe!

It’s the start of a new era, from the  read more »

Monster Radio - Lanzarote's Newest Independent Radio Station

The last time we caught up with Lanzarote’s Monster Radio back in October, the station was just about to go on air, and promised to deliver an eclectic mix of music driven by what listeners really want to hear.

 

Now, just over six months later, Monster Radio is going from strength to strength and gathering a loyal following, both on the island and around the world.


Monster Radio

 

Dick Knowles (left) and presenter Pete Tilbury-Fowler (right) in the Monster Radio studio with Martin Finnigan from UK group The Rainband  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week Nineteen 2016

Playa Los Charcos In Costa Teguise To Be Made Accessible

Los Charcos

Work is starting to make Los Charcos Beach, near to Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise, accessible. The stairs there will be replaced with a slope and the pavement resurfaced with a smooth resin bonded concrete at a total cost of €173,000. The work will be completed within 4 months.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week Eighteen 2016

“La Linea y El Sombra"

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A new communal area opened in Arrecife last Saturday, on the site of the former police commissioner’s building. The area links the waterfront with San Ginés Church. The 379 Square metre area includes natural materials to create an area of “line and shadow."

Dream Wedding Winners Arrive On The Island

Wedding

Following a competition organised by the tourism department last year, a Dutch couple has arrived on the island after winning a dream wedding here. Fauna and Anton are being joined by 69 guests who will enjoy the celebration. The prize valued at around €27,000. A video of the event will be made as a promotional tool to encourage more wedding celebrations on the island.  read more »


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