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Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 22, 2017

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Seven Detained In Drugs Bust

The Guardia Civil has carried out raids on various places in Lanzarote and Gran Canaria to break up a drug ring operating in the islands. Cocaine and other drugs were being brought to the islands from Venezuela, for onward distribution by mules to the mainland of Spain. A total of 13 people were arrested on the two island (7 in Lanzarote) and 180KG of cocaine was confiscated.  read more »

7 Year Old British Boy "Critical"

Costa Teguise Shadow

A 7 year old British boy was airlifted to Gran Canaria in critical condition yesterday afternoon after nearly drowning at a hotel swimming pool in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 20, 2017

Road Surface

Irish Lady Drowns In Puerto del Carmen

A 42 year old Irish lady, Elaine O’Donovan, tragically drowned in Puerto del Carmen in the early hours of Saturday morning. She was accompanied by a man when she decided to go swimming at 3AM. Witnesses say she was soon seen floating face down in the water, and they called emergency services while the man walked away from the scene. He has since been charged with “Failing in his duty to help,” and has been bailed pending an investigation.  read more »

Cactus Burger Launches

Ironman Lanzarote 2017 Road Closures

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have confirmed the road closures for the Ironman Lanzarote triathlon event taking place on the island this Saturday 20th May 2017.

Vias afectadas y horarios

Race Day Programme

05:00 Transition zone opens for athletes   read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 19, 2017

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Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 18,2017

Snippets

Superior Court Overturns Rental Law Decree

The Superior Court has overturned key clauses in the proposed new rental laws. The main points of interest are that they have declared that the section of the law refusing permission for owners of properties in tourist areas is unfair from a competition perspective, and that renting of rooms in private houses for bed and breakfast, for example, should be allowed. The Canarian government has also been told to pay the costs of the court case. It has been hailed as a victory by the owners association ASCAV, but they warn that it’s a battle, rather than the war that has been won, and the government may appeal the decision.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 16, 2017

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Fibre Optic In Tias

In the first phase of deployment of fibre optic cables in Tias, around 11,500 homes in the municipality will have access to high speed internet. Work will start on installing the new cables in June, and Telefonica will be investing around €1.5 Million. The service will give download speeds of around 300MBPS.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 15, 2017

Chica

5 a Side Football Players Wanted

Dennis has contacted us about the 5 a side football matches he is organising in Playa Blanca. He’s looking for people in their 40’s or older to join in for a weekly kick around every Friday at 4PM at the pitch in Playa Blanca town centre. Get in touch with him via  harpernn@hotmail.com  read more »


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