Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 6, 2017

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British School of Lanzarote at Teguise Market 

The British School of Lanzarote are at Teguise Market this Sunday 12th February. They will have a stall where the pupils will be selling cookbooks and other things  they have created as part of their fundraising for a trip to the UK. Their various initiatives over the last few months have raised almost €8,000, and they would love to thank you all for your support.

Rolls Royce In Lanzarote

Rolls Royce Motors have been secretively flying new models in various locations around the island this week. Partial road closures were in place at El Golfo and Timanfaya as the new Dawn and a rumoured SUV from the manufacturer broke cover on the island. Lanzarote has a history of new model photo shoots over recent years, with Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Volvo using the island to showcase their cars.

Two Paragliders rescued

Two paraglider were rescued yesterday when they landed in the ocean off Playa La Garita in Arrieta. A 37 year old British man was able to get out himself, but a 63 year Czech man needed to be pulled from the water when he became entangled in his ropes.

Yaiza Planning to Limit Use of Quads and Buggies on Rural Roads

Yaiza Ayuntamiento has approved a municipal ordinance regulating use of rural tracks in the area. Specifically, they are seeking to limit the use of vehicles that damage rural land and the tracks, and to totally prohibit nonessential vehicles from travelling in National Park areas. Maximum speed limits of 30KMH are to be enforced now, and people causing damage to the roads could face fines of up to €3,000.

Electricity Pylon Work Stopped

Yaiza Ayuntamiento has successfully won an order ceasing work on new electricity pylons that are being installed in the villages of Femés and Los Ajaches. Work will stop while a detailed plan is carried out into the environmental impact, which should have been done in the first place.