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Tricky Landing At Arrecife From Boeing 737 Cockpit

Lanzarote generally enjoys a northerly breeze, which means aircraft land over the sea with a pretty straightforward approach. When the wind blows the “wrong” way, however, incoming aircraft have to come in over the mountains, dropping onto the runway just over the main road at Playa Honda. To add complication, there is no instrument landing system from this direction, which means pilots must land the aircraft manually, using instruments when there’s cloud (as it often the case with a southerly wind) and visual references when it clears.

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We found this excellent video on You Tube, shot from the jump seat in a Boeing 737 and looking right over the pilot’s shoulder. You can see how high his workload is on the approach,  read more »

A Man Died Trying To Cross The LZ-2 In Lanzarote

A young man was killed in Playa Honda last night, on his way home from work.

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Sadly, the 30 year old tried to walk across the busy LZ-2 dual carriageway, which has a 100 km/h limit and was hit by a car travelling in the direction of the airport from Arrecife. The accident happened just after 21:00, there was nothing the Servicio de Urgencias Canario (SUC) emergency services who responded could do, other than confirm the man’s death due to the severity of his injuries.

It’s believed that the deceased was an employee from  read more »

Socialist Party of Tías

The following is a message from the Socialist Party to the English speaking residents of Puerto del Carmen and the municipality of Tías.

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Dear Neighbours,  read more »

Lanzarote People - Stan Arnold

We wrote about Stan’s books here: Local author Stan Arnold, so we decided to catch up with him recently in Playa Blanca to find out more about him, and to hear his thoughts on Lanzarote.

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Stan is originally from Warrington and he had an interesting and varied career. For many years he toured as part of a rock band, and then he graduated to adding humour into his performances – think Billy Connolly or Jasper Carrot – with a mix of music and amusing stories. At one time he was performing, often at forces bases, 20 nights a month, and also appearing on Radio 4 and occasionally on television. The arrival of alternative comedy in the 1980’s persuaded him it was time to stop performing and to start writing, and he became a successful copywriter, with several large blue chip companies as his clients.

Stan partially retired five years ago, married his then girlfriend and moved to the sunshine of Lanzarote, following a holiday where he fell in love with the island.  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote Wine & Food Festival 2014

Note: This event has been suspended due to the weather

The annual Festival Saborea Lanzarote takes place in La Villa de Teguise, the historic old capital of Lanzarote this weekend. Some of the local bars & restaurants have special events under the banner Teguise Gastro starting from tonight.

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This is an event not to be missed by foodies or wine lovers as the very best products and produce from Lanzarote will be available for tasting over the weekend. There’s lots of different programmes for the various zones with cooking demonstrations from top local chefs, cooking competitions and children’s cookery lessons. If you’re visiting the island it’s a great opportunity to go and discover Lanzarote’s lovely old capital of Teguise.

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Tuesday 25th November

Restaurante Acatife & Bar El Chiringuito have tapas “conejeras” & a glass of wine or soft drink for €4 from 18:00

Restaurante La Cantina have a vegetarian tasting menu priced at €45 per person at 19:00

Photograph exhibition from Daría Zucchi in the Lablanzarote Galería on Calle Reyes Católicos from 17:00 – 21:00

Wednesday 25th November

Restaurante Acatife & Bar El Chiringuito have tapas “conejeras” & a glass of wine or soft drink for €4 from 18:00

Restaurante La Cantina are hosting a wine tasting evening with 8 wines and tapas priced at €28 per person at 19:00  read more »

Lanzarote's Winter Storm 2014

We wrote about why the island remains the best winter sun destination in Europe recently.

But we have had some awful weather over the last ten days!

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Lanzarote - The Best Place In Europe For Winter Sun

Over the last few days we’ve been reporting on heavy rain and winds here in Lanzarote. Anyone following our page on Facebook will have seen images and videos of how the heavy deluge has flowed down the mountains and out to sea and they will have read how the island’s infrastructure struggled to cope.

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This kind of thing happens about once every five or six years!

Normally, Atlantic storms are carried well north of The Canaries and head up into Europe. In this case we caught the edge of it.

But don’t worry – Lanzarote is still the best place in Europe for winter sun!

That’s because we aren’t really in Europe at all – we’re only 64 nautical miles from the Saharan coast of Africa and we’re as far south of Madrid as that city is from London!

Our typical winter weather is plenty of sunshine, daytime temperatures from 22 to 25 degrees,  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Cook

A popular sports bar in Playa Blanca has a vacancy for a cook.

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The position could be either part or full time for the right person. This bar serves traditional British pub food, including full English breakfasts, light snacks and main meals. 

Please contact  read more »

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