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Lockdown tightened

Spain's President, Pedro Sánchez, has announced that non-essential workers must stay in their homes for the next two weeks, in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus. From Monday 30th March until April 9th, there will be no non-essential…

Third Fatality on Lanzarote

An 80-year old Lanzarote woman became the third coronavirus fatality on the island yesterday. She was also the first victim not to have any pre-existing health issues, although her age would have placed her in a vulnerable group. Both…

Clocks go forward

Daylight Saving Time in the Canaries is exactly the same as it is in the UK and it begins at 2 am on the morning of Sunday March 29th, so don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour tonight. The bad news is that you'll lose an hour…

Lanzarote on Screen 4

In the fourth edition of our new series, we take a look at some of this island’s most famous and memorable appearances on film, TV and video. DR. WHO: PLANET OF FIRE The universe's most famous Time Lord last turned up on Lanzarote…

Second death on Lanzarote

Lanzarote registered its second coronavirus death on Thursday, an 80-year old British resident who passed away in the Hospital Molina Orosa. 24 cases of coronavirus have been registered on Lanzarote so far, with that figure rising…

Lockdown extended; Canarian health chief replaced

Pedro Sánchez has succeeded in extending Spain's lockdown until the 12th April in a vote last night in Congress. Meanwhile, the Canarian President has replaced health councillor Teresa Cruz following criticism of her management. Although…

Don José Molina Orosa: Lanzarote's doctor

As Lanzarote's health services fight to contain coronavirus, it's a good time to remember the man after who the island's main hospital is named -. a man who also devoted his life to fighting contagious diseases such as tuberculosis. Dr…

Lanzarote's first victim

Lanzarote experienced its first coronavirus death yesterday. The victim, who passed away in Arrecife's Dr Molina Orosa Hospital, was described as a 71-year old German man who lived in the municipality of Yaiza. Lanzarote's Cabildo and the Ayuntamiento…

Lanzarote on Screen 3

In the third edition of our new series, we take a look at some of this island’s most famous and memorable appearances on film, TV and video. BLACK MIRROR: USS CALLISTER Charlie Brooker's acclaimed Netflix series came to Lanzarote…

Tribute to the health workers

A convoy of around 30 police cars and emergency vehicles paraded the streets of Arrecife on Monday evening in tribute to the work of health workers on the island. The parade passed along the seafront before heading to the Dr José Molina Orosa…