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Figures fall as 86 recover

As Lanzarote and the Canaries registered large increases in new cases over recent weeks, the fear was that many of those cases would deteriorate, involving hospitalisations and deaths. However, the amount of hospitalisations has remained…

UD Lanzarote’s new 20/21 kit

As the new season approaches, so does the 50th anniversary of UD Lanzarote. To commemorate this, the club which has worn the same kit for 3 seasons will be sporting a new kit that honours the anniversary. The new kits come in the home…

Cabildo welcomes approval for testing tourists

Cabildo president María Dolores Corujo has welcomed the decision of the Spanish government to authorise PCR tests on all tourists to the Canaries on their arrival and before they leave.  At a meeting with Lanzarote tourist professionals…

Back to school next Wednesday

The Canarian Government has decided to open all schools on the Canaries for the new academic year which begins next week. At a meeting yesterday, government spokesman Julio Pérez said “classes can begin safely, as the necessary measures…

Screening to locate Arrecife cases

The Canarian Health Council has identified 49 Covid-19 outbreaks on the Canaries, with 11 of them assigned to Lanzarote. Of the 49 Canarian outbreaks, 33 have arisen from family reunions; nine originate in the workplace, six have arisen…

UK “islands policy” offers way forward

Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister, Arancha González Laya, has said that Spain will open negotiations with the UK to reopen air bridges to the Canaries and Balearics following Mondays announcement of a new “islands policy” by the UK government. Currently, …

Canaries demands assistance on migrants

Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres has expressed his “deep discontent” at the decision of Spain’s Migration Minister, José Luis Escriva, to cancel a planned visit to the islands, during which he was scheduled to find out more about…

Covid-19 and Autism

A recently-published article by two professors from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria highlights the effects that the lockdown and the “new normal” are having on those with autism spectrum disorders. The study, by María…

Haría building boost

Haría has reduced the minimum size of a parcel of land to be eligible for construction from 1,000 square metres to 500 square metres, in order to make it easier to build new homes in the municipality. The amendment to the municipal…

Parking In Demand

Parking space could be a more valuable asset in the property market of the future, according to industry experts who have been observing developments in the Far East. First published in Gazette Life, September 1st 2020. The Covid-19…