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Consular Questions & Answers

The coronavirus crisis has proved to be an exceptionally busy time for the British embassy and Consular network in Spain. Only a few months after the collapse of Thomas Cook led to the biggest repatriation effort since the war, tourism effectively…

Playa Blanca harbour extension “ahead of schedule”

The Canarian councillor in charge of Public Works, Sebastian Franquis, has announced that the extension works on Playa  Blanca's harbour are progressing far better than expected and could be terminated before the scheduled date of December…

“New normal” rules announced as Lanzarote goes Covid-free

No coronavirus on Lanzarote There are now no positive cases of Covid-19 on Lanzarote, after the young migrant who was the last remaining positive case on the island tested negative yesterday and was discharged. He was one of 144…

Long-term patient beats the virus

There were emotional scenes at Lanzarote's  Dr José Molina Orosa Hospital yesterday as a 69-year-old woman was discharged 81 days after being admitted for coronavirus. She entered hospital on 31st March, was placed in Intensive Care two days…

Round the island for Rikki

On June 25th,  the ”Hound Dogs” - Martin Bambrough, Lee Dutton, Simon Doolan and James O'Toole- will set off on their sponsored trek all the way round Lanzarote – a 200 mile journey they hope to finish in four days. The guys are…

How to disinfect a car

On Lanzarote, cars are frequently used by more than one person, and in the “new normality” hygiene will be paramount. If you’re handing a vehicle over to anyone who isn’t in your immediate household, you’re advised (and may be legally…

Rediscover Manrique’s legacy

Lanzarote's Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism will reopen to the public tomorrow, and the event will be marked with ten free open days for all residents of Lanzarote. During  the several weeks of closure in the lockdown the centres…

Liberty Seguros raises over €6,000 for the Paralympic Youth Athletics Promises Team

The Liberty Race is an annual event that takes place all over Spain, raising money for young Paralympic athletes. However, this year, for the first time ever, the Covid-19 epidemic forced organisers to hold the race online. 3,000 individuals…

Tackling the backlog

Waiting lists for surgery at the Dr José Molina Orosa Hospital are 144 days, the second longest on the Canaries after Tenerife's University Hospital. A report by María José Lahora in Diario de Lanzarote shows that waiting lists were…

Golf is back & we love it!

The Las Palmeras Golf Society are in the swing of things again, as golf courses reopen with new health measures in place. Jean-Francois Crinquand reports. On Monday 11th May, most of the golf courses in the Canaries re-opened after two…