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Weather Watch September

September is the month when I take my holidays and here in Lanzarote we usually see the bluest skies, stunning sunsets and plenty of sunshine. The sea temperature is also just lovely as it has had all of summer to soak up the…

Fighting Cruelty

The recent case of the street dog Timple has once again highlighted the issue of animal cruelty on Lanzarote. ADEMAL is a new and different Lanzarote animal charity, and it's already making its mark on an island where campaigning against animal…

SARA Dog of the Month: Rama

Rama is a gentle, friendly German shorthaired pointer Born in February 2009, she has been in Sara since March 2019. She is a bit shell-shocked at her changed circumstances and missing her home and family, she is quite timid and will need a…

Case studies

Lanzarote has recently become one of Spain’s “hot spots” for coronavirus infection, but the second wave on the island offers far more cause for optimism on heath grounds than the first one. A worrying week for Lanzarote ended with…

Charity Fun Quiz at the Boatyard

As you may have noticed, there’s not a lot going on at the moment. All the more reason to snap up a ticket for the charity fun quiz at the Boatyard in Costa Teguise, which takes place in a fortnight’s time and is in aid of SARA animal shelter. There’ll…

Two plans to rescue the winter season

The inter tourist season is an opportunity that the Canaries can not afford to lose. As a result, the Canarian government is drawing up plans to test all arrivals to the islands. However, if Spain’s government does not agree to such a plan,…

Second wave threatens school return

The return to school on Lanzarote looks increasingly doubtful as the island suffers a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The Canarian education councillor had admitted that no return to school will be possible under current rates, and parents,…

Germany places Canaries on its blacklist

It was a question of when rather than if, but Germany has finally added the Canaries to the rest of Spain on its “blacklist” of countries to which travel is not recommended. Visitors to the Canaries must now provide a negative PCR test…

Timple’s Lasting Legacy

The “Teguise pact” may be the most important consequence of the huge outpouring of concern following the killing of the street dog Timple in July. Timple died of suffocation after a Costa Teguise couple tied and bound his muzzle…

Canarian Covid Policy

The Canaries has introduced a free insurance policy which will reimburse tourists for any costs incurred from Covid-19. First published in Gazette Life, September 1st 2020. The initiative, which was announced by the islands’…