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Heat & Dust

Thousands of residents and tourists who had never experienced a calima before were treated to a doozie in late February, and homeowners were left with a wearying task once the dust settled. Overall, an estimated 21,000 tonnes of dust…

Signs of improvement in a transformed world

Our football correspondent, Ian Lane, wrote this report in the early days of the lockdown. However, any further football this season – from UD Lanzarote or anyone else - now seems unlikely. Only two matches have been played since my…

Government U-turn on children’s walks

Children will be allowed to leave the home for short walks from this Sunday, the Spanish government confirmed yesterday after being forced to perform an embarrassing U-turn.  Following several days of speculation on how lockdown measures…

Exercise on the agenda

Individual outdoor sports are likely to be permitted at some point in the first half of May, according to Spanish government sources. Meanwhile, the Canarian Government will suggest that exercise should be allowed from 6am to 9am in the morning.  Fernando…

Fire Protection

When it comes to house and building fires, the Canaries is the safest region of Spain. That’s because a large proportion of dangerous and fatal blazes in Spain are caused by faulty heating systems, and there is simply less need for heating…

Canaries prepare exit strategy

The Canarian Government's emergency committee will meet tomorrow to formulate a proposal on how the islands can exit the lockdown, following Pedro Sánchez's recognition of the need for “different responses” in Spain's regions. Addressing…

Boys and girls come out to play

Spanish President Pedro Sánchez will today inform regional leaders of his intention to extend Spain's State of Alarm for a further two weeks, until 9th May. Sánchez also indicated that, from the date of the third extension period beginning…

Emergency funds approved

38,000 households in the Canaries will receive emergency payments ranging from €367 to €478 to  help see them through the month of May. The Canarian emergency payments were announced by Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres and Social…

Love letter to Lanzarote

“Nothing has changed on Lanzarote, because there are places in the world that will always be special”.  This is the message of #LOVELanzarote,  a video created by Lanzarote's Tourist Board that has already been shared over 200,000 times…

Hospiten free video-consulting

The Hospiten Group are operating a free video-consultation service for all their patients. Launched on April 9th, the service is open to everyone with clinical records at the Hospiten and allows you to resolve medical doubts from the…