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Please Fasten Your Helmet…

The American Association of Clinical Neurology has called for helmets to be obligatory for car drivers, after a study has shown it could cut road deaths and serious injuries by 50%. The helmet has already saved the lives of thousands…

Cafe Society

A Guardia Civil tweet warning pedestrians to stay off cycle paths caused a furious response last month thanks to the photo chosen to illustrate the message. The photo showed two pedestrians walking on a cycle path, with the message…

Golf News

A record number of golfers took part in The Flintstones Rock Café Trophy, a Medal Play tournament which took place on 7th February 2020. The winner was Jean-Francois Crinquand, with an excellent 72 points. Jean-Francois lives in Mácher Bajo…

Rugby Report

After almost a year without a game, Lanzarote Seniors were back in action against La Laguna at the beginning of February, and were hoping to emulate the success of the Juniors this season. And it wasn’t long before the Conejeros were…

Battling for survival in the sunshine

It’s been a strange season for Los Rojillos (The Reds). They have only lost six of their 25 matches but, incredibly, have drawn 15 games which leaves them in 16th spot; just four points clear of the relegation positions in the Tercera División…

Brexit Boost?

Newspapers reported a rapid increase in property sales enquiries following the UK’s exit from the EU on 31st January, but what effects is Brexit really likely to have over the next couple of years? An increase in house sales following…

Rent Cap Report

The Bank of Spain has come down against rent controls in large cities after analysing the effect of such measures in Berlin, Paris and other European cities. Rent controls in the overheated urban areas of Madrid and Barcelona are very…

Tourist Circle

A new business association named the Canarian Tourist Circle has been set up to represent the interests of smaller rental owners, in contrast to the larger hotel federations. The Circle is headed by Doris Borrego, who is also the President…

Canaries still lead price rises

The Fotocasa estate agency has reported that the Canaries still leads Spain in terms of price increases on resold properties, with a rise of 1% in January. Spain as whole saw a fall of 0.3% in the first month of 2020, with the Balearics…

Now’s the time?

The pound rose to a three-year high against the Euro immediately following Boris Johnson’s victory in the UK General election. Every Briton under the age of 65 now knows what it's like to be an adult citizen of a non-EU country. And…