The fight against pollution

This week, Lanzarote hosts the international conference on plastic waste, MICRO 2020, for the third year running. For obvious reasons, this year's conference is now being conducted virtually from “Lanzarote and beyond” , and will feature contributions from scientists and researchers from five continents.

Las Palmeras Golf Society: Golf in the sun

Las Palmeras is the oldest and largest Golf Society in Lanzarote, writes Jean-François Crinquand.

Happy landings!

From today, the new Spanish law demanding negative PCR test results from all visitors to Spain comes into effect. An area at Lanzarote's airport had already been set up to check the certificates.

Sunday News Roundup

New Sunday weekly roundup! A rundown of everything that has happened during week that you need to know; written in a brief and easy to understand format.

Vaccinations “not obligatory”

A day after Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced a mass vaccination programme commencing in the New Year, Salvador Illa, the health minister, confirmed that vaccination would not be compulsory

Madrid says no

The Spanish government’s weak response to the problem of migrants on the Canaries has soured relations between Madrid and the regional government led by the same Socialist party. Yesterday, Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres warn that the Canaries would “rebel” if the central government left the Canaries with 100% responsibility for the accommodation of migrants.

Drive Canaries

There are eight Canary islands, and all of them are different. Some are popular international tourist destinations, others are quieter and more traditional, and one of them doesn’t even have any roads. So which is the best for driving? Here are our results in reverse order…

Into the orange zone

Yesterday, the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) reclassified the Canary Islands, taking them out of the red “at-risk” zone and placing them in the orange zone.

Season’s Greetings!

UD Lanzarote will begin their 50th Anniversary season after only being permitted to play two pre-season friendlies as well as being forbidden to train all together as a group. Ian Lane reports… First published in Gazette Life, November…