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35-year-old arrested for drug trafficking

A 35-year-old has been arrested for a drug trafficking charge, among other charges.

Lanzarote tourism figures January 2024

The Lanzarote Data Centre have released tourism figures for January this year.

Decline in rubbish container and vehicle fires in 2023

The island saw a decline in rubbish container and car fires in 2023.

35-year-old arrested for drug trafficking

A 35-year-old has been arrested for a drug trafficking charge, among other charges.

Lanzarote tourism figures January 2024

The Lanzarote Data Centre have released tourism figures for January this year.

Decline in rubbish container and vehicle fires in 2023

The island saw a decline in rubbish container and car fires in 2023.

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Plastics Ban

The Canaries decision to ban single use plastics from 1st January next year is a welcome initiative, but how far does it really go in addressing the problem? Last month the Canaries became the first region in Spain to announce a ban…

Why has Spain been hit so hard?

Spain is one of the countries that has been worst hit by coronavirus, and the reasons could be various. First there are social factors. Spain is a highly social country, where touching and physical proximity are normal. It’s also a…

Lanzarote: Spared the Worst

At the time of writing it’s fair to say that Lanzarote has been comparatively lucky compared to many other parts of Spain and the Canaries. Lanzarote’s first two cases were reported on March 13th, and consisted of a pair of tourists…

Skeleton Cave

The discovery of 72 skeletons in a cave in Gran Canaria has been hailed as the “archeological find of the century”. The cave was first located by members of the archeological association El Legado, who used drone technology to explore…

Lanzarote’s Superbowl

Canarian bowls is the most popular Canarian traditional sport. So last month the Gazette’s Shaun Addison and Sabrina Suppers enjoyed the atmosphere at one of the island’s biggest bowling events. Every Wednesday afternoon, the Albergue…

Bowling Brits

Bowling isn’t just popular among Canarians. Every Wednesday lunchtime, groups of British expats gather at the Teleclub de Mácher to play a few informal rounds on the covered cancha there. The restaurant provides the bowls, and serves…

Playa del Paso

Most people come to the little town of El Golfo to do two things: dine in one of the fine seafood restaurants there, or look at the stunning green lagoon that lies just west of the town. But a smaller group of visitors, usually dressed in hiking…

Lanzarote on Screen 5

In the fifth edition of our new series, we take a look at some of this island’s most famous and memorable appearances on film, TV and video. THE STONE ROSES - I WANNA BE ADORED / FOOLS GOLD In 1989 the Stone Roses had already…

Health workers take the brunt

Canarian health workers have appealed for greater protective measures, after figures show that they are particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus. 20% of all coronavirus cases on the Canaries are health workers, a figure…

Lockdown tightened

Spain's President, Pedro Sánchez, has announced that non-essential workers must stay in their homes for the next two weeks, in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus. From Monday 30th March until April 9th, there will be no non-essential…

Third Fatality on Lanzarote

An 80-year old Lanzarote woman became the third coronavirus fatality on the island yesterday. She was also the first victim not to have any pre-existing health issues, although her age would have placed her in a vulnerable group. Both…

Clocks go forward

Daylight Saving Time in the Canaries is exactly the same as it is in the UK and it begins at 2 am on the morning of Sunday March 29th, so don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour tonight. The bad news is that you'll lose an hour…

Lanzarote on Screen 4

In the fourth edition of our new series, we take a look at some of this island’s most famous and memorable appearances on film, TV and video. DR. WHO: PLANET OF FIRE The universe's most famous Time Lord last turned up on Lanzarote…

Second death on Lanzarote

Lanzarote registered its second coronavirus death on Thursday, an 80-year old British resident who passed away in the Hospital Molina Orosa. 24 cases of coronavirus have been registered on Lanzarote so far, with that figure rising…

Lockdown extended; Canarian health chief replaced

Pedro Sánchez has succeeded in extending Spain's lockdown until the 12th April in a vote last night in Congress. Meanwhile, the Canarian President has replaced health councillor Teresa Cruz following criticism of her management. Although…