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Vaccinations up as Lanzarote holds steady

The Canaries continue to break vaccination records, administering 11,500 jabs throughout the islands on Friday. Until now, 274,777 people have received at least one dose, and almost 200,000 have been fully immunised.

Women’s work

We visited the current exhibition dedicated to Lanzarote's rural and coastal women at the Casa Amarilla in Arrecife's city centre and discovered a fascinating and thought-provoking glimpse at a not-too-distant way of life that seems unimaginable now.

Fish farm fury

Island authorities and ecologists have condemned the Canarian Fishing Department’s approval of the detailed planning of a proposed fish farming area measuring more than 9 kilometres, which lies a couple of kilometres off the shores of Puerto del Carmen, Playa Honda and Arrecife.

Easter fortnight restrictions

From tomorrow, 26th March, until the 9th April, special restrictions will apply on the Canary Islands and throughout Spain. These have been introduced mainly to reduce travel and avoid the risk of family gatherings.

Spain lifts UK travel ban

Spain will lift its three-month travel ban on flights from the UK on March 30th, it was announced yesterday.

Help for business and the self-employed

Many business owners will already be aware that the Canarian Government is providing several millions of Euros worth of assistance for small and medium-sized businesses, and self-employed workers who have been adversely affected by the Covid crisis.

Noise annoys

The Canarian government has agreed to install soundproof panels on the Arrecife ring road in an attempt to cut down noise pollution in the neighbourhood of San Francisco Javier.

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.

Insect time

Sightings of ladybirds, moths and locusts are another result of the rains earlier this year. The swarms aren’t as numerous as in previous years, yet, but this looks like being a bumper year for insects and birds.

Let there be light

Drivers won’t find much difference between the rules on headlight use here in Spain and back home, but it’s always a good idea to revise what’s correct and what could get you a fine.