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University fees to be frozen for third year?

University fees may be frozen by the Canary Government for the third consecutive year. This has been proposed to the University Council for the Canaries by government vice-president and Minister for Education, José Miguel Pérez.Full Article

Island puts its faith in electric cars

Lanzarote has pinpointed its first three locations for the recharging of electric cars. One will be in the car-park of the tourist office of the Campesino monument in San ...Full Article

ew tourist centre for Puerto del Carmen

Work is to start shortly on creating a new tourist information centre for Puerto del Carmen on Lanzarote. The island’s Cabildo has just awarded the 40,000 euro contract to ...Full Article

Scrap divers find hidden cocaine on sunken ship

Divers investigating the wreck of a boat which sank off the port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria eight years ago have apparently found previously undiscovered drugs. The “Ceres ...Full Article

Cash help for two new Gran Canaria services

Gran Canaria is to get two new services to Krakow (Poland) and Bologna (Italy) as a result of financial aid offered by the Canary Government. It is envisaged they ...Full Article

H & M to open in Lanzarote

Swedish fashion chain, H & M is to open its first major commercial establishment on Lanzarote, it has been announced. For its first shop on the island, the retailer ...Full Article

Tourism chiefs promote new website

The Canary Government is hoping to tempt more people to the islands this summer by offering them a taste of “sensations”. The tourism department has unveiled a new marketing ...Full Article

Paraglider hurt in crash landing

A 32-year-old woman was in-jured after her paragliding take-off did not go according to plan. She suffered a back injury of a less serious injury in the crash landing ...Full Article

Walker falls in rocky terrain

A hiker had to be airlifted to safety after suffering a fall whilst out walking in the Tinajo area of Lanzarote. The 58-year-old woman suffered a leg injury of ...Full Article

Three arrested for drug cultivation

Three people were caught red-handed as they transferred cannabis plants from their home into a van. The trio were arrested by the police who just happened to be passing ...Full Article
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