news from the island

Tuesday October 11, 2011News

Couple Sue First Choice Over Stomach Bug

Scottish couple Roddy and Julie Scotland are planning to sue travel company First Choice for £35,000 compensation after their children Emily and Charlie contracted the serious stomach bug cryptosporidiosis.

Thursday October 6, 2011News

Controversial Biofuel Flight Heads For Lanzarote

Arrecife airport will welcome the first commercial biofuel flight from the UK today.

Wednesday October 5, 2011News

Grape Harvest Worst for 60 Years

Bad news for wine lovers as the 2011 grape harvest on Lanzarote is the worst in the last sixty years, according to the president of the Regulatory Council, Javier Betancort.

Tuesday October 4, 2011News

Most Beaches Now Re-Opened

The beaches of Teguise and Tias were re-opened for swimming yesterday afternoon, once the emergency services had given the all clear after the algae alert that was raised on Sunday.

Monday October 3, 2011News

Algae Alert For Island's Beaches

Swimming off a number of beaches on Lanzarote was prohibited yesterday, Sunday 2nd October, after a form of algae which may be toxic to humans was discovered in waters around the island.

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