From The Editors Desk

28th April 2016

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Welcome to this weeks edition of Fuertenews.

Big celebrations on Sunday 1st May, it is a public holiday - "day of the worker" Tourist towns will hold local celebrations of dancing and traditional food markets.
May 2nd is also a public holiday here. Banks and post offices will be closed.
Sadly the "route de Tapas" in La Oliva has been cancelled this year due to lack of participating restaurants.
It seems the restaurants are feeling that it takes folk away from their normal full menu choices.
Enjoy the week ahead.

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Local News

  • Service held for the victims of the Tenerife tragedy

    "We show the best of ourselves in adversity," said the Tenerife Bishop Bernardo Álvarez at the multi-denominational service yesterday for the seven people who died in the building that collapsed in Los Cristianos a fortnight ago.

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  • Long term expats denied their right to vote

    Two Britons living abroad have lost a High Court battle over the right to vote in June's EU referendum. The legal challenge was brought by World War Two veteran Harry Shindler, 94, who lives in Italy, and lawyer and Belgian resident Jacquelyn MacLennan. Under law, UK citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years cannot vote.

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  • New airline routes for Fuerteventura

    The new low-cost airline from Lufthansa - Eurowings will operate routes for the first time from the German cities of Hamburg and Dusseldorf from October.

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  • Fuerteventura features in Polish magazines

    Vanity Fair and Vogue Poland have set their sights on Fuerteventura. The photographic and creative director of both publications, Marcin Tyszka-Tysio, wants to feature the island in its publications which will promote its attractions among readers of these prestigious publications.

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  • Brand identity sought for Canarian goats cheese

    The Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water of the Canary Islands Parliament yesterday approved unanimously an initiative raised by Deputy Group Nacionalista Canario Mario Cabrera intended to develop the application to the EU for a brand identitiy for majorero goats and farming, like Melton Mowbray pork pies in the UK.

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  • El Hierro suffers earthquake of 4.1

    The quake happened at 1.30pm on 21/4/16 and although locals are used to experiencing tremors, this was felt to be a particularly long and deep one.

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