From The Editors Desk

3rd July 2015

1 PennyIt has been a glorious week here on the rock and a hot weekend is promised for the Cotillo music festival. It will be a great weekend on the beach. If you can't get there, there are plenty of other festivities and fiestas all over the island in the coming weeks.

Many of our readers will remember the Fuerteventura Radio Hot FM. Sadly one of the owners, Val French, passed away last week. Her funeral will be at 3pm on Saturday 4th at the crematorium if you would like to pay your respects to this great lady. I know I speak for many readers in sending all our love and condolences to Al and family.

Penny

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  • Manuel Trenado the first ecological baker maxorata

    The bakery is a personal creation in the hands of Trenado Manuel Martinez, the first certified organic baker CRAE. In just three months, he has developed some 50 varieties of bread in the bakery. The Paneteca, is located in Villaverde. Rustic stone ground, butter croissant, brioche, ensaimada, rye bread, buckwheat bread, oatmeal bread, kamut bread, raisin and walnut bread, spinach and goat cheese bread, flour bread and chocolate hazelnut bread.

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  • Further Spanish air traffic strike.

    The controllers' union has issued formal notice of stoppages on 11, 12, 25 and 26 of July in response to the Airport Authority's decision to discipline 61 controllers over industrial action taken in back in 2010 in protest at ceilings placed on their working hours. Read More

  • Domingo Gonzlalez Arroyo banned from holding office

    Domingo Gonzlalez Arroyo was elected mayor of the northern town of La Oliva, which includes Fuerteventura's best-known resort Corralejo, on 24 May and his election marked his return to local politics after several years in the wilderness when he was disowned by the PP party due to his frequent run-ins with the law over alleged corruption. Read More

  • Agonane criticizes El Cotillo's "Landscape Aberration"

    Agonane criticizes a new building in El Cotillo as a "landscape aberration" and an "attack on the industrial heritage" The environmental group blemish Agonane condemns the work that stands next to the lime kiln in Cotillo, facing the Roque de los Pescadores, in the way of access to fishing pier.

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  • Travelers switch destination because of IS.

    The second cold-blooded massacre of tourists in the North African country in the space of three months is almost certain to see massive numbers of people switch to safer destinations and several leading holiday firms have already laid on extra flights in the coming weeks to the Canaries.

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  • Oasis Park “The great escape”

    British holidaymakers had to be led to safety after three monkeys escaped at a zoo, injuring several people. A full-scale emergency was declared and police were called in to shoot dead two of the animals after they escaped their enclosure at the popular Oasis Park in Fuerteventura, Canary islands. Read More

  • Property firm Hispania purchases two hotels on Fuerteventura

    SPAIN’S property firm Hispania has bought two hotels on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for €105 million. The firm has purchased five-star Gran Hotel Atlantis, 382-room Suite Hotel Atlantis. Read More

  • Airport Improvements

    The airport has commissioned a new set of security controls in the terminal building located in the south of the departures hall, adding a space for families with babies and disabled, and creating exclusive access for air passengers.

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  • Population growth.

    Canary population increased last year by 13,802 people, 0.65%, mainly due to the contributions of residents received from outside the islands of the archipelago: 9,488 people from other countries and 2,318 from other parts of Spain. Read More

  • Christopher Calero court case.

    For the acident at Majanicho September 2011, the Court of First Instance No. 3, Puerto del Rosario, condemns the driver, Christopher Calero, by two fouls for slightly negligent homicide and three fouls for slightly negligent injury. Read More

  • Canarian Coalition and PSOE sign 4 year plan for Fuerteventura

    Despite teething problems caused by renegade members of the two parties at local council lev4el who struck deals with other parties to elect mayors, senior figures of the Canarian Coalition and PSOE (socialists) signed an 80-page agreement to cover the next four years, which will be observed irrespective of the outcome of the general election in November. Read More

  • Austerity and local music mark the Fuerteventura in Music 2015

    Austerity and commitment to local groups mark the 12th edition of the Fuerteventura Music, to be held on 3 and 4 July in the Playa de la Concha (El Cotillo). The festival has little chance of having a formal camp as happened at Womad 2014, Gran Tarajal.

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  • Church defends Lanzarote tourist weddings curb

    Lanzarote - 17.06.2015 - The Bishop's Office has reacted angrily to complaints from the tourist sector that the curb will damage the holiday industry and insists that the decision was taken on "pastoral" grounds alone. "Churches on the island cannot cope with the demand to celebrate marriages for tourists and we have to give priority to people living locally. Read More

  • Barcello Offers.

    With an ingenious idea that started a few days ago in the media, Barceló has introduced its promotional campaign for the summer and is titled "The Escapist Summer". It will promote the hotel chain canaries interesting discounts for residents who want to plan your vacation in the archipelago. Read More

  • New Flights to Portugal

    The tour operator Soltour and Orbest airline will start operations from July with direct flights between Fuerteventura and the Portuguese cities of Porto and Lisbon, as announced Monday the Fuerteventura Cabildo in a statement. Read More

  • Would you like a ride in my beautiful red balloon?

    Canary Islands - 15.06.2015 - The firm, called Zero2infinity, announced at the week-end that it is hoping to organise space trips in a balloon which will take travellers 36 km up into the far reaches of the atmosphere, three times higher than the altitude planes climb to when flying at cruising altitude.

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