From The Editors Desk

18th April 2014

1PThe beaches are getting busy again as summertime brings those long hot days. We have seen quite a few burnt bodies out there so don’t forget to wear sunscreen, and there is nothing better to sooth that irritated skin than some of our home grown Aloe Vera after sun.

Remember, Easter is the only time of the year when it's perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket. Enjoy.

Happy Easter to all our readers

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Local News

  • Fuerteventura's Triathlon challenge

    Formula 1 driver Jensen Button has arrived in Fuerteventura for this week-end's Triathlon challenge he is the big attraction in the event, which will see him and around 250 other competitors swim 1.9 kilometres in open sea, ride 90km on bicycle and then end with a 21 km road race.

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  • New flights this summer

    Fuerteventura will have new flights from London, Lisbon and Porto in summer . The increase in foreign tourist arrivals to Fuerteventura, in the last six months, will be reinforced during the summer season with increasing air links between the island and the European cities of London.

     

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  • School strike action

    Three national student bodies have set 8 May as the date for their next action to bring schools and universities to a standstill to force the government to rethink the current tougher policy on grants and tuition-fee assistance.

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  • Prime minister's visit.

    Although Downing Street has declined to give details of the PM's plans for security reasons, various reports emerged late yesterday that the Cameron family will be flying out to Lanzarote this week-end and will spend several days in Playa Blanca, which the Daily Telegraph describes today as "a low-key resort".

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  • Wine in the Canaries

    Wines ranging from reds and whites to sweet or champagne-type and produced in the 11 wine-making areas in the Canaries are competing for honours in their respective categories at the Agro Canarias Fair which is taking place this week.

     

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  • Canary Islands - 09.04.2014

    Two drownings occurred yesterday, in Gran Canaria and in Fuerteventura. In the former, an elderly Finnish man died after suffering heart failure as he swam in Playa del Inglés at around 4pm.

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  • Coldest March for years, in Canaries

    Although there was less rain than usual during the month, average temperatures across the islands were just 15ºC and considerably lower on several days. On March 10 and 28, for example, temperatures averaged just 13ºC in coastal parts, dropping to 9ºC at sea level in La Aldea (Gran Canaria).

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  • 2014 Tax returns

    The annual job of filing tax returns gets under way with the launch of the on-line procedure for people to consult and approve the draft version of their returns prepared directly by Hacienda.

     

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  • New Saint for Canaries.

    Rome - 02.04.2014 - The Canaries will have a second official saint later today when Pope Francis signs the formal decree confirming the sainthood of the 16th century evangelist José Anchieta.

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  • Food Banks?

    A proposal, tabled by MP Nicolás Gutiérrez, was passed unanimously by the Education Committee and will be sent to plenary for formal approval, although it has already been criticised as unworkable.

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