New Public housing in Corralejo
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
4M ago
Noticias: La Oliva announces 81 public housing units in Corralejo. The mayor says the homes will be under construction by 2024 The Mayor of La Oliva affirms in a statement that the project for the construction of 81 public housing in Corralejo has been rescued, "which we have managed to unlock in these three months in coordination with the Canarian Housing Institute. We will approve the project this year, and next year the houses will be under construction." "We cannot look the other way in the absence of a right such as a place to live," he added, and said that "we are also working wi ..read more
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Swim - Lobos to Corralejo - 15th Oct 2023
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
4M ago
Noticias: 258 swimmers in the crossing from Lobos to Corralejo this Sunday. The XXIV Crossing to Swim Isla de Lobos – Island of Fuerteventura will take place next Sunday, October 15, having registered a high rate of registrations in just an hour and a half, from the moment the deadline opened, reaching 258 registered swimmers. 258 swimmers in the crossing from Lobos to Corralejo this Sunday in the XXIV edition. The crossing will have a route of 3,500 meters leaving from the Punta del Marrajo and arriving at the ramp of the marina of Corralejo. The diversity of origins of the participan ..read more
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Shingles vaccination
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
4M ago
The health service here are now offering vaccinations to protect from Herpes Zoster (Shingles). However, you have to fit certain criteria to qualify for it: Either you turn 65 during 2023 or You turn 80 during 2023 or You are a different age but have had Shingles more than once already.   2023-10-11 11.01.13.jpg (Size: 1.73 MB / Downloads: 2 ..read more
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Flu & Covid vaccinations - autumn 2023
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
4M ago
Radio Sintonia: Flu and COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins on 16 October. The Minister of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, Esther Monzón, presented this morning the vaccination campaign against influenza and COVID-19 for the 2023-24 season, which will begin in all health centers of the archipelago next Monday, October 16, and which incorporates substantial novelties with respect to previous campaigns. Together with the counselor, the general director of Public Health of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS), José Díaz-Flores, and the head of the Epidemiology service, Am ..read more
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Importing a car from the Mainland
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by TrickyFox
4M ago
Has anyone experience of importing a car from the Mainland of Spain? Any problems of having the IVA removed when buying from a garage? What is the procedure for paying the import tax on Fuerte (and how much was it-percentage)? Overall, was it worth it ..read more
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Barranco de Pecenescal
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by Keithal
5M ago
Hi everyone. The walk/climb along the barranco from by the goat farm to the top of the ridge overlooking the west coast is one of my favourite walks for the sunsets that you get there. I used to park by the goat farm where the track forked with the left fork being signposted up the barranco. Now that the new FV2 has been built it looks as though it has cut off vehicle access to that area - at least the last time that I was there in May '23 I couldn't see a clear way to get to that parking spot. So where do you park now if you want to do that walk? If I need to park close to the FV2 then it wil ..read more
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Sailboat runs aground!
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
5M ago
Radio Sintonia: According to Noticias Fuerteventura, a Hungarian-flagged sailboat ends up stranded on the north coast of Fuerteventura, near the beach of El Hierro. The sailboat arrived from the Italian coast and its skipper sailed. The total ignorance of the north coast of the island could be the main cause of the accident. The boat would have suffered an engine breakdown, was sailing and when it ran out of wind the waves dragged it towards the coast, the firefighters were notified at dawn, but the boat is still stuck in a low and has not finished reaching the coast. link to article for pi ..read more
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2 children rescued from sea at Caleta
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
5M ago
Noticias: Rescued two minors, one of them with symptoms of drowning, in Caleta de Fuste. On Tuesday afternoon, the emergency was activated after 19:00 p.m. The emergency services rescued on Tuesday afternoon two minors in Caleta de Fuste, in the municipality of Antigua, Fuerteventura, after 19:00 p.m. One of the minors, aged 12, showed signs of moderate drowning at the first moment of assistance. The Emergency and Security Coordination Center (CECOES) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands received an alert informing that there were two people in distress at sea. The 1-1-2 of the ..read more
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Drowning at Cofete
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by TamaraEnLaPlaya
5M ago
Radio Sintonia: He dies after being rescued from the sea with symptoms of drowning on a beach in Fuerteventura. A man dies after being rescued from the sea with symptoms of drowning on a beach in Fuerteventura, around 12:39 hours on the coast of the municipality of Pájara, on the beach of Cofete, according to 112. The deceased is a 55-year-old male. CECOES services have been activated: Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC): medicalized ambulance, basic life support ambulance and medicalized helicopter Pájara Firefighters Local Police Civil Guard Remarks: At the time indicated above, the ..read more
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Fibre and phones out in El Cotillo
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by Cotillo_Tom
5M ago
Fibre disappeared around 2pm today, along with phone lines (mobiles still working). Movistar say it is a major outtage and could take time to fix. Tom ..read more
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