From The Editors Desk

12th February 2016

MikeI am so sorry to tell you that Mike, Penny's husband, passed away suddenly from a heart attack last weekend. 

He bravely took over the publishing of Fuertenews when I left the island in 2009, in spite of having no experience in working with websites. He took on this task with the dedication and enthusiasm he showed in how he tackled many things in life. Those of you who get our newsletter will know that he worked to the early hours of Saturday morning to send these to you each week. From the emails we receive, we know that his efforts were appreciated.

Our thoughts and commiserations go out to Penny and her family. Corinne

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Local News

  • Fuerteventura - an affordable winter sun destination

    As the winter season is at its peak in most parts of the world, holidaymakers are looking to escape the winter chill and seek warmth at a winter sun destination. With this in mind, Holidaylettings has commissioned a report in conjunction with TripAdvisor to identify the 24 Most Affordable Places to chase the winter sun. The report showed the average price of a holiday rental property listed on their sites confirms that FUERTEVENTURA is the second most affordable winter sun
    destination with an average rental of $392 per week.

     More details on:
    https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/blog/the-25-most-affordable-places-to-chase-the-winter-sun/

     

     

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  • Warmest January in 55 years

    January was unusually warm and very humid throughout The Canary Islands with an average of around 20˚ in The Canary Islands, making it the warmest January since 1961. Temperatures in the shade ​​close to 30˚ were recorded according to data released by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

    The continuing trend, over the last nine months, has seen higher than normal temperatures, with Canary Islands maximums closer to those expected at the end of June, 29.5°C having been recorded in the middle of January 2016, in the shade. Temperatures in direct sunlight can go much higher.

    The lack of rainfall has been very similar to January 2012 and 2013, and AEMET went so far as to point out as”significant” that half of the driest months of January in the last forty years have been in the twenty-first century.

    For more information see this article in the Canary News.

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  • Local News

    ConcertFebruary 11th at 20: 00h, in the Municipal Auditorium of Corralejo, Lyric Concert by Jose Concepcion, performing works, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and others.

    Ticket Sales: Municipal Library and from one hour before at the box office.

    Price: 10 €

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  • Health controls to be stepped up to prevent Zika outbreak

    As more cases emerge, the World Health Organisation has admitted the virus, which is transmitted by mosquito bites and has already been found in 21 countries, is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas. Symptoms include mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache and there is growing concern at the damage the virus can potentially cause to babies in the womb.

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  • Drought effects potato crop

    The Spanish Met Office predicts that January could well end, unusually for the month, without a single drop of water falling in many parts of the Canaries, with others experiencing rainfall only on the evening of 5 January. Following the ultra-dry December, which saw rain on just three days, concern is growing that crops will suffer a significant fall in production. Read More

  • Fuerteventura. More Earthquakes

    For the second time in a fortnight, geologists measured a tremor of more than 3.0 on the Richter scale. The quake occurred minutes before 4 am and reached 3.3 on the scale. Its epicentre has been pinpointed to a location 12 miles beneath the seabed off El Cotillo, on the island's west coast. Read More

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    Established in 1967 this is by far the longest running Spanish restaurant in Corralejo and probably the island. The proprietor Francisco delivers tapas from his native city of Madrid which he has blended perfectly with the local Canarian specialities. As well as the Tapas the locally caught fish and “Mixed seafood grill” are mouth watering

     

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