From The Editors Desk
1st August 2014
Fuertenews longest standing columnist, Bus Stop Dave, real name David Ayres, has now produced a new book. Many of you will remember “Top of the sixties” published in 2011.
This one is “!The Canaries Collection” We congratulate Dave on this new book, he will be on the island early January when he will be happy to meet folk and sign copies. We here at Fuertenews also take the opportunity to thank him for his regular contributions to our paper.
We also continue to advertise the book on the great history of the volcanic eruptions in Lanzarote. This is available as an e book or paper back. Take a trip over to our neighbouring island and visit the volcano area, it is awe inspiring and certainly brings the book to life. The Canaries have a fantastic and interesting history.
The film crew "Unamuno" is in Fuerteventura, led by Manuel Menchón, are preparing to start filming on the island in September. The director was accompanied Alberto D. Centeno, director of photography; Rafael Alvarez and Ignacio Monge, producers. The team is looking for sites, trying to restore the old Puerto Cabras from the modern Puerto del Rosario. Looking for the era 1924.Read More
Ryanair has scheduled a new route to Fuerteventura for the 2014-2015 winter season from the city of Manchester. UK is the second largest source market of tourists to the island. Ryanair has signed a co-marketing agreement with the Ministry of Tourism of the Cabildo which includes the new route between Manchester and Fuerteventura. It began operating on October 26 and it will have two weekly flights: Monday and FridayRead More
Antoine Albeau has been crowned the king of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam 2014, in the Canary Islands, after five fantastic days of racing. In the eighth elimination round, Josh Angulo was the only man to start by the pin as everyone else opted to start by the boat. But Angulo's gamble paid off as he crossed the line in first place.
Interior Ministry figures covering the first quarter of the year reveal that the number of crimes fell overall by more than 5% in the region, with the decrease even higher (7.6%) in Tenerife. In all a total of 45,265 serious and non-serious crimes were reported, down 2650 compared to the same period in 2013.
Spanish Ministry of Finance statistics on public administration staffing figures for this year show that the number of staff employed in the Health Service in the Canaries has fallen by 775 since 2010, with the losses arising largely from the failure to replace staff who have retired or completed fixed-term contracts.
British Airways is to offer flights to the Canary island of Fuerteventura for the first time in 10 years from December 13. The new service will operate twice a week, year round from Gatwick, with hand baggage-only fares from £69 one way. Flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday.
The biggest sporting and tourism event of Fuerteventura enters its final stretch. The 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Championship Windsurfing starts this Friday, July 18, on the beach at La Barca (Pajara) until Saturday, August 2. This edition gets the slalom windsurfing, so that both disciplines will compete in slalom and freestyle. There are 127,000 € in prize money.Read More
Fuertenews columnist Bus Stop Dave, real name David Ayres, has just launched a second collection of short stories published by The LICHFIELD PRESS in the UK. These twenty-two short stories were written while the author was living on the island of Fuerteventura. The stories are set on the various Canary Islands and range from humorous to quite thought-provoking, having a variety of characters both English and Spanish of every age and walk of life.
If you have bought a property on Fuerteventura or if you spend most of your holidays on the island you won’t need convincing of how wonderful it is. It may however please you to know how very much everyone else loves it, especially if you are thinking of buying a property for rental or investment purposes or if you are thinking of selling.
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It’s that easy to hold a Macmillan Coffee Morning and help raise money for people living with cancer back in the UK. So on Friday 26 September, get your friends together for a cuppa, a chat, and a very good cause indeed, and help make this year truly the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning yet.
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you!
We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
It is said that Bill Gates gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Our Fuerte X-Word No 184, not too severe this week!
What is the biggest mistake you could make when buying property in a foreign country? Why pay for an independent lawyer when you’re already using a notary? Viewing trips – do they really take much planning? Exactly how can exchange rates affect your buying power abroad?
Powerful questions like these will be tackled at the A Place in the Sun Live show this month, when international property experts, including Richard Way of The Overseas Guides Company, take centre stage for a seminar about the right way to buy a home abroad.