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2013-01-18 04:20:09

LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Met Office [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/downpours-make-2012-englands-wettest-year-on-record-8431832.html ] recently revealed that 2012 was the wettest year in England since records began in 1910. On 27 December, the average rainfall across England (1,095.8mm) had already surpassed the previous record of 1,093mm in 2000, with downpours continuing right up until the end of the year. For Brits looking to...

2012-06-22 02:20:21

LONDON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Britain has just endured its wettest April and May since records began, and there was widespread flooding in many areas, after as much as 20mm of rain fell in the space of just 12 hours.[1] Despite this, we still seem to be in the position of being officially in drought, and facing a hosepipe ban over the summer. Surely there are places nearby with less rain for an affordable family holiday? Monarch Airlines recommends Lanzarote as...

2012-05-13 22:20:03

LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanzarote is an island of stark beauty. The volcanic moonscape is most vivid in the island's centre, whilst the scenery to the North is characterised by a gentle greenness. Despite its dramatic landscape, the easternmost Canary Island boasts beautiful and relaxing white sandy beaches, coupled with the promise of adventure in the stunning Green Caves and the intriguing Timanfaya National Park. Cheap holidays to Lanzarote...

2011-04-15 02:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel agent On the Beach has revealed that holidays to the Canary Islands are becoming increasingly popular with their customers. They have seen a significant rise in visits to Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria in 2011. Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, comments: "In the past few months we have seen a surge in visits to these islands -- we believe this was prompted by the poor winter...

2009-08-24 14:10:40

They gracefully swim through the complete darkness of submarine caves, constantly on the lookout for prey. Instead of eyes, predatory crustaceans of the class Remipedia rely on long antennae which search the lightless void in all directions. Like some type of science fiction monster, their head is equipped with powerful prehensile limbs and poisonous fangs.Accordingly, the translations of their Latin names sound menacing. There is the "Secret Club Bearer" (Cryptocorynetes) or the "Beautiful...

2008-10-31 15:00:19

An Air Europa airplane was able to successfully land next to a beach on the Spanish holiday island of Lanzarote after overshooting a runway, officials say. A spokeswoman for the airport in the city of Arracife said all 74 passengers and six crew members were safely evacuated following Friday's incident on the island in the Canary Islands, The Guardian said. "The aircraft came off the runway. No one was hurt," the unidentified spokeswoman said. An Air Europa spokeswoman blamed the...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

By Katy Holland If you're stuck for somewhere to run away to this half term, may I suggest the Happy Islands, better known as the Canaries. They're the perfect retreat for families desperate to escape the gloom. Perhaps a peaceful rustic mansion set among citrus trees is what's needed. Casa El Morro in Lanzarote (0117-942 8476; i- escape.com), is a converted 18th-century hideaway in a volcanic setting: perfect for winding down, yet close enough to quaint villages and beaches. Or you can...

2008-08-12 09:01:06

By John Lichfield As a novelist, Michel Houellebecq has long been the enfant terrible of French literature. As a film director, according to initial reactions to his first movie, he is simply terrible. Several film critics walked out of a showing of the first full- length film written and directed by Houellebeck at the 61st Locarno movie festival. Others giggled or made rude remarks. Houellebecq, perhaps sensing a hostile audience or perhaps just unpredictable as usual, failed to turn...

2008-07-16 18:00:28

THREE more flights have been added to Cardiff Airport's summer timetable for those looking for a late August getaway. Travel operator Thomas Cook has put on more flights to Arrecife in Lanzarote, San Antonio on Ibiza and Marmaris in Turkey. Frank Pullman, managing director of Thomas Cook Airlines, said: "Holidays abroad have proven to be as popular as ever among those who have chosen to travel from Cardiff International Airport. "With an aircraft based at the airport, it has enabled...

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2004-12-01 08:13:29

MADRID, Spain (AP) -- An estimated 100 million locusts swarmed one of the Canary Islands Tuesday, but the crop-ravaging insects - many with only a week to live - posed little threat, arriving with missing wings and broken legs after their 60-mile flight from the African mainland. Millions of others in the swarm were being blown back out to sea before arriving on Fuerteventura Island as the strong Atlantic Ocean winds changed direction. The reddish, grasshopper-like insects began infesting...