Photos: Aropol. Emergency services and public authorities say that an explosion in a junction box is the likely cause of a fire around midday today in the garages of Cristianos II, the building housing the Carolina supermarket and Universal Properties in C/. Los Playeros (formerly C/. General Franco) in Los Cristianos. Some members of the public describe loud bangs in quick succession but there is no confirmation at present as to the actual cause. Emergency services say that no-one was seriously affected by the incident, though two people were treated for shock. Throughout the afternoon there was considerable disruption to the town’s traffic, as firemen, ambulances, Policía Nacional,READ MORE

Casting Canarias is looking for elderly residents, over 65, who can play grandparents in a national spot being filmed here this month. Anyone interested should send photos and contact details by email as soon as possible to info@castingcanarias.com. Those selected will be called to assist an actual audition in the next few daysREAD MORE