Dingo Dogs Evicted from Their Home

A horrendous situation unfolded this week when 65 dogs under the care of Phil Nelson and his charity Dingo Dogs were evicted from a plot of land near Guia de Isora. A court order was obtained by the owner of the land, and the Judge then instructed the Ayuntamiento of Guia de Isora to remove the dogs. By law, animals must be transported safely and kept in an clean area,…

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Yellow alert increased to Orange level for heatwave throughout Canaries

The Met Office (AEMET) has increased the Yellow Alert for heatwave to Orange Alert. The Orange level had previously been applied only to Gran Canaria, but will now apply to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, and La Gomera as well. Temperatures are expected to reach 39º in Gran Canaria, 38º in Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and La Palma, and 37º in La Gomera, with mid-altitude most affected, as currently, though as…

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Cayuco carrying 68 arrives at Los Cristianos

A cayuco with 68 immigrants on board arrived around 4am this morning at Los Cristianos, being towed to port by lifeboats and escorted by Guardia Civil. The craft was detected by the early warning system Sive, Sistema Integral de Vigilancia Exterior, around 3am near Las Galletas. Among the occupants seem to have been several minors (different reports say between 7 and 16), though this will need to be verified by…

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Yellow heatwave alert and forest fire Alert Plan extended for duration of hot weather system

The Met Office (AEMET) has extended the Yellow Alert for heatwave throughout Tenerife and the other Canaries. Temperatures are expected to remain over 30º on the coast, reaching high 30s at mid-altitude and altitude. In Gran Canaria, particularly, temperatures generally are expected to reach 37º today and 38º tomorrow, resulting in that island’s alert being raised to Orange. In mid-altitude on the West coast temperatures have not gone below 32º…

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Canarian Government activates forest fire Alert Plan for duration of heatwave yellow alert

The Canarian Government has activated its Alert Plan throughout the archipelago as a result of the current very high temperatures and the high risk of forest fire which they represent. The yellow alert for heatwave and gusts to 61 km per hour had already been extended to Sunday, as posted below 23 July, but the Alert Plan means that all activities are now prohibited in mountain areas for the weekend….

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Arona bans putting out rubbish before 8pm

Arona Ayuntamiento has introduced a ban on residents of the municipality putting their rubbish out before 8pm. Residents who attended a recent meeting held in Cabo Blanco by the Council to announce the measures said that they held the local authorities alone to blame for the state of the area, and that the responsibility for Arona’s dirtiness was being transferred to the borough’s citizens. Those at the meeting were indignant…

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Second yellow alert in a week for heatwave

23 July: AEMET has this morning extended the alert, which will now be active over the whole weekend.  El Dia The Met Office (AEMET) has issued another yellow alert for high temperatures, this time with high winds, literally hot on the heels of the last one, and the second within a week. It is the high winds that are particularly dangerous in terms of fire risk, though it is thought…

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Dog pack causes chaos on TF1 near Siam Park

A pack of abandoned hunting dogs caused chaos on the TF1 near Siam Park at around 9am this morning, resulting in several accidents involving numerous vehicles, though thankfully no-one was injured in any of the collisions. National and Local Police found themselves running around the motorway trying to catch the dogs, which were treating the central reservation barrier as a hurdle as they jumped and raced over both carriageways. Canarias24Horas

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Body of British tourist found in La Gomera

A 43-year-old British tourist, identified (as usual in the Spanish press) only by the initials JGC, was discovered dead yesterday morning on a walking trail in La Gomera. Accounts at present are slightly confused, some saying he was found in the La Meriquita area of the Argaga barranco in Vallehermoso, others in the Risco area of Valle Gran Rey. The man had disappeared on Monday, and the grim discovery was…

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