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Updated 6pm: Given the speculation surrounding this incident, the facts are these. The police are not conducting a “sexual assault investigation”, and in fact have closed the case subject to any new information being provided. This is not least because no denuncia for sexual assault has been received from the woman concerned, though the case has been referred to the public prosecutor’s office which is considering the conflicting and confusing information provided to determine what, if anything, can or should be done. Meanwhile, the medics who called in the police and who appear to have released information and in some instances pictures are themselves being investigatedREAD MORE

A Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid course will be held on Saturday 8 December at The San Blas Centre in Golf Del Sur. The company that is offering it is Tineke Training, an established, British-based Company specialising in the delivery of Ofqual-regulated (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), Health & Safety Executive compliant, internationally-recognised and accepted First Aid and Health & Safety Training qualifications. All instructors and trainers are certified First Aid Instructors and Assessors, hold the IOSH qualification and have either a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education or City & Guilds Further Education Teaching certificate. The company says that over the years, thousandsREAD MORE

I’ve had so many enquiries about the Vino a Babor (wine to the port side) event in Las Galletas’ Marina del Sur after the enormous successes of the last two years, and now Turismo Arona has at last announced that the event will indeed return this year, on Saturday, 3 November. It will again be in the Marina del Sur in Las Galletas, and as before there’ll be wine tasting, tapas, music, cooking demonstrations, and much more, for all the family. Hopefully there’ll be another great turnout to ensure this event becomes an unmissable annual date for the diary. Entry is free.  READ MORE

Updated 21 September: The deadline for entries has now passed, and the council has announced that the competition, which will run between Thursday 18 October and Friday 9 November, will star the Canarian sculptor Juan Bordes and the internationally-renowed Spanish journalist and novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. They will present prizes, sign work, and meet young people from Arona’s artistic institutes. Pérez-Reverte will also be signing copies of his latest novel Sabotaje (Sabotage), which completes the Lorenzo Falcó trilogy and which will be in bookshops from 3 October. The whole contest starts at 8.30pm on Thursday 18 October in Los Cristianos’ Infanta Leonor Auditorium with a literary-artistic meeting withREAD MORE

The VII Canarian Tapas Competition is already underway and will have its main day this Saturday in Garachico when “all the flavour of the Canarian archipelago” will gather in the town, says Saborea Tenerife. The event will draw tapas producers from all over the Canaries, this year also including La Graciosa, recently and fully acknowledged as one of the Canary Islands. There are two prices that exhibitors can win: one for the best tapas in all the Canaries, chosen by a professional jury, and another for the “people’s choice”.READ MORE

Police have called for motorists to help them apprehend reckless drivers who are overtaking on the single lane down the new “spur motorway” connecting the TF1’s Vera de Erques junction and the coast at Fonsalía. The following video has been supplied to them by one driver whose passenger filmed the car which had just overtaken them and which then went on to overtake another – the car’s owner can expect a call in short order – but police say it is just one example of something that happens multiple times each and every day. Police ask the public to film video or take photos ofREAD MORE