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Updated 18 February: Sadly, the alert has been deactivated after the body has been found of missing Tacoronte man Benigno Alejandro Rodríguez. Original post 17 February:  Benigno Alejandro Rodríguez disappeared three days ago in Tacoronte. He is 41 years old, and was wearing blue jeans and a blue sweatshirt when last seen. He drives a white Citroën Saxo registration 5753BPX. If anyone can help locate him please call the numbers on the poster.READ MORE

Updated 18 February: Tragically, it has been confirmed today that this teenager has died. He was transferred in critical condition to Candelaria Hospital but sadly it has now been announced that he succumbed to the severe injuries he sustained in yesterday’s fall.  Original post 17 February:  A 13-year-old boy is in hospital this afternoon after falling several metres from an electricity pylon in the Guargacho area. Emergency services say that they were called out just before half past two with reports that he had fallen after getting a shock from the cables and was unconscious, and ambulance crew found him in cardiac arrest and with severe headREAD MORE

Photo: Peter Louer. Updated 17 February: Garachico gets it again, poor place! A Government alert for costeros from 10am in the morning for Garachico municipality has once more seen the eponymous town having to close roads around the harbour area. While there is an alert for costeros in Garachico, however, the sea around Tenerife as a whole will be rougher than usual: please take extra care in the sea while the weather lasts. Updated 13 February: Both Aemet and the Canarian Government have issued alerts for winds tomorrow. It has been windy today, as far as many of us are concerned but tomorrow it will be moreREAD MORE

Photos: Loro Parque. Updated 15 February 2019: We’ve been following this story for almost a couple of years now, and at last Loro Parque is able to say that it is extraordinarily proud that its success with Lear’s Macaw has not only brought the bird back from the brink of extinction but that the Fundación has been able to start its programme of release to the wild in Brazil. The video below, released by the park, shows how the birds started to be acclimatized to their new free environment before they even left Tenerife, living in a mock-up of their natural territory and being provided with theREAD MORE

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a general election on 28 April. Sánchez is leader of the socialist party, PSOE, which has been in minority Government since a vote of No Confidence last summer (see HERE), and as we saw only a week ago with the proposed urban letting law (see HERE), Sánchez can’t get legislation through Parliament. He has called this election, Spain’s third in four years, after the budget itself failed to be approved. The election will be held just a month before the local and European elections and no doubt all sides will be hoping at least for a majority governmentREAD MORE

A 54-year-old British diver died this afternoon off the coast of Abades in Arico. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 4pm with reports that the man had been brought to land after getting into difficulties but needed assistance. A medic in the Control Room established from those helping the man that he was in fact in cardiac arrest; she then proceeded to give telephonic advice on how to attempt to resuscitate him while medical crews were dispatched. Sadly, despite the efforts of ambulance and helicopter crews, the man could not be helped and he was declared dead at the scene.READ MORE