Registration matters

Make sure your documents are correct now that the UK has left the EU

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

A dip to cool off when it’s hot is great but be safe and read here first

Staying safe in bad weather

Be aware – winter in Tenerife can sometimes be quite a wild ride

Crime, Police, & the public

Call the police! But which ones should I call?

NB: Spain, including the Canaries, is in the New Normal: please see HERE for details. If you feel at risk or infected first use the online test HERE then for further help if needed ring the free multi-lingual helpline 900 112 061. For general info use the Canarian authorities’ websites/official social media. Use 112 only for emergencies.  Updated 19 September: Today’s figures include another two fatalities. Total recorded cases 11,753 (currently 3,344 in Tenerife, 6,652 in Gran Canaria) Fatalities 212 Recoveries 4,817 Active cases 6,724 (261 in hospital, 57 in ICU) Updated 18 September: Today’s figures include another fatality. Total recorded cases 11,569 (currently 3,276READ MORE

The Spanish Government has launched a Spain Food Nation campaign. It involves the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food and the Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, which now have a multi-million Euro collaborative programme to promote Spanish food and strengthen the image of Spain’s agri-food sector internationally. The main website is HERE but we can all do our bit to promote this country’s excellent and delicious foods and wines. I have a shellfish allergy so can’t enjoy paella but I love Spanish cheeses, jamón Iberico, the whole range of potaje and cocido (soups and stews) …  and the mojo, and the garlic!! And itREAD MORE

Police were required to meet a Ryanair flight at Tenerife this morning after a passenger ‘became difficult’ during the journey. Air Traffic Control says that the flight departed Stanstead around 6am and arrived at the southern airport at 10.20am where the incident was dealt with before other passengers were allowed to disembark. There is no further confirmed information at present.READ MORE

A cayuco with 83 men on board that was spotted by a fishing craft south of Las Galletas early this morning has now been brought into Los Cristianos. All are thought to be in good health, and none needed medical assistance, though 18 are thought to be minors.READ MORE

Blood donation throughout Europe can be very frustrating because despite frequent calls for blood donors, anyone who was in the UK for more than twelve months in all between January 1980 and December 1996, the period in which meat was not controlled and in which therefore there is a risk that a donor carries CJD, cannot donate. Anyone under the age of 24, however, can evidently donate freely, and others might qualify depending on their dates. If you can donate and would like to do so, the health authorities are currently calling for donations because they need blood from all groups but especially O+. AppointmentsREAD MORE