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The body of a woman in her 50s has been found this evening in a garage in Añaza, the area where the Carrefour commercial centre is at the TF1 junction with the TF2. Head and facial injuries suggest that the woman had been beaten, and the National Police are investigating the incident while an autopsy is carried out to ascertain the exact cause of death.READ MORE

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. Various emergency rescue and insular environmental services gathered in the Masca Barranco this morning to study how it might be possible to reduce the number of accidents suffered by walkers. The meeting is opportune given that two visitors have died in the past three weeks while hiking in the barranco: a German man died yesterday, and a Norwegian at the end of September. Some of the solutions being considered include restricting access to routes down the barranco, and perhaps a permit scheme. Hopefully whatever ideas they come up with will help to reduce the considerable number of accidents which walkers suffer, sometimes withREAD MORE

A 56-year-old German walker died this morning after falling some eight metres while hiking in the Barranco de Masca. Emergency services say that they were called out around 11.30am with reports that the man had been injured in a fall, and a GES search and rescue helicopter was dispatched to locate and assist him. He was found in cardiac arrest and with serious multiple injuries, and after the helicopter crew started resuscitation attempts and immobilized him, he was airlifted to the El Marino football field in Los Cristianos where an ambulance was waiting for him. Sadly, however, all efforts to save his life were unsuccessful andREAD MORE

Updated 18 October: Some 70 British full- and part-time residents packed the large meeting room in Adeje Cultural Centre this lunchtime to listen to Tim Hemmings, deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Madrid, explain the latest situation with regard to the Brexit negotiations. He was accompanied by Charmaine Arbouin, the Consul for Southern Spain and the Canary Islands, and Helen Keating, vice-consul in Tenerife, and he reassured those attending that despite now routine press reports understandably headlining the “divorce bill deadlock”, policy papers had been produced and agreement reached on a considerable number of issues already. He explained that the EU Commission’s positionREAD MORE

Photo: Ashotel. Updated 18 October: A British couple who falsely claimed €20,000 compensation for food poisoning they allegedly suffered while on a Thomas Cook holiday to Majorca in 2015 have been jailed by a Liverpool Court. The pair, 53-year-old Deborah Briton and 43-year-old Paul Roberts, were sentenced to nine and fifteen months respsectively in prison after admitting four fraud charges. Thomas Cook said that the case was serious, and a reflection of what is happeing in the British travel industry. Here in the Canaries, tourism authorities and the hostelry industry have expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the case, the first of its kind to involve aREAD MORE

A young man who was knocked down in a hit and run incident in Santa Cruz around 10pm last night died in Candelaria Hospital this morning from the head injuries he received in the accident. Emergency services say that the 21-year-old was crossing Calle Alcalde Mandillo Tejera when the car ran into him, the driver fleeing the scene. The car was later found near Parque de las Indías by Policía Local, and the driver handed himself in shortly afterwards. He has tested positive for drugs.READ MORE