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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

A simple paperwork checklist

NIE? Registro? “Residencia”? An Empadrona-what?!

Don’t be a crime victim this winter

Would you know what to do if you were the victim of a robbery?

Police say that a 66-year-old Santa Cruz man has died this lunchtime at playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife’s capital. The body will now be approved for removal to the forensic institute for an autopsy to be carried out to confirm that the poor man drowned. Until that point, there is no way of knowing the specific cause of death but cold water shock is a major issue here, with the waters always technically “cold” (ie under 25º) even in the height of summer. As Autumn continues and winter approaches, the matter becomes more concerning, so please see HERE for official advice on staying safeREAD MORE

Updated 15 October: Healthcare is perhaps the major issue when it comes to Brexit, other than the overriding question of yes or no to Brexit in the first place. And once again the British Embassy in Madrid is holding a Facebook Live session (click HERE) with questions to and answers from the new UK Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliot. These will be general questions but with a focus on health cover. The session will be tomorrow, Wednesday 16 October, at 5pm, and those who would like to ask specific questions in addition to listening in should send questions by PM to the Embassy’s Facebook in advanceREAD MORE

Police are seeking the attacker of a 24-year-old Costa del Silencio man in Las Galletas on Saturday. The assault occurred as a brawl broke out in one of the town’s main streets, and the injured man was taken with multiple stab wounds, especially to the chest area, to Candelaria Hospital where he remains in the Intensive Care Unit. A friend of his was also injured in the fight but not seriously. Police say that the alleged assailant they are seeking is a 22-year-old from the Spanish mainland, and who appears to have been a known acquaintance of his victim.READ MORE

Photo: Rallymotor2000. Arona Ayuntamiento’s tourism and sports departments have announced the 17th Subida Arona – La Escalona rally will be held this coming weekend, 18 and 19 October. The race, organized by Escudería Zapatera Sport Arona, contributes to the national championships and is an international one bringing competitors from far and wide. The organizers have aimed for years to set Arona as the national capital of mountain rallying, and say that the race is the most important and prestigious rally held in Tenerife, being internationally recognized as such. The event has a dedicated website HERE (remove the s from the https if there’s a problemREAD MORE

Updated 8 October: The family of the young man who fell into the sea has identified the body found yesterday and confirmed that it is him. The sad confirmation will at least hopefully allow the family to begin to try to find some closure in this tragic case. Updated 5pm: Emergency services say that they’ve made the sad discovery of a body in a cave some meters under water on the Puerto de la Cruz coastline. Clearly, the tragic news is very likely to relate to the young man who fell into the sea on Saturday though this is yet to be officially confirmed. Updated 7READ MORE

Last Chance: If you are a British national living in Tenerife and still not registered as resident in Spain, or are unclear as to the permanent nature of your status, the Spanish authorities have released a batch of appointments specifically for the purpose, which are available through the FOCUS group, the Adeje volunteer lobby group for international residents . Since the appointment slots in the South have already all been allocated, these released appointments are all in Santa Cruz. Anyone who has still not sorted out their legal residence in Spain, and who meets the criteria for registration explained HERE, should email the Focus groupREAD MORE