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Photo: Sanidad. Updated 25 September: The microalgae has been widely acknowledged as “not harmful” except in prolonged massive exposure or for those with a skin sensitivity, but a new development is less benign. It has been noted globally that as these blooms decay – and they have been seen as far afield as Hawaii, California, Mexico – the decomposition process turns the browny foam red, causing a phenomenon known as a Red Tide. Unfortunately, some Red Tides are toxic even though the original bloom which caused them is not. Even more unfortunately, the sea in parts of the Santiago del Teide coastline has turned red afterREAD MORE

A 67-year-old man died this evening after falling in a rocky area at Playa Samarines in the Candelaria area. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly after 5pm with reports that the man had fallen and was in cardiac arrest. Bomberos rescued him from the area where he had fallen but ambulance crew were unable to resuscitate the poor man and he was declared dead at the scene.READ MORE

Photo: Ejército del Aire Updated 24 September: All the indications are that the Gran Canaria fire “had a human origin”. This is not to say arson, that is not being alleged by fire investigation experts, but it seems that it is that or negligence. “Natural causes” have been ruled out as a possible cause. Updated 2.30pm: The Canarian Government has announced that the fire is now “under control”, and that the fire status has been reduced from Level 2 down to Level 1, returning the remaining work of extinction to the control of the island Cabildo. Emergency Services have released the following image taken during a helicopterREAD MORE

A 50-year-old cyclist died just before lunchtime today in Pista Las Trincheras, Los Realejos. Emergency services say that they were called out just before noon with reports that a cyclist had been found unconscious on the ground, and an ambulance and bomberos were dispatched, but nothing could be done for the man, and he was declared dead at the scene. His body has been taken to the Forensic Institute for an autopsy to try to establish the cause of death.READ MORE

Today is Project Edward Day, a Europe-wide road safety day aiming to reduce the number of deaths on European roads, ideally to zero, but certainly down from the 26,300 people who died in 2015. Project Edward is coordinated by Tispol, the European Traffic Police Network, and the Guardia Civil have said that they will be part of the project, and will be out in force today throughout Spain, joining traffic police throughout Europe in enforcing road safety and reminding drivers about speed, phones, seatbelts, alcohol, drugs, child seats, etc.    READ MORE

Photos: Casa Real. Spain’s Queen Letizia was in Tenerife yesterday to inaugurate the new academic year in a public school in a far from privileged part of the island. The visit was to the San Matías area of La Laguna, a neighbourhood comprising many poor working families, and which has a primary and junior school with a renowned reputation for using innovative and integrating teaching models. Education for those who will struggle in finding employment is very clearly an area close to the Queen’s heart, and she was in Tenerife with her husband, King Felipe VI, in April this year to hear, among other things,READ MORE