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Graphic: Aemet Canarias. Updated 29 April: Emergency services have repeated their request for the public to take suitable care in adverse weather conditions after a 48-year-old British woman suffered a cardiac arrest and nearly drowned while diving off the Playa de Radazul, El Rosario, just before 11.30 this morning. She was pulled out of the water by fellow divers, and then transferred by emergency services to Candelaria Hospital where her condition is said to be serious. Cardiac arrest is a symptom of cold water shock, a cause of many drownings here because the water is always technically “cold”. When the water is anything but calm, moreover, the effectREAD MORE

Photos: Güímar Pyramids Ethnographic Park. Updated 28 April 2017: The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that all 42 longlisted museums have now been visited and the judges are deliberating the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award 2017. The prize was established by the European Museum Forum and aimed at highlighting the new challenges and the quality of museums in Europe. The award was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe with the purpose of recognizing excellence in the European museum scene and to promote innovation processes in the world of museums. The Güímar Ethnographic Park was the only Spanish entry in theREAD MORE

Design projection: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that the preliminary procedures for the west coast port are starting. The new port, in Fonsalía on the Guía de Isora coast around midway between Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes, is planned as a vital point of communications and logistics for the four western islands which form the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and the initial planning procedures now underway to designate the site as a port and service zone are a prerequisite for the Canarian Government to put the works out to tender.  The new port will be a floating platform in the form ofREAD MORE

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento. I’ve had several enquiries today from people who’ve seen Playa de las Vistas on the webcam and are concerned over where the sunbeds have gone – and whether there is another issue as there was previously with the contractor. The answer is simple and unproblematic. The council is conditioning the beach and cleaning the sand in preparation for the summer season, it has announced today, works that have not been carried out for some years. The works are part of a larger project to improve Arona’s coastline which will take months, but as far as Las Vistas is concerned, all will be back to normalREAD MORE

Updated 27 April 2017: The arguments continue about whether the “mamotreto” is demolished or can be legalized, but the whole case behind it, the Caso Las Teresitas, has now seen the Courts sentence the former mayor of Santa Cruz, Miguel Zerolo, to seven years in prison for embezzlement and corruption. The case revolves around an investment company where the Ayuntamiento headed by Zerolo bought land bordering Las Teresitas beach at three times its value according to council technical valuers – some of the land already being owned by the council. It has long been seen as a pocket-lining exercise in a class of its own, and nowREAD MORE