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Updated 21 July: Police have said that Mauro José Dorta Martín has been found alive and well, and the alert has been deactivated. Original post 20 July: Police are asking for help to find 34-year-old Mauro José Dorta Martín who has been missing for a week. He is thought to be in the Santiago del Teide or Guía de Isora areas, and is 1.7m tall, slim, with brown hair and a short beard. He was wearing navy trousers and a nay and green t-shirt. Maura is a delivery driver and went missing in his van, which is a sand-coloured Citroën Berlingo registration number 7664-CYL. Anyone who canREAD MORE

Updated 21 July: The UK’s Exiting the EU Dept has published a joint technical note with the European Union setting out their positions on citizens’ rights. It is a comparative chart, effectively, and has been published on the EU Commission and gov.uk websites and can be viewed HERE. It maps the alignment between the two parties’ positions, to prioritise future discussions, and summarises and compares them. Green indicates convergence, red indicates divergence, and yellow indicates where further discussion is required to deepen understanding. Updated 26 June: In a parliamentary statement today in the House of Commons, Theresa May has said: the UK will continue to export and uprate the UK StateREAD MORE

Photo: Sanidad. Updated 2pm: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has raised the red flag to ban bathing at Playa de San Juan due to the appearance of the algae. The council says that in addition to routine water testing which was carried out first thing this morning, a second more specific analysis has now taken place. The council’s environment department does not believe that the algae represents a danger but is acting in accordance with the advice from the Canarian Government’s Health Department. More will follow when they have the results of the second analysis, it appears. Updated 12.30pm: In addition to the official advice and information fromREAD MORE

After receiving reports of a car careering recklessly through the streets of Palm Mar, sometimes going the wrong way up one-way streets, Arona Policía Local located the vehicle in Las Galletas. It was perhaps not that difficult to spot because it was speeding the wrong way up a one-way street there too, and in conditions of significant danger since it was during the town’s recent Virgen del Carmen fiesta where the streets were full of people. A breath test showed that the driver was well over the limit and is being processed for careless driving under the influence.READ MORE

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Preparations are already underway for this year’s Walk for Life, which will be held on Sunday 17 December. Last year, 3,400 walkers and 152 runners took part in the event, going from CC Oasis in Playa de las Américas to the Magma Centre, and raising €17,816 for cancer associations. This year, it will coincide with the creation of a Canarian “Walk for life” Foundation, and there will be a decidedly Christmassy feel to the walk. For those who don’t already know, the walk takes place every December, and this is the 13th year it has been held. It is an event which brings together SpanishREAD MORE

Updated 20 July: A third judgment from the Canarian Supreme Court is again against the Canarian Government’s attempt to ban private holiday lets of residential apartments in tourist areas. The judgment ruled that the decree as it is infringes competition possibly in an attempt to give favourable treatment to the hotel sector. The rulings are piling up, and this one will no doubt be appealed along with the first two. Updated 13 June: And the second judgment from the Canarian Supreme Court in response to Ascav’s appeal is the same as the first: the prohibition on private holiday lets of residential apartments in tourist areas will not wash. The regionalREAD MORE