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Updated 11pm: The alert for Juan Luis González Oramas has been deactivated because he has been found. Thankfully he is OK, and he is receiving medical care in hospital. Original post 19 October: Juan Luis González Oramas has gone missing from La Laguna. He is 81 years old, 1.6m tall (5.2), weighs 80kg (12st 8lbs), slimly built and of swarthy complexion, with a limp on the left. He suffers from Alzheimer’s so there is concern for his wellbeing. When last seen he was wearing the same shirt and cap as in the photo on the poster. If anyone can help locate him, please get in touchREAD MORE

Updated 19 October: The Canarian Government and Banco Santander have come to an agreement whereby the regional authority will buy the Añaza social housing. Clearly money talks, and the threat of nearly €30m being removed from the bank’s coffers by the Tenerife Cabildo and Santa Cruz Ayuntamiento has made Santander come to the table to talk. The move will also see the properties saved from the threatened grasp of vulture capital lenders and used for their intended purpose – dedicated homes for those who need social housing (what we would know as “council flats” in the UK). Canrian President Fernando Clavijo made the announcement yesterday, sayingREAD MORE

Updated 19 October: Just a reminder that the second of October’s meteor showers, the Orionids, is peaking on Sunday, but they should be visible already since there’s quite a window either side. As I posted previvously, though (below), there’s a full moon so conditions are pretty poor for viewing but there should still be some to be seen especially after midnight. Original post 1 October: There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Draconids this coming weekend, peaking on Monday next, followed by the Orionids peaking on the 21st but with a very wide window either side. The Draconids are rarely spectacular or plentiful,READ MORE

This morning has seen the sad news, quite the last thing the UK needed right now, that the first case of BSE in years has been confirmed in an Aberdeenshire farm. The response protocol, including a movement ban, has been initiated though the farm has not yet been openly identified. More follows.READ MORE

Updated 18 October: Organizers have announced that runners’ numbers and participant packs will be handed over between 11am and 9pm from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November at Edf La Lucha on the corner of Calle El Pilar and Calle Suárez Guerra in Santa Cruz. Updated 20 August: Marathon organizers have reminded potential participants that they have just 11 days to register at the promotional price before standard prices start to apply on Friday 31 August. Registration is through the official website HERE. Original post 12 May: The starting pistol hasn’t been fired but the flag has been raised for this year’s Santa Cruz marathon on Sunday 11READ MORE

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Saturday 20 October, Playa de Martiánez, Puerto de la Cruz – details on the poster, click to see full size: Saturday 6 October, playa Los Balos, El Médano – details on the poster: Saturday 29 September, Las Eras, Arico coast, 9.30am-1pm. Details HERE. Previous events and original post 11 September: I’ve posted before now about “clean-up” events where the public join organizers to pick up litter from beaches and coastlines, barrancos and protected reserves, and I hope it has answered some criticisms that no-one ever does anything about debris left behind by bathers or hikers and the like. These clean-up operationsREAD MORE