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Check this Events Diary to see what’s happening where and when

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A simple paperwork checklist

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If you have, you might be able to help. One person has received one which included a Brexit Party leaflet. Without being Leavist or Remainist, it is being viewed seriously by a QC that any political leaflet was included, so can anyone who got a postal ballot please let me know if theirs included any political party leaflets of any sort? If they did, please don’t just post below. I need to know your constituency (Parliamentary and European), and have photographic evidence of the leaflet included. So please could you email them to me at help@janetanscombe.com. If you had one and chucked it, then pleaseREAD MORE

KittyCatz are a small group of volunteers helping young and sick cats, and they are holding a fundraiser in Yates Bar in CC Starco in Plya de las Américas feom 1pm on Saturday 1 June. There will be a range of entertainments and prizes, including a “best dressed” award!READ MORE

Photo: Aemet Izaña. Updated 17 May: It’s still not fully extinguished but the Cabildo has released this video of the fire in the Teide National Park … you can hear the wind. Apparently the calima wind, and above all the corresponding plunge in humidity (to something like 13%), was what has made it so difficult to deal with, along with the fact it was in an area difficult to get to (which is why it’s not used by walkers). They’re getting there and there’s no great risk any more, and weather conditions have certainly improved today, but as the Cabildo says, these images speak for themselves.READ MORE

Whether or not the forthcoming elections are responsible, this is now law, and from tomorrow a decree comes into force allowing pensioners and their dependents free prescriptions. Currently a charge of 10% is made for the medications covered but that will change from the day following its publication in the BOC. The only criterion applicable will be that the pensioner has an income of less than €18,000 a year, which statistics say is 70% of pensioner. The new measure is expected to benefit nearly 300,000 pensioners in the islands who will find their medication is provided free without any adminstrative requirement. The decree is HEREREAD MORE

Anyone with pets in the upper La Orotava area please be careful because Cabildo Environment Department agents have found nine cats dead from what appears to be poisoning. The Cabildo says that they were found, all together, on the verge of the TF326 – Camino de Chasna –  yesterday.  The agents did a visual check in the area for poisoned bait and are presently carrying out analysis on the poor creatures’ bodies. Please be careful if you have animals in that area.READ MORE

ARN Culture & Business Pride will see Playa de las Américas turned into a real party venue for a while next month. Every night from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd June there will a wide range of entertainments, parties, concerts, art and fashion events and much more, all orientated to the LGTBIQ community. This is the third time the event has been held here, and organizers stress that this is not devoted to the gay community but they hope all the public will take part and enjoy the itinerary, and increase interest and understanding in the process. Arona Ayuntamiento says that after last year’s success,READ MORE