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Adeje Volunteer Bomberos have thanked the Tenerife South Lions Club for the donation of a drone to assist with rescues. The presentation was made in the Adeje fire station and included the TFS Lions Club president Prakash Udhwani alongside both the president of Adeje Volunteer Bomberos Cesar Álvarez and Station Chief Carlos Barrera, as well as Norman Goodall, outgoing Lions president. The new resource will help in searching and locating those who have suffered accidents or simply got lost in areas where access is difficult for human rescuers such as the Barranco del Infierno, the Roque del Conde, and some parts of Tenerife’s south coasts. The droneREAD MORE

Photo: FCO. The Foreign Office has announced that Hugh Elliott will become the UK’s new ambassador to Spain next summer replacing the current ambassador Simon Manley. At present, the new ambassador is Director of Comunication and Stakeholders in DExEU, the Department for Exiting the EU, but he has an extensive and international background over 30 years in the FCO. “I’m honoured to be the United Kingdom’s new ambassador to Spain from next summer”, Mr Elliott said, expressing his “great delight at returning to the country where I held my first diplomatic post, and at the prospect of working towards a bilateral relationship that is deep, richREAD MORE

A man is in critical condition after being knocked down on the TF1 near Las Chafiras this afternoon. Emergency services say that they were called out around 5pm with reports that the man had been injured and that the woman who was driving the vehicle also suffered head injuries in the incident. Both were stabilized at the scene, and the man was taken to Candelaria Hospital where his condition is said to be critical. The woman was taken to Hospiten Sur where her condition is said not to be serious.READ MORE

Updated 13 October: Mercifully the alert has been deactivated because Alisa has been found alive and well. Original post 11 October: Alisa Yosaray Luis Ramos has been missing for two days from her home in Santa Cruz. She is 17 years old, 1.55m tall, slightly built at just over 7 stone in weight (46kg), with brown eyes and short dyed-blond hair and possibly wearing glasses that she is known to need. She is asthmatic, and police and missing persons agencies are asking for help to locate her. If you can help, please call the Children At Risk number shown on the poster.READ MORE

Updated 13 October: Leslie is on his way north, and the image on the right from Aemet shows quite how close he came to us even though no meteorologists ever predicted a direct hit. Nonetheless, the Met Office says that the hurricane’s proximity means that we can expect rain tomorrow because it has created a great deal of humidity which will be drawn back to us as rain by northerly winds. I say “the hurricane” because despite projections of the storm losing force and becoming a tropical cyclone as it weakened, it has kept its strength, and as a result, Madeira and especially Portugal areREAD MORE

Updated 12 October: Just a reminder that these new fuel labels will be in use at petrol stations from today. Original post 25 September: Drivers here and throughout the rest of the EU will shortly be seeing new labels at petrol pumps. Under EU Directive 2014/94, which comes into force on 12 October, the new system is part of the attempt to provide wider access to alternative fuels, and means that new vehicles as well as pumps in all petrol stations will bear new labels uniformly throughout the EU.  The new labels will appear on cars, light and heavy goods vehicles, buses, mopeds, motorbikes, and willREAD MORE