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

Staying safe in Tenerife’s heat

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Staying safe in Tenerife waters

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A simple paperwork checklist

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A 53-year-old British woman was seriously injured this afternoon when she was hit by the rear ramp of a lorry in Calle Petunia, Puerto Santiago. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 2pm with reports of the incident and that medical crew stabilized and immobilized the woman and transferred her by helicopter to Candelaria Hospital where her condition is said to be serious.READ MORE

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Loro Parque foundation has done enormously good work for environmental causes, especially when it comes to birds, some species of which it has saved from extinction. And one particular species of bird has found an amazing home in the park, where the penguinarium hosts the largest colony of penguins outside Antarctica in an environment that offers real snow and a huge iceberg in facilities that are considered the best human reproduction of the natural living conditions of these curious and amusing animals. This Thursday, 25 April, Loro Parque says that it is celebrating World Penguin Day. The park says “we have five different species ofREAD MORE

Adeje’s Security Department has confirmed that the municipal Policía Local have assisted the Guardia Civil in the arrest of a man for stabbing another man in the ribs as he attempted to prevent a robbery in an amusement arcade around 1am on Saturday night near the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa Paraiso. A further pair are still being sought in connection with the raid but police managed to follow the trail of blood left by the attacker himself as he fled through one of the two tower blocks opposite the hotel. The three had entered the premises and demanded money with menaces from the womanREAD MORE

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento. It has been like an open wound in Arona for years, but finally, five years after the general town planning (Plan General de Ordenación) for the whole municipality was confirmed as illegal (see HERE) the counci has announced that two public surveys will be carried out for the new PGO where the 100,000 or so local residents will be able to give their opinions on almost all aspects of the new plans, on infrastructure, new gardens, types of building, mobility models, population growth plans, renewable energy, parking, cycle lanes, and much more. The surveys – one long and one short according toREAD MORE

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Updated 21 April: Thanks to Stewart again for these photos showing how things have developed … the first one, he says, shows that they are demolishing an older building right across the street from the entrance to the parking which will make access easier, whether or not that’s the intention. Updated 19 April 2019: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has announced that the car park under the new plaza has been opened today. The new public parking will be free, have 83 spaces, and be open between 8.30am and 2am. Updated 23 December 2018: They weren’t fibbing! It’s open, and inREAD MORE

Just a reminder that the Lyrids meteor shower will be peaking overnight tomorrow, 22 April. It’s not a spectacular shower but still usually produces some 20 meteors an hour at peak, though this year the waning moon will not help viewing. Lyrid meteors can appear anywhere in the sky from after midnight. The full list of 2019’s other meteor showers is HERE.READ MORE