Today is Project Edward Day, a Europe-wide road safety day aiming to reduce the number of deaths on European roads, ideally to zero, but certainly down from the 26,300 people who died in 2015. Project Edward is coordinated by Tispol, the European Traffic Police Network, and the Guardia Civil have said that they will be part of the project, and will be out in force today throughout Spain, joining traffic police throughout Europe in enforcing road safety and reminding drivers about speed, phones, seatbelts, alcohol, drugs, child seats, etc.    READ MORE

Photos: Casa Real. Spain’s Queen Letizia was in Tenerife yesterday to inaugurate the new academic year in a public school in a far from privileged part of the island. The visit was to the San Matías area of La Laguna, a neighbourhood comprising many poor working families, and which has a primary and junior school with a renowned reputation for using innovative and integrating teaching models. Education for those who will struggle in finding employment is very clearly an area close to the Queen’s heart, and she was in Tenerife with her husband, King Felipe VI, in April this year to hear, among other things,READ MORE

Theresa and George Edwards are a couple who do a great deal of charity work in Tenerife, and a recent event raised over €1,100 for cancer charities. They are now heading a fast-growing scheme to collect plastic bottle tops to raise money to fund medical assistance of vaarious kinds for disabled children in Tenerife. George himself will be interviewed about the scheme by Clio O’Flynn on tomorrow’s English Time between 1 and 2pm on Radio Sur Adeje (listen online HERE), and there is a Facebook Group – Plastic Lids for Tenerife Disabled Kids – which helps to coordinate collectors and collections. Currently there are 130READ MORE

Updated 20 September: I’m very pleased to update this post with the news that the August cancer fund raising event in memory of Theresa Edwards’ mother raised over €1,100 Euros. Theresa and her husband George say they are still adding to it. Congratulations to all concerned in such a marvellous outcome! Original post 13 July: I’m happy to help spread the word about a forthcoming charity event in Abades on 5 August being organized by Theresa and George Edwards. Theresa says “We have been completely overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses that we always support. We thought that most would say ‘no’ as there looksREAD MORE

Updated 20 September: Just a reminder of this health fair, which takes place this weekend. There is a list of businesses which will have stands HERE, and clearly there is a fantastic range and choice. The fair is being heavily promoted, and should be a great event for exhibitors and visitors alike with everything from advice on healthy eating for adults to a children’s section with natural-health-focused games and entertainments. Original post 1 August: The biggest health fair in the Canaries will take place next month in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz. Natura Salud 2017 will have some 100 exhibitors for a range of healthREAD MORE

Design projection: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Updated 19 September: Canarian TV has broadcast a piece including an interview with Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín on the forthcoming port at Fonsalía. The piece, in the video below (only in Spanish, I’m afraid), explains how the port will replace Los Cristianos within the next decade as the main centre for connectivity with the other western islands. As such, it is described as one of the most important upcoming projects for Tenerife as a whole. Mayor Martín himself explains in the video that it has been a chance to correct previous errors in port design to take fullREAD MORE