Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide case in La Laguna after the body of a 54-year-old woman was found on Sunday in her house in the town, and in a separate discovery, the body of the man, also 54, thought to be her partner was also found hanged. Police have said that they don’t have any record of denuncias issued in the past, and so further clarity will hopefully be provided after the results of the autopsy are released. Until that point, police say they can’t actively classify it as a case of domestic violence.   READ MORE

Updated 31 August: Organizers have reminded prospective participants in the Santa Cruz marathon on 10 November that today is the final day for registration at the special prices. Runners will still be able to register after today but the price will increase. Just click HERE to register. Original post 15 April: The starting pistol hasn’t been fired but the flag has been raised for this year’s Santa Cruz marathon on Sunday 10 November, the sixth time the race has been run. As in previous years, the route will be divided into different length courses of 8, 21 and 42 km, all passing through or byREAD MORE

Photo: Gobcan. The new Canarian Government has approved the Declaration of Climate Emergency in the Canary Islands, an agreement that commits the regional Government to streamlined policies to deal with the global threat. The declaration is at the instigation of the Department of Ecological Transition, Combating Climate Change and Territorial Planning, directed by José Antonio Valbuena, and its main purpose is to speed up the procedures and approval of the Canarian Climate Change Law, which Valbuena calls “a fundamental tool for the future of the biodiversity, ecosystems, economy and future generations in the Canaries”. The legislation will encompass objectives including the Canaries becoming 100% reliantREAD MORE

Since the terrible fires in Gran Canaria, many people have been asking how they can help support the bomberos. The fire brigades in each island are part of an official association – the Consorcio – and in Tenerife that comprises the five professional and the nine volunteer stations, known as Parques. All are overseen by the island Cabildos and Canarian Government, and are coordinated by 112 Emergency Services. Clearly the volunteer brigades rely on donations from the public and in this respect many hold charity events to raise funds. The latest one is by Adeje, and it’s on Saturday 5 October between 12 noon andREAD MORE

National Police are investigating a stabbing yesterday evening in a dwelling in the San Eugenio area of the Costa Adeje where a 15-year-old British boy attacked his family. Police say that after the assault, the youngster jumped out of the window of the apartment on the fifth floor. His parents required hospital treatment for their injuries, some of which are said to be severe, and the boy himself is to be assessed to see if he has a mental condition that could have been behind the stabbings. At present although not actually arrested he is under Policía Nacional guard at Hospiten Sur where he isREAD MORE

Photo: Turismo. The very popular Virgen del Carmen fiesta in Los Cristianos is 28 August-2 September, with the flotilla of boats leaving the harbour carrying an icon of the Virgen’s statue after the 7pm Mass this Sunday 1 September.  Although the procesión marítima with its floral offerings should start around 9pm, be at the harbour early because the crowds are significant! There’ll be fireworks after the procession. For more information about the Virgen del Carmen and the summer season of fiestas, please see HERE.READ MORE