BinterCanarias is running a special summer offer called Despega Ya (Take Off Now), with inter-island flights for between €19 and €26 (taxes included), depending on the particular journey. Prices are for Canaries residents who buy a return ticket. The offer runs throughout the summer months between certain hours, and is subject to availability. Tickets are available from travel agents, airports, and through Binter’s website HERE, or by phone at 902 391 392.READ MORE

Arona Policía Local arrested a 20-year-old British youth in Playa de las Américas in the early hours of yesterday morning after he attacked an Irish man with a glass. The assault took place in the Starco Commercial Centre, and with several Policía Local officers and a National Police patrol at the scene, the injured man was transferred to hospital in Las Américas, where he received ten or so stitches in his head. El DiaREAD MORE

A 48-year-old German walker was critically injured after falling in Masca barranco around 11am this morning. Due to the rough terrain and difficulty of access for ambulances, a search and rescue helicopter was scrambled, and after the woman was stabilized, she was transferred by helicopter to TFN Los Rodeos and from there to Candelaria Hospital ambulance.  C24HREAD MORE

Have you ever seen a skateboarding dog? or a pooch making music on a laptop? or a pup driving a truck ? No … ? Well you might be about to make their acquaintance when K9 launch their wooftastic 2011 calendar, featuring puppies from the rescue shelter in a variety of cute, fun and unusual settings. These images will brighten up anybody´s wall throughout 2011, and the calendar is certain to appeal to a wide market. Everyone loves puppies – especially when they’re as cute as these cheeky chappies ! But K9 need your help to bring these wonderful woofers to a wall near you. K9 receives no funding fromREAD MORE

National Police assigned to the Drugs Unit of the Comisaría in south Tenerife have broken up a drug dealing ring. Five individuals have been arrested, identified only by initials as usual at this point. They are 34-year-old M.C.T., 27-year-old B.N., 46-year-old F.C.B., 39-year-old Y.C.F., and 51-year-old E.A.C.C. In addition to the arrests, police have seized a kilo of hash and one of cocaine, two top of the range vehicles which were used to distrubte and sell drugs in south Tenerife, 53,000 Euros, jewellery, electrical equipment and various other effects. The operation was codenamed Kodak, and following police surveillance, two of the five were arrested withREAD MORE

Update 21 July: Granadilla Guardia Civil have made three arrests in connection with the robbery of a 70-year-old man in a Granadilla bank . All the detained are Colombian, and are a 22-year-old woman from San Miguel, and two men, of 31 and 33 years of age, residents of Arona. El Dia Update 15 July: About three weeks ago I posted the story below about a man robbed as he was about to pay money into his bank in a Playa de las Américas branch. There’s been no further update that I’ve seen, so presumably the attacker is still at large. Whether it’s the sameREAD MORE