On the grounds that it’s best to be informed, and that we should be realistic about what’s happening here, Parque de la Reina seems to have developed a crime problem over the past several months. Today’s papers report that a bar in the urbanization has just been robbed for the third time in only a few months, and for the fifth time over the course of the past year. On this occasion, the thieves got away with two slot machines and other goods, valued in total at more than €15,000, as well as €2,000 in cash. The slot machines have now been found, totally destroyed,READ MORE

Nine thieves have been arrested over the last few hours in Tenerife. Two men and a woman, all Polish and aged 28, 30 and 35, were arrested after being caught red handed by security staff in a commercial centre in La Orotava where they were trying to steal clothes and accessories worth €1,691. After being detained, officers found further stolen clothes to the value of some €6,000 in their car. Meanwhile, in Guía de Isora, the Guardia Civil arrested a 21-year-old Santiago del Teide man for breaking and entering a restaurant in the town. Agents were able to identify him thanks to a security cameraREAD MORE

A 21-year-old man died last night in a traffic accident in the San Miguel area. The tragedy took place on the TF647 (Charo del Pino to Las Socas) shortly before midnight when his car collided with a van. Bomberos were required to cut the poor victim out of his vehicle, and medical personnel in attendance could sadly do no more than confirm his death at the scene. A 27-year-old woman was also injured in the accident. She was taken by ambulance to Hospitén Sur, where thankfully her condition is said not to be serious.  El Dia, C24HREAD MORE

2009 was an excellent harvest for Ycoden Daute Isora wine. The Regulatory Council of the Denominación de Origen for wine from the west and north west of Tenerife ratified the official wine-tasting verdict in its last full council meeting. It is now officially an “excellent” year. The best wines will be the whites, it seems, which are produced from the marmajuelo, gual, malvasía blanca and verdell grape varieties. The reds, though, from the negramoll, tintilla and baboso negro grapes will also be worth stocking up on! Time perhaps to visit a bodgea in the area, like THIS one. C24HREAD MORE

Adeje is to be host to the first Festival de Yoga de Canarias. Some 4,000 are expected to attend the event, which will take place on Sunday 22 August, and is organized by the Ayuntamiento together with the Asociación Hindú Tenerife Sur and the Centro Cultural Hindú, in collaboration with the Consulado General de la India en Tenerife and Yogosastra. Events start at the sports pavilion in El Galeón at 9pm, and will run until 6.30, when the action will switch to the playa de La Enramada from 7.30pm. The principal object of the Festival is to familiarise people with yoga, and to inform them aboutREAD MORE

Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has said that it has had to take drastic measures with dog owners in order to avoid fouling in public spaces. The new Ordenanza de Convivencia en Lugares Públicos now requires all who walk their dogs on any public land to carry a bag to clean up after them. Anyone found not doing so will receive a €500 fine. Note that this fine is just for not carrying a bag. Dogs do not even have to foul a pavement for the fine to be imposed. Mayor Pedro Martín Domínguez said that “despite the fact that there are many responsible dog ownersREAD MORE