A scuba diver was injured late yesterday afternoon when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a harpoon while diving in Puerto de Santiago. The 48-year-old was pulled out of the water by passers-by and emergency services were called. He was taken by ambulance to the helipad at Playa de la Arena, from where he was transferred to TFN by helicopter, and from there to HUC hospital by ambulance. Apart from the injuries to his leg, however, he is thankfully not in serious condition.  Gobcan Cecoes 112READ MORE

Confirmation of what many have been saying for some months now comes today with a further fall, albeit only 0.2%, of prices in September in Canarian stores. This makes an accumulative fall this year of 1.2%, second highest throughout Spain’s autonomous regions, and a drop of 2.2% in the past twelve months, which represents overall the highest fall throughout all the Spanish autonomous regions. Businesses are suffering as a result, and the Government is now beginning to take seriously the threat of deflation, but for the moment, it’s good news for shoppers.  Canarias24HorasREAD MORE

Bomberos from the San Miguel fire station were called out around 5.30pm yesterday to rescue an angler. The lucky fisherman was seen before darkness fell by a passer-by after he had fallen and become trapped on a rock face in Costa del Silencio being unable to get himself to safety. The bomberos despatched a special rescue unit which brought the man up and transferred him to safety, where he was attended by medical personnel.   Canarias24HorasREAD MORE

The Official Canarian College of Physiotherapists (COFC) has issued a warning to Ayuntamientos about the health dangers of untrained masseurs operating on the islands’ beaches. The organization of professionals maintains that if an amaterur masseur treats someone, there is a potential health risk to beach users, given that the non-professionals do not even conform to minimal hygiene conditions. This could be the least problem, however, since the so-called “clandestine masseurs” (masajistas furtivos) might not only transmit illnesses from one bather to another, but they are known to cheat their “clients”, assuring them that they can cure pathologies like muscle spasm or other muscular lesions. AsREAD MORE

The La Palma candidate, Amanda Perdomo SanJuan is the new Miss Tenerife 2009. She will represent the island in the Miss España 2010 competition. Runner up was Miss Rolo Producciones, Ana Marina Domínguez González, with Miss Santa Cruz, Fabiana Vera Martín, coming third. Making up the final six were Miss Puerto de la Cruz, Kirenia Rodríguez Martín; Miss Granadilla de Abona, Soraya Rodríguez Castro; and Miss Adeje, Vanesa Hernández Palenzuela. In the award of other prizes, Miss Guía de Isora, Jennifer Padilla Suárez was chosen as Miss Simpatía (friendly); Miss Puerto de la Cruz, Kirenia Rodríguez Martín as Miss Favorita del Público (public favourite); andREAD MORE

Binter’s latest promotion, Promoción 4 días, is for tickets, which are on sale between now and the 16th, for flights between the islands from just €18,35 each way. The tariff will be valid for flights made during November. In total, 16.600 places are reserved for the promotion, though bookings are subject to availability. Bookings can be made on Binter’s site HERE, or in travel agencies, Binter offices in the airports, or by phone to 902 391 392.  BinterREAD MORE