A 65-year-old swimmer drowned at around 2pm yesterday afternoon at Las Teresitas beach in Santa Cruz. Emergency services and Red Cross beach attendants attempted to resuscitate him, but nothing could be done to save the life of the poor man, who has been identified by the initials I.B.V.  La OpinionREAD MORE

Well they’re here! After 7 years of bureaucracy, they are currently painting the lines in the car park of the Adeje store, and the Lidl sign is already up. The store is just off the motorway to the left of the mini roundabout on the way to Mercadona. The other Tenerife stores will be in Las Chafiras, San Isidro, La Laguna (beside the Makro there), Puerto de la Cruz, and Santa Úrsula. They will start to open from 4 February, though the logistics depot at Güímar has now already been inaugurated at a ceremony attended by the Tenerife President, Ricardo Melchior, among other notables.  LaREAD MORE

You just never know who’s on the road, and sometimes it’s no surprise that Canarian drivers have the reputation they have! La Orotava policía local thought they’d seen it all recently when, during a routine checkpoint, they discovered that they had stopped a one-armed man who was not only drunk, but who was also smoking and changing gear with his right hand, and who had no MOT for the car, no insurance, no log book, nor in fact any other documentation for the vehicle. The driver was a 62-year-old Aguamansa man, identified as J.M.A.H., who had something of a record with previous convictions for robbery,READ MORE

National Police have arrested the head of security of a Fañabe hotel for thefts committed over the past year in the very hotel he was guarding. As usual, the 33 year old Spaniard has been identified only by his initials, J.G.A.H., though he is confirmed to be from North Tenerife. Police say they have been investigating the case for the past six months or so, since it was realized that the thefts all had in common the fact that they were from rooms which had been properly locked and which showed no signs of forced entry, and where only part of a sum of moneyREAD MORE

José Saavedra, of the Asociación Empresarial Canaria de Gestores Inmobiliarios (Acegi), the Canarian Estate Agents’ Association, says that property prices in the Canaries have already fallen up to 30% from their 2007 peak, and that they are expected to fall still further throughout the course of 2010, reaching a 50% drop from 2007 in some cases. Sr Saavedra said that the “only fallen 2% or so” story was a myth, and reflected asking prices, particularly of new builds. He said that constructors might continue to try selling at outdated prices all they liked, but not only would their properties not sell, their prices reflected nothingREAD MORE

And it continues. Around fifty UK and European flights were delayed by at least half an hour today because of the weather, the vast majority of them, 43 (26 departures and 17 arrivals), to and from TFS Reina Sofía.  Canarias24Horas Originally posted 7 January: The bad weather in the UK has caused the cancellation of 18 flights to and from the Canaries, and delays of between six and ten hours in many others. AENA says that Lanzarote has been worst affected, since Thursday is the island’s busiest air traffic day, with six arrivals and six departures cancelled due to severe weather in London, Liverpool andREAD MORE