The mayor of Arona, José Alberto González Reverón, announced in a meeting this last week with residents of Palm Mar, that work on the beach improvements will start next week. The work will involve clearing away rubble and the placement of boulders similar to those already there to make the area more pleasing aesthetically. The mayor also explained that despite requests for a breakwater to mitigate the effects of the tide on the beach, this was impossible because the area had been declared a Marine Area of Communal Interest because of its natural beauty. He did assure residents, however, that the Ayuntamiento would carry outREAD MORE

UPDATE 23 November: Police have confirmed that the body was that of a 56-year-old German man, and that his death occurred through drowning.  La Opinion Original post: A man’s body was found at around 8am this morning in the sea at Los Abrigos, in the Granadilla municipality. He was around 50 years of age. Policía Local and emergency medical services were called out after bathers made the grim discovery, but they could do no more than confirm the man’s death. The Guardia Civil is now investigating the matter.  Canarias24HorasREAD MORE

Los Realejos water has again been deemed safe for domestic use. La Opinion Update 17 November: The Met Office has announced that the wet weather front which has caused chaos as it lashed the Canaries over the last two days is now moving away. The forecast is for a return to good weather tomorrow, Wednesday, with just the possibility of occasional showers as the weather clears. Again, today, the islands suffered heavy rains and electrical storms, though not as severe as yesterday.  Canarias7 The mayor of Los Realejos, Oswaldo Amaro Luis, has announced a ban on drinking public supply water in the municipality due toREAD MORE

Agreement has been reached for a search of the Llano de Maja area of Las Cañadas del Teide, where it is thought a mass grave contains the remains of people assassinated during the dictatorship, including the last republican mayor of Santa Cruz. The La Orotava Ayuntamiento has been working with the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory and with the Teide National Park to determine which zones should be excavated and to discover any evidence of mass graves, as posted HERE back in July, and the search is now to begin. Agreement has also been reached to conduct searches in the old cemetary ofREAD MORE

As posted HERE, the AH1N1 (swine) flu campaign will begin today. Already, 88 people have died in Spain from the virus. Health Centres throughout Spain will prioritize groups thought to be at risk, thought to account for around 20% of the population. These are health and public sector workers, those with chronic cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, diabetics, the morbidly obese, and those suffering from kidney problems, anaemia, and immunodeficiency conditions. Pregnant women also fall into this category, though these will have a particular form of the vaccine which does not have adjuvants, and which will be available within three or four days after medical authorityREAD MORE

Granadilla’s Ruta de la Tapa (Tapa Route) starts today, with more than 20 restaurants participating from Granadilla town itself, to Los Abrigos and El Médano. The promotion lasts for a month, closing on 15 December, and for the whole of that period tapas will be available for just €2.50. This is the third time it has been held, and celebrates the area’s hospitality and culinary specialities. The list of participating establishments is: * Tasca El Horno (Brocheta mixta canaria) * Bar-Cafetería Sabores (Explosión de sabores) * Bar-Restaurante Pelinor Super Pollo (Montaditos de cangrejo) * Restaurante Caballo Blanco (Bocadito de pollo sobre puré de batata conREAD MORE