Everyone in south Tenerife can sleep more safely from today after Arona Policía Local arrested a dangerous Lithuanian in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 29-year-old man had a violent history of robbery and sexual assault in Spain, and had been extradited to Lithuania in 2006 by High Court judge Baltazar Garzón after an international warrant was issued for his arrest. The man was apprehended after being stopped by a routine traffic alcohol checkpoint in Playa de Las Américas in which he was found to be three times over the limit. When police were processing the paperwork, they discovered his history and the factREAD MORE

A 30-year-old man died last night when his car left the road in Granadilla municipality. The tragedy happened around 10.30pm on the road which joins the TF1 and Chimiche. The driver was attended at the scene by emergency personnel but died as a result of his injuries.  Canarias7 Meanwhile, in San Miguel municipality, two women were injured in a traffic accident on the TF647 (Charco del Pino-Las Socas) shortly after midday yesterday. One of them was transferred by vital support ambulance to Candelaria Hospital in La Laguna with serious chest injuries. The other was taken to Hospitén Sur with less severe general injuries.   Canarias7READ MORE

The Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce has accused ecological group Ben Magec of boycotting development and employment in its latest campaign, which has seen the green group come out strongly against the “southern train” project. The Chamber of Commerce president, Ignacio González, said that businesses will mobilize and will come out onto the street to defend the plan in the face of minority and irresponsible interests which are committed to blocking development and jobs in Tenerife. Businesses are fed up, said Sr González, with those who campaign under the flag of ecological fundamentalism, but who really specialize in blocking progress and mortgaging the future ofREAD MORE

A British passer-by with first-aid training saved the life of a 50-year-old heart attack victim on the Playa Fañabé promenade yesterday. Emergency services were called out around noon after a man collapsed, but thanks to the presence of mind and quick action of the Briton, they were able to continue with advanced resuscitation immediately, transferring the victim for further treatment to Hospitén Sur, where he remains in a critical condition.  El DiaREAD MORE

A 21-year-old man died around 3.30 this morning at km80 on the TF1 in Adeje after crashing his Ford Fiesta while driving the wrong way on the motorway. The car collided head-on with a Toyota Hilux, whose 44-year-old driver and four passengers, children between 10 and 15 years of age, were all injured in the accident. The occupants of the Hilux were transferred to Hospitén Sur, the driver with an ankle injury, and the children with neck and abdominal injuries. Thankfully none is in a serious condition. The Fiesta driver was trapped in his vehicle and had to be cut out by bomberos. The ambulanceREAD MORE

The Yellow Alert for hot weather which was announced for yesterday has been extended to cover the whole weekend. Moreover, as a result of the heat and the present low humidity, BBQs and any other fire-based activities are once again banned in mountain areas. The ban will last for at least the next few days. Forest firefighting teams are on alert, and the public is asked to take extreme caution, not to visit mountain areas unless their journey is unavoidable, and in any case to stick to main roads and avoid tracks. Temperatures are expected to reach 35º, particularly at mid-altitude and altitude.  La OpinionREAD MORE