A new garden centre, Garden IKA, has opened in Las Nieves, and has been visited by the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga. The new centre covers 5,700 square metres, and has thousands upon thousands of plants for sale at “interesting” prices. The garden centre, in Calle Jardín Botánico, is situated in the new urban park El Pulmón de Adeje, which is itself almost ready to open. It will offer Adeje residents a highly desirable urban garden space for a range of leisure and cultural activities. Grupo IKA, the business behind the whole enterprise, say that the park should be open in the veryREAD MORE

A cayuco carrying 77 immigrants, 13 of whom are thought to be minors, was spotted by the early warning system SIVE and intercepted by lifeboats ten miles south of Tenerife around 2.30 this afternoon. The craft was brought into Los Cristianos harbour, where Guardia Civil arrested one of the immigrants on suspicion of people trafficking. The rest were checked by Red Cross and Emergency Services, but all appear to be in good health.  Canarias24HorasREAD MORE

Golfers staying in Golf Las Américas hotels will be safer from today after National Police arrested two Spaniards, identified as 25-year-old BTC and 30-year-old BMP, for a series of robberies in three hotels surrounding the golfing resort. Police had been watching the area after several denuncias of thefts, and picked the pair up after witnessing them leaving a hotel with a bag which they had not been carrying when they entered only moments earlier. In the bag was found a range of electronic equipment, including mobile phones, MP3s, video game consoles, watches, and cameras. The two men have been charged with 19 other robberies involvingREAD MORE

It is hardly more than 24 hours since I posted THIS tale of two Britons arrested in Tenerife, one for criminal damage and the other for a brutal assault on his partner, and now another British holidaymaker has been arrested. This time, at 7pm this evening, it took three police to overpower the man inside a hotel in Playa de las Américas where he was behaving in a highly aggressive manner, attacking the receptionist and breaking several pieces of furniture. He has been identified as 33-year-old K.R.T., who unsurprisingly appears to have been drinking heavily. He is now in police custody awaiting an appearance inREAD MORE

Adeje Guardia Civil have arrested a 30-year-old driver after he tried to avoid a routine control point by running down a trafico officer. The incident occurred in Playa Paraiso when the man, who had been ordered to stop his vehicle, instead drove straight at the policeman. The latter saved himself only by diving off the road. After a brief chase, the driver was stopped in Armeñime. He tested positive for alcohol, and is now in police custody charged with attempted murder and road safety offences.  El DiaREAD MORE

The organization Turismo de Tenerife, headed by Alberto Bernabé, has proposed the redesign of the tourism model for the south of Tenerife, in particular Adeje, Arico, Fasnia, Granadilla, San Miguel, Guía de Isora, Santiago del Teide and Vilaflor, with an emphasis on five particular themes. The plan was supported by the vice-president and councillor for tourism of the Tenerife Cabildo, José Manuel Bermúdez, at a presentation on Wednesday at the Mare Nostrum Resort in Playa de las Américas, which included tourism and business leaders from the area. The five themes are sun & beach, family activities, whales & dolphins, sport & leisure, and conferences. SunREAD MORE