New help to view the Palmetum

Age, illness or mobility difficulties will provide no barrier to enjoying the delight of the Palmetum botanical garden in Santa Cruz.

There is much to see at this beautiful new attraction on the top of a cliff overlooking the capital but the walk round to see everything can be quite long and difficult for some. This could be a visitor who has perhaps a heart [...]

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Man stabbed in street

Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in an incident in Gran Canaria.

The 25-year-old man suffered a chest injury after being attacked in the street in the early afternoon. Fortunately, he was not seriously hurt and was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Tenerife Isla Sur Lions Club

Starting date for this project is Monday 1st September.

Along with many other tourist areas in the world, Tenerife is enduring a scourge of pick pockets and ladies purses being stolen from their hand bags.

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Pair falsified prescriptions

Drugs have been sold on Tenerife after two men falsified prescriptions to obtain Trankimazin.

Different chemists were used in Santa Cruz in an attempt to deflect suspicions but the scam was discovered by police based in the south of the island and a specialist team from the capital.

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Man hurt in gas explosion

A loud explosion heard in La Laguna led to a series of calls to the 1-1-2 emergency service.

The incident happe-ned in Calle Zurita in Tejina at around 9pm and early indi-cations suggest it was connected to the opening of a butane gas bottle.

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Youngsters get into golfing habit

Youngsters have been introduced to the sport of golf, a hobby they might well continue in the future.

Arona Council has been staging a series of summer activities for children to help fill the school holidays and golf was included.

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Club celebrates eleven podiums

La Laguna’s School of Taekwondo is celebrating outstanding success.

Its members achieved eleven podium positions during the first Kiorugui FTT Cup organised by the Tenerife Taekwondo Federation. This was held in the sports pavilion in Taco with the collaboration of La Laguna council.

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Final call for Miradasdoc film pitches

An international film festival based in Guia de Isora has been creating “miracles” and is hoping to do the same again this year.

Part of “Miradasdoc” is a forum which allows would-be producers to pitch for funding for their documentary ideas. The deadline for applications to this market is August 25th.

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Jellyfish stings: try shaving foam

With reports of jelly-fish having been spotted in some parts of Tenerife, it’s worth reiterating advice about what to do if stung.

Most jellyfish stings are mild and don’t require treatment or you can treat them yourself.

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Update from Accion del Sol

Accion del Sol has been a hive of activity following the start of the summer camp activities.

Youngsters spent a week at the refuge learning to care, handle and play with some of the many dogs at the refuge as well as a visit to the Camel Park in La Camella where the children were introduced to camels, donkeys and chickens, courtesy of the park [...]

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