The family of 17-year-old Leah Wilson has thanked the nearly 800 fundraisers who generated €13,000 to return her body home to Bridgwater in Somerset after she died last Monday in an accident while on holiday in Tenerife. The family were unable to raise the money themselves after the expense was apparently not covered by insurance, and the family says that all funds surplus to the €10,000 that was the initial appeal for the repatriation costs will go towards Leah’s funeral. The family has been supported by the British Consulate in Tenerife.

Source: Janet Anscombe

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

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