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Tenerife, the Canaries, Spain …

Do you know your regions from your provinces?

Crime, Police, & the public

Call the police! But which ones should I call?

Keeping dogs

Can I have a dog on a complex? Do I have to register my pet?

Charity in Spain

How can I help a charity and know that it’s genuine?

Emergency services say that a five-car pileup on the south-bound TF1 near TFS this morning resulted in several people needing medical attention and, naturally, considerable delays for traffic. Thankfully, no-one seems to have been badly injured in the accident.READ MORE

Updated 27 March: Endesa and Arona Ayuntamiento have announced electricity cuts for maintenance works in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas this Thursday, 30 March, between 8am and 1pm. The areas affected are Avenida Suecia in Los Cristianos, and Calle Francisco Andrade Fumero and Calle Luis Díaz de Losada in Playa de las Américas. Updated 22 February: Endesa and Arona Ayuntamiento have announced electricity cuts for maintenance works in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas on Thursday next week, 2 March, between 8am and 1pm. The areas affected are C/Finlandia (Los Cristianos) and C/Antonio Domínguez (Las Américas). Updated 11 January 2017: Monday, 16 January, 9-11 am – El Mojón,READ MORE

Thanks to the immensely talented Nova Howard, this website has been redesigned, and is now in its third incarnation! I hope (it’s the intention!) that it feels clean and simple, straightforward and easy to use, and for me, it looks beautiful! Everything’s now on the home page, with a simplified menu above the header and featured items in boxes below, and with two side bars to list the latest news and readers’ comments, the What’s On diary, the Resources page, contact buttons, and so on. I hope you like it, and of course, hope that you’ll let me know if there are any problems with the site.READ MORE

Updated 25 March: As Easter approaches, Tenerife’s carnival season draws to a close in Los Cristianos this weekend, with the Carnaval del Día throughout the whole of today at the main stage near the Cultural Centre and in the harbour near the Plaza de la Pescadora, and the Gran Coso tomorrow. This main parade starts any time after 4pm and will lead off from the Paloma Beach complex down by the Arona Gran hotel, arriving eventually at the Cultural Centre. It will be followed by a great party in the Carnival Precinct opposite the Valdés Centre. On Monday, 27th, the end will be nigh, at least for the poorREAD MORE

The two helicopters operating since first light. Photo: Guardia Civil. Updated 25 March: The Teleférico has announced that the cable car has reopened to the public today, ten days after one of Tenerife’s most dramatic incidents in recent years, with all security checks now completed and confirmed as safe. Updated 22 March: The cause of the breakdown has now been determined to be a fault in the braking system which stopped the cable cars instead of slowing them for a routine controlled check which would normally take just a few seconds. The Teleférico says that the configuration of the braking system is done so as toREAD MORE

Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has advised that digital terrestrial television (TDT) reception in the municipality could be affected by 4G mobile signals which have changed frequency to those previously used by TDT. The council says that mobile operators have allocated llega800 to resolve any issues that arises for viewers – not just in Santiago del Teide municipality – who just have to call the free number 900 833 999 or go to the website www.llega800.es to report problems and get help.READ MORE