Woman dies while abseiling in north Tenerife

A woman died this lunchtime after becoming trapped in a pool while abseiling in the Barranco de la Pimentera, Buenavista del Norte. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly after 12.30pm with reports that the woman had suffered a problem with her cable and was trapped unconscious in a pool where she was drowning. Medics who happened to be in the area managed to pull her out and establish that she…

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Los Cristianos Wine Festival 2017, Saturday 18 February

Updated 18 February: And it’s off, and although it’s only just an hour underway, there are already crowds there, and it doesn’t finish until 11pm or so! This photo is from Arona Ayuntamiento at 1pm. Updated 17 February: Just a reminder of the wine festival tomorrow in Los Cristianos. Events start around midday but go on until 11pm or so around the Plaza de la Pescadora near the harbour and the surrounding area. Original…

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Resident foreign assets reporting – EC infringement procedure against Spain for disproportionate penalties

Updated 18 February: I’m grateful to Paul Montague of Blevins Franks for the latest information about the European Commission’s action against what it considers Spain’s disproportionate penalties relating to Modelo 720 declarations. Blevins Franks says: On Wednesday 15 February the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Spanish government giving them two months to amend the Modelo 720 penalty regime as the current penalties are considered disproportionate. If there is no satisfactory response within…

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Fire in Unelco station cuts off Tijoco Bajo’s electricity this evening

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. A fire in a Unelco station in the La Union barranco in Tijoco Bajo this evening cut off electricity supplies to the village for some hours while firemen and Policía Local worked to extinguish the blaze. Adeje Ayuntamiento says that it will take a couple of hours for repairs to be completed and for the supply to be fully and safely restored.

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Guía de Isora reminds public that access is prohibited to area of works on coastal walkway between Alcalá and Puerto Santiago

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. I’ve been asked a few times about the walkway between Alcalá’s Playa La Jaquita and Punta Blanca at the beginning of puerto Santiago, but now Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has said that the ongoing works on the coastal path are entering a crucial final stage. To ensure they are completed correctly, the public is reminded that access to the area of the works is prohibited.

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Aqua Circus in Los Cristianos later this month

Circo Alegría will be in Los Cristianos from Friday, 24 February, to Thursday, 2 March, with Aqua Circus, a water spectacle featuring some incredible acrobatics and stunts. The following video will give an idea of what’s in store in the show which will be next to the Hiper Trebol in Avda Chayofita, and there’s a Facebook page HERE. Tickets costing from around €8 are available online HERE.  

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New Astronomy and Science Centre for South Tenerife

Travel Tenerife, who were named Luxury Travel Guide’s Tenerife Tour Operator of the year last November, are creating an Astronomy and Science Centre in south Tenerife. The centre will be in the old reception building of Island Village and the team is hoping to have the first stage of the project open by May. At this point they are in the process of gathering sponsors and investors. Travel Tenerife says…

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Electricity cuts for maintenance in Santiago del Teide municipality

Updated 17 February: The council has announced electricity cuts for maintenance next Wednesday, 22 February, in the Puerto Santiago and Los Gigantes area between 8.30am and 1pm affecting C/. Rosas, Urb. Las Rosas, and Ctra General. Updated 6 February: The council has announced further electricity cuts for maintenance tomorrow, Tuesday 7 February, in the Puerto Santiago and Los Gigantes between 8.30am and 1.30pm. The areas affected are C/. Flamboyant, C/. Hibisco, Avda José…

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San Miguel Policía Local to carry out speed controls in the borough after receiving many complaints through new app

Photo: San Miguel Ayuntamiento. San Miguel Ayuntamiento has announced that due to the large number of complaints they’ve received through the council’s new app, the borough’s Policía Local are starting a speed control campaign with radar equipment provided by Tráfico. Police will be checking speeds of traffic on the busiest roads in the municipality, and the council says it is determined to reinforce traffic safety in urban areas.

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