Summer 2016 heatwaves and fires forecasts and alerts

Updated 9pm: And with the lifting of the Canarian Government’s forest fire alert, the Tenerife Cabildo has lifted its ban on fires in mountain areas, including BBQs in the recreational areas. Updated 29 July: The Canarian Government has lifted its forest fire alert for Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria. For the moment, we will have cooler weather, but another hot front – some say very hot indeed –…

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Constitutional Court overturns Spain’s “tax on justice”

Updated 29 July: The Spanish Constitutional Court has ruled that the “justice tax” is unconstitutional, and has overturned the measures introduced by the ill-fated former justice minister, Alberto Ruíz-Gallardón, whose restrictive abortion measures have already been overturned, leading to his resignation a couple of years ago (link). With regard to the justice tax, the court said that it clearly acted as a deterrent for public access to the courts, and moreover, had not resulted in…

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El Día Tenerife gastronomy awards

The El Día gastronomy awards have been presented, with the best Tenerife chef award winner being announced as Juan Carlos Padrón of El Rincon de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes. The Best Tenerife restaurant was Kazan in Santa Cruz, the best hotel restaurant was Abama’s M.B. and the best Canarian restaurant was El Calderito de la Abuela in Santa Ursula. The best foreign restaurant was Niqqei in Santa Cruz, and the best…

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British cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious multiple injuries

Photo: 112 Canarias. A 17-year-old British cyclist was airlifted to hospital after suffering a fall on the TF21 in the Teide caldera this lunchtime. Emergency services say they were called out at 1pm with reports that the bike had left the road and fallen down an embankment, and national park personnel as well as Guardia Civil and paramedics attended the incident. They assisted him at the scene and then he was…

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Fast food and jazz in Los Cristianos this Saturday with the Food Truck Fest

The Food Truck Fest this Saturday, 30 July, won’t just bring fast food and jazz to Los Cristianos, but also magic, children’s shows, and Beatles and Queen tribute acts. Arona says it’s the first event of its sort in south Tenerife, and it will take place in the plaza del Pescador outside the Cultural Centre. The food on offer, too, won’t just be burgers but innovative and quality fast food…

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Electricity cuts for maintenance in Los Cristianos

Updated 28 July: In addition to Saturday’s cut, Endesa and Arona Ayuntamiento have announced cuts on Tuesday, 2 August, between 6 and 11am, in CJ/ Callejón de Leandra, C/ Dulce María Loinaz, Av/ El Espigón, Av/ La Habana, C/ Jesús Domínguez Grillo, C/ Juan Bariajo, C/ Juan XXIII, C/ Lucila Barrios, C/ La Montaña, C/ Nueva Explanada, C/ Paseo Las Vistas, PS/ Peatonal, C/ Peatonal El Cabezo, C/ Ramón Pino, PS/ Rincón del…

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Los Abrigos Beer and Tapas Festival Saturday, 6 August

It’s now a regular, and very successful, date in the Los Abrigos calendar since it started back in 2010, and the 7th Summer Beer and Tapas Festival will be held around the little harbour’s paseo marítimo a weel this Saturday, 6 August. Beer will cost €1, and there will also be tapas available, also at €1, all to the background of live music. The music and the beer will start…

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El Puertito beach evacuated and cordoned off because of bacterial problem

Updated 8PM:  It seems that work was being carried out on some pipes and one was cracked, and that is why the beach was closed to bathers. It was purely a precautionary measure, and no other beach is affected. Technicians have been working on the case all afternoon, and analysis will be carried out tomorrow to confirm that the beach can be reopened. Original post 26 July: The Guardia Civil…

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Fifth La Caleta Bay Swim this Saturday

The fifth La Caleta Bay Swim takes place this Saturday, 30 July. This annual 1.3km swim from Playa de La Enramada to the little town’s Playa de Varadero starts at noon but the build up will begin much earlier, around 8am, as swimmers begin to gather, and the children’s race is held: the participants of the main race will gather on the beach at 11.30am. The event is now a firm fixture in Adeje’s sporting calendar, and the council says that…

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